4th of July, 2015

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Its that time of the year again, time for barbecues, beaches and celebrating Americas Independence! Living in Fairfield county has many perks but one of the best parts is being near to so many 4th of July celebrations! Living in a coastal town or city is wonderful because watching the fireworks at the beach is a favorite pastime for people of all ages. It’s a great way to show our patriotism for this valiant country, and to make special summer memories with family and friends! We have the freedom to be a part of so many great things and that should never be taken for granted! While we enjoy ourselves during this great holiday, let’s remember that so many of our service men and women are away from their families protecting us so that we can barbecue and celebrate and make memories with our loved ones! We believe that it is our duty to be as patriotic as we can and show how proud we are to live in the United States of America.

Let us take a moment to remember why this holiday is still celebrated after 239 years. Our celebration of Independence Day began in the eighteenth century. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the publication of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain adopted in 1776. During the Revolutionary War, representatives from the thirteen colonies debated a resolution that would declare independence. The Continental Congress voted nearly unanimously on July 2nd in favor of independence. Delegates formally adopted the Declaration of Independence on the fourth of July.  In a letter to his wife, John Adams expressed how our independence should be celebrated with “Pomp and Parade…Games, Sports, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other.” Today, our festivities usually include fireworks, parades, outdoor barbecues, and concerts. The political importance of this holiday may have decreased over time, however, it is an important holiday celebrated nationally and is a deeply embedded symbol of patriotism throughout the United States.


Festivities around Fairfield County start as early as Thursday, July 2nd this year and run through the 5th in some places, so make sure to plan ahead!  You will find Sarah on her boat on July 3rd enjoying Westport, Norwalk and Fairfield fireworks and Shoshana on the beach in Fairfield!

Pack of the picnic basket and blankets and head out for some fireworks after dark at one of these locations:

  • Stratford Fireworks: Short Beach Park, Thursday, July 2nd. Rain Date: Monday, July 6th.
  • Fairfield Fireworks: Jennings Beach and Penfield Beach, Friday, July 3rd. Rain Date: Saturday, July 4th.
  • Norwalk Fireworks: Calf Pasture Beach,Friday, July 3rd. Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th.
    • For the Kids: The Amazing Andy Show at 5:30pm
    • Dance to the Music with DJ Nuzzo at 6:00pm
    • Jimmy and The Parrots band play at 8:00pm
  • Westport Fireworks: Compo Beach, Friday, July 3rd. Rain Date: Monday, July 6th
  • Milford Fireworks: Lisman Landing Marina, Thursday, July 2nd.
    • Food Trucks and Popular Bands
  • New Canaan Fireworks: Waveny Park, Saturday, July 4th.
  • Greenwich Fireworks: Greenwich Point, Friday, July 3rd. Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th.
  • Stamford Fireworks: Cummings Park, Thursday, July 2nd. Rain Date: Friday, July 3rd.
  • Shelton Fireworks and Concert: Riverwalk-Veterans Park, Thursday, July 2nd. Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th.
  • Danbury Fireworks: Danbury Town Mall, Thursday, July 2nd.
  • Darien Fireworks: Darien High School, Friday, July 3rd. Rain Date: Sunday, July 5th.
  • Bridgeport: Bluefish Fireworks Extravaganza at the Ballpark in Harbor Yard at 6:00pm, Saturday, July 4th.
  • Bethel: Annual Firecracker 8K Road Race and Kids Mini Cracker Race begin at 8:00pm (To benefit the Scotty Fund).

Have a Happy, Safe & Memorable 4th of July!


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