FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Fourth of July is the time to get your fill of fireworks and to celebrate America's independence with a bang.
A number of Fairfield County municipalities have already celebrated with a sizzle. But if you haven't seen fireworks yet this year, it's not too late.
Here are some spots in Fairfield County to catch fireworks and more on Saturday, July 4:
Saturday, July 4, Redding: The Redding Historical Society is presenting the Redding Rock 'N Roots Revival Music Festival, with fireworks capping off the daylong event. The musical entertainment starts at 3 p.m. and kids crafts and games begin at 3:30. On-site food vendors will be available or guests can bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chairs. The cost for adults is $15; $10 for students and seniors; and kids are free. The event will take place at Lonetown Farm and Museum, 43 Lonetown Road (Route 107) in Redding. For more information, call (203) 788-1805 or visit www.reddinghistoricalsociety.org.
Saturday, July 4, New Canaan : Waveny Park is the site for a spectacular light show that begins at 9 p.m. Come early, say those in the know, ideally anytime after 5 p.m., for activities that include picnicking, live music, and lots of food and drink options. Fireworks Fun: www.newcanaan.info/.
Saturday, July 4, Bridgeport: The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is where you can both watch the Bluefish light up the opposition; then enjoy a light show post game. Fireworks Fun: www.bridgeportbluefish.com/.
Saturday, July 4, Ridgefield: Ridgefield High School is where picnicking starts at 6 p.m. with the pyrotechnics beginning shortly after dusk. Fireworks Fun: www.ridgefieldct.org/. Rain date is July 5.
Saturday, July 4, Rowayton: Rowayton fireworks will pop, rock and delight starting at 9:15 p.m. offshore from Bayley Beach. Fireworks Fun:www.rowaytonct.com/.
Saturday, July 4, Weston: Weston Parks & Recreation, along with Fairfield County Bank present a day of fun and fireworks at Weston Middle School. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and include a barbecue with food by Calise's Food Market starting at 6 p.m., the Westport Community Band at 6:15 p.m., The Magic Genie at 7:15 p.m. followed by a tribute to the Beatles with fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Fireworks Fun: www.westonct.gov.
Saturday, July 4, Wilton: Wilton kicks off its celebration on the high school's athletic field with a 5K at 8:30 a.m. and a softball game at noon pitting the town Democrats vs. the Republicans. The music begins at 5 p.m., with featured act Retro Express taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. the highlight of the day will be the fireworks display. Call 203-454-5188 for weather updates. The rain date is Sunday.
A number of shows have already occurred this weekend, including those in Danbury, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien, Fairfield, Westport, and Greenwich.
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