2015 Fourth of July Fireworks Guide
Check out this list of locations to see fireworks this Fourth of July Weekend!
Please note: Event details may have changed and might not be reflected on this list. Please check with appropriate organizations and municipalities if you are planning to attend any of the events. This is not a definitive list of fireworks shows. Let us know of more shows in the comments.
Darien High School, Darien, CT
The 2015 Fireworks Display will be held at Darien High School on Friday, July 3, 2015 (Rain Date: Sunday, July 5). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at sunset. Food vendors will be on-site. Parking passes are available for on-campus parking.
Fairfield Independence Day Fireworks
Viewing at Penfield Beach or Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
Grucci fireworks show Friday, July 3 (rain date of Saturday July 4). Fireworks start at dusk from a barge in the Long Island Sound and can be seen from Penfield or Jennings beaches.
Fort Griswold Celebration on the Thames
Fort Griswold State Park, Groton, CT
Family-friendly event on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Fort Griswold State Park. Featuring entertainment, food vendors, and fireworks over the Thames River. Free admission. Music by the No Shame band from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sailfest Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. Parking available at Groton Heights School or Washington Park.
Town of Greenwich Fireworks Displays
Greenwich Point Park and Binney Park, Greenwich, CT
Greenwich will hold two fireworks celebrations, one at Binney Park and the other at Greenwich Point Park. Both shows will be on Friday, July 3, 2015 (Rain date for both shows is July 5). The Binney Park Show will start at approximately 9:10 p.m. and the Greenwich Point Show will begin at approximately 9:35 p.m. Attendees are urged to arrive early.
Hartford Riverfest Fireworks
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford;
Riverfest Hartford is set for Saturday, July 11, 2015. Entry is free. Entertainment starts at 4:00 p.m., and includes live bands, various amusements for all ages, kids' activities, food and more, followed by fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Lime Rock Racetrack Fireworks
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
The 2015 Salisbury Rotary Club Independence Day Fireworks Show at Lime Rock Park is on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Admission is $20 per carload. Infield and Outfield Gates open at 6:00 p.m.; all concession stands will be open. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, July 5, 2015.)
Madison Fireworks Display
West Wharf Beach, Madison, CT
This event will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. While there is no admission fee, the town of Madison is accepting donations. The fireworks will launch from the waterfront areas in Madison. (Rain date: Sunday, July 5.)
New Canaan Family Fourth of July Celebration
Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT
The 35th annual Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Waveny Park. (Rain date: July 5.) The late-day fun includes the following festivities: family picnicking, live music, a children's area, a food court, and a spectacular fireworks display. Family passes can be purchased online on the New Canaan website.
Newington's Annual Extravaganza
Mill Pond Park, Newington, CT
The 34th Annual Extravaganza is scheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Mill Pond Park in Newington. The festivities will feature food vendors, musicians, paddleboats, entertainment, fireworks, games and many other family-oriented activities. Admission and parking are free.
Niantic's Celebrate East Lyme Fireworks
Main Street, East Lyme, CT
The 15th annual Celebrate East Lyme is coming up on Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Main Street will be filled with food, fun and activities for everyone in the family. The day concludes with a fireworks display over Niantic Bay.
Orange Fireworks and Concert
Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT
Sunday, July 5, 2015. Concert 6:30-9:30 p.m., fireworks to follow.
Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT
The City of Norwalk Recreation and Parks Summer Concert Series presents fireworks and a concert on July 3, 2015. (Rain date July 5.)
Quassy Amusement Park 3-D Fireworks
Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT
Fireworks over Lake Quassapaug at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Free admission; there is a $7 parking fee. Rides, food and attractions are an additional charge.
Redding Rock 'N Roll Roots Revival Music Festival and Fireworks
Lonetown Farm and Museum, 43 Lonetown Road (Route 107), Redding, CT
Saturday, July 4, 2015. Music starts at 3 p.m., crafts and games for kids start at 3:30 p.m. On-site food vendors. Fireworks show. Attendees are urged to bring picnic blankets or chairs. Fee: Adults $15; Students/Seniors $10; Kids 12 and under are free. Presented by the Redding Historical Society.
Rowayton Fireworks Show
Bayley Beach, 11 Pine Point Rd, Norwalk, CT 06853
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Rain date: Sunday, July 5). Fireworks display will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15 p.m. Access to parking at Bayley Beach will be according to daytime rules. Vehicles with a Bayley Beach sticker will be admitted free; $25 charge for vehicles without a sticker.
West Haven Savin Rock Fireworks
Bradley Point Park, West Haven, CT
Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Rain date is Sunday, July 5.) Event also features music by The Mike and Mike Band and The Navels at the Savin Rock bandstand from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weston Family Fourth Celebration
Weston Middle School Field, School Road, Weston, CT
The Weston fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 4, 2015 (rain date Sunday, July 5.) Event is being held at the Weston Middle School field. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. No entry from Lords Highway after 7:00 p.m. Guests should enter from School Road and Route 57. Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m.
Westport Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
Compo Beach, 260 Compo Road South, Westport CT
Fireworks show is Friday, July 3, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. Tickets required for entrance. (Rain date: July 6.)
Wilton Athletic Complex, Wilton, CT
The Wilton Parks & Recreation Department fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. Event also features music starting at 5 p.m.