Follow this link to the 4th of July Fireworks Displays 2013 Post or the the Events and things-to-do-in-the-CT calenadar. I have all the fireworks, fairs, festivals, carnivals and all the other cool things to do listed here
Check with your Local Park & Rec Department websites, or in Some cases your town communications NON EMERGENCY centers for whether your Fireworks Displays will be shooting on Saturday July 7th. Please note Manchester has already rescheduled until the 8th
Right now, I think it’s my favorite time of the year. Beautiful weather, Fireworks and jus chillin with friends and family. Yes, the fireworks are always the highlight of the day, but mostly it’s about just enjoying the simple things in life. I am also pretty sure as we get into July proper, and we are full into fair season, that too, shall be my favorite time of the year. Kinda funny like that…
This year is actually kind of cool when it gets down to it. The 4th falls on a Wednesday, so that is the legal holiday. Because it’s in the middle of the week, lots of people just turn it into a mini vacation. Maybe take the 2nd and 3rd off, or maybe the 5th and 6th. Either way, just very cool when it comes to relaxation. As far as the fireworks are concerned, it is the fireworks fanatics dream come true. You can start catching shows as early as June 23rd in Branford and everyday from June 29th in Hamden to July 8th in Enfield.. Except the 2nd and 6th, because even companies like Atlas Pyrovision have to take a break to reload. By the way, this article would not have happened as quickly ( ok a weekend project) without the help of Sarah Bergeron. One of her many tasks at Atlas is to draw the permits for all the shows in New England, so by her sending me a vast majority of the dates, it made my life easier. And BTW, most of these shows are Atlas productions as well. This company is da bomb. Awesome shooters, amazing shows, and some very dedicated people working 8 to 14 hours to bring you these amazing shows. Trust me, it is hard work, and I know, I have helped Steve Zygmont on his biggest show in Rhode Island. Oh. and they do private functions, special events and festivals as well. Hint, hint…
Okay, so here’s the list. Pretty nice, but I will be adding a ton more. And not just for July, I have info on the various shoots going on at the fairs, and festivals throughout the year. All the specific times and locations are listed right here on the Connecticut Events Calendar 2012, along with 4000 more events throughout the state…
June 22nd: Talcott Mountain Concert Series Featuring the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
June 23rd: Branford Point
June 27th: Quaker Farms Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Carnival and Fireworks display
June 29th: Hamden (also Features U.S. Coast Guard Masters of Swing Band), Quaker Farms Volunteer Firemans Annual Carnival and Fireworks display ( not a typo, Quaker Farms just likes fireworks and carnivals), New Britain Rock Cats Fireworks Night, Danielson Killingly, Talcott Mountain Concert Series Featuring the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
June 30th: Danbury Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival, East Haven, Norwich’s 4th of July Extravaganza, Coventry, Saulsbury Rotary Club’s Lime Rock Fireworks Extravaganza
July 1st: Putnam Park & Rec’s Fireworks, Darien Volunteer Fireman’s Fireworks Display
July 3rd: Vernon Fireworks at Henry Park, West Haven Fireworks at Bradley Point, Fireworks Night with the Bridgeport Bluefish, Shelton Derby ( Music by the Highland Rovers!) Milford at the Westfield Mall
July 4th: Madison Surf Club, New Haven East Rock Park, Washington, Wilton, Rowayton, Weston, Quassy Amusement Park, Lake Compounce, New Britain, New Canaan
July 5th: Meriden Hubbard Park featuring music by the Gronkus Brothers and Pedro Valemtin
July 6th: Windsor Locks Volunteer Fire Departments Fireworks Display, Stafford Springs Race Way Fireworks Night
July 7th: Riverfest Fireworks Display Hartford and East Hartford, Sailfest 2012 Fireworks Display New London and Groton, Wallingford, Lebanon Town Commons, Stafford, New Milford, Portland, Manchester (Featuring David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars and Special Guest Christine Ohlman!) , Beacon Falls, Greenwich.
July 8th: Enfield Celebrates!
Special note in this one. All the shoots that have a festival going on are awesome, but Enfield has the likes of N.R.B.Q, Skid Row, Dave Mason. L.A, Guns, Skid Row and many more playing. Now throw in fair food, rides, and special events. This is one very serious 3 day festival.
July 13th: New Britain Rock Cats fireworks Night
July 14th: Guilford
July 21st: East Hartland Volunteer Firemans Carnival and Fireworks
July 28th: Fireworks Night with the Bridgeport Bluefish
August 3rd: Orange Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival and Fireworks
August 8th: Fireworks Night with the Bridgeport Bluefish
August 31st: New Britain Rock Cats Fireworks Night
September 1st: Fireworks night with the Bridgeport Bluefish AND the New Britain Rock cats
September 2nd: Fireworks Night at Waterford Speed Bowl. By the way, this is also Demolition Derby Night. Pretty much anything with 4 wheels and an engine will be going to war…
Like I said, I will be adding to this list as I confirm the shows, looking like another 15 to 20 shows, and going to at least September, and the complete information as far as addresses AND directions for those who are going to shoots not in your hometown are on the Connecticut Events Calendar 2012.
Now, here is a very serious display. One of the largest in the world. It’s called” Thunder over Louisville“. And yes, sippin bourbon and watching this show is so at the top of my bucket list.