There really is no better way to celebrate the founding of the country than 4th of July fireworks, live music, food and family! Get your seat early and get comfortable. The kids will go wild for these amazing booms and flashes that will light up the sky. You can also catch a traditional town-wide parade complete with marching bands, clowns, and floats.
There's more to do than catching one of these 4th of July fireworks displays. You can celebrate at home with 4th of July desserts, Independence Day crafts, and more from our list of the Best At-Home Fourth of July Activities for Kids.
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 or are open to residents only.
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Places featured in this article:
Short Beach Park
Trumbull High School
Greenwich Point Park
Penfield and Jennings Beaches
West Wharf Beach
Howard Brown Park
Dunkin Donuts Park
Quassy Amusement Park
Downtown Madison - starts at Shop and Shop
Poquonnock Plains Park