A Spectacle of Lights
What will you do this July 4th?
The requisite July 4 fireworks can be seen at any number of places throughout Litchfield County. Grab the family, load up the car, and prepare to “Oooh” and “Ahh” at the bursts of color and sound at any one of these local Independence Day celebrations.
New Milford’s town wide Fourth of July celebration will take place on July 3 at Young’s Field. The show coincides with the town’s annual New Milford Lions Club Carnival, perfect for a little pre-firework entertainment. … Shepaug Valley High School in Washington will host July 4 celebration with some of the finest fireworks in the area. Park the car, grill, and hang out with the crowd of eager onlookers. Gates open at 3 pm, and the show begins just after sunset. Admittance is $20 per car—so load it up. … At the serene Lake Waramaug fireworks will take place the night of July 4 at 9:30 pm, preceded by flare lighting. This may just be the most beautiful place to see fireworks in the area, with each explosion of color reflected in the glassy lake. . . . For a slightly different celebration of the nation’s independence, check out Kent’s bell ringing ceremony at the Sloane-Stanley Museum. To mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the museum’s namesake, artist Eric Sloane, believed that church and public bells should be rung for four minutes at 2 pm. In honor of the patriot and former Kent resident, the townsfolk will do exactly that.