4th of July Fireworks in Connecticut

Fourth of July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations in CT 2017

Who doesn't love fireworks—especially after a sandy day at the beach like the celebration in East Haven? Here in Connecticut, fireworks season starts before July 4th and continues afterward, too. Kick off summer with a bang with our roundup of more than 40 (!) CT pyrotechnic displays in honor of Independence Day. As always before heading out, check the weather forecast and parking restrictions, especially at beaches. Some venues allow nonresidents to pay for parking on-site, but others require that passes be purchased in advance at a separate location.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Branford Point Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Park at either Branford High School, the Cherry Hill parking, or the train station lot to take the free shuttle down to the Point.

East Haven Fireworks and Beach Party
Saturday, June 24, 2017
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Barnum Palooza Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Fireworks begin at Seaside Park at 9:00 p.m.

CoventryFest and Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Candlewood Lake Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Fireworks over the lake--watch on the water or on the shore.

Quaker Farms Carnival and Fireworks
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Enjoy a fire department carnival and end the night with fireworks!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Simsbury: Celebrate America 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Hear the country's classic marches performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  Bring a picnic.

Hamden Concert and Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017
There will be music and a DJ in Town Center Park before fireworks.

Danbury Fair Fireworks 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Music and children's activities start at 6:00 pm.There will be live music and food trucks.

Killingly Red, White and Blue BBQ and Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017
Start your night with a  3.2 mile fun run, chicken BBQ, live music, and fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Fireworks at Ocean Beach Park in New London
Friday, June 30, 2017
Music and fireworks right on the beach.

Stamford Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017
Entertainment starts at Cummings Park at 6pm.

Stratford Fireworks
Friday, June 30, 2017
Spend the day at Short Beach before the fireworks show.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lake Compounce 4th of July Fireworks in Bristol
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Fireworks free with park admission.

Darien High School Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Parking passes must be purchased in advance to park on premises.

Greenwich Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
There will be displays at Greenwich Point Park (which will also include music) and Binney Park. Regular parking rules apply.

Hartford Fireworks at Dunkin Donuts Stadium 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Come see fireworks in the all-new D/D Stadium! 

Lake Waramaug Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Fireworks are visible from just about any vantage point around the lake.

Lime Rock Park
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Gates open at 6:30 pm for music and entertainment.

Manchester 4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 1, 2017
The fun begins in the bandshell at Manchester Community College with music and children's activities before the fireworks show.

Middletown Fireworks 
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Music, food, and family fun starting at 5:00 pm.

New Milford Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017
This celebration will include the construction of a giant birthday cake before the fireworks.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Orange Independence Day Concert and Fireworks
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Free summer music and fireworks. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bluefish Fireworks in Bridgeport
Monday, July 3, 2017
Fireworks extravaganza at the Bluefish stadium in Bridgeport.

Fairfield Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
From a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Music begins at 5pm at Jennings.

Madison Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Held on waterfront area off West Wharf Beach.  Since parking is limited near the beach, plan to take the shuttle bus starting at 5:30 pm.

Naugatuck's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration 
Monday, July 3, 2017
Entertainment, food, and a variety of family oriented activities before the fireworks. 

Norwalk Summer Concert Series and Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Enjoy a magic show, live music and then fireworks at 8 p.m.

Shelton Riverwalk Fireworks 
Monday, July 3, 2017
The CT Symphonic Orchestra will play before the fireworks.

West Haven Independence Day Fireworks Show
Monday, July 3, 2017
Music precedes the fireworks show off Bradley Point. Entertainment begins at 5:00 pm.

Westport Fireworks
Monday, July 3, 2017
Fireworks show at Compo Beach. Tickets are $35 per carload and are first come, first served.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th of July "3-D" Fireworks at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Special show requires 3-D glasses. Parking is $10 (park admission extra).

New Britain Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
There will be live music and other entertainment at Stanley Quarter Park before the fireworks.

New Canaan Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Waveny Park opens at 5pm for picnicking and fun before the fireworks. Passes must be purchased in advance.

Ridgefield Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Ridgefield High School at dusk.  Parking passes required.

Rowayton Community Association Concert and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Fireworks begin at 9:15. Enjoy the 30 minute firework show at Bailey Beach.

Weston Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Barbecue, music, and a magic show precede the big event. 

Wilton Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Live bands perform before the fireworks.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Windsor Locks Fireman's Carnival Fireworks Display
Friday, July 7, 2017
Part of the three-day Carnival, so there's lots to do and eat before the show.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration
Sunday, July 9, 2017
This down-home celebration provides all children's rides and games, activities, entertainment, and fireworks for free.

Sailfest in New London
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Showcasing the Northeast's 4th largest fireworks display in the New London Historic Waterfront District.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Canaan Railroad Days Fireworks
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Week long fun carnival and all things rail-roady! Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

 

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