When the calendar marks July 1, get ready for an abundance of events headed your way with entertainment, food, family fun and of course – fireworks. It’s no secret that the 4th of July is a day of celebration that can sometimes turn into a week or a full month’s worth of fun and excitement, and Connecticut has plenty going on. Here are some of the Top Fourth of July events in Connecticut.
Summer Stage 2015 And Annual Fireworks
Danbury Fair Mall
7 Backus Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 743-3247

Date: July 2, 2015 – Aug. 4, 2015; Fireworks July 2, 2015 at Dusk

Summer Stage is the premier Danbury Summer Kick off event.  Beginning on Fourth of July weekend and running all the way through the month of August, there will be something happening just about every weekend to fill your Summer with so much fun and excitement.  The kick off event Thursday night (4th of July) will begin with a live performance from Fast Ricky and the Wild Ones, followed by the illumination of lights in the sky with the highly anticipated fireworks.  Food and games for the kids are also available during this event.

3D Fireworks
Quassy Amusement & Water Park
2132 Middlebury Road
Lake Quassapaug, Route 64
Middlebury, CT 06762

Date: July 4, 2015 at night

This night event gives park goers the excitement of watching a thrilling fireworks presentation in special 3D format. The special effect 3D glasses are sold for $1 per person. Parking is offered for this event at $8 per vehicle plus the park admission price. Keep in mind that the fireworks presentation doesn’t start until evening, but you can make a day of this experience by getting to the park early, enjoying some fun in the sun and thrilling park rides, and stay for the evening festivities.

Fireworks And Light Show!
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park
822 Lake Ave.
Bristol, CT 06010

Date: July 4, 2015 at 10 p.m.

Lake Compounce is yet another great amusement park in Connecticut that offers a spectacular fire works demonstration along with a phenomenal laser show over the lake. Lasting well over 20 minutes, this presentation of lights will definitely cultivate that celebratory feeling as we celebrate our great America. Cost for this event is regular admission price, $40.99; children 3 and under are free and any person under 52 inches tall will be admitted at $30.99.

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Norwalk Summer Concert Series And Fireworks
Calf’s Pasture Beach
Calf’s Pasture Road
Norwalk CT
(203) 854-7806

Date: July 3, 2015 at Dusk

This annual event has become a favorite for Norwalk residents and surrounding areas. The entire list of programs include fun for the entire family, starting with local magician Amazing Andy, who wows children with unbelievable magic tricks each year. Followed by live music from DJ Nuzzo and a live performance by Jimmy and the Parrots, this already makes for a great evening. At dusk, let the fireworks begin. Admission is the cost per vehicle and is subject to change. Contact Norwalk Recreation and Parks for more information and scheduled rain date.

West Haven Independence Day Fireworks
Bradley Point Park
Captain Thomas Blvd.
West Haven, CT 06516

Date: July 2, 2015 at Dusk

West Haven and Greater New Haven residents gather together at Bradley Point Park to witness the largest fireworks show in the area. Each year the show captivates with live music and performances, great food, fun for the kids like rides and bounce houses. This is a free event. For more information and rain date contact West Parks and Recreation.

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Wanda Coppage is a resident of New Haven, CT where she works as a Music Director and On-Air personality for anUrban/AC radio station. Her passion for life, music and great entertainment is reflected in all of her endeavors, as a radio personality, thinker and writer, and all things that allow her to creatively express herself. Read more of her work on Examiner.com.