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2012 Fourth of July Firework Schedule for Connecticut

4th of July Fireworks in Connecticut
Written by Amber DelPrete

Fire up the grill and put on your American Flag t-shirt! It’s time to celebrate Independence Day! Here’s our complete 2012 guide to 4th of July Firework Displays happening across Connecticut.

Derby Shelton 4th of July Fireworks Display

Derby Shelton 4th of July Fireworks Display. Photo by Sean Henri.

Fire up the grill and put on your American Flag t-shirt!  It’s time to celebrate Independence Day!  Here’s our complete guide to 4th of July Firework  Displays happening across Connecticut.  Share your photos by tweeting to @CTWeekender and we’ll include them in a gallery on this page!

Friday, June 29th

Bridgeport – Seaside Park

Hamden — At Town Center Park. United States Coast Guard Swing Band will perform. (Rain Date June 30) [Link]

Killingly – Owen Bell Park 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 30th

Coventry — Sundown, Patriots Park, Lake St. (CoventryFest events start at 3:00 p.m.) [ Link ]

Danbury — Candlewood Lake At Dark [Link]

East Haven — Festivities begin at Noon. Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. at Town Beach. Rain date July 2 [Link]

Lakeville – Lime Rock Park 9 p.m. Rain date July 1

Norwich — 24th Annual July 4th Extravaganza [Link] and [Link]

Orange – Great Oak Road 9:45 p.m.

Monday, July 2nd

Westbrook- Water’s Edge Resort  9:30 p.m. Rain date- July 3

Tuesday, July 3rd

Bridgeport — Fireworks after Bridgeport Bluefish game

Derby — Along the Housatonic River. (Rain date July 5)

Milford — Westfield Connecticut Post Mall

Middletown — (Rain date July 6th)

New Britain — After Rock Cats game at New Britain Stadium

Norwalk — Calf Pasture Beach In East Norwalk. Festivities start @ 4:00 p.m. (Rain Date July 3) [Link]

Shelton — Along the Housatonic River. (Rain date July 5)

Stratford — Short Beach Park. Fun starts at 7:00, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (Rain Date July 5th) [Link]

Vernon — In Downtown Rockville at approx 9:40 p.m. (Rain date: July 5).

West Haven – Bradley Point Park 9 p.m.

Westport — Compo Beach at 9:15 p.m. (Rain date July 5th) [Link]

Wednesday, July 4th

Bristol – Lake Compounce 10 p.m.

Fairfield — Jennings or Penfield Beach (Rain Date July 5) [Link]

Madison — 9:30 p.m. The Surf Club (Rain Date July 6) [Link]

Middlebury — 3D Fireworks at Quassy Amusement Park [Link]

Naugatuck – Naugatuck High School 9:15 p.m.

New Britain — Stanley Quarter Park. Fireworks approx. 9:30 p.m.

New Canaan — Waveny Park, 9:15 p.m. Rain date July 5 [Link]

New Haven — East Rock Park 9 p.m.

Ridgefield — Ridgefield High School at Dusk (Rain Date July 7) [Link]

Rowayton — Bayley Beach (Rain Date July 5) [Link]

Weston — 9:20 p.m. Weston Middle School Field (Rain Date July 5) [Link]

Washington- Shepaug Region #12 School South St  9:15pm

Wilton — Wilton High School Athletic Complex [Link]

Thursday, July 5th

Meriden – Hubbard Park 9 p.m.

Friday, July 6th

Salem – Gardner Lake 9:30 p.m.

Windsor Locks — Veteran’s Memorial Park at 9:30 p.m. Part of Windsor Locks Fire Dept. Annual Carnival [Link]

Saturday, July 7th

Beacon Falls — Pent Road Recreation Area at dusk.

Bozrah – Camp Odetah 9:30 p.m.

East Hartford — Riverfest On Connecticut River. Entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m., Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. [Link]

Greenwich — Brinney Park at Dusk (Rain Date July 8) [Link]

Groton — 9:00 p.m. Thames River Waterfront [Link]

Hartford — Riverfest On Connecticut River. Entertainment begins at 4:00 p.m., Fireworks at 9:00 p.m. [Link]

Lebanon – Town Green 8:30 p.m.

Manchester — James Dutch Fogarty Independence Day Celebration, Manchester Community College (Rain date July 8). [Link]

New London — 9:00 p.m. Thames River Waterfront [Link]

New Milford – Fort Hill/Still Meadow 9: 30pm (rain date – July 8)

Orange – Orange Center Fairgrounds 8pm (rain date – July 8)

Portland — At the fairgrounds on Route 17A. Gates open 5:00 p.m.Torrington- Torrington Middle School 9pm

Stafford-  Middle School Complex 9pm

Wallingford- Hope Hill across from H.S. 9pm

About the author

Amber DelPrete

I love the outdoors, travelling and new adventures so writing for CT Weekender is a no-brainer. A CT native, my only significant time spent outside of this beautiful state was the year I lived in Kingston, Jamaica as a community advocate and volunteer. I thoroughly believe in my CT Weekender Team and hope you enjoy our content! Please send us thoughts and comments and submit events you would like to see posted.

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