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Fourth of July Fireworks & Independence Day Celebrations: Fairfield County CT

KidsOutAndAbout's 2016 Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations List!


Saturday, June 25th 

Barnum’s Skyblast FireworksBarnum’s Skyblast Fireworks sponsored by PSEG Power CT – the skies over Long Island Sound will light up with a fantastic fireworks display. Come watch the magic in the skies and listen to the music. FREE! *Rain Date Sunday, June 26th

Branford Fireworks DisplayJoin us in celebrating America’s birthday. Fireworks will be shown from Branford Point at Parker Park. Show begins at dusk. You may also view the fireworks from Foote Memorial Park. Consider being a part of the display by making an on-line donation.

Danbury, Candlewood Park FireworksAnnual Fireworks at Candlewood Lake, Danbury Bay are scheduled for June 25th with rain date on June 26th. Fireworks start at dusk. 


Thursday, June 30th

WestportThe Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Westport Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on June 30 at Compo Beach. Rain date for the event is on July 1, 2016.


Friday, July 1st

Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall fireworksAnnual Fireworks Celebration -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 Coverband The Zoo from 8-10pm. The area's best fireworks show starts at dusk!

SheltonThe annual Shelton fireworks are slated for July 1 at the Riverwalk.  There’s a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

NaugatuckThis year’s celebration will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 1st on Old Firehouse Road, downtown Naugatuck, and will include entertainment, food, and a variety of family oriented activities. The evening will be culminated by a giant fireworks display at 9:15 P.M. Rain date is Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts CenterJoin us for one of Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebrations! Introducing the HSO’s new Assistant Conductor Adam Kerry Boyles, and featuring the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir, this program will include all of your patriotic favorites. Plus, we’ll have your fingers snapping and toes tapping with some swinging jazz favorites, and more.  Stay for fireworks following the concert!

StratfordStratford's Annual Fireworks Display will be July 1st at Short Beach Park.  The rain date is July 5th.  The Fireworks Display will be at Dusk.  Parking will be available within Short Beach Park and at the south parking lot of the Stratford Army Engine Plant.  Handicapped Parking is available at the Golf Course Parking Lot.  Bathrooms will be available at the Concession Stand, Picnic Area, Ballfields, and at the Golf Course.  The Concession Stand will be open.  The EMS will patrol the park and will have their control center in the parking lot of the Golf Course.

StamfordThe City of Stamford’s 2016 Fireworks event will be held on  July 1st (raindate July 2nd) at 9:15/9:20pm at Cummings Park. 


Saturday,  July 2nd 

Darien Town FireworksDarien Town Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016. Fireworks will begin when it gets dark. The raindate is Sunday, July 3rd.

FairfieldJuly 2nd-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. 

GreenwichFireworks Display at Greenwich Point on July 2 at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Greenwich Point. Normal rules for Greenwich Point access will be in effect the day of the fireworks. Greenwich Point will be closed at 8:30 P.M. or when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved. Fireworks Display at Binney Park on July 2 at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Binney Park.

Bristol, Lake CompounceCelebrate America at America’s longest running amusement park! Join us for our annual Independence celebration as we illuminate the night with fireworks and a laser light show for the fourth. The fireworks will be launched between 9:30 and 10:00pm from across the lake, get a spot on the beach for early for the best view. Raindate 7/8.

New MilfordThis year the fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 2nd with a rain date of Friday, July 29th. The Lions Club Carnival at Young's Field runs from 5-10 p.m.

Wallingford The Wallingford Fireworks Display will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016, on Hope Hill Road near Mark T. Sheehan High School. The Community "R" Band will perform at 8:00 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m. There is no rain date for this event.


Sunday,  July 3rd 

Madison9:30 pm-The fireworks are visible from many waterfront areas in Madison.  The main public viewing locations are from Surf Club Park, East Wharf Beach and West Wharf Beach.  Parking will be very limited at parks and beaches, on public streets, and in all waterfront viewing areas.  Please obey all Madison Police Department signs and instructions for parking.  Use of the free shuttle bus service is encouraged.

NorwalkJuly 3rd Fireworks and Concert at Calf Pasture Beach. Dusk-4th of July Fireworks

Rye Playland (NY)Special Holiday Fireworks Shows July 3 & 4 -- Fireworks are shot off from our Pier on these Special Event Days.


Monday,  July 4th 

BethelBethel will now be offering an 8K to honor the 51st anniversary of the John DeMille Annual Firecracker Road Race.  It still includes the Kids Mini-Cracker. Click here for all the details and to register. 

Bridgeport, Bridgeport Bluefish BaseballJuly 4th (4:12p.m.) Happy Birthday America! – Spend America’s birthday with the Bluefish! Tickets will be $4 in honor of the celebration. 

Madison - ParadeFeaturing nearly 100 community groups, floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, trucks, bicycles and a number of professional performance groups, Madison’s 4th of July Parade is recognized as one of the finest in the entire State of Connecticut.  Because of the large numbers that are anticipated, it’s recommended that everyone arrive as early as possible to select your preferred vantage point: The Parade route starts at 11 AM in the Super Stop and Shop parking lot, winds through the center of Madison, and concludes at the Surf Club.  

Middlebury, Quassy Amusement ParkHave a blast this July 4th at the Quassy special '3D' fireworks presentation after dark to benefit Healthy Eyes Alliance. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1. Parking $10 on July 4th. Presented by TD Bank, Price Chopper, Premier Auto Group of Watertown, Pepsi and Quassy.

Mystic, Mystic SeaportCelebrate America’s birthday circa 1876 this Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport. Enjoy boat races on the Mystic River, an old-fashioned spelling bee for children, and many other fun activities. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors at noon and cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade! A rousing 1876 Independence Day ceremony will be followed by an elegant concert featuring the Mystic Silver Cornet Band.

New BritainThe Great American Boom will be held at Stanley Quarter Park!  The Parks and Recreation Commission will have carnival games, inflatable rides, face painters, magicians and more.   The Latanya Farrell & The Bookman Styles Band will perform from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:15.

New Canaan Family Fourth CelebrationThis year’s New Canaan July 4th celebration will be held on Monday, July 4th (5:00pm - 10:00 pm) at Waveny Park. The New Canaan “Family Fourth” is always one of the premier events in town. Activities include picnicking, live music, food & drink stands… and of course, tons of fireworks! The pass fee will be $35 for residents.  The fireworks will be at 9 p.m.

Ridgefield Family FireworksFireworks 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!  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).  

Ridgefield Sand Castle ContestHappy 4th of July!  The Recreation Center is closed, but you and your family can enjoy Martin Park Beach for free (entry with Recreation Center ID cards).  People of all ages are invited to enter in our free Sand Castle Building Contest.  Creations will be judged at 3:30 pm.  Good luck! General admission is $20 per car or $5 walk-in fee

RowaytonRowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Friday evening, July 4th (rain date July 5th). The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.

Stonington - 4th of July Parade and Reading of the Declaration of Independence-The town of Stonington will hold a Fourth of July celebration at 10 a.m. July 4 at Wadawanuck Square in front of the Stonington Free Library, 20 High St. After the parade, hear the Declaration of Independence and invoke, as always, a pox on King George!


Wilton8:30 AM: Freedom Run Road Race (5K) , 9:30 PM: (Approximately) Fireworks! The Parks & Recreation Department will be selling 4th of July Booster Parking Passes.  Those vehicles without the booster 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 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 serve basis.