Fireworks shine over Norwich Harbor on July 4th.
Fireworks shine over Norwich Harbor on July 4th.

Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities in Connecticut for Kids and Families

Here in Connecticut, we love fireworks so much that Independence Day celebrations for families start as early as late June and continue well past the Fourth of July. Start summer with a bang with Connecticut fireworks displays, parades, and parties in honor of the 4th of July.

Some festivities are near our favorite playgrounds, others are at the area's finest beaches, but all invite wide-eyed wonder from kids—especially those who can stay awake for the sparkly fireworks show.

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 passes to be purchased in advance at a separate location.

This post was originally published on June 6, 2019. 

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