*Update: The fireworks show has been postponed until next Sunday, July 11, owing to inclement weather*
Independence Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to incorporate fireworks into your plans! There are some fantastic firework celebrations, festivals, and parades happening in and around the New Canaan area this coming weekend!
New Canaan’s 40th annual Family Fourth of July Celebration is happening at Waveny Park on Saturday, July 3rd. This event is limited to New Canaan residents and their guests because of the risks of the lingering pandemic.
The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and will include family picnicking, gourmet food trucks, live music by Mind the Gap (5:30 p.m. to 7:15) and the Town Band (7:30 p.m. to 9:15), and finally, a fireworks show to finish the night.
For more information and ticket sales visit the town website.
For those who may not be New Canaan residents or are looking for something else, don’t fret! There are still plenty of other events in nearby Connecticut towns that are just as fantastic!
Stamford has a few local events that you and your family are sure to enjoy! There will be a 15-20 minute firework show happening July 3rd at 9 p.m. that will be visible from the downtown area. Unfortunately, residents are asked to view the show from their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will also be a reading of the Declaration of Independence the following day (July 4th) from 11 a.m. to noon at the Stamford History Center. It will be read by history center board member Rick Peterson in full colonial attire. For more information visit their website here.
Still looking for fireworks near you? Check out what Greenwich has to offer!
On July 3rd and July 5th there will be fireworks shows at Greenwich Point Park, each starting around 9:10 p.m. There will also be a raising of the American flag in front of the Greenwich Town Hall on the 4th of July at 9 a.m.
All in all, there are plenty of activities to do in and around the New Canaan area when celebrating this national holiday. Although things are not completely back to normal because of the pandemic, there is still so much you can do to enjoy your 4th with friends and family.
For a full list of currently published fireworks events around the state, visit https://www.ctvisit.com/articles/connecticut-fireworks-2021