Photo by Ally Noel
Photo by Ally Noel

Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities for Connecticut 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. Kick off summer with a bang with our roundup of Connecticut fireworks displays, parades, and parties in honor of the 4th of July. Some 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 show.

Looking for more 4th of July fun? Try these patriotic-themed activities with kids before or in lieu of the fireworks show.

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.


Branford Point
1 Harbor St
Branford, CT 06405

Seaside Park
Marina Park Circle
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Owen Bell Park
572 Hartford Pike
Dayville, CT 06241

Veterans Memorial Park
Southwest Avenue
Windsor Locks, CT

Town Center Park at Meadowbrook
2761 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

East Haven Town Beach
Hudson Street
East Haven, 06512

Candlewood Lake
36 Hayestown Road
Danbury, CT

Norwich Harbor
Norwich, CT 06360

Penfield and Jennings Beaches
323 Fairfield Beach Rd / 880 South Benson Rd
Fairfield , CT

Downtown Naugatuck
Old Firehouse Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Dunkin Donuts Park
1214 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Short Beach Park
Short Beach Road
Stratford, CT

Bradley Point Park
Captain Thomas Boulevard
West Haven, CT 06516

West Wharf Beach
99 West Wharf Road
Madison, CT

Bayley Beach
Pine Point Road
Rowayton, CT

Weston Middle School
School Road and Route 57
Weston, CT

Stanley Quarter Park
451 Blake Road
New Britain, CT 06053

Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Road
Ridgefield, CT

New Britain Stadium
230 John Karbonic Way
New Britain, CT 06051

Quassy Amusement Park
2132 Middlebury Road
Middlebury, CT 06762

Orange Fairgrounds
525 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
22 Iron Horse Blvd.
Simsbury, CT 06070

Enfield Town Green
820 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082

Town Green
Town Green
New Milford, CT 06776

Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT 06820

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
300 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06106

Great River Park
East Hartford, CT