FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Get your red, white and blue on. July 4 festivities are upon us with towns across Fairfield County gearing up to show their patriotic pride.
The following is a sampling of activities for securing the best perch for picnics and pyrotechnics. Feel free to add more in our comments section below.
Friday, June 26th, Bridgeport: The Barnum Festival Skyblast Fireworks begin at Seaside Park at dusk with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks Fun: http://barnumfestival.com/ .
Saturday, June 27, Danbury: The annual fireworks celebration takes place at Candlewood Lake starting at dusk. Fireworks Fun: www.candlewoodlakeauthority.org/ . Rain date on June 28th.
Thursday, July 2, Danbury: Entertainment begins at 6 p.m. at Danbury Fair Mall and includes music by Fast Ricky and The Wild Ones, inflatables for the kids, and a food and beer tent. Fireworks begin at dusk. Fireworks Fun: www.danburyfairmall.com/ .
Thursday, July 2, Stamford: Head to Cummings Park, where entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with music by DJ More than Music; fireworks start at 9 p.m. Fireworks Fun: www.stamfordct.gov/. Rain date: July 3rd
Friday, July 3, Norwalk: Calf Pasture Beach is where the action is; music starts at 5:30 p.m. with the Amazing Andy Show (magic, juggling, comedy, audience participation) followed by DJ Nuzzo and Jimmy & The Parrots, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Fireworks Fun: www.norwalkct.org/. Rain date is July 5.
Friday, July 3, Darien: Watch the sky light up over Darien High School; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks Fun : (203) 803-7003. Rain date is Sunday, July 5.
Friday, July 3, Fairfield: Fireworks explode around 9:15 p.m. from a barge off of Long Island Sound meaning the best viewing is either at Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Fireworks Fun: (203) 256-3144, www.fairfieldct.org/fireworks /. Rain date: July 4th.
Friday, July 3, Westport: Watch the sky light up at Compo Beach where year after year residents gather to celebrate America's birthday. Fireworks Fun: www.westportpal.org/ . Rain date is July 6.
Friday, July 3, Greenwich: Relax at Binney Park with pre-fireworks entertainment by Music by the Sound Beach Community starting at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:10 p.m. Fireworks Fun: www.greenwichct.org/ . Rain date is July 5.
Saturday, July 4, New Canaan: Head to Waveny Park for a spectacular lightshow that begins at 9 p.m. But come earlier -- anytime after 5 p.m. -- for activities that include picnicking, live music, and lots of food and drink options. Fireworks Fun: www.newcanaan.info/ .
Saturday, July 4, Bridgeport : The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is where you can both watch the Bluefish light up the opposition; then enjoy a light show post game. Fireworks Fun: www.bridgeportbluefish.com/ .
Saturday, July 4, Ridgefield: Ridgefield High School is where picnicking starts at 6 p.m. with the pyrotechnics begining shortly after dusk. Fireworks Fun: www.ridgefieldct.org/ . Rain date is July 5.
Saturday, July 4, Rowayton: Rowayton fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach starting at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks Fun: www.rowaytonct.com /.
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