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New Haven’s Celebrating the 4th of July With Fireworks (Almost) All Month Long

New Haven, CT Fireworks

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than New Haven County to celebrate Independence Day, and this year’s celebrations include enough fireworks, parades and festivities to keep you and your family busy through mos of July!

July 2nd:

Meriden will host its Independence Day fireworks celebration at 9 p.m. in Hubbard Park. The Mighty Soul Drivers will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., followed by  In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for July 3rd.

July 3rd:

Downtown Naugatuck, Old Firehouse Road. Fourth of July festivities include entertainment, food and family-friendly activities beginning at 6 p.m., with fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Rain date is July 5th

July 4th:

• East Rock Park in New Haven will begin celebrations at 4 p.m. with live music, horse-drawn carriage rides, soldier and sailor monument tours, food and fireworks at 9 p.m. Shuttle buses to park summit will be available. For more info, call 203-946-8378 or visit

2012 Madison parade
photo by Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register

• The 35th Annual Madison Independence Day Parade themed “America’s First Responders” begins at 11 a.m. in in the Super Stop and Shop parking lot, winds through the center of Madison, and concludes at the Surf Club.  This year’s parade will feature nearly 100 community groups, floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, trucks, bicycles and a number of professional performance groups. For more information, contact parade chairman Mike Catalano at 203-645-2147 or:

• Middlebury’s  Quassy Amusement Park will host 3D fireworks beginning at 10 p.m. Viewing glasses will be available for $1. Parking $7.

• West Haven’s Bradley Point Park will host an estimated 100,000 people to watch the Savin Rock Fireworks Committee launch the region’s largest Independence Day fireworks show.  Live music courtesy of The Navels will be held at the Savin Rock bandstand from 7–9 p.m., with fireworks immediately following.

July 5th:

• Wallingford, Sheehan High grounds. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m., weather permitting No rain date.

• Orange Fairgrounds,  celebrations begin at 6:30 p.m., (rain date July 6th)

 July 12th:

• Beacon Falls, Pent Road Recreation Complex  9 p.m.

• Guilford fireworks, Guildford Fairgrounds, 7:30 p.m.

July 19th

Ansonia fireworks, Nolan Field, 9 p.m.

What is your favorite Fourth of July activity and fireworks venue in New Haven County? Share your memories of Independence Day celebrations with us!


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