Fireworks celebrations may be more anticipated this year than ever after so many of our favorite 4th of July events were cancelled within the last year due to the pandemic.

While everything is slowly coming back, some towns are eager to fire up these celebrations leading into the summer. Everyone loves fireworks. We know that. People will plan to go hours in advance and wait for a good spot just to see a fireworks display.

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We've put together an interactive map that shows all of the fireworks displays throughout Connecticut that you can attend this year. Keep in mind, some towns have cancelled their celebrations this year due to COVID restrictions still lifting. Did we miss a fireworks show in your town? Send an email to melissa.martino@townsquaremedia.com and we will add it to the list.

Fireworks Summer 2021 Locations

Before July 4

Milford - Downtown

  • Saturday, June 26
  • Downtown Milford with shuttle busses offered from Harborside Middle School, Daniel Wasson Field and the Milford Senior Center
  • Time: 4-11:30 PM
  • Rain Date: Saturday, July 10

East Haven

  • Saturday, June 26
  • 1 Mansfield Grove Road, East Haven
  • Time: 9-10:35 PM
  • Rain Date: Monday, June 28

Hebron - Hebron Lions Fairgrounds

  • Saturday, June 26
  • 347 Gilead Street
  • Time: 4-10 PM

Vernon - Henry Park

  • Wednesday, June 30
  • 120 South Street, Vernon
  • Time: Between 9:20/9:30
  • Rain Date: Wednesday, July 7

Stratford - Short Beach

  • Thursday, July 1
  • CT-113, Stratford, CT
  • Time: 9 PM
  • Rain Date: Friday, July 2

Shelton/Debry - Downtown

  • Friday, July 2
  • Downtown Shelton/Derby at the Bridge and Riverwalk
  • Time: 9:15 PM

Naugatuck - Downtown

  • Friday, July 2
  • 64 Church Street, Naugatuck
  • Time: Fireworks at dusk

New Milford - Green

  • Saturday, July 3
  • New Milford Green
  • Time: 6:30-11 PM. Fireworks begin when it's fully dark

Bristol - Lake Compounce

  • Saturday, July 3
  • 185 Enterprise Drive, Bristol
  • Time: Dusk

Norwich Harbor - Howard T. Brown Park

  • Saturday, July 3
  • 100 Chelsea Harbor Drive, Norwich
  • Gates open at 5, fireworks at 9
  • Rain date: Monday, July 5

West Haven

  • Saturday, July 3
  • 3 Sharon Ave, West Haven
  • Event 2-10 PM. Fireworks at dusk
  • Rain Date: Sunday, July 4 at 2 PM

Middlebury - Quassy Amusement Park

  • Saturday, July 3
  • 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury
  • Time: 10:15 PM

Fairfield - Penfield and Jennings Beach

  • Saturday, July 3
  • Fireworks can be seen from Penfield and Jennings beaches
  • Time: 9: 15 PM
  • Rain Date: Monday, July 5

New Canaan - Waveny Park

  • Saturday, July 3
  • 677 South Ave, New Canaan
  • Time: 5 to Midnight

On July 4

Waterbury - Brass Mill Center

  • Sunday, July 4
  • 495 Union Street, Waterbury
  • Event from 2-10 PM. Fireworks at dusk

New Britian - Willow Brook Park

  • Sunday, July 4
  • 200 Mill Street, New Britian
  • Parking lot entry opens at 7:30 PM and closes at 9 PM. Fireworks begin at 9:15 PM.

After July 4

Ridgefield - Ridgefield High School

  • Monday, July 5
  • 700 N Salem Road, Ridgefield
  • Time: Dusk
  • Rain Date: Tuesday, July 6