Updated: Fourth of July events across Connecticut, from fireworks to parades to music
Middletown is among the Connecticut cities that rescheduled its fireworks display and Fourth of July celebration due to unsettled weather.
Here's an updated list of fireworks and events celebrating the Fourth of July in Connecticut.
Enfield Town Green
A parade will step off at 11 a.m. on July 9 along Enfield Street from the Olde Enfield Town Hall to the town green. The event includes a 5K race and children's 1K starting at the corner of North Main Street and the Town Hall Access road on the Higgins Green on July 9 starting at 10 a.m.
The weekend ends with the fireworks show July 10 at about 9:30 p.m.
Hartford Bonanza — hosted by First Night Hartford — hosts a Fourth of July celebration in Bushnell Park. Music is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. with fireworks shortly after 9 p.m.
Yard Goats, Dunkin' Donuts Park
One more chance to see postgame fireworks at the Hartford Yard Goats at Dunkin' Donuts Park during their series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Yard Goats players will wear red, white and blue uniforms Sunday. The game starts at 6:30 p.m. Standing room tickets were still available Sunday morning.
Rescheduled: July 3
The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with live music, family activities and food vendors throughout the harbor area and along DeKoven Drive. Fireworks are scheduled to start at about 9:30 p.m. A rain date is scheduled for July 3.
Great American Boom
Willow Brook Park
There is a $10 per car charge for New Britain's Great American Boom at Willow Brook Park. Pre-registration is required through the New Britain Parks and Recreation website. Gates open at 7 p.m. and will close at about 9 p.m. with the fireworks expected to begin soon after gates close. Parking passes must be picked up in person at the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (27 W. Main St., Room 302, New Britain) from 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. until July 1. The rain date is July 5.
Wilbur Cross High School
Fireworks are set off from the top of East Rock at about 9 p.m. Crowds gather at Wilbur Cross High School, but the show can be seen throughout the city — and by boat in Long Island Sound.
New London’s Waterfront Park and nearby streets
Fireworks are scheduled for July 9 at 9 p.m. Organizers tout the display as one of the largest on the East Coast. The star attraction still may be the ships and boats docked in and around New London Harbor for the Fourth of July weekend. The Tall Ship Amistad — a 129-foot Amistad schooner replica — is expected to be open for tours. The Thames River Heritage Park Water Taxi is expected to run July 8-10. Visitors can also book a trip on the water taxi to view the fireworks from the river.
Sailfest also features live music on two stages, including a stage for Latin performers. There will be amusement park rides and over 100 vendors to visit throughout the weekend.
Mill Pond Park
Food vendors, amusement park rides and an adult beer garden are expected at Newington Extravaganza! Live music acts include Soundbite, Dually Noted, Shaded Soul and Michael Minelli. The event ends with fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 17.
Four-piece, rock band Whiskey Boulevard is scheduled to play at 7 p.m. before fireworks at about 9:15 p.m.
Brass Mill Center
The Waterbury Food Truck & Firework Extravaganza is scheduled for 2 to 10 p.m. Organizers are promoting more than 30 food trucks along with face painting, henna and children's activities.
Fourth of July Boom Box Parade
Jillson Square Park
One of the most unique parades in New England, thousands of people line Main Street to watch the parade. Anyone with a boombox is welcome to march — just show up and get in line. Wear some red, white and blue and bring a radio tuned to WILI (1400-AM).
Fireworks are scheduled for about 9:15 p.m.
Derby Day will be July 2 on the Derby Town Green. A fashion show, live music and a Taste of Derby competition will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Owen Bell Park
Fireworks are expected to go off starting at 9:15 p.m. with the band Red Light scheduled to perform before the fireworks.
Litchfield High School
There are 200 spaces at Litchfield High School and Litchfield Intermediate School combined to view the fireworks shortly after 9 p.m. Pre-registration is required in advance and is $20 per car. The rain date is July 8. There are no refunds if the event is moved to the rain date.
An opening ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a show by the band SongHorse at 7 p.m. and fireworks at about 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 9.
Salisbury (Lakeville area)
Lime Rock Park
Gates open at 6 p.m. with fireworks expected to start shortly after 9 p.m. The rain date is tentatively July 2.
The Hartford Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks. Tickets start at $27.50 for seats on the grass, with seats at a table closer to the stage costing $50. The rain date is July 2.
Short Beach Park
Fireworks are scheduled shortly after 9 p.m. with a rain date of July 5.
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Sources: Connecticut Public research; assorted websites.
Note: This listing will be updated. Check back often.