by Charles A. Monagan
Jun 28, 2012
01:54 PMOn Connecticut
Bing, Bang, Boom
Things start to get loud this weekend, with fireworks galore from one end of Connecticut to the other. Here's a wrap-up for the week ahead.
The Barnum Festival kicks off with fireworks at Seaside Park June 29 at dusk. Rain date is July 14.
Bridgeport Bluefish will offer fireworks at 500 Main St. after the game on Tuesday, July 3. Rain date is July 14.
Lake Compounce is offering its annual fireworks celebration on Wednesday, July 4, at 10 p.m. General admission applies.
Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 p.m. at Foley Farm Field. Rain date is July 22.
Kurtz Farm will feature fireworks on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
Fireworks over Coventry Lake June 30,. Rain date July 1.
The Danbury Volunteer Firemans Council will offer fireworks at dusk on Saturday, June 30, at the island at Candlewood Lake. Rain date is July 1.
Danbury Fair Mall will feature fireworks at Danbury Municipal Airport on Tuesday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
Town of Darien will offer fireworks on Sunday, July 1, at 9:15 p.m. at Darien High School. Rain date is July 3.
Woodway Country Club will offer fireworks on Tuesday, July 3, at 9 p.m. on the country club grounds. Rain date is July 5.
East Haven will hold its 12th annual Fireworks & Beach Party on East Haven Beach from noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Music and food at noon. Fireworks begin at dark. Street access to the beach will be limited beginning at 10 a.m. Cosey Beach Avenue will be closed from the intersection of Second Avenue to Philips Street. Coe Avenue will be closed from the Bradford Street intersection to the beach. Rain date is Monday, July 2.
The 12th Annual Celebrate East Lyme fireworks go off over Niantic Bay on July 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 8, at 9:45 p.m. at Enfield Town Green.
Fairfield Parks and Rec will feature fireworks on a barge off Jennings Beach on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m.
Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 13, at 9:30 p.m. for the Tunxis Hose Fireman’s Carnival at Union School, 173 School St., Unionville.
Fireworks displays at Binney Park, Hillside Road and Greenwich Point Park July 7 at dusk. Rain date July 8.
Fireworks at Subfest scheduled to go off June 29 at the Sub Base in New London, have been CANCELLED.
Guilford will offer a day of music, activities and fireworks on Saturday, July 14, with entertainment from 4 to 7 p.m. on the town green and fireworks starting at 9:25 p.m. at Guilford Fairgrounds on Lovers Lane. Parking ($3) is limited. Rain date is Sunday.
Hamden has its fireworks display Friday, June 29, at Town Center Park at Meadowbrook, 2761 Dixwell Ave. The U.S. Coast Guard Masters of Swing performs at 7:30 p.m. before the fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date for the fireworks is Sunday; concert will still be held at Hamden High School auditorium Friday.
Mohegan Sun's Riverfest 2012 takes place July 7, 4-9:30 p.m. Spectacular fireworks will explode over the Connecticut River at 9:00 p.m. Fireworks can be viewed from Charter Oak Landing and Riverfront Plaza in Hartford, as well as from Founder's Plaza and Great River Park in East Hartford.Rain date July 8.
Fireworks are scheduled for Friday, July 27, at 9:30 p.m. at Berg Field. Rain date is July 28.
Fireworks will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. at 65 Kenmont Road. Rain date is July 7.
Fireworks June 29 at Owen Bell Park in Dayville at 9:15 p.m.
Madison’s fireworks display is Wednesday, July 4, at West Wharf Beach at dark. Rain date is Friday.
Manchester Independence Day Committee will sponsor fireworks at Manchester Community College on Saturday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 8.
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 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 will celebrate on Tuesday, July 3, with music from 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9 p.m. at Westfield Connecticut Post Mall. Rain date is Thursday, July 5.
The town will sponsor fireworks at Naugatuck High School on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
New Britain Rock Cats will offer fireworks at New Britain Stadium on Friday, June 29, after the 6:35 p.m. baseball game. Fireworks will also be offered on July 3 after the 7:05 p.m. game. and on July 13 after a 7:05 p.m. game.
The town will sponsor fireworks at Stanley Quarter Park on Wednesday, July 4, at 9 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
New Haven fireworks are Wednesday, July 4, at 9:15 p.m. at East Rock Park. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. on the summit of East Rock. Park at North Meadows on Davis Street in Hamden and take the shuttle bus. East Rock’s parking lots and the road to the summit will be closed all day, and the city will charge a $5 entrance fee to the park. A shuttle service will run between the base and the summit from 5-8:45 p.m., with return trips after the show. All spectators will be required to use the shuttle bus to leave the summit. No pedestrian traffic allowed on the East Rock roads after 8 p.m. The city also suggests these other public viewing locations: Blake Field, 1080 State St. (parking at Blake Rink/Mitchell Drive Lots); Wilbur Cross High School football stadium, Mitchell Drive (parking at Wilbur Cross High School and ancillary Mitchell Drive lots); College Woods Interior, Mitchell Drive/Cold Spring Road/Livingston Street (limited street parking is allowed); Rice Field, English Drive off View Street (pedestrian access only). Rain date is July 6.
Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 21, at 9:30 p.m. at Mill Pond Park.
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.
The New Milford Fireworks Celebration will be held Saturday, July 7, in downtown New Milford with a ceremony and music starting at 6:30 p.m. Bank Street will be closed to traffic at 5 p.m. At or about 9:30 p.m., when the sky is dark, the fireworks display will kick off from Still Meadow, and patriotic music will be played on Bank Street. Fort Hill Road, Peagler Hill and Town View will be closed to traffic during the fireworks display. In the event of rain, fireworks only will be held the following day.
Fireworks July 3 at dusk at Calf Pasture Beach, Beach Road and Sandy Beach. Rain date July 5.
Fireworks go off at the Marina at American Wharf on June 30 at 7 p.m.
Orange celebrates on Saturday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. with a program honoring the town’s 190th anniversary, followed by a concert featuring the Bernadettes. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, ($5 parking fee). Snacks and drinks will be sold. Rain date is July 8.
The Town of Oxford will host a fireworks display at Great Oak High School on Friday, June 29, at 9:45 p.m. Rain date is June 30.
The Portland Fireworks Committee will sponsor fireworks at Portland Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 7, at 9 p.m. Rain date is July 8.
Fireworks July 1 at Rotary Park at 9:15. Rain date July 7.
The Silver Spring Country Club will offer fireworks on the country club grounds on Saturday, June 30, at 9 p.m. Rain date is July 1.
In Salisbury, the fireworks have been moved up to Saturday, June 30, because the July 4 falls on a Wednesday. The Annual Fireworks Extravaganza is being held at the Lime Rock Park race track, with a rain date of Sunday, July 1. Lime Rock Park will open at 6 p.m., and refreshment stands will be open on the grounds, though guests are invited to bring their own picnics. The fireworks take place around 9 p.m. Admission is $15 per vehicle, and walk-ins are $5 each.
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.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra sponsors fireworks at Simsbury Meadows on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. Rain date is June 30.
Summer Fest July 2 noon-9 at Stafford High School. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Rockrimmon Country Club will offer fireworks on Saturday, June 30, at 9 p.m. on the country club grounds. Rain dates is July 1.
Fireworks on the shore at Short Beach off Main Street July 3 at 9:30. Rain date July 5.
Torrington is sponsoring its 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.
Fireworks July 3 at dusk. View from henry Park or Downtown Rockville. Park opens at 6 p.m. Rain date July 5.
Wallingford will have fireworks Saturday, July 7, at Sheehan High School, Hope Hill Road, beginning shortly after 9 p.m. No rain date.
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.
Waters Edge Annual Fireworks Spectacular on July 2 begins at 2 p.m. with activities for kids on the Great Lawn, with entertainment at 5 p.m. Fireworks go off at dusk. Rain date July 3.
West Haven fireworks will be held Tuesday, July 3, at Bradley Point beginning at dusk. Cars will be directed to designated parking areas. Rain date Thursday, July 5.
Fireworks display July 4 at Weston Middle School Field. Rain date July 5.
Fireworks display July 3 at Compo Beach. Rain date July 5. Fireworks tickets ($30 per car) are required and must be purchased in advance at the Westport Parks and Recreation Office or at the Police Department.
Fireworks display July 4 at Wilton High School Athletic Complex at dusk.
The Windsor Locks Fire Department Annual Carnival takes place July 6 at Veterans Memorial Park. Fireworks at 9:30.Bing, Bang, Boom