Connecticut Fireworks Displays for 2012

by Harriman Real Estate on June 28, 2012

Connecticut Fireworks Displays for 2012

Happy 4th of July

The Fourth of July holiday is once again right around the corner, so we are pleased to provide this list of upcoming public fireworks around the state. All dates and time are as accurate as possible; for further information or confirmation of dates and times, please contact the appropriate city or town government:

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.

Bristol: Lake Compounce is offering its annual fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 4, at 10 p.m. General admission applies.

Canaan: Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 p.m. at Foley Farm Field. Rain date is July 22.

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.

FireworksDerby: 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: 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

Hartland: Fireworks are scheduled for Friday, July 27, at 9:30 p.m. at Berg Field. Rain date is July 28.

Kent: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30 p.m., 65 Kenmont Road. Rain date is Saturday, July 7

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

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

Manchester: Saturday, July 7, 9:30 p.m., Manchester Community College. Rain date is Sun. July 8

Fireworks 2Meriden: Thursday, July 5th, 5:30 p.m., at Hubbard Park

Middlebury: Quassy Amusement Park will offer “3-D” Fireworks after dark on Wednesday, July 4, to benefit Prevent Blindness Tri-State. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1. Parking is $7.

Middletown: Middletown will host its fireworks on Tuesday, July 3, on the Connecticut River in the Harbor Drive Area. Festival begins at 6 p.m. on the front lawn of the City Hall, 245 deKoven Dr. The festival will include activities for children, music, vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is Friday, July 6. Roads in immediate area, including Court Street, deKoven and part of Washington Street, will be closed in the evening. Suggested viewing spots include the harbor area, upper parking arcade and grounds of Connecticut Valley Hospital.

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;  Wednesday, July 4, 9 p.m., Stanley Quarter Park. Rain date is 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 9:30 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)

Newington: Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 p.m. at Mill Pond Park

New London: The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino’s weekend-long celebration called Sailfest runs July 6-8 in New London. It will feature in one of the largest fireworks displays in New England over the Thames River on Saturday, July 7, on Fisherman’s Pier. Gates open at 6 p.m. For details, visit www.sailfest.org

New Milford: Saturday, July 7, 9:15 p.m., Still Meadow. Rain date is Sunday, July 8

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.

Orange: Saturday, July 7, 9:15 p.m., Orange Fairgrounds. 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

Oxford: Friday, June 29, 9:45 p.m., Great Oak High School. Rain date is Saturday, June 30

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

Fireworks 3Putnam: 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

Shelton: Shelton’s fireworks are Tuesday, July 3, at Shelton Veterans Riverwalk Park, off Howe Avenue at 38 Canal St. East. Fireworks will start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, July 5th.

Simsbury: 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: Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, July 7, at Torrington Middle School, 200 Middle School Drive. The event will include live music and carnival attractions with gates opening at 5 p.m. and fireworks at full dark. Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m.

Vernon: Fireworks will be held Tuesday, July 3, at dusk. View the fireworks from Henry Park or Downtown Rockville. Park opens at 6 p.m. Rain date July 5.

Wallingford: Saturday, July 7th, 5:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., Mark T. Sheehan High School

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

Washington: The Washington Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring the town’s annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration July 4 on the grounds of Shepaug Valley Middle/High School, 159 South St., Washington, starting around 9:30 p.m. Picnic set ups starts at 3 p.m. Gates for the fireworks closes at 8:45 p.m. Car passes are $20, and they can be obtained at Bryan Memorial Town Hall in Washington Depot Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. while supply lasts. No kegs, pets, or personal fireworks.

Westbrook: Water’s Edge annual fireworks spectacular will be offered on Monday, July 2, at dusk. Kids activities on great lawn with entertainment starting at 5 p.m. Rain date is July 3.

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

Here are the communities that, at press time, are NOT holding public fireworks displays:

  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bristol
  • Brookfield
  • Canton
  • Clinton
  • Cromwell
  • East Hampton
  • East Windsor
  • Easton
  • Ellington
  • Granby

As always, Harriman Real Estate LLC wishes our friends, family, customers and clients a safe and happy Independence Day!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mike Woods from Carmel Indiana July 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

You’re luck to have had a fireworks. Here in my home state of Indiana, many areas were forced to cancel fireworks celebrations altogeher due to the drought and potential for fires.

2 Harriman Real Estate July 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Yes, I have heard that, Mike. There are many areas in the same situation, too. All those wildfires out west have put the kibosh on most fireworks there as well. Fireworks are great fun for the family and pretty to look at, but all it takes is one errant spark to cause widespread damage, injury and loss of life. Under the current conditions, I can certainly understand their decision. I hope you still had a wonderful 4th of July holiday with your family!

3 Emily July 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Is there a rain date for the Wallingford Fireworks?

4 Harriman Real Estate July 7, 2012 at 9:04 am

Hi Emily, unfortunately Wallingford has never had a rain date for their fireworks show. I have no idea why, as most other shows do, but it’s the Parks & Recreation Division’s call as to whether or not the show goes on, so if it rains tonight the show will be cancelled. The good thing is that it will have to be raining VERY HARD for them to cancel the show, and the forecast is only calling for a 40% chance of precipitation with some scattered thunderstorms, so I’ll go out on a limb and say the show will probably go on!

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