by Patricia Grandjean
Jun 30, 2011
06:21 PM
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4th of July Fireworks!

4th of July Fireworks!

In celebration of Independence Day, fireworks displays will illuminate the night skies across Connecticut. Here’s a list of some of the offerings:

June 30:

VERNON June 30 at dusk, view the fireworks from Henry Park or Downtown Rockville. Park opens at 6 p.m. Rain date July 1. (860) 870-3599,

July 1:

DERBY/SHELTON July 1 at 9:20 p.m. over the Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park in downtown Shelton. Rain date July 2. (203) 331-4120 or  (203) 736-1450,

HAMDEN July 1 at 9:20 p.m. at Town center Park, Hamden. Rain date July 2. U.S. Army Band performs.

ORANGE  July 1 at 9:30 p.m. over Orange Fairgrounds, Orange Center Road. Music 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rain date July 8. Parking $5. 203-891-2122,

MILFORD Westfield Kids and Fireworks Spectacular July 1, 6-10:30 p.m. fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at the Connecticut Post Mall. Features rides, games, entertainment, and food. Rain date July 2.

SIMSBURY July 1 at 7:30 at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival, the orchestra’s annual summer series held outdoors at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. “Celebrate America” features music by American composers including John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” accompanied by a grand finale of fireworks, closes the concert. Rain date July 2.  For tickets and more information, call (860) 244-2999 or visit

July 1 at 9:15 p.m. off Compo Beach. Rain date July 5. Fireworks tickets are required and available at the Westport Parks and Recreation office during business hours or at Police Headquarters any time.  All tickets must be purchased in advance. The cost is $30 per car. Rain date July 6. (203) 341-5090,

July 2:

GREENWICH Fireworks July 2 at dusk at Binney Park, Hillside Road, and at Greenwich Point Park. Rain date July 3. (203) 622-7700,

GROTON Fireworks July 2 at Subfest. Subfest is open to the public Friday thru Sunday 3 to 11 p.m. $4 admission-print a coupon for $1 off from facebook at

NEW MILFORD Fieworks July 2 on Fort Hill Still Meadow at 9:30. Rain date July 3.

Fireworks July 3 at dusk at Calf Pasture Beach, Beach Road and Shady Beach. Rain date July 5. 203-854-7806,

PUTNAM Fireworks July 2 at Rotary Park at 9:15 p.m. Rain date July 9.

RIDGEFIELD Fireworks July 2 at Ridgefield High School at Dusk. Rain Date July.

STAFFORD July 2 at at Summer Fest, noon-9 p.m. at Stafford High School, fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

WALLINGFORD July 2 at 9 p.m. at  Sheehan High School, 142 Hope Hill Road.

 July 3

BRIDGEPORT July 3 at Seaside Park at Dusk

BRISTOL July 3 over the lake at Lake Compounce. (860) 583-3300,

STRATFORD July 3 at  9:30 p.m. at Short Beach, off Main Street. Entertainment at 7 p.m. Rain date July 5. (203) 385-4052,

WEST HAVEN July 3 at 9:00 p.m. at Savin Rock at Bradley Point Park on Captain Thomas Boulevard. Rain date July 5. (203) 937-3510,

 July 4:

MIDDLEBURY July 4 at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, features a spectacular 3-D fireworks display (enhanced with special glasses). 1-800-FOR-PARK or (203) 758-2913,

NAUGATUCK July 4 dusk at Naugatuck High School, Rubber Avenue. Rain date July 5. (203) 720-7044,

NEW BRITAIN July 4, 5-9 p.m. the Great American Boom takes over Stanley Quarter Park on Stanley Street; fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Admission $5. (860) 826-3360,

NEW HAVEN July 4 at 9:15 p.m. from East Rock Park. The “Red, White, and the Blues” fundraiser for the Sailor's and Soldier's Monument from 3-10 p.m. (tickets $15).  Free public fireworks display will be viewable from Blake Field (State Street), Wilbur Cross High School (Mitchell Drive) and Rice Field (View Street). Rain date July 5. (203) 946-8004 or visit

WASHINGTON July 4 at  8:45 p.m. at Shepaug Valley Middle/High School grounds on South Street. (860) 868-1519,

WESTON July 4 at 9:20 at Weston Middle School Field. date July 5.

WILTON July 4 at Wilton High School Athletic Complex.

July 5


July 8

FARMINGTON July 8 at Tunxis Hose Co. Fireman's Carnival at 9:30

WINDSOR LOCKS Veteran's Memorial Park at 9:30 p.m. at Windsor Locks Fire Dept. Annual Carnival

July 9:

HARTFORD Mohegan Sun’s Riverfest 2010 July 9, 4-9:30 p.m. The fireworks 9 p.m. on Connecticut River, which can be seen from Charter Oak Landing, Riverfront Plaza, Hartford and Founder's Plaza, and Great River Park, East Hartford. There will be live music, children's entertainment and river cruises. (860) 713-3131,

NEW LONDON The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s Sailfest 2010, July 8-10, Grucci fireworks July 9 at 9:20 p.m over the Thames River in downtown New London. Park before 3 p.m. (860) 444-1879,

July 10:

ENFIELD July 10 on the Town Green at 9:30 p.m.

July 16:

EAST LYME July 16 over Niantic Bay at 9:00 p.m.

NEWINGTON July 16 at Mill Pond Park

PORTLAND July 16 at the Portland Fairgrounds, Route 17A. Gates open at 5 p.m.


4th of July Fireworks!

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