4th of July Fireworks in Connecticut

Fourth of July 4th Fireworks and Celebrations in CT 2018

Here in Connecticut we love fireworks so much that the shows start as early as late June and continue throughout July! 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 23, 2018

Branford Point Fireworks
Saturday June 23, 2018
Park at either Branford High School, the Cherry Hill parking, or the train station lot to take the free shuttle down to the Point.

Friday June 29, 2018

Simsbury: Celebrate America 
Friday June 29, 2018
Hear the country's classic marches performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  Bring a picnic.

Hamden Concert and Fireworks
Friday June 29, 2018
There will be music and a DJ in Town Center Park before fireworks.

Killingly Red, White and Blue BBQ and Fireworks
Friday June 29, 2018
Start your night with a  3.2 mile fun run, chicken BBQ, live music, and fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Candlewood Lake Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks over the lake--watch on the water or on the shore.

Windsor Locks Carnival and Fireworks
Thursday June 30, 2018
A fun, three-day, home-town carnival that ends with a bang on June 30.

CoventryFest and Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Lake Compounce 4th of July Fireworks in Bristol
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks free with park admission.

Lake Waramaug Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks are visible from just about any vantage point around the lake.

Lime Rock Park
Saturday June 30, 2018
Gates open at 6:30 pm for music and entertainment.

Hebron Picnic and Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Starting at 2 pm, enjoy a car show, live music and fireworks once it gets dark.

Sunday July 1, 2018

Barnum Palooza Fireworks
Sunday July 1, 2018
Fireworks begin at Seaside Park at 9:00 p.m.

Orange Independence Day Concert and Fireworks
Sunday July 1, 2018
Free summer music and fireworks. 

Monday July 2, 2018

East Haven Fireworks and Beach Party
Monday July 2, 2018
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Fairfield Fireworks
Monday July 2, 2018
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.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Stratford Fireworks 
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Spend the day at Short Beach before the fireworks show starts at 9pm.

Madison Fireworks
Tuesday July 3, 2018
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 
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Entertainment, food, and a variety of family oriented activities before the fireworks. 

West Haven Independence Day Fireworks Show
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Music precedes the fireworks show off Bradley Point. Entertainment begins at 5:00 pm.

Westport Fireworks
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Fireworks show at Compo Beach. Tickets are $35 per carload and are first come, first served.

Wednesday July 4, 2018

4th of July "3-D" Fireworks at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Special show requires 3-D glasses. Parking is $10 (park admission extra).

Hartford Yard Goats Fireworks at Dunkin Donuts Stadium 
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Come see fireworks in the all-new D/D Stadium! 

New Britain Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
There will be live music and other entertainment at Stanley Quarter Park before the fireworks.

New Canaan Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Waveny Park opens at 5pm for picnicking and fun before the fireworks. Passes must be purchased in advance.

Ridgefield Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Ridgefield High School at dusk.  Parking passes required.

Rowayton Community Association Concert and Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Fireworks begin at 9:15. Enjoy the 30 minute firework show at Bailey Beach.

Weston Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Barbecue, music, and a magic show precede the big event. 

Wilton Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Live bands perform before the fireworks.

New Haven Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Doors at Wilbur Cross High School open at 6pm. Fireworks start at 9pm. Fire works are shot from East Rock Park. 

The Great American Boom in New Britain
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Join New Britain as they continue their annual tradition of fireworks at Stanley Quarter Park. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.

Saturday July 7, 2018

Windsor Locks Fireman's Carnival Fireworks Display
Saturday July 7, 2018
Part of the three-day Carnival, so there's lots to do and eat before the show.

Darien High School Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
Parking passes must be purchased in advance to park on premises.

Greenwich Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
There will be displays at Greenwich Point Park (which will also include music) and Binney Park. Regular parking rules apply.

Manchester 4th of July Celebration
Saturday July 7, 2018
The fun begins in the bandshell at Manchester Community College with music and children's activities before the fireworks show.

Middletown Fireworks 
Saturday July 7, 2018
Music, food, and family fun starting at 5:00 pm.

New Milford Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
Lions Club carnival and fireworks starting at 9:30 pm.

Sunday July 8, 2018

Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration
Sunday July 8, 2018
This three-day down-home celebration provides all children's rides and games, activities, entertainment, and fireworks for free on July 8. 

Saturday July 14 2018

Sailfest in New London
Saturday July 14, 2018
Showcasing the Northeast's 4th largest fireworks display in the New London Historic Waterfront District.

Saturday July 28, 2018

Canaan Railroad Days Fireworks
Saturday July 28, 2018
Week long fun carnival and all things rail-roady! Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday.
 

Photos by Ally Noel, Hamden Fireworks, Enfield 4th of July Celebration, Norwich Fireworks
Originally published 6/22/17.

 
Area/Neighborhood: 
location: 
Branford HIgh School
185 E Main Street
CT Branford 41° 17' 14.748" N, 72° 48' 5.436" W
Hamden Fireworks
Town Center Park 2761 Dixwell Avenue
06514 Hamden , CT 41° 22' 52.8168" N, 72° 54' 33.2676" W
Connecticut
Candlewood Park
Hayestown Road
06811 Danbury , CT
Phone: 203.797.4500
41° 25' 30.8208" N, 73° 26' 58.74" W
Connecticut
Lime Rock Park
497 Lime Rock Road
Lakeville , CT
Phone: (860) 435-5000
41° 55' 47.1072" N, 73° 22' 39.63" W
Connecticut
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
822 Lake Avenue
06010 Bristol
Phone: ( 860) 583-3300
41° 38' 18.2544" N, 72° 55' 14.4012" W
Stratford Fireworks
Short Beach
06607 Stratford , CT 41° 10' 27.5412" N, 73° 10' 2.6868" W
Connecticut
Madison Fireworks
West Wharf Road West Wharf Beach
06443 Madison , CT 41° 16' 21.252" N, 72° 36' 28.1808" W
Connecticut
West Haven
Captain Thomas Blvd Bradley Point
06516 West Haven , CT 41° 15' 28.602" N, 72° 57' 8.154" W
Connecticut
Westport Fireworks
60 Compo Beach Road Comp Beach
06881 Westport , CT 41° 6' 17.7156" N, 73° 21' 13.4064" W
Connecticut
Quassy Amusement and Water Park
Route 64
Middlebury , CT
Phone: 203-758-2913
41° 31' 42.3912" N, 73° 7' 43.1076" W
Connecticut
New Britain Fireworks
451 Blake Road Stanley Quarter Park
06053 New Britain , CT 41° 41' 46.77" N, 72° 46' 31.2816" W
Connecticut
Enfield Town Green
Seaside Park
1 Barnum Dike Barnumpalooza
06604 Bridgeport , CT 41° 9' 35.8092" N, 73° 12' 15.6672" W
Connecticut
Jennings Beach
Jennings B
880 South Benson Road
06284 Fairfield , CT 41° 8' 28.5144" N, 73° 14' 13.4628" W
Connecticut
Enfield Town Green
Rt. 5
06083 Enfield , CT 41° 58' 50.9052" N, 72° 35' 32.6436" W
Connecticut
Waveny Park (New Canaan High School Entrance)
11 Farm Road
06840 New Canaan , CT 41° 7' 43.3092" N, 73° 29' 22.362" W
Connecticut
Rowayton Fireworks
11 Pine Point Road Bailey Beach
06853 Rowayton , CT 41° 3' 34.9632" N, 73° 26' 25.8576" W
Connecticut