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

KidsOutAndAbout's 2015 Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations List!


Friday, June 26th


Barnum Festival

Friday, June 26, 2015 at Seaside Park
Sponsored by the City of Bridgeport and PSEG Power Connecticut
Fireworks begin at dusk and Concert begins at 7:30 PM
*Rain Date Sunday, June 28th

Skyblast Fireworks: Barnum Skyblast Fireworks sponsored by PSEG Power CT – the skies over Long Island Sound will light up with a fantastic fireworks display. Come watch and listen to the music simulcast by WEBE 108FM. FREE!


Saturday, June 27th 

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. Rain Date in June 28.

Danbury, Candlewood Park Fireworks

Annual Fireworks at Candlewood Lake, Danbury Bay are scheduled for June 27th with rain date on June 28th. Fireworks start at dusk. 


Sunday, June 28th


Barnum Festival

The Great Street Parade- Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 12 noon-Begins at the corner of North, Clinton and Brooklawn Avenues 


Thursday, July 2nd


Danbury, Danbury Fair Mall fireworks

Annual Fireworks Celebration - July 2nd -Bands & Entertainment start at 6pm featuring local favorites - 'Fast Ricky' from 6-8pm and 'The Wild Ones' 8-10pm.  Don't miss out on fun inflatables provided by Durants Tents & Events. There will be a food and beer tent by The Cookhouse. And much more!


The annual Derby-Shelton fireworks are slated for July 2 in downtown Derby and Shelton. The fireworks usually start around 9 p.m. Get there early. In Derby, there’s a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year The Starving Artists are playing. In Shelton, there’s a free concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This year The Navels are playing at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Gather downtown in either community, look toward the Housatonic River. Do not stop or gather on Route 8. RAIN DATE IS JULY 5, according to Derby government. Admission: Free



This year’s celebration will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 2nd 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 Friday, July 3, 2015.



Stratford's Annual Fireworks Display will be Wednesday July 2nd at Short Beach Park.  The rain date is July 6th.  A concert will be on the Deck near the concession stand at 7:00pm. 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.



The City of Stamford’s 2014 Fireworks event will be held on  July 2nd (raindate July 3rd) at 9:00 p.m. at Cummings Park. Entertainment will begin at 6pm.Fireworks at 9pm.


Friday,  July 3rd 




The fireworks celebration will be held at Darien High School.  Cars can begin to arrive at 6:30 p.m. Parking passes will be sold for $25 and will guarantee a spot at the high school.  They will be sold at Town Hall from June 22 - July 2, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Parking passes will be sold at the event.  The rain date is July 5.



July 3rd-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. 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 300 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 100 vehicles at Penfield Beach.  A Daily parking fee will also be charged to park at Ash Creek Parking Lot the day of the fireworks. Lots will fill. Plan on getting there early so as not to be disappointed. In cases of Inclement Weather, call 203-256-3144. Rain date July 4th.



Anyone wishing to attend the Greenwich Point display must remember that the rules for Greenwich Point access will be the same as usual on the day of the fireworks. The Point will be closed when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved.  Greenwich Point will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8:30 pm, even if the parking capacity has not been reached.  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.There will be many areas at Greenwich Point, including the main beach, which will offer exciting views of the dazzling colors that fill the sky.  Spectators in boats will enjoy great views from Long Island Sound around the Point.   Raindate July 5th.

The Binney Park fireworks display will feature the Sound Beach Community Band.  They will begin performing at 7:30 pm.  They will be located on the Showmobile and this year in the area of Binney Park near the flag pole near Sound Beach Avenue.  In addition, grills, cooking and open fires will be prohibited in Binney Park. Raindate July 5th.

The Binney Park Show will start at approximately 9:10 pm and the Greenwich Point Show will begin at approximately 9:35 pm.



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New Britain Rock Cats Baseball and post-game fireworks

Come to the game in your red, white, and blue and celebrate the Fourth of July with the Rock Cats!


New Milford

This year the fireworks will be held on Friday, July 3rd with a rain date of Friday, July 24th. The Lions Club Carnival at Young's Field runs July 2-4 from 6-10 p.m.



Scheduled for  JULY 3, 2015,  with raindate: July 5. 
5:30pm - For the Kids “The Amazing Andy Show” 
6:00pm“Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo”
8:00pm“Jimmy & The Parrots” #1 Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band. The band will perform before and after the fireworks
Dusk-4 th 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.




Celebrate America program! There will be many patriotic favorites including The Star Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute,” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”  Stay for the fireworks afterwards.  All at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, 7:30 pm. Rain Date: Saturday, July 4, 7:30pm



The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Westport Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 3 at Compo Beach. Parking tickets are required for entrance for a fee and are usually available one month prior to the event. information and check back to our website for updates. Ticket sales will begin on June 1, 2015 and can be purchased at the Westport Police Department at 50 Jesup Road and at the Westport Parks and Recreation office at 260 Compo Road South in Westport. Tickets sales are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. Firework tickets are $35 per car and once tickets are sold out shuttle passes will be available. Rain date for the event is on July 6, 2015.


Saturday, July 4th



Bethel will now be offering a 5K and a 10K race in honor of the 50th 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 Fireworks Extravaganza

Come out and experience a special Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Watch the Bluefish light up the opposition before they light up the skies, as all fans will be treated to this fireworks show following the game. Game starts at 6:05. 


Bristol, Lake Compounce

July 4 is an important day for our nation and Lake Compounce is joining in on the celebration! Stop in for a great day with your family and watch the firework celebrations around 9pm!  So come over, cool off, and enjoy a spectacular firework show on July 4th at The Lake!


Kent, Eric Sloane Museum

Celebrate Independence Day with a traditional bell ringing ceremony at 2 p.m. Eric Sloane, an enthusiast patriot, believed that church and public bells should ring for four minutes at 2 p.m. to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Ceremony is free. Patriotic-themed hands-on activity for children included with museum admission. Information: Time : Ceremony at 2 p.m., museum open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. 


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.  


Madison - Fireworks

Friday, July 3, 2015 - 9:30pm  (Rain Date:  Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 9:30pm)  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.


Middlebury, Quassy Amusement Park

'3D' Fireworks - Have a blast this July 4th at the Quassy special '3D' fireworks presentation after dark to benefit Prevent Blindness Tri-State. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1. Parking $8 on July 4th.


Mystic, Mystic Seaport

Celebrate July 4th on the waterfront of Mystic Seaport. Activities include a noontime picnic on the Village Green, a children’s parade through the Mystic Seaport village at 1 p.m., an 1876 Independence Day Ceremony, and a concert by the Silver Cornet Band. Time : 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


New Britain

The 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.  A $5 wristband or a family 4 pack for $15 will be needed for the amusement rides.  The Latanya Farrell & The Bookman Styles Band will perform from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:15.


New Canaan Family Fourth Celebration

This year’s New Canaan July 4th celebration will be held on Friday, July 4th (5:0pm - 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 town will mail out ticket applications in May/June or you can purchase online from the town website (when tickets become available). The pass fee will be $30 for residents.  The fireworks will be at 9 p.m.


New Fairfield

The Annual Independence Day Parade sponsored by the New Fairfield Lions Club will be on July 4, 2015 at 9:00 am. We invite you to participate in this longstanding New Fairfield tradition honoring our country. Ask your family and friends to attend and join in our celebration to show our support for those who have defended our freedom in the past as well as the present. 


Ridgefield Family Fireworks

The Family Fourth’s fireworks are planned for July 4, at Ridgefield High School, with picnicking starting at 6 p.m. on the high school’s upper and lower fields. The pyrotechnics will come shortly after dusk. The rain date is July 5. Parking passes for the July 4 fireworks will be $20 per car for lots at the high school and also the Barlow Mountain and Scotland School lots. Fourth of July fireworks parking passes are available at town hall on Main Street, the Chamber of Commerce on Bailey Avenue, and from main sponsor Fairfield County Bank’s branches at 374 Main Street, 150 Danbury Road, and in the Georgetown branch at 941 Danbury Road in Wilton. Parking passes may be paid for by cash or check. The money will not be refunded if the event is canceled due to bad weather on both nights.


Ridgefield Sand Castle Contest

Happy 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



Rowayton 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. For more information on this event,visit the RCA website at


Rye (NY) Playland

Playland has a spectacular fireworks show choreographed to music.  The July 4th Celebration is at 9:30 p.m.  Plus, they have fireworks every Friday in July and August at 9:15 p.m.


Stonington - 4th of July Parade and Reading of the Declaration of Independence

The town of Stonington will hold a Fourth of July celebration at 9:30 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!



8 – 11 am: Mini Triathlon For Kids and Adult Beginners  * Register and information @
11:30 am – 6 pm: Swim at Bisceglie- Scribner Park  (For residents and guests)
4:30 pm: Ticket Gates Open On School Road, $5.00 Admission Free Ages 5 and up
5 - 9 pm:. * BARBECUE* (Food and drink available for purchase)
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Westport Community Band
6:15 - 7:15 pm: The Magic Genie Performs
7:15 - 9:20 pm:. TICKET TO RIDE A Tribute to the Beatles!
9:20 P.M. Fireworks!
Rain Date is July 5th.
Weston Middle School Field: Gates Open at 4:30 pm.  No entry from Lords Highway after 7:00 PM. School Road and Route 57 only!  Please arrive prior to 8:00 PM and avoid the fireworks traffic rush!  LIMITED PREMIUM PARKING SPACE IS AVAILABLE @$25.00 PER CAR 
Must purchase ticket and pre pay for window permit at Parks & Recreation office prior to the 4th! BRING YOUR BLANKET OR CHAIR & ENJOY THE FIREWORKS! (Note: There will be no seating allowed on Artificial Turf Fields.) 



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. 


Saturday, July 11th



This year's fireworks will begin at 9:15 at Sheehan High School.