4th of July Weekend in Connecticut: Fireworks, Parades, and More Things to Do with Kids

Connecticut gets its 4th of July Weekend festivities rolling! Fourth of July Jamboree photo by Lisa Gould
Connecticut gets its 4th of July Weekend festivities rolling! Fourth of July Jamboree photo by Lisa Gould

Between fireworks, festivities, and pure, outdoor things to do in Connecticut, Fourth of July is definitely the peak of summer. The nation's annual birthday party is back with a bang with an explosion of summertime fun. Fireworks shows are on the agenda all across the state this 4th of July weekend in Connecticut, including in Fairfield, New Milford, and Norwich.

Families can also get their golf game on at the Stamford Museum's Mini-Golf in the Meadow. In Norwalk, the annual Shakespeare on the Sound is entering the final weekend of its 25th season. 

Don’t forget to check out our Summer Fun Guide for even more ways to enjoy the season. 

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Places featured in this article:


Great Griswold Get Together

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

Hillcrest Middle School

Devon Rotary Pavilion at Walnut Beach

Wilbur Cross Football Field

Six Flags New England

Imagination Station Playground

Dickinson Park Bandshell
Get Social with a Piglet!
Aussakita Farms - 6:30 AM Pick
Santa Comes to Roaring Acres
Roaring Acres - 11:00 AM Pick
Storytelling and Santa at the Shops at Yale
The Shops at Yale - 1:00 PM Pick
Holiday Dazzle Light Parade
Downtown Putnam - 5:00 PM Pick
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