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Fireworks in Connecticut for 2023

Connecticut offers a wonderful array of fireworks displays throughout the year, particularly during special events and holidays. From community celebrations to professional showcases, fireworks in Connecticut create stunning spectacles that light up the night sky and ignite a sense of excitement and joy.

Independence Day celebrations in Connecticut often feature magnificent fireworks displays. Towns and cities across the state host their own events, including parades, live music, and, of course, fireworks. Some popular locations for Independence Day fireworks include Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, and Westport.

Fireworks in Connecticut

2023 Fireworks in Connecticut

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June 3rd

Wethersfield Fireworks Extravaganza! Join us from 5 to 10 pm at Cove Park for an unforgettable evening starting at 5pm. Kick off the festivities with a delightful social hour. Don’t forget to bring your own picnic dinner or explore the delectable offerings from our fantastic food vendors.

Come to the Cove Park in the historic and cultural district of Wethersfield. Starting at 5:00pm enjoy DJ fun by CNT Entertainment, food trucks, vendors, face painting, henna tattoo, balloon art, Roaming Railroad, and more. Dance with Dance 10 at 6:00pm and Leaf Jumpers Band at 7:00pm. Fireworks at 9:00pm.

FREE shuttle bus service will be provided from the Pitkin Community Center (30 Greenfield Street) to the Solomon Welles House (220 Hartford Avenue) starting at 5:00 pm and running continuously until 10:30 pm.

June 10th

LEGO® NINJAGO® Make-N-Take Event with Fireworks after the game The Yard Goats host the Yankees affiliate, with gates opening at 4:30pm

June 17th

Prepare your bib and get ready to indulge in a delectable and mouthwatering barbecue experience at the annual Sun BBQ Fest, taking place at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, June 17th and Sunday, June 18th, 2023. Catch the amazing fireworks display at approximately 9:15pm on Saturday, June 17th!*

*There is no rain date. In the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be cancelled. That announcement would be made day of, by 2:00pm.

June 24th

Town of East Haven’s Annual Fireworks and Beach Party. Get ready for a day filled with delectable food, endless fun, and live entertainment at this year’s event, continuing the tradition of past extravaganzas. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

12:00pm – 2:00pm: Wednesday Bowling League Join in the friendly competition of the Wednesday Bowling League, a fantastic way to kick off the day.

2:30pm – 4:30pm: Start Me Up (Rolling Stones Tribute) Experience the electrifying energy and timeless hits of the Rolling Stones with Start Me Up, a tribute band that will have you rocking and rolling.

5:00pm – 7:00pm: The Nu Groove Get ready to groove to the infectious beats of The Nu Groove, as they bring their unique blend of soul, funk, and R&B to the stage.

7:30pm – 9:00pm: Wanted DOA (Bon Jovi Tribute) Don’t miss Wanted DOA, a remarkable Bon Jovi tribute band that will take you on a musical journey with their captivating performances and iconic hits.

Come and join us for a day filled with incredible music, mouthwatering food, and non-stop entertainment. This event is not to be missed!

Join The Hartford Yard Goats for a special event as we honor and express our gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in the military, both past and present. The Yard Goats, the proud hosts of the Tigers affiliate, invite you to be part of this meaningful celebration. The gates will open at 4:30 PM, allowing ample time for you to enjoy the pre-game activities. This game is proudly presented by the Better Business Bureau Serving Connecticut, supporting our local community. Fireworks after the game.

Hebron Lions Fireworks at the Hebron Lions Fairgrounds: The date has been set for the Hebron Lions Fireworks for Saturday June 24th (rain date Sunday June 25th). Gates open at 4pm for all to enjoy the touch a truck and food vendors.

June 28th

Get ready to kick off summer in style as the Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks makes its triumphant return on June 28! Join us from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the campus of Stafford High School for a fantastic evening filled with live music by the talented Loveland Hill Band. Indulge your taste buds with a variety of sought-after food trucks, and engage in friendly competition with lawn games and fun activities for all ages. The highlight of the night will be a dazzling pyrotechnics display that will light up the sky in a mesmerizing spectacle. As a cornerstone town event, we invite you to gather with your friends and family for an unforgettable experience at the Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks.

June 29th

Don’t miss out on the Westport Fireworks Spectacular! Secure your tickets today as they are now available for purchase. Experience a dazzling display of fireworks set against the picturesque backdrop of Compo Beach.

Raindate is June 30th

Please note that this is a ticketed event, and tickets can be obtained from two convenient locations. Visit the Westport Police Department at 50 Jesup Road or the Parks and Recreation Office at 260 Compo Road South to secure your tickets. The price is $50 per vehicle, and payment can be made in cash or by check.

June 30th

Join us for July 4th Fireworks, Friday, June 30 Rain Date: Sunday, July 9th at Litchfield High School, 14 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield. NO PARKING will be allowed on Constitution Way

Prepare for a breathtaking display of fireworks as the annual celebration returns to Hamden Town Center Park on June 30th! It’s time to gather your loved ones, pack your picnic baskets, and join us for an unforgettable night of vibrant colors and thrilling excitement. To add to the enchantment, the renowned Hamden Symphony Orchestra will deliver a special performance. Don’t miss this opportunity to create cherished memories. Mark your calendars and get ready to light up the night sky together!

Celebrate America at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival at Simsbury Meadows. Experience the exhilaration of “Celebrate America!” at the renowned Talcott Mountain Music Festival, held at Simsbury Meadows. Get ready to ignite your summer with this beloved Connecticut tradition! But the excitement doesn’t end there! As the concert reaches its grand finale, be captivated by a breathtaking display of fireworks that will illuminate the night sky. Marvel at the vibrant colors and explosive beauty, creating a truly unforgettable spectacle.

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Shelton/Derby Fireworks on Friday, June 30th! Secure yourself a prime spot, bring along your preferred Connecticut snacks, and indulge in the finest selection of CT beer, wine, and liquor as we come together to celebrate Independence Day with a magnificent fireworks display.

Mark your calendars for the spectacular Stratford Fireworks event! Join us on Friday, June 30th at the stunning Short Beach for an evening of enchantment and awe. In case of inclement weather, we have a rain date set for Wednesday, July 5th. Don’t miss this dazzling display of lights and colors in the sky.

Fireworks Extravaganza at Seaside Park, Bridgeport Make sure to mark June 30th on your calendar for an unforgettable evening of fireworks at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. Join us as we light up the night sky with a mesmerizing display of colors, sparkles, and bursts of joy. Don’t miss out on this incredible experience that will leave you in awe. See you there!

Stafford Motor Speedway Firecracker Race and Fireworks Get ready for an exhilarating evening of short track racing and an electrifying fireworks display at the Midstate Site Development Firecracker 30 & Fireworks After Dark! It’s the perfect combination of adrenaline-pumping action and dazzling pyrotechnics.

July 1st

Fireworks Spectacular at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park Mark your calendars for an extraordinary fireworks display on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at dusk. Join us at both Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park for an enchanting evening filled with awe-inspiring lights and breathtaking colors. In the event of inclement weather, the shows will be rescheduled for Saturday, September 2, at both locations. And if the weather doesn’t cooperate on September 2, don’t worry! There will be a fantastic show at Greenwich Point Park on Sunday, September 3. Don’t miss out on this double dose of dazzling fireworks!

Stamford Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 1 at both Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park at dusk.  If July 1 is rained out, the shows will be rescheduled for Saturday, September 2 at both Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. If the shows are rained out for September 2, there will be one show at Greenwich Point Park on Sunday, September 3.

Regular entry rules for Greenwich Point apply. Vehicle access to Point Closes at 8 pm or earlier if parking capacity is reached.

Fairfield Beach Fireworks Join us for a mesmerizing fireworks display at Fairfield’s Jennings and Penfield beaches. The evening sky will come alive with a stunning showcase of lights and colors at 9:15 pm. Bring your family and friends to witness this magical event and create lasting memories. Don’t miss out on the Fairfield Beach Fireworks extravaganza!

Trumbull Day: A Festive Celebration for the Whole Family Trumbull Day is an exciting and enjoyable family event that promises endless fun. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering food options, explore an array of vendors, and experience the thrill of carnival rides and games. The little ones will be entertained with delightful children’s entertainment, while the main stage showcases talented local bands. As the day winds down, get ready for a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the night sky. Come and join us for a day filled with joy, laughter, and unforgettable memories at Trumbull Day!

Save the Date for the Middletown Fireworks Festival on Saturday, July 1, 2023, with a rain date of Sunday, July 2, 2023, for an unforgettable celebration. The festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. at deKoven Drive, where the festival will commence. Get ready to indulge in a fantastic lineup of live music, delectable food trucks, and more at DeKoven Drive and Harbor Park from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. As the night sky darkens, brace yourself for the grand finale—a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this incredible event that promises an evening of fun, music, mouthwatering food, and a dazzling pyrotechnic showcase.

July 2nd

Come and be part of the spectacular Norwich Harbor Fireworks, as we conclude the Rose Arts Weekend with a thrilling tribute to our country’s independence. Join us for a night filled with celebration, where the sky will ignite with brilliant bursts of light and color. It’s an event you don’t want to miss, so mark your calendars and join us in honoring our nation’s freedom at the Norwich Harbor Fireworks!

Prepare to be mesmerized as the Rowayton Fireworks illuminate the night sky from Bayley Beach on Sunday, July 2nd, commencing at around 9:00pm. For approximately 30 minutes, experience a breathtaking spectacle of colorful explosions and awe-inspiring pyrotechnics. In the event of inclement weather, don’t worry! We have a rain date scheduled for Wednesday, July 5th. Don’t miss this enchanting event that will leave you in awe. Join us at Rowayton Fireworks for an unforgettable evening of celebration!

Waterbury Food Truck and Firework Extravaganza at Brass Mill Center.  Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and get ready to unwind and enjoy the festivities before the fireworks begin. We’ve got you covered with a lineup of 25 of Connecticut’s top-notch food trucks and incredible vendors, offering a variety of delectable treats and delightful shopping opportunities. For families with children, we’ve got a whole range of kids’ entertainment, including face painting, henna, and an array of exciting activities available for a nominal fee. Best of all, entry to the event is completely free, so bring your loved ones and join us for an unforgettable evening of fun and celebration!

July 1st – July 3rd

Prepare for a breathtaking display of fireworks at Lake Compounce! We invite you to witness the sheer brilliance of our spectacular fireworks shows. Mark your calendars for the explosive evenings on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, as well as every Saturday throughout the entire month of July.

July 3rd

City of Meriden Fireworks and Concert event Starting at 5:00 pm, satisfy your taste buds with delicious grilled hotdogs available for purchase. Plus, we have exciting activities like FREE face painting and hula hoop fun to keep the whole family entertained. At 7:00 pm, get ready to rock as we present a FREE concert featuring Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez. Finally, at 9:00 pm, prepare to be amazed as the night sky lights up with a breathtaking fireworks display that will leave you in awe.

West Haven Fireworks at Savin Rock Park. A Spectacular Celebration of Independence Join us in celebrating American Independence with an awe-inspiring pyrotechnic display at the tip of Savin Rock Park. Prepare to be mesmerized as the night sky comes alive with an explosion of vibrant colors and dazzling lights. It’s an event you don’t want to miss, so gather your friends and family and come together to experience this remarkable celebration.

July 4th

Derby-Shelton Fireworks: This exciting event takes place in downtown Derby and downtown Shelton, with stunning views of the fireworks display available from both locations. The event kicks off with a musical concert from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Municipal Parking Garage, featuring live performances from local musicians. This is a great opportunity to get into the spirit of the holiday with your family and friends. As the sun sets, visitors can gather in the streets to watch the dazzling fireworks display, set to begin at 9:00 pm on Monday, July 4, 2023. Rain date for the fireworks display is Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 9:00 pm.

The Hartford Yard Goats host the host the Blue Jays affiliate, Fisher Cats, with gates opening at 5pm. Fireworks after the game.

New Britain’s widely attended July 4th “Great American Boom” fireworks display, celebrating Independence Day, is schedule

d for Tuesday, July 4th. The administration of Mayor Erin Stewart says that the 2023 fireworks will be held again in Willow Brook Park, with $10 per car admission charged and pre-registration required.

Join the excitement at Quassy Amusement Park as they present the sensational Blast at the Beach celebration on the 4th of July! By purchasing a ticket for only $20, you can revel in the beach party extravaganza, which will be held from 8 PM to 11 PM. Witness the awe-inspiring 3D Fireworks display commencing at 10 PM, an unforgettable spectacle.

Fourth of July at Quassy Amusement Park, Blast at the Beach, Fireworks

July 7th

Carnival, Fireworks and Parade Union School Union School will take place July 5th – July 9th with fireworks to be held on July 7th at 9:30 pm

July 7th – July 9th

Get ready for an incredible three-day Fourth of July Celebration in Enfield! Join us for a festive extravaganza that promises fun and excitement for everyone, and the best part? It’s absolutely free! But that’s not all! Prepare to be amazed as you discover the abundance of entertainment options and activities available throughout the celebration. From delicious food vendors to interactive exhibits, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

July 8th

Sailfest Fireworks (New London): As part of the Annual Sailfest Celebration Weekend, New London hosts a major fireworks display that captivates spectators with its vibrant colors and dazzling pyrotechnics. The fireworks light up the waterfront, providing a breathtaking backdrop to the festivities. The 2023 Sailfest Fireworks Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, July 8th starting at 9:00 p.m. The Fireworks Extravaganza is Sponsored by Mashantucket Pequot Tribal

The Hartford Yard Goats host the host the Blue Jays affiliate, Fisher Cats, with gates opening at 4:30pm. Fireworks after the game.

July 11th

The Town of Vernon’s highly anticipated annual fireworks extravaganza is happening on Tuesday, July 11th with dazzling pyrotechnics and spectacular displays. In case of inclement weather, we have a rain date scheduled for Wednesday, July 12. The festivities will begin after 9:15 p.m., once the sky is dark enough to create a mesmerizing backdrop for the fireworks. Don’t miss this incredible event that will light up the night and fill the air with awe and wonder. Join us for July in the Sky and experience a truly unforgettable fireworks spectacle!

July 15th

Celebrate East Lyme Fireworks: This annual event held on July 15th in East Lyme combines family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks display. Held at Niantic Bay Boardwalk, the fireworks showcase paints the night sky with a burst of vibrant colors, delighting both residents and visitors.

July 22nd

The Hartford Yard Goats It’s the most popular weekend of the year… Whalers Alumni Weekend, at the ballpark. The Yard Goats host the Yankees affiliate, with gates opening at 4:30pm. Fireworks after the game.

August 5th

The Hartford Yard Goats Faith & Family Day with Fireworks welcomes churches & synagogues from across Connecticut and host a special pre-game panel on faith with Yard Goats players. The Yard Goats host the Phillies affiliate, with gates opening at 4:30pm. Game & Fireworks presented by Connecticut Children’s.

August 19th

The Hartford Yard Goats Clemente Celebration with Fireworks.  The first 1,500 fans will receive a Los Chivos hat presented by Dresser Law. Stick around after the game for a spectacular Atlas fireworks show presented by Hospital for Special Care! Los Chivos host the Blue Jays affiliate with gates opening at 4:30pm. Los Chivos presented by Dinamica, Medalla Light, Latino Way, ConnectiCare & Telemundo

August 26th

Save the Date for the Clinton Summerfest and Fireworks on August 26 for a day filled with festivities and fun. The Clinton Summerfest will bring the community together for a memorable celebration. Enjoy live music, delicious food, exciting activities, and much more. The grand finale of the evening will be a breathtaking fireworks display that will light up the sky and leave you in awe. Don’t miss out on this incredible event! Make sure to mark August 26 on your calendar and get ready for an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Clinton Summerfest and Fireworks

September 2nd

The Hartford Yard Goats celebrates Organized Labor, and our local unions, with our friends at Reid & Riege and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield. The Yard Goats host the Giants affiliate, with gates opening at 4:30pm. Fireworks after the game

September 9th

The Hartford Yard Goats Los Chivos de Hartford celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Presented by Dinamica, Medalla Light, Latino Way, ConnectiCare & Telemundo. This game will also feature faith and family-themed programming. Los Chivos host the Mets affiliate, with gates opening at 4:30pm. Fireworks after the game.