If you missed Bridgeport’s fireworks display this past week, no worries. The towns of Fairfield, Westport, and Norwalk are coming to the rescue.
On Tuesday, July 3rd, the Westport Police Athletic League and the Parks and Recreation Department will once again host the annual fireworks on Compo Beach. Visit the police station or Parks & Rec for tickets. The cost of admission for each car is $30. But hurry, spots are limited. Rain date is Thursday, July 5th.
Also on July 3rd, Norwalk holds their fireworks every year on the 3rd with a rain date of the 4th. Take your pick of Calf Pasture Beach or Shady Beach. You can see the display from both areas. There is a parking fee of $20.
On Wednesday, July 4th at 10:00 a.m. rain or shine, get your banana seat bike ready. The Pequot Library holds its annual Bike Parade and Lawn Games. Meet in the center of Southport and make your way to the Great Lawn at the library where you will be met by hot dogs, drinks, sack races, and hula hoops. Fun for the whole family!
That evening, the Fairfield fireworks can be seen from both Penfield and Jennings Beach. There’s always a band playing to get beachgoers in the mood. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Atwood Express Oldies band plays while the John Stevens Doubleshot Band cover the 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. time frame. The display begins at 9:15. Parking is free after 6:00 p.m. In case it rains, call 203-256-3144 to find out the rain date.
If you’ve got a boat, you can see these firework displays from the water. The reflection of the light against the water is just breathtaking. If you don’t have a boat, now is the time to make a new friend who has a slip at the marina.
Best bet? Get to the beach early, set up shop, and bring a picnic. Spots fill up quickly, so it’s always nice to be prepared. Also, check the tides. It’s never fun to find the perfect spot only to have to move it because of incoming waves. But this year, you’re in luck. Low tide is 6:31 p.m. on the 4th, so there will be a little more beachfront property to sit in your lawn chair.
Whatever your plans are, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!