List of area fireworks this July 4 weekend
The following firework displays are planned in the area:
USA Birthday Fireworks Extravaganza, Saturday, July 4, at the end of the
Bridgeport Bluefish game, Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
Friday, July 3, doors open at 6:30, fireworks at dusk, Darien High School.
Rain date July 5.
To park on the Darien High School campus, a parking pass is required. Pass
must be visible inside your front windshield. Passes are on sale for $25
through July 2 at Darien Town Hall. Parking passes will not be sold at the
event. All foot traffic and off-campus parking is free. All paid parking
traffic will enter Darien High School campus from Noroton Avenue only.
Nutmeg Lane entrance will be closed and will exit only to Hollow Tree Ridge
Road. High School Lane entrance will be closed and exit only to Middlesex
Grucci Firework show is Friday, July 3, beginning around 9:15, from a barge
off of Long Island Sound, so the show can be seen easily from either
Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Rain date is Saturday, July 4.
Lalie Madriguera from Swing to Samba will be the warm-up band playing from
5-7, at Jennings Beach.
Beach parking lots can be accessed either with a season beach pass or by
purchasing a daily pass for $50 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.
In the case of inclement weather, call 203-256-3144.
Fireworks at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park are scheduled for Friday,
July 3, with a rain date of Sunday, July 5. Binney Park Show starts at about
9:10 and the Greenwich Point Show starts around 9:35. Greenwich Point will
be closed to vehicular traffic at 8:30. Spectators at Greenwich Point will
be entertained by a disc jockey stationed near the South Concession area
starting at 7. The Binney Park display will feature the Sound Beach
Community Band performing at 7:30 on the Showmobile.
Milford¹s first Kick-Off to Summer Blast is Thursday, July 2, from 4 to 11
p.m., at Lisman Landing Marina, with a fireworks extravaganza to light-up
the harbor at 9:15.
Two of area bands will perform: Flashback will take the stage at 5, followed
by the RumRunners at 7.
Food trucks including Caseus, BRYAC Shuck Truck, Baked and Loaded, 744
Express, and Local Meatball, will be on scene serving-up tasty gourmet food,
while Wines and More will be selling beverages.
Fireworks for the Kick-Off to Summer Blast are made possible by the
financial support of The Devon Rotary and Milford Bank.
35th annual Family Fourth of July Celebration Saturday, July 4, at Waveny
Park. Rain date July 5.
Late day activities include family picnicking, live music, children¹s games
area, food court, and fireworks display. Event passes are required to enter
the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at the Rec. Dept.
Office, Town Hall, and by New Canaan residents online at 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. Pass fee is $30 for residents.
Concerts & Fireworks Spectacular Sunday, July 5, Orange Fairgrounds, 525
Orange Center Road. Rain date July 6. Celebration begins at 6:30 with
opening remarks by First Selectman Jim Zeoli and the Pledge of Allegiance
led by members of Cub Scout Pack 922.
Hotel California, Eagles cover band will perform. Food vendors and novelty
items available for purchase beginning at 6. WPLR Radio will be broadcasting
live on location with a celebrity guest.
Suggested parking donation of $5 will benefit the Orange Little League¹s
The Redding Historical Society presents the Redding Rock N¹ Roots Music
Festival with fireworks Saturday, July 4, Lonetown Barn & Museum, 43
Lonetown Road, Redding. Music starts at 3. Adults $15, students/seniors $10,
kids under 12 free. All proceeds benefit the Redding Historical Society;
Saturday, July 4, gates open at 6, fireworks begin at dusk, Ridgefield High
School, North Salem Road. Rain date July 5. Parking passes for $20 available
at Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, 9 Bailey Avenue during Chamber hours from
9-3. All proceeds go to the Family Fourth Committee. Shuttle busies provided
from Barlow/Scotland. Handicapped parking at RHS.
Thursday, July 2, beginning at 7 p.m. with a performance by The Navels
(classic rock, disco, Motown), fireworks at 9:20, at the Riverwalk and
Veterans¹ Memorial Park, 38 Canal Street E. Rain date is July 5.
Stratford¹s fireworks will be at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Short Beach.
Festivities begin at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 4, 9:20 at Weston Middle School. $20 per car; $5 per person
for walk-in. Gates open at 4:30. BBQ available for purchase, 5-9. Westport
Community Band plays patriotic favorites from 6-7; Beatles tribute band
Ticket to Ride plays 7:15 to the start of the fireworks. No dogs.
The Wilton Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to join in the
celebration of Independence Day Saturday, July 4, at the Wilton High School
football field. Rain date July 5.
Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m., with a 5K Freedom Run Road Race at Wilton
High School¹s Fujitani Field. Cost to participate in the race is $10 for
children 14 years and younger and $20 for 15 and older. Registration forms
are available at http://bit.ly/1GKe2HV.
The annual Republicans vs. Democrats softball game will take place at noon.
Bands will begin to play at 5, and there will be a performance by Retro
Express at 7:30.
The annual celebration will conclude with a fireworks show, starting around
Parking: Patron parking tickets, which allow close parking to the high
school athletic area, are $35/vehicle and available at Parks and Recreation
office in the Comstock Community Center.
The department is also selling 4th of July Booster Parking Passes for
designated locations a bit further away from the patron parking areas.
Vehicles without the pass will be charged a fee of $20 per vehicle the night
of the fireworks show.
Those who become 4th of July Boosters will receive guaranteed parking passes
to their choice of lots adjacent to the concert and fireworks area. Spaces
are limited and passes are issued on a first-come-first-serve basis. The 4th
of July Boosters registration forms are available here:
Dial-A-Ride: The Parks and Recreation Department¹s Dial-A-Ride service will
provide transportation for senior citizens who want to attend the fireworks
celebration for a $2 fee. The trip is limited to a total of 10 seniors. To
reserve a spot, call 203-834-6235, ext. 1.
To ensure public safety, personal fireworks, sparklers and gas grills are
prohibited at the fireworks display grounds. Ambler Farm will be closed for
viewing of the fireworks.
According to the Parks and Recreation Department, all revenue received from
parking pays for the entire evening¹s events. Information: 203-834-6234.