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New Canaan Family Fourth of July Celebration @ Waveny Park
July 4, 2018
(Rain date July 5)

The 38th Annual New Canaan Family Fourth of July Celebration will be held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Waveny Park (Rain-date Thursday, July 5 – Fireworks Only).  

The late day activities will include family picnicking, live music, children’s games area, food court and a spectacular fireworks display.

Event passes are necessary to enter the park both by car or walking and may be purchased at the Recreation Department Office, Town Hall, Walter Stewarts and by New Canaan residents online at www.newcanaan.info. The 2018 pass fee is expected to be $35 for residents.

The Family Fourth of July Celebration is made possible entirely through contributions from New Canaan residents, the business community, and local civic organizations.

Waveny Park
677 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 06840

Walter Stewart’s is your local destination for all of your summer entertaining needs! Check out their summer collection of Caspari, PPD and Simply Baked! Make your life easy and order your picnic for pick up! They have delicious, summery selections, from Buttermilk Fried Chicken to Grilled Lemon Chicken Kabob and from Baja Shrimp Wraps to Lobster Salad Rolls! Their easy-to-carry picnic boxes come with your choice of meal (entree, sides and rolls), a dessert and a beverage as well as utensils. Buy 4 Picnics, Save $5! Buy 6, Save $10! Order online HERE. Family Fourth Waveny passes are available for purchase at Walter Stewarts through July 3rd at their customer service desk.



Darien Fireworks @ Darien High School
July 7, 2018
(Rain date July 8)

The Town of Darien’s fireworks display RETURNS Saturday, July 7th with a rain date of Sunday, July 8th at the Darien High School. Parking passes will be on sale at Town Hall from June 25th through July 6th from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Pedestrians are free.

Enjoy local food vendors and the Community Band and a brand new performance from Lackluster Brother!

There will also be a sensory-friendly location for viewers.

Thanks to the Darien Parks and Recreation Department for hosting the fireworks as well as these generous sponsors for their continued support; the Town of Darien, Darien Chamber of Commerce, Baywater Properties, Darien Sport Shop/NFL, First County Bank, PG Properties, Macguire, Cheswick & Tuttle, Rings End, WRE, LLC/Halstead, Nielsen’s Florist, Darien Times, Merrill Lynch, Dolcetti Orchard Tree Care Specialists, Rand Insurance and Darien Toy Box.

Please direct any questions to the Darien Parks and Recreation Department at (203) 656-7325

Darien High School
80 High School Lane
Darien, CT 06820

Expect nothing but the freshest, most delicious food at Palmer’s—morning, noon or night! Check out their online menu available for in-store pick up or delivery…a serious time saver! They require at least 24 hours notice on all orders so be sure to order ahead. Oh, and beware of the Herb Potato Chips…they are highly addictive!

RCA July 4th Fireworks @ Bayley Beach
July 4, 2018

Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Wednesday evening, July 4. The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15 pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.

Parking and Traffic:
Access to parking at Bayley Beach will be according to daytime rules. For Bayley Beach rules and regulations, visit the Sixth Taxing District’s website.

Vehicles with a Bayley Beach sticker will be admitted.

A $40 Special Event Parking Fee will be charged to non-residents.

Residents will need to bring their beach walk in passes to avoid being charged.

It is strongly recommended that you walk to the fireworks and Summer Music Festival. There will be less parking at the beach this year since parking is no longer allowed on the baseball field. All overflow parking will be located at Rowayton School.

For fire safety issues, street parking is not allowed in the vicinity of Bayley Beach. Please observe all parking rules as to not jeopardize future 4th of July events. This has happened in the past and Rowayton was unable to have fireworks for 5 years.

A drop off lane will be offered at the guard shack as you enter Bayley Beach. Drop off your passengers, coolers and other goods and then proceed to park at Rowayton School.

To help fund the Fireworks, generous contributions have been made by the Sixth Taxing District, Wee Burn, Roton Point, the Tokeneke Club, the Belle Island Association, the Rowayton Beach Association and the Pine Point Association.

Click here for more information.


Bayley Beach
11 Rocky Point Road
Norwalk, CT 06853

Rowayton School
1 Roton Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06853

Compo Beach Westport Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
July 2, 2018
(Rain date July 3)

Sponsored by the Westport Police Athletic League, this spectacular event provides a wonderful fireworks display at dark at Compo Beach. Parking tickets are required for entrance for a fee and are usually available one month prior to the event.

Visit the town website for more information.

Compo Beach
60 Compo Beach Road
Westport, CT 06880

Independence Day Fireworks Show @ Penfield or Jennings Beaches
Monday, July 2, 2018
(Rain date July 3)

Come Celebrate Independence Day with an explosive Grucci Firework show. Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 PM, from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches.

Entertainment from 6:00 – 8:45 PM at Jennings Beach  – Sand Jam DJ, Marvin Parsons
Entertainment from 6:45 – 9:00 PM at Penfield Beach  – To be announced

Beach Parking lots can be accessed either with a Season Beach Sticker or by purchasing a Daily Pass for $50.00 per vehicle (cash only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 300 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 100 vehicles at Penfield Beach.  A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of the fireworks.

Lots will fill. Plan on getting there early so as not to be disappointed.

Traffic Information: Police Press Release

Please remember that Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted on Town beaches and you will not be permitted to bring your own grill.

In the case of inclement weather, please call 203-256-3144.

Jennings Beach
880 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Penfield Beach
323 Fairfield Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Fireworks and Entertainment @ Calf Pasture Beach
July 3, 2018
(Rain date July 5)

5:30 PM Kids show “The Amazing Andy Show”
6:00 PM Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo
8:00 PM Norwalk Recreation and Parks Proud to Present “BonJourney”

Fireworks will start at Sun-Down

For Weather Cancellations, please call 203-854-7938

Calf Pasture Beach
Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, CT 06851

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