Bubble fun is just part of what's nice at NICE. Photo courtesy of NICE Festival
Bubble fun is just part of what's nice at NICE. Photo courtesy of NICE Festival

Fourth of July Weekend Fun for Connecticut Kids: Fireworks, Parades, and Festivals

Between fireworks, festivities, and pure, outdoor fun for kids and families, Fourth of July is definitely the peak of summer. Here's hoping you are one of the lucky ones to get a four-day weekend! The nation's annual birthday party began last weekend, and it continues to its explosive end this Saturday and Sunday. Fireworks shows are on the agenda all across the state, including Greenwich, New Milford, Darien, and Waterbury. If fireworks aren't something your family enjoys, there's a nice festival in Norwalk this weekend. Seriously, it's called The Nice Festival and it celebrates international culture and diversity. In Ansonia, the annual Midsummer Renaissance Faire is entering its final weekend, as is Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia" in Hartford.

Don’t forget to bookmark Summer Fun Guide for even more ways to enjoy the season. We have the scoop on both swimming pools and spraygrounds across Connecticut: Spots to play and cool off are just a drive away.  

We update our Events Calendar frequently so be sure to check back for even more great suggestions. To keep up with the latest family-friendly events and activities, sign up for our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram. Have a fantastic weekend!


Veterans Memorial Park
68 Ashland Street
Jewett City, CT 06351

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT

Downtown Southport and Pequot Library Lawn
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT 06890

Jillson Square
Corner of Jackson and Main Streets continues to Memorial Park
Willimantic , CT 06226

Bayley Beach
Pine Point Road
Rowayton, CT

Stanley Quarter Park
451 Blake Road
New Britain, CT 06053

Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road
Lakeville, CT 06039

Lime Rock Park
60 White Hollow Road Lime Rock Rd Outfield Gate
Lakeville, CT 06039

Orange Fairgrounds
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Blvd
Simsbury, CT 06070

Lake Waramaug State park
30 Lake Waramaug Rd
Kent, CT

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Blvd.
Simsbury, CT 06070

Greenwich Point Park
Tod's Driftway, at the end of Shore Road
Greenwich, CT

Oyster Shell Park
Ann Street and North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06855

Manchester Community Center band shell
60 Bidwell Street
Manchester, CT 06040

Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT 06820

Town Green
Town Green
New Milford, CT 06776

Brass Mill Center
495 Union Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

The Storyteller's Cottage
750 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT

River Bend Bookshop
2217 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Enfield Town Green
820 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082