Fourth of July Fireworks & Independence Day Celebrations: Fairfield County CT
Saturday, June 24th
Barnum Fireworks Show: The BarnumPalooza celebration closes once the sun goes down with an awe-inspiring fireworks show sure to impress the whole family.
Branford Fireworks Display: Join 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 Fireworks: Annual Fireworks at Candlewood Lake, Danbury Bay are scheduled for June 24th with rain date on June 25th. Fireworks start at dusk.
Friday, June 30th
Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall fireworks: 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.
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center: Join us for one of Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebrations! Kick off summer with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, and featuring the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir, this program will include all of your patriotic favorites and more. Plus, stay for fireworks following the concert!
Stratford: Stratford's Annual Fireworks Display will be June 30th 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.
Stamford: The City of Stamford’s 2017 Fireworks event will be held on June 30th (raindate July 1st) at 9:00pm at Cummings Park.
Saturday, July 1st
Darien Town Fireworks: Darien Town Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Fireworks will begin when it gets dark. The raindate is Sunday, July 2nd.
Greenwich: Fireworks Display at Greenwich Point on July 1st 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 1st at dusk sponsored by the Town of Greenwich to be held at Binney Park.
Bristol, Lake Compounce: Celebrate 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 7/7.
New Milford: This year the fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 1st with a rain date of Friday, July 28th. The Lions Club Carnival at Young's Field runs from 5-10 p.m.
Wallingford: (unverified 2017) 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 2nd
Fairfield: July 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.
Monday, July 3rd
Madison: 9:30 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.
Norwalk: July 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.
Naugatuck: This year’s celebration will begin at 6:00 P.M. on, July 3rd 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 5, 2017.
Shelton: The annual Shelton fireworks are slated for July 3 at the Riverwalk. There’s a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Westport: The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Westport Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 3rd at Compo Beach. Rain date for the event is on July 5, 2017.
Tuesday, July 4th
Bethel: Bethel will now be offering an 8K to honor the 52nd 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 Bluefish Baseball: July 4th (4:12p.m.) Happy Birthday America! – Spend America’s birthday with the Bluefish! Tickets will be $4 in honor of the celebration.
Madison - Parade: Featuring 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 Park: Have 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.
Mystic, Mystic Seaport: Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876! An exciting morning of boat races on the river and military exercises with the “boys in blue” culminates in an old-fashioned spelling bee for children. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors on the Village Green at noon and then cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. sharp. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade. A rousing 1876 Independence Day ceremony is followed by an elegant concert featuring the Mystic Silver Cornet Band on the Village Green.
New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration: This year’s New Canaan July 4th celebration will be held on Tuesday, 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 Fireworks: 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).
Rowayton: Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Tuesday 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 Ice Cream Social: Be sure to get yourself to Mathews Park in Stonington Borough immediately following the 4th of July parade & program at Wadawanuck Square for some FREE ice cream! The SVIA will once again host the Ice Cream Social this year.
Weston: WESTON PARKS & RECREATION & FAIRFIELD COUNTY BANK PRESENT:WESTON'S FAMILY 4TH CELEBRATION, Tuesday July 4, 2017; WESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL FIELD: GATES OPEN AT 4:30 P.M.
Wilton: 8:30 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.