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Connecticut Fireworks Displays 2013

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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

BETHANY

Sponsor: City of Bethany Freedom Festival
Viewing Location(s): Eldon Lyon Park
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: Park officially opens at 10:00am for festival, fireworks in evening
http://cityofbethany.org/2013/02/2013-bethany-freedom-festival/

BRANFORD

Sponsor: Branford Parks and Recreation
Viewing Location(s): Branford Point (Harbor Street)
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
http://branfordrecreation.org/page/17993-Annual-Fireworks-Display

BRIDGEPORT

Sponsor: Bridgeport Bluefish Baseball
Viewing Location(s): The Ballpark at Harbor Yard
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: Following baseball game (game begins at 7:05pm)
http://www.bridgeportbluefish.com/site/page/65/2013-promotional-schedule

Sponsor: Bridgeport’s Barnum Festival
Viewing Location(s): Seaside Park
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
http://barnumfestival.com/tickets/

BRISTOL

Sponsor: Lake Compounce Theme Park
Viewing Location(s): Lake Compounce Park area
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013

CHESHIRE

Sponsor: Kurtz Farms
Viewing Location(s): Area around Kurtz Farms (display at facility private, however, the public is invited to watch from around the area)
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:15pm (approximate)
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013

COVENTRY

Sponsor: Coventry Fest
Viewing Location(s): Coventry Lake at Patriot’s Park
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: Festival from 3:00pm-9:00pm (fireworks after dark)
http://www.coventryfest.org/index.html

DANBURY

Sponsor: City of Danbury
Viewing Location(s): Candlewood Lake
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: Dusk
Rain Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
http://www.danbury-ct.gov/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=1782

DARIEN

Sponsor: Town of Darien Firefighters’ Foundation
Viewing Location(s): Darien High School
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: Gates open at 6:00pm for parking (parking passes on sale at Town Hall).
Rain Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
http://darien.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/darien-4th-of-july-fireworks-parking-passes-on-sale

DERBY/SHELTON

Sponsor: Towns of Derby and Shelton
Viewing Location(s): Both sides of the Housatonic River (Near Main Street and Elizabeth Street in Derby, from the Shelton Riverwalk in Shelton), near the Derby/Shelton Bridge
Time: Shortly after dusk (Accompanying 7:00pm Riverwalk concert in Shelton and 7:00pm Elizabeth Street concert in Derby)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013

EAST HAVEN

Sponsor: Vietnam Veterans Association of America Chapter 484/Town of East Haven
Viewing Location(s): East Haven Town Beach
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: Following musical performance at 7:30pm
http://www.theday.com/article/20130520/NWS01/130529989/1125/Zip06&town=East-Haven&template=shorezip06art

EAST LYME

Sponsor: Celebrate East Lyme Event/Town of East Lyme
Viewing Location(s): Over Niantic Bay
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 9:00pm
http://www.celebrateeastlyme.com/

ENFIELD

Sponsor: Enfield Fourth of July Town Celebration Committee
Viewing Location(s): Near the Family Ford Main Stage (following Hartford Symphony Orchestra performance)
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Time: 9:45pm-10:30pm
http://www.enfieldcelebration.org/ (celebration events throughout the weekend)

FAIRFIELD

Sponsor: Fairfield Parks and Recreation
Viewing Location(s): Penfield Beach (323 Fairfield Beach Road), Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road)
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:15pm (just after dark)
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://cal.fairfieldct.org/content/2765/2781/2799/default.aspx

GREENWICH

Sponsor: Greenwich Parks and Recreation
Viewing Location(s): Binney Park, Greenwich Point
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.greenwichct.org/Government/Departments/Parks_and_Recreation/

GROTON

Sponsor: Town of Groton
Viewing Location(s): Fort Griswold State Park/Thames River (parking at Groton Heights School or Washington Park)
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Time: 9:20pm
http://www.grotonrec.com/Fireworks.asp

HAMDEN

Sponsor: Hamden Volunteer Firefighters
Viewing Location(s): Town Center (parking at 2761 Dixwell Avenue)
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Rain Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
http://www.hamdenfireworks.org/

HARTFORD/EAST HARTFORD

UPDATE,  July 3:  high water conditions on the Connecticut River have prompted organizers to postpone the Riverfest fireworks and other activities.  The new date has not been set.

Sponsor: Riverfest 2013/Riverfront Recapture
Viewing Location(s): Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Great River Park
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 9:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.riverfront.org/events/date/2013/07/06/

HEBRON

Sponsor: Hebron Lions Club
Viewing Location(s): Hebron Lions Club Fairgrounds
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, June 30, 2013
http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/hebronct/

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KILLINGLY/DAYVILLE

Sponsor: Killingly Parks and Recreation Department/Danielson Elks
Viewing Location(s): Owen Bell Park (Dayville)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: 9:15pm (BBQ/Celebrations begin at 6:00pm)
http://www.winyradio.com/?page_id=4&entry=92&display=month

LEBANON

Sponsor: Town of Lebanon’s 14th Annual Summer Dance Fest
Viewing Location(s): Lebanon Green
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 9:30pm (Festival lasts from 4:30pm-10:00pm)
Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013 (Fireworks only; no festival)

MADISON

Sponsor: Madison Fireworks Organization
Viewing Location(s): Madison waterfront area off West Wharf Beach
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013 at 9:30pm
http://www.madisonfireworks.org/

MANCHESTER

Sponsor: Manchester Volunteer Fire Department (2013 Carnival)
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: Evening (Carnival open from 6:00pm-11:00pm)
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://www.manchestervfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=6

MERIDEN

Sponsor: City of Meriden Recreation Department
Viewing Location(s): Hubbard Park
http://www.cityofmeriden.org/Content/Recreation/

MIDDLEBURY

Sponsor: Quassy Amusement Park
Viewing Location(s): Quassy Amusement Park
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: Just after dark
http://www.quassy.com/plan-your-visit/events/

MIDDLETOWN

Sponsor: City of Middletown
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: 9:15pm
http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=271

MYSTIC

Sponsor: Mystic Blues Festival
Viewing Location(s): Over the Mystic River
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
http://www.ctvisit.com/Events/Summary?eventId=38967

NAUGATUCK

Sponsor: Naugatuck Park and Recreation Department
Viewing Location(s): Maple Street (downtown Naugatuck)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: 9:15pm (celebration with food and entertainment begins downtown at 6:00pm)
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://www.naugatuck-ct.gov/content/119/364/409/2207.aspx

NEW BRITAIN

Sponsor: New Britain Rock Cats Baseball
Viewing Location(s): Rock Cats Stadium (following game)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: Following baseball game (game begins at 7:05pm)
http://www.milb.com/promotions/index.jsp?sid=t538

Sponsor: The Great American Boom (New Britain Parks and Recreation)
Viewing Location(s): Stanley Quarter Park
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 5:00pm-9:15pm
http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary?eventid=16789

NEW CANAAN

Sponsor: Town of New Canaan Family Fourth Committee
Viewing Location(s): Waveny Park
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Time: Park opens at 5:00pm
http://www.newcanaan.info/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=420

NEW HAVEN

Sponsor: City of New Haven
Viewing Location(s): East Rock Park (free parking near Wilbur Cross High School)
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:00pm (Celebration activities begin at 4:00pm)

NEWINGTON

Sponsor: Newington Parks and Recreation
Viewing Location(s): Mill Pond Park
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013 (32nd Annual Extravaganza)
http://www.newingtonct.gov/content/78/118/138/2279/2989/default.aspx

NEW LONDON

Sponsor: Sailfest 2013 festival
Viewing Location(s): New London waterfront (Near 124 State Street)
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
http://www.sailfest.org/

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New London’s Sailfest 2010. (Courtesy of Joey Bourgoin)

NEW MILFORD

Sponsor: Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Rain Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
http://www.newmilford-chamber.com/

NORWALK

Sponsor: Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: Dusk
Rain Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
http://www.norwalkct.org/FAQ.aspx?QID=65

NORWICH

Sponsor: Connecticut Tigers Baseball
Viewing Location(s): Dodd Stadium (following game)
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Time: Following baseball game (game begins at 7:05pm)
http://www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t571&m=07&y=2013

Sponsor: 25th Annual Norwich Fireworks Extravaganza
Viewing Location(s): Marina at American Wharf (1 American Wharf, Norwich)
Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
http://americanwharf.com/4thjuly/
http://www.ctvisit.com/Events/Summary?eventId=6298

ORANGE

Sponsor: Orange Volunteer Firemans Carnival
Viewing Location(s): Orange Fairgrounds
Date: Friday, August 2, 2013 and Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 10:30pm
http://www.ctoutandabout.com/connecticut-events-calendar/orange-volunteer-firemans-carnival-2013-08-01/

OXFORD

Sponsor: Oxford Quaker Farms Carnival
Viewing Location(s): Great Oak School (Great Oak Road)
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Time: 9:45pm
Rain Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sponsor: Oxford Quaker Farms Carnival
Viewing Location(s): Great Oak School (Great Oak Road)
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 9:45pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013

PORTLAND

Sponsor: Town of Portland
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, July 14, 2013
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-CT-Fireworks/357511117625369

PUTNAM

Sponsor: Town of Putnam
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 9:15pm
Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.winyradio.com/?page_id=4&entry=184&display=month

RIDGEFIELD

Sponsor: Town of Ridgefield/Fairfield County Bank
Viewing Location(s): Ridgefield High School
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: Dusk (Gates open at 6:00pm)
Rain Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013

ROCKVILLE

Sponsor: Town of Rockville’s July In The Sky
Viewing Location(s): Downtown Rockville, Henry Park, Northeast School
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Time: Shortly after dusk
Rain Dates: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 and Friday, July 5, 2013
http://rockvillect.org/

ROWAYTON

Sponsor: Rowayton Civic Association
Viewing Location(s): Bayley Beach
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:15pm
http://www.rowaytonct.com/fireworks.html

Watching Fireworks

SALISBURY

Sponsor: Salisbury Rotary Club
Viewing Location(s): Lime Rock Park
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: Sundown

SIMSBURY

Sponsor: Talcott Mountain Music Festival – Mozart in the Moonlight
Viewing Location(s): Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows (Iron Horse Boulevard)
Date: Friday, June 28, 2013
Time: Following the concert (concert begins at 7:30pm)
http://www.ctvisit.com/Events/Summary?eventId=9119

Sponsor: Talcott Mountain Music Festival – Celebrate America
Viewing Location(s): Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows (Iron Horse Boulevard)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: Following the concert (concert begins at 7:30pm)
http://www.ctvisit.com/Events/Summary?eventId=38302

STAFFORD

Sponsor: Stafford’s Summerfest 2013
Viewing Location(s): Stafford High School
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Rain Date: Sunday, July 7, 2013
http://www.staffordct.org/calendar_civic/cal_popup.php?op=view&id=1038&uname=

STRATFORD

Sponsor: Barnum Lanes and Pinner Lounge
Viewing Location(s): Short Beach
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013

TRUMBULL

Sponsor: Town of Trumbull (Trumbull Day celebrations)
Viewing Location(s): Fields behind Trumbull High School and Hillcrest Middle School
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: Evening, following Trumbull Day events
http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/15993/

UNIONVILLE

Sponsor: Volunteer Fire Department Fireman’s Carnival
Viewing Location(s): Union School in back fields (173 School Street)
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013
http://www.tunxishose.com/viewpage.php?page_id=5

VERNON

(Update:  because of the weather, the Vernon fireworks have been postponed to July 3.)

Sponsor: Vernon Parks and Recreation
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
http://www.vernon-ct.gov/specialevents

WALLINGFORD

Sponsor: Wallingford Fireworks Fund
Viewing Location(s): Sheehan High School, Highland Elementary School
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013
Time: 9:15pm
http://wallingfordfireworks.blogspot.com/

WASHINGTON/WARREN/KENT

Sponsor: Lake Waramaug Association
Viewing Location(s): Lake Waramaug State Park area
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://www.waramaugassoc.org/news.html

WATERBURY

Sponsor: City of Waterbury
Viewing Location(s): Municipal Stadium
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:15pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013

Fireworks (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

WATERFORD

Sponsor: Waterford Speed Bowl
Viewing Location(s): Waterford Speed Bowl (1080 Hartford Turnpike)
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Time: Pit opens at 5:00pm, Grandstands open at 5:30pm (Fireworks following race)
http://www.speedbowl.com/events/8-wild-n-wacky-wednesday-5/

WESTBROOK

Sponsor: Westbrook Recreation Department/Water’s Edge Resort and Spa
Viewing Location(s): Water’s Edge Resort and Spa, Wren Park, West Beach, Westbrook Town Hall
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Time: 9:30pm (festival begins at 3:00pm)
Rain Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
http://www.visitwestbrookct.com/Calendar.htm

WEST HAVEN

Sponsor: Savin Rock Fireworks
Viewing Location(s): Bradley Point
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

WESTON

Sponsor: Weston Parks and Recreation
Viewing Location(s): Weston Middle School Field
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013
Time: 9:20pm (Gates open at 4:30pm, events preceding fireworks)
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://www.westonct.gov/media/file/JULY4THFLYER2013.pdf

WESTPORT

Sponsor: Westport Police Athletic League
Viewing Location(s): Compo Beach
Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 2013
http://www.westportct.gov/index.aspx?page=288

WILTON

Sponsor: Town of Wilton
Viewing Location(s): Wilton Green (near 365 Danbury Road)
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2013

WINDSOR LOCKS

Sponsor: Windsor Locks Fire Department
Viewing Location(s): Veteran’s Memorial Park (124 Southwest Avenue)
Date: Friday, July 12, 2013
Time: 9:30pm-10:00pm
http://www.wlfd.com/calendar/event.php?eid=20120505165050394

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