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Find Fireworks for 4th of July in 2013 in Connecticut

Your guide to fireworks displays and events around the region.

Photo credit: Ronni Newton
Photo credit: Ronni Newton
By Jayme Kunze

Uncle Sam wants YOU to enjoy some fireworks this Fourth of July! 

Don't know where to go? 

Patch is here with a map of Connecticut fireworks displays to help you find the celebrations closest to you!

Summer 2013 Fireworks in Connecticut


Host: Celebrate America: The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition

Date: 7/3/2013

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Talcott Mountain Lawn at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows

Admission: $20 for adults and $5 for children

Details: Fireworks after the Concert, Carolyn Kuan conductor

Link: http://www.hartfordsymphony.org/2013/04/celebrate-america-the-annual-red-white-blue-tradition/ 


Host: Riverfest

Date: 7/6/2013

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford

Admission: Free

Details: Event begins at 4 p.m.; fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Link: http://www.riverfront.org/events/riverfest 


Host: July 4th Extravaganza

Date: 7/5/2013

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Marina at American Wharf, 1 American Wharf, Norwich, CT

Admission: Free

Details: Includes local bands, face painting, food vendors

Link: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary/july-4th-extravaganza/6298 


Host: Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: 7/7/2013

Time: 9:45 p.m.

Location: 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT

Admission: Free

Details: Follows a "Taste of Enfield," the Enfield Expo and more

Link: http://enfieldcelebration.org/events/home.shtml 


Host: The Great American Boom

Date: 7/4/2013

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, CT

Admission: $5 per wristband, $15 per family of four

Details: Events starts at 5 p.m. with petting zoo, pony rides, giant trampolines

Link: http://www.ctvisit.com/events/summary/great-american-boom/16789 


Host: 4th of July Celebration

Date: 7/4/2013

Time: 9:15 p.m.

Location: Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT

Admission: Free

Details: Parking is free at Jennings and Penfield beaches after 6 p.m.

Link: http://cal.fairfieldct.org/content/2765/2781/2799/default.aspx 


Host: 3D' Fireworks

Date: 7/4/2013

Time: After dark

Location: Quassy Amusement Park, Middlebury, CT

Admission: Viewing glasses $1, parking $7

Details: 

Link: http://www.quassy.com/plan-your-visit/events/ 


Host: Annual James "Dutch" Fogarty 4th of July Celebration

Date: 7/6/2013

Time: 9:30 p.m.

Location: Manchester Community College, 60 Bidwell Street, Manchester, CT

Admission: 

Details: Event starts at 4 p.m.

Link: http://calendar.townofmanchester.org/day.php?date=20130706 


Host: Branford Fireworks Display

Date: 6/22/2013

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Branford Point, Harbor Street, Branford, CT

Admission: 

Details: Rain date: June 23

Link: http://branfordrecreation.org/page/17993-Annual-Fireworks-Display 


Host: Sailfest Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: 7/13/2013

Time: 9 p.m.

Location: 124 State Street, New London, CT

Admission: Free

Details: 

Link: http://sailfestnl.org/fireworks/ 


Host: Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fireworks

Date: 6/28/2013

Time: 

Location: Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT

Admission: Free

Details: 20th anniversary! Rain date: 6/29/2013

Link: http://www.hamdenfireworks.org/ 


Host: July in the Sky

Date: 7/2/2013

Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Henry Park, Vernon, CT

Admission: Free

Details: Fireworks start around 9:40 p.m.

Link: http://vernon.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/schedule-for-rockville-portion-of-july-in-the-sky-released 


Host: Middletown Fireworks Festival

Date: 7/3/2013

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: 245 deKoven Dr, Middletown, CT

Admission: 

Details: 

Link: http://www.cityofmiddletown.com/controls/NewsFeed.aspx?FeedID=127 


Host: East Haven 13th Annual Fireworks/Beach Party

Date: 6/29/2013

Time: Noon to 9 p.m.

Location: Cosey Beach, 161 Cosey Beach Avenue, East Haven, CT

Admission: 

Details: 

Link: http://www.townofeasthavenct.org/pdf/mayor/Fireworks-press-0610-13.pdf 

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