CONNECTICUT, USA —
As Independence Day approaches, so do its celebrations. We've collected a list of events around the state for you and your family to enjoy leading up to and on the 4th of July.
Six Flags New England
- Nightly Fireworks on July 3 & July 4 at 9:15 P.M.
June 26 (rain date June 27)
Foote Memorial Park
Public viewing at Sliney Field with limited parking. Sliney Park will be open in the hours before the fireworks with food trucks. Off-site parking and a free shuttle are available at exit 53 Cherry Hill commuter lot and Branford High School.
The Derby-Shelton Fireworks have officially been postponed to another date that will be announced later.
June 26 (rain date June 28)
9 p.m. - 10:35 p.m.
East Haven Town Beach
Fireworks, food trucks and music
Enfield Town Green
Fireworks following the 11 a.m. parade from Olde Enfield Town Hall down Enfield Street to the Town Green. Entry forms for the parade can be found here
Jennings and Pennfield beaches
Beach lot access available with Season Beach Sticker or $50.00 per vehicle Daily Pass (credit card only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 300 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 100 vehicles at Penfield Beach.
A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of.
July 3 and July 5
Greenwich Point Park
Park Pass or a parking pass needed to enter after 5 p.m.
Single entry tickets and parking passes sold at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, starting at 9:30 a.m. until sold out (or 3:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday.
Single entry tickets and passes can also be purchased online here. Walk-ins and bicycles also will be allowed entry.
10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Poquonnock Plains Park, 1 Central Ave
4th of July Parade
Guilford fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Ln
July 2, rain date July 9
Owen Bell Park
Music and fireworks, food court available
Waterfront area off West Wharf Beach
Donations encouraged, donate here
Quassy Amusement Park has canceled its fire 3-D Fireworks that were scheduled for Saturday, July 3.
Officials say the decision was called as bad weather is expected. The program will not be rescheduled.
June 26, rain date July 10
Music and fireworks
July 4, rain date July 5
Willow Brook Park
“Great American Boom,” drive-in style fireworks starting at 9:15
$10 parking passes on sale beforehand here
Passes can be picked up at the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (27 West Main Street, Room 302, New Britain, CT, 06051), 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. from June 7 until July 2nd.
Parking passes will be available at the New Britain Stadium ticket office (230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain, CT 06051) June 30th and July 2nd at 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and July 3rd from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
No Parking pass, no entry
July 3, rain date July 11
Residents only fireworks with family picnicking, food trucks, and live music
Passes $35 per car, available for purchase here until June 24
Or in person with proof of residency here:
Recreation Department in Waveny House at 677 South Ave (thru July 2)
Town Clerk in Town Hall at 77 Main Street (thru July 2)
Walter Stewart’s Market at 229 Elm Street (thru July 2)
Waveny Swimming Pool, Waveny Park - Saturday, July 3 only, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive
New Haven Symphony Orchestra performance
Tickets available here
Mill Pond Park
Extravaganza with Craft Beer Tasting, live bands, carnival, food truck festival, arts and crafts festival and fireworks
Town Green on Main Street
Live music and fireworks
July 3, rain date July 5
Howard T. Brown Park
Food trucks, fireworks and family fun
Salisbury - Lime Rock Park
The Salisbury Rotary fireworks originally scheduled for July 4 at Lime Rock Park have been postponed to Monday, July 5th due to the expected weather. Gates open at 6 PM, pass it on & see you Monday!
The Talcott Mountain Musical Festival’s Celebrate America! concert scheduled for Friday, July 2 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 6 at 7:30 pm at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center.
The fireworks planned for Celebrate America! have been rescheduled to the July 30 Talcott concert
Wednesday, July 7
Sundown which should be 9 p.m. according to officials
Rain date July 8
Parking will be available for those vehicles with Stratford resident parking stickers at Short Beach Park and at the Stratford Army Engine Plant lot after 4:00 pm ahead of the event (current year stickers are valid through July 15th). Those with non-resident stickers will not be permitted in these lots.
10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Music, fireworks and entertainment
Event was postponed to July 7
Concert by the Remniniscents 7-9 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:20/9:30 p.m.
$5 admission for cars, $1 for pedestrians
Brass Mill Center, 495 Union St
Food truck and Fireworks Extravaganza
Free parking and admission
July 3, rain date July 4
3 Sharon Ave
Pig Roast and Fireworks by Glorious Recovery
Tickets available here
The 36rd annual WILI July 4th “BOOM BOX PARADE” returns to Main Street in Willimantic this year.
The parade steps off at 12:00 noon at Jillson Square in Downtown Willimantic and will happen whether rain or shine.
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