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

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JUNE 30 - Rain date July 1

Compo Beach
64 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT

Fireworks at 9pm


Danbury Fair Mall
7 Backus Ave., Danbury, CT

Pre-party in the overflow lot with live music, youth activities, beer and food tent from Hog Wild BBQ and so much all starting at 6pm!   Performing live are J-Train- 6-8pm- a band from Western Connecticut State University, will perform traditional rock and roll quartets with a huge sound, and funky riffs and popular Top 40 cover band The Zoo from 8-10pm.


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Cummings Park
Shippan Ave., Stamford, CT

Fireworks approx. 9:15pm.


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JULY 2 - Rain date July 3

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the locations of the two Town Fireworks Displays in celebration of Independence Day. For the eleventh consecutive year, the Town will present displays at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. Both displays are scheduled for Saturday, July 2, with a rain date of Sunday, July 3. 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.

JULY 2 - Rain date July 3

Darien High School
80 High School Lane, Darien, CT

Fireworks at dusk.


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JULY 2 - Rain date July 3 & 4 if necessary

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 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Jennings Beach - "Mark Berger & the Ride" 

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.


Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park
86 Canal Street, Shelton, CT

Music by the CT Symphonic Orchestra 7pm to 9pm

JULY 3 - Rain date July 5

5:30pm - The Amazing Andy Show (children's show)
6:00pm - "Dance to the Music" with Dawn Nuzzo
8:00pm - Natural Wonder - The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Experience (performing before & after the fireworks)
Dusk - Fireworks

Calf Pasture Beach
Norwalk, CT


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JULY 4 - Rain date July 5 (fireworks only)

The 36th Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016 at Waveny Park (raindate of Tuesday, 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 2016 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

The American Legion Post 78 will present the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast at 7:00 PM. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the event. 

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). 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.)

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

The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.

Vehicles with a Bayley Beach sticker will be admitted, a $40 Special Event Parking Fee will be charged to non-residents.

*In the event that both the Rowayton and Norwalk fireworks are rained out, the Rowayton Fireworks will take place on Wednesday July 6.

Bayley Beach
11 Pine Point Rd., Rowayton, CT

JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

Gate opens at 4:30pm.  $20 per car for parking & admission or $5 for walk-in admission.  Children 4 and under are free.
5pm - 9pm - Barbecue by Calise's Food Market
6pm - 7pm - Westport Community Band performance
6:15pm - 7:15pm - The Magic Genie performs
7:15pm - 9:20pm - Cash is King Johnny Cash tribute band
9:20pm - Fireworks

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

JULY 4 - Rain date July 5

8:30am - Freedom Run 5K Road Race
12pm - Republicans vs. Democrats Softball Game
5pm - One Bad Oyster
6:30pm - Shelter Dogs
8pm - Retro Express
9:30pm - Fireworks

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


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

Music by Saloon Toon in front of the concession stand 6pm to 9pm and again after the fireworks.
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