July 4 Fireworks in Connecticut

From east to west and north to south, you can find a fireworks display to fit into your schedule.

Monday, Jul 16, 2012  |  Updated 3:21 PM EDT
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July 4 Fireworks in Connecticut

Enjoy some fireworks for July 4.

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This is the time of year to enjoy a fireworks display and you can head to many cities in towns in Connecticut to get your fill.

 

East Lyme: Saturday, July 21, 9 p.m. over Niantic Bay.

Newington: Saturday, July 21, 9:30 p.m., at the 31st annual extravaganza, at Mill Pond Park

North Branford: Weekend of Aug. 3-5, North Branford Potato & Corn Festival, North Branford: Augur Farm, 298 Forest Road. Specific date and time to be announced.

Norwich: July 21, Dodd Stadium, Connecticut Tigers vs. Lowell Spinners game. Tickets are available on the Tigers Web site. The Tigers put on a fireworks show after every Friday home game at Dodd Stadium. The remaining dates are July 27, August 17 and August 31.

Orange: Saturday, July 7, 10 p.m., Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, during the 190th birthday and Independence Day concert. Concert from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8; Aug. 3, 10:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road; Aug. 4, 10:45 p.m., Orange Fairgrounds

Here are some of the displays that have already happened.

Bristol: Rain date: Fireworks scheduled for Wednesday, July 4 at Lake Compounce, will happen on Friday, July 6, a little after 9 p.m.

Broadbrook: Friday, June 29, 9 p.m. on Main Street. No rain date.

Bridgeport: Friday, June 29, Barnum Festival at Seaside Park in Marina Park Circle. Tuesday, July 3, Bridgeport Bluefish stadium, after the game. Rain date is July 14.

Cheshire: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m. at Kurtz Farms. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

Coventry: Saturday, June 30, Coventry Lake at Patriots Park, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Rain date is Sun. July 1

Danbury: Saturday, June 30, begins 9:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Island at Candlewood Lake, Rain date is Sunday, July 1. Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 p.m., Danbury Municipal Airport. Rain date is July 5.

Danielson: Friday, June 29, dusk on Owen Bell Park Road. There is no rain date.

Darien: Sunday, July 1, dusk, Darien High School. Rain date is Wednesday, July 3. Tuesday, July 3, 9 p.m., Woodway Country Club grounds. Rain date is July 5.

Derby: Tuesday, July 3, 9 p.m. at the Greenway Trail along the Housatonic River.  Rain date is Thursday, July 5

East Hartford: Saturday, July 7, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Great River Park and Founders Plaza. Entertainment and activities from 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8

East Haven: Saturday, June 30, East Haven Beach. Starts at noon. Music and food before the fireworks. Rain date is July 2

 

Enfield: Sunday, July 8, 9:45 p.m. at the Enfield town green. No rain date

Fairfield: Wednesday, July 4, 9:15 p.m. at Jennings Beach. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

Farmington: Friday, July 13, 9:30 p.m., Union School in the back fields at 173 School Street. Rain date is Saturday, July 14.

Greenwich: Saturday, June 30, 9:15 p.m. Stanwich Country Club. Rain date is July 1. Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m., Tamarack Country Club. Rain date is Sunday, July 8. Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 p.m., Round Hill Club Grounds. Rain date is July 5.

Groton Town: Saturday, July 7, 9:30 p.m., Fort Griswold State Park. Rain date is Sunday, July 8

Guilford: Saturday, July 14, 9:25 p.m., Guilford Fairgrounds, Lover's Lane. Rain Date is Sunday, July 15

Hamden: Friday, June 29, 9 p m.,  Town Center Park at Meadowbrook

Hartford: (CHANGED) Saturday, July 7, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Entertainment and activities from 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8

Kent: This is not public. Wednesday, July 4, Kenmont Road.

 

Lakeville: Saturday, June 30, 9:30 p.m. 60 White Hollow Road. Rain date is Sunday, July 1

Lebanon, Postponed until Sunday, July 8, 9 p.m., at  on the Historic Lebanon Green. All music, food and events begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Madison: Wednesday, July 4,at 9:15 p.m., West Wharf Beach

Manchester POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, JULY 8: James "Dutch" Fogarty Independence Day Celebration at Manchester Community College Bicentennial Band Shell, Sunday July 8, because of the threat of thunderstorms on Saturday, July 7. Event begins at 4 p.m., Skyline Drive entertainment at 5 p.m., Mohegan Sun All-Stars plays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. 

Middlebury: Wednesday, July 4, Quassy Park. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1. Parking is $7 on July 4.

Middletown: Tuesday, July 3, 9:30 p.m.,  City Hall Municipal Building at 245 Dekoven Drive. Rain date is Friday, July 6.

Milford: Tuesday, July 3 at 9 p.m., Westfield Connecticut Post Mall

Mystic: Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m., Masons Island Yacht Club, 7 Yacht Club Drive. No rain date.

Naugatuck: Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m., Naugatuck High School. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

New Britain: Tuesday, July 3, New Britain Stadium. Fireworks begin at 7:05 p.m. or after the Rockcats game;  Fireworks scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, at 9:25 p.m., Stanley Quarter Park will happen on the rain date: Thursday, July 5

New Canaan: Wednesday, July 4, 9:15 p.m., Waveny Park. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

New Haven: Wednesday, July 4, at 9 p.m., East Rock Park, Public viewing locations: 

  • Blake Field at 1080 State Street (parking at Blake Rink/Mitchell Drive Lots)
  • Wilbur Cross High School football stadium on Mitchell Drive (parking at Wilbur Cross High School and ancillary Mitchell Drive lots)
  • College Woods Interior on Mitchell Drive/Cold Spring Road/Livingston Street (limited street parking as allowed)
  • Rice Field on English Drive off View Street (pedestrian access only)

 

New London: Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m., at the New London Waterfront, Fort Trumbull.

New Milford: Saturday, July 7, 9:15 p.m., Still Meadow. Rain date is Sunday, July 8; Southworths, 5 Danbury Road, Route 7 (Across fron Carvel) Fireworks around 9:45 p.m. $10 donation per car. Gereral admission is free.

Oxford: Wednesday, June 27 and Friday, June 29, 9:45 p.m., Great Oak High School. Rain dates are on Thursday, June 28 and Saturday, June 30

Portland: Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m., Portland Fairgrounds. Rain date is Sunday, July 8

Putnam: Sunday, July 1, 9:15 p.m., behind the police and fires stations. Rain date is Saturday, July 7

Ridgefield: Saturday, June 30, 9 p.m., Silver Spring Country Club. Rain date is Sunday, July 1

Ridgefield: Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m., Ridgefield High School. Rain date is Saturday, July 7

Simsbury: Saturday, June 23 and Friday, June 29, 9 p.m., Simsbury Performing Arts Center, 22 Ironhouse Boulevard. Rain date is Saturday, June 30        

Stafford Springs: Friday, July 6, 9 p.m., Stafford Motor Speedway. Rain date is Friday, July 13

Stamford: Saturday, June 30, 9:30 p.m., Rockrimmon Country Club. Rain date is Sunday, July 1 

Torrington: Saturday, July 7, at Torrington Middle School, 200 Middle School Drive. Gate opens at 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.      

Wallingford: Saturday, July 7, 9:15 p.m. on grounds near Sheehan High School and knoll near James Moran Middle School.

Warren: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m., 108 North Shore Road. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

Washington: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m. at the field behind the local high school. Rain date is Thursday, July 5

West Hartford: Thursday, June 28, 9:15 p.m., The Hartford Golf Club. No rain date

West Haven: Tuesday, July 3, at 9 p.m., Bradley Point Park,along the beach

Westport: Tuesday, July 3, 9:15 p.m., barge off Compo Beach. Rain date is Thursday, July 5       

Windsor Locks: Friday, July 6, 9:30 p.m., Windsor Locks Fire Department annual carnival, Veteran's Memorial Park, Southwesr Avenue.

There is a list of more displays on the state’s Web site.

This list will be updated as information on more displays becomes available.  If you know of additional displays, contact us at news@nbcconnecticut.com

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