Photo by Ally Noel
Photo by Ally Noel

4th of July Weekend in Connecticut: Fireworks, Parades, and Celebrations

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. 

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!

Places featured in this article:


Hillcrest Middle School

Norwich Harbor

The adventure Park at the Discovery Center

Wilbur Cross Football Field

Bushnell Park
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
The Connecticut Renaissance Faire
Lebanon County Fairgrounds - 10:30 AM Pick
CT Trolley Museum Pumpkin Patch
Connecticut Trolley Museum - 10:00 AM Pick
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