Happy Independence Day!

No matter what your celebrating style may be, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Fourth of July! 

Whether you are spending time indoors, over a nice family dinner or you’re having a big group of friends over for a cozy Summer evening bbq, there is always a way to have a good time.

If you’re like us and prefer to go all out on the 4th of July enjoying barbecues, festivals, parades, and firework displays, we’ve got you covered on South Florida’s best activities. 

Check out our list of 4th of July Celebrations in Connecticut for 2018!


Friday June 29, 2018

Simsbury: Celebrate America 
Friday June 29, 2018
Hear the country's classic marches performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  Bring a picnic.

Hamden Concert and Fireworks
Friday June 29, 2018
There will be music and a DJ in Town Center Park before fireworks.

Killingly Red, White and Blue BBQ and Fireworks
Friday June 29, 2018
Start your night with a 3.2-mile fun run, chicken BBQ, live music, and fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Saturday June 30, 2018

Candlewood Lake Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks over the lake--watch on the water or on the shore.

Windsor Locks Carnival and Fireworks
Thursday June 30, 2018
A fun, three-day, home-town carnival that ends with a bang on June 30.

CoventryFest and Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Lake Compounce 4th of July Fireworks in Bristol
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks free with park admission.

Lake Waramaug Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Fireworks are visible from just about any vantage point around the lake.

Lime Rock Park
Saturday June 30, 2018
Gates open at 6:30 pm for music and entertainment.

Hebron Picnic and Fireworks
Saturday June 30, 2018
Starting at 2 pm, enjoy a car show, live music and fireworks once it gets dark.

Sunday July 1, 2018

Barnum Palooza Fireworks
Sunday July 1, 2018
Fireworks begin at Seaside Park at 9:00 p.m.

Orange Independence Day Concert and Fireworks
Sunday July 1, 2018
Free summer music and fireworks. 

Monday July 2, 2018

East Haven Fireworks and Beach Party
Monday July 2, 2018
An all-day beach party followed by music and fireworks

Fairfield Fireworks
Monday July 2, 2018
From a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Music begins at 5pm at Jennings.

Westport Fireworks
Monday July 2, 2018
Fireworks show at Compo Beach. Tickets are $35 per carload and are first come, first served. Rain date July 3.

Tuesday July 3, 2018

Stratford Fireworks 
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Spend the day at Short Beach before the fireworks show starts at 9pm.

Madison Fireworks
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Held on waterfront area off West Wharf Beach.  Since parking is limited near the beach, plan to take the shuttle bus starting at 5:30 pm.

Naugatuck's 4th of July Fireworks Celebration 
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Entertainment, food, and a variety of family oriented activities before the fireworks. 

West Haven Independence Day Fireworks Show
Tuesday July 3, 2018
Music precedes the fireworks show off Bradley Point. Entertainment begins at 5:00 pm.

Wednesday July 4, 2018

4th of July "3-D" Fireworks at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Special show requires 3-D glasses. Parking is $10 (park admission extra).

Hartford Yard Goats Fireworks at Dunkin Donuts Stadium 
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Come see fireworks in the all-new D/D Stadium! 

New Britain Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
There will be live music and other entertainment at Stanley Quarter Park before the fireworks.

New Canaan Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Waveny Park opens at 5pm for picnicking and fun before the fireworks. Passes must be purchased in advance.

Ridgefield Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Ridgefield High School at dusk.  Parking passes required.

Rowayton Community Association Concert and Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Fireworks begin at 9:15. Enjoy the 30 minute firework show at Bailey Beach.

Weston Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Barbecue, music, and a magic show precede the big event. 

Wilton Fireworks
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Live bands perform before the fireworks.

New Haven Fireworks
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Doors at Wilbur Cross High School open at 6pm. Fireworks start at 9pm. Fire works are shot from East Rock Park. 

The Great American Boom in New Britain
Wednesday July 4, 2018
Join New Britain as they continue their annual tradition of fireworks at Stanley Quarter Park. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm.

Saturday July 7, 2018

Windsor Locks Fireman's Carnival Fireworks Display
Saturday July 7, 2018
Part of the three-day Carnival, so there's lots to do and eat before the show.

Darien High School Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
Parking passes must be purchased in advance to park on premises.

Greenwich Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
There will be displays at Greenwich Point Park (which will also include music) and Binney Park. Regular parking rules apply.

Manchester 4th of July Celebration
Saturday July 7, 2018
The fun begins in the bandshell at Manchester Community College with music and children's activities before the fireworks show.

Middletown Fireworks 
Saturday July 7, 2018
Music, food, and family fun starting at 5:00 pm.

New Milford Fireworks
Saturday July 7, 2018
Lions Club carnival and fireworks starting at 9:30 pm.

Sunday July 8, 2018

Enfield 4th of July Town Celebration
Sunday July 8, 2018
This three-day down-home celebration provides all children's rides and games, activities, entertainment, and fireworks for free on July 8. 

Ivoryton Village 4th of July Parade 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Downtown Ivoryton, CT

The Ivoryton Village 4th of July Parade kicks off at 10 a.m., followed by an Independence Day ceremony on the Ivoryton Green at 11 a.m. There is no rain date.


Independence Day Parade 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Route 1 Madison, CT

Parade will proceed west on Boston Post Road (Route 1) from Samson Rock Drive to the West Wharf Road and will end in the Surf Club. The parade will require road closures. Residents and motorists should expect traffic delays along the parade route between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Affected areas will include Boston Post Road (Route 1) and all intersecting roads between Wall Street/Samson Rock Drive and West Wharf Road.


Fourth of July Bike Parade & Lawn Games 2018

Jul 4, 2018 - Jul 4, 2018 Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT

This annual event is a bike parade that starts at the Five Corners in Southport Village with decorated bikes, scooters and wagons. The parade ends at the Great Lawn of Pequot Library for face painting, sack races, a hula hoop contest, Revolutionary Relay, crafts and an American History trivia contest. Hot dogs and drinks available.

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We hope you have a safe and fun holiday!