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CLICK HERE for 2011 July 4th Fireworks Schedule

How will your family celebrate Independence Day this year?

If your family is anything like ours, viewing at least one annual July 4th Fireworks display is a must!  Thus, we have researched the 2010 Independence Day weekend schedule for surrounding Fairfield County Fireworks…..

NEW CANAAN:  The Town has released the details of the 30th Annual New Canaan Family 4th Fireworks … Set for Sunday, July 4, 2010, at Waveny Park (the rain date is Monday, July 5th).  This year the event is planned to spark the interest of the entire family with children’s inflatable bouncers, magician The Great Siroco, the Town Band, glow necklaces, and soda and ice cream. 

The park will open to the public at 5:00pm; entry will only be allowed with a pass. The fireworks display is expected to start around 9:15pm.

The celebration is funded entirely by the sale of passes ($30 per car or per walk-in family). Residents may elect to make an additional donation to the event when purchasing a pass online by clicking on “Make a Donation” on the “Summary of Charges” page.

New Canaan Residents can buy a pass online direct from the town, or you can purchase one in person at the Recreation Department offices at Waveny Castle through July 2nd or at the Town Hall on July 3rd from 10am to 2pm.  Proof of residency is required.  A limited number of non-resident passes are available at the Recreation Department Office for $60 per pass.

In case of inclement weather, information will be available by calling 203.594.3610, by logging into or by tuning into cablevision channel 79.  The raindate is Monday, July 5th.

WESTPORT:  Friday, July 2, 2010, 9:15 – 10:15pm
Compo Beach
Westport, CT 06880
Note: Fireworks will be held on Friday, July 2, 2010; Rain date is Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

Fireworks tickets will be on sale at the Westport Parks and Recreation office during business hours later in June and also will be available at Police Headquarters any time. All tickets must be purchased in advance. COST: $30.00 PER CAR.

We will add the date when tickets will be for sale, when known.

On the day of the fireworks Compo Beach will close at 4:00 pm and reopen at 5:00 pm for Fireworks ticket holders.

Fireworks go off approximately @ 9:15pm.  CLICK HERE for updates.

Entertainment and Fireworks for the whole family – For the kids, the Amazing Andy Show with Performance beginning at 5:30pm and The Bossy Frog Band performance starting at 6:30pm.  Entertainment at Shady Beach:  Dance to the music with DJ NUZZO beginning at 6:00pm, followed by The Bill Genuario Band with performance starting at 8:00pm, and continuing AFTER the fireworks display.   Fireworks to begin just after 9:00pm.   Rain Date is July 5th

ROWAYTON, Norwalk:  July 4, 2010, Bayley Beach and Pinkney Park, Residents $20 per car, non-residents $10 each, walk ins free. Music at 6PM, Fireworks at dusk. Rain date: July 5. 

STAMFORD:  Sadly, it appears Budget cuts have snuffed out Stamford’s Fourth of July fireworks for 2010, city officials said.

In response to the mayor’s calls for slashed spending across all city departments, no money is budgeted for the holiday display, held annually in Cummings Park.

If no donor steps in to pay for the event, it would be the first time in at least 50 years the city did not have a fireworks show. City Parks Department Superintendant Mickey Docimo said the fireworks have lit up the sky each July “as far back as I can remember.”

“I can’t remember a year since I’ve been born when there’s been no fireworks,” said Docimo, 48, who grew up on Cove Road.

City officials said the main reason for cancelling the event was not the fireworks’ cost, but overtime expenses associated with the celebration.  Stay tuned….

Did you ever wonder what Connecticut State Law said about fireworks?  Well, we’ve got the answer:  CT Law Regarding Consumer Fireworks and Display Fireworks.

Other things to do on Independence Day 2010:

July 4th Annual Push-n-Pull Parade — DARIEN, CT   July 4, 2010 

Start stocking up on red, white and blue streamers and decorations so you’re ready to wrap your bikes and Radio Flyer wagons and join more than 2,000 of your closest friends this July 4th in the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk 5th Annual Push-n-Pull Parade! It’s a party from the beginning of the route, where, at Goodwives Shopping Center at 10:00am, Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children will be entertaining the waiting crowd, through the parade which will be led by an authentic fife & drum band, all the way to the end of the parade, where major festivities continue at Tilley Pond Park, where there will be live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, the Great Sirico magician, a craft fair, and tons of food and ice cream. Insider tip: get to Goodwives early in order to get a good spot in the line which means you get to be at the front of the parade. It’s more fun to be in the lead. This is THE event of the summer in Darien, hoards of people come out for it, the stroll along the Post Road is fun and leisurely, you see everyone you know, and the party at Tilley Pond afterwards is great for the whole family.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Celebrate Independence Day — Kent, CT
July 4, 2010

Celebrate Independence Day with hands-on activities, and and outdoor bell-ringing ceremony at the Sloane-Stanley Museum. Location: Route 7. Time: noon – 4 p.m. Cost: adults, $8; children, $5. Information: 860-927-3849 or visit

Independence Day — Mystic, CT
July 4, 2010
Join Mystic Seaport for food, games and a special 1876 Independence Day ceremony this Fourth of July. The fun begins with a noontime picnic on the Village Green, complete with classic American fare. Kids, take part in our children’s parade at 1 p.m. and test their knowledge in an old-fashioned spelling bee. Stay for an 1876 Independence Day ceremony and a concert by the Silver Cornet Band.  Location: Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue. Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: Museum admission: Information: 888-973-2767 or visit