Grab  your chairs and blankets, load up the family and head on out to your local Independence Day celebration!

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JUNE 24 - Rain date June 25

The 4th of July is a big deal at Candlewood Lake!

In addition to having the largest private fireworks display in the Northern part of the state, there are celebrations planned throughout the day at Candlewood. These include a golf cart parade, ski show, ice cream social and boat parade as well as many beach parties and family picnics. The highlight of the day begins in the evening when Candlewood invites the public to put blankets on the hill side to enjoy the evening's festivities.

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JUNE 24 - Part of Barnumpalooza

The BarnumPalooza celebration closes once the sun goes down with an awe-inspiring fireworks show sure to impress the whole family. Admission is free.

Seaside Park
Bridgeport, CT

JUNE 30 - Rain date July 3

The party starts at 6:00 PM on Friday, June 30th in the back lot with bands, food trucks and SO MUCH MORE. The event starts with performances by Western Connecticut's Own Nick Arne band from 6-8PM, then performances by Rock This Town from 8-10PM. Come hungry - food trucks will be onsite. Fireworks launch at dusk; raindate July 3rd.

Danbury Fair Mall
7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT


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JUNE 30 - Rain date July 1

The event will feature entertainment for residents throughout the evening, with the fireworks show put on by Bay Fireworks and entertainment provided by More Than Music DJ Service.

Fireworks approx. 9:15pm.

Cummings Park
Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT


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JUNE 30 - Rain date July 5

Short Beach Park
Corner of Dorne Drive and Short Beach Road, Stratford, CT

JULY 1 - Rain date July 2

Gates Open at 6:30pm
Darien Community Band Plays at 7:30pm

$30 Parking Pass on sale at Town Hall from June 15th - June 30th between 8:30am - 4pm

Come early, bring your blanket and have a picnic at the fireworks!
Local food vendors will be back!

Fireworks at dusk.

Darien High School
80 High School Lane, Darien, CT


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JULY 1 - Rain date July 2

For the twelfth consecutive year, the Town will present displays at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. Both displays are scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, with a rain date of Sunday, July 2nd. The Binney Park Show will start at approximately 9:10 pm and the Greenwich Point Show will begin at approximately 9:35 pm. It is strongly recommended that anyone planning to attend either display and especially the Greenwich Point display arrive early.

Spectators at Greenwich Point will be entertained by a disc jockey stationed near the South Concession area starting at 7:00 pm. The fireworks display will be fired from the corner of Greenwich Point (Bluff Point), well beyond the South Concession Stand.

The Binney Park display will feature the Sound Beach Community Band. They will begin performing at 7:30 pm. They will be located on the Showmobile near the flag pole near Sound Beach Avenue.

Parks & Rec Ph. 203-618-7649 / Rain Cancellations Ph. 203-861-6100

JULY 1 - Rain date July 2

3rd Annual Rock'n Roots Revival & Sestercentennial Fireworks Display

Rock'n'Roots 9K Run 8am
Acoustic Barn Show 12pm
Kids games, pie contest, crafts & more 1:30pm
Live music on stage 3pm
Dusk - fireworks
Open mic jam after dark

Lonetown Farm & Museum
43 Lonetown Road (Rte. 107), Redding Center, CT


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JULY 2 - Rain date July 3 & 4 if necessary

Come Celebrate Independence Day with an explosive Grucci Firework show. Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 PM, from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. 

Entertainment from 6:00 - 8:45 PM at Jennings Beach - Sand Jam DJ, Marvin Parsons

Entertainment from 6:45 - 9:00 PM at Penfield Beach - Silver Steel Band, Caribbean

Limited Parking: Beach Parking lots can be accessed either with a Season Beach Pass or by purchasing a Daily Pass for $50.00 per vehicle (cash only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 350 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 50 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 the fireworks.

Lots will fill. Plan on getting there early so as not to be disappointed. 

Restrictions: Please remember that Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted on Town beaches, and you will not be permitted to bring your own grill.

Inclement Weather: In the case of inclement weather, please call 203-256-3144.

JULY 3 - Rain date July 5

Entertainment at the Showmobile (for the kids) - The Amazing Andy Show 5:30pm
Entertainment at Shady Beach - "Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo" 6pm

Norwalk Parks & Rec is proud to present - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes! Performance begins at 8pm. They will perform before and after the fireworks. In case of rain they will play at The Concert Hall at 9pm

Calf Pasture Beach
Norwalk, CT

JULY 3 - Rain date July 5

Music by the Highland Rovers (Irish Kick)

Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park
86 Canal Street, Shelton, CT


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JULY 3 - Rain date July 5

The Westport PAL is proud to announce Melissa & Doug, LLC will once again sponsor our annual fireworks display on Monday, July 3rd, 2017 (Rain date Wednesday, July 5th 2017). The Westport PAL would like to thank Westporters Melissa and Doug Bernstein for their continued support of the Westport Police Athletic League. The First Family of Fireworks, The Grucci’s, will be providing the fireworks for our 61st Fireworks Show. Fireworks start at 9pm.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, June 1st, 2017 and can be purchased at the Westport Police Department, 50 Jesup Road and the Westport Parks and Recreation Office, 260 Compo Road South in Westport. Ticket sales are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $35.00 per car and once tickets are sold out,
shuttle passes from Longshore will be available for purchase. 

Compo Beach
64 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT


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JULY 4 - Rain date July 5 (fireworks only)

The 37th Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Waveny Park (raindate of Wednesday, July 5- Fireworks Only). The late day activities will include: family picnicking, live music, children's games area, food court, and a spectacular fireworks display. A complete program of the day's activities will be published in the New Canaan Advertiser. Event passes are necessary to enter the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at the Recreation Department Office, Town Hall, and by New Canaan residents online at www.newcanaan.info The Family Fourth of July Celebration is made possible entirely through contributions from New Canaan residents, the business community, and local civic organizations. A community mailing will be sent out in late May with additional information about the event and where to purchase passes. The 2017 pass fee is expected to be $35 for residents. 

Waveny Park
677 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT


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JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

Fireworks will light up the night at Ridgefield High School on July 4th as the town celebrates Independence Day with music, food, family fun, and FIREWORKS! Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the event. This event is sponsored by Fairfield County Bank!

Parking passes are required - Cash or Check Only! Purchase a pass for $20 each at Ridgefield Town Hall, Fairfield County Bank, or the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce (now located at 13 Grove Street). Checks payable to "Family 4th Committee." Handicapped parking is available at Ridgefield High School. Overflow parking is at Barlow Mountain and Scotland Elementary Schools with shuttle buses providing transportation to the High School and back. (NOTE: a parking pass is still required to park in the overflow parking.)

Rain Date: Tuesday, July 5th. No parking pass refunds in the event of postponement or cancelation.

Other details: No grills or alcohol permitted. All parking pass proceeds benefit the Family Fourth Fund.

Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Rd., Ridgefield, CT


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JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Tuesday evening, July 4. The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. See below for more information on parking and picnicking. 

The scheduled rain dates are as follows: Rowayton will have their rescheduled show on July 5 if Norwalk has not had their July 3 show cancelled. If Norwalk’s show has been cancelled, and Rowayton’s show is cancelled, Rowayton will have their show on July 6 and Norwalk will have theirs on July 5.

Bayley Beach
11 Pine Point Rd., Rowayton, CT

JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

4:30pm - Ticket gates open on School Road -  $20.00 per car for parking and admission
 $5.00 for walk in admission fee -  No charge for children 5 and under

5pm - 9pm. BARBECUE by Calise’s Food Market - Great BBQ Food and drinks available for purchase
6pm - 7pm - Westport Community Band Performance
6:15pm - 7:15pm - The Magic Genie performs
7:15pm - 9:20pm - Ticket To Ride (Beatles Tribute Band) performs
9:20pm - Fireworks

(Note: There will be no seating allowed on Artificial Turf Fields.)

Weston Middle School field
135 School Rd., Weston, CT

JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

Wilton Parks & Recreation is planning the following activities and *bands for our July 4th Celebration:
8:30 AM: Freedom Run Road Race (5K)
12:00 PM: Republicans vs. Democrats Softball Game
5:00 PM: One Bad Oyster
6:30 PM: Shelter Dogs
8:00 PM: Retro Express
9:30 PM: Fireworks! Approximate time

Wilton Parks & Recreation Department is now selling 4th of July Booster Parking Passes for designated
areas. Vehicles without the 4th of July Booster Parking Pass will be charged a fee of $20.00 per
vehicle the night of the event. All monies collected go to offset the evening’s cost.

By becoming a Wilton 4th of July Booster, you will receive a guaranteed parking pass to your choice of lots
adjacent to the concert and fireworks area. Spaces are limited and passes are issued on a first come –
first served basis, so please send your request early.

Wilton High School/Wilton Green
395 Danbury Rd. (Rte 7), Wilton, CT
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