4th of July Rundown: CT Fireworks Law, Where to Watch Fireworks, and How to Get a Free Ride this Holiday Week

4th of July Rundown: CT Fireworks Law, Where to Watch Fireworks, and How to Get a Free Ride this Holiday Week

On July 4th, 1776 the Thirteen Colonies of America declared their independence from Britain, eventually leading to the formation of the United States. Since then, people throughout the U.S. have celebrated this national holiday and displayed their national pride.

Popular activities on the 4th and days surrounding it include watching fireworks and attending parades, barbeques, or parties. However, in all this excitement, it’s important people keep safety a top priority.

Connecticut’s Firework Laws

Connecticut is extremely strict when it comes to fireworks – and for good reason. According to the National Safety Council, in 2017, eight people died and over 12,000 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after firework-related incidents.

CT law states that fireworks are not allowed for use by non-professional, non-licensed users. As for sparklers and fountains, they are allowed to be sold, but may not legally be sold to or used by those under the age of 16. Violation of these laws can result in hefty fines. For more information on Connecticut’s laws surrounding firework use, you may visit CT.gov’s site.

Where to Watch Fireworks in CT

While CT may be strict when it comes to fireworks, there are still plenty of ways you can enjoy them safely and legally on the holiday. Below is a list of firework displays throughout Connecticut on July 4th:

  • Agawam, MA

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest

All day

Location: Six Flags New England

Click here for more info.

  • Haddam

Search for Fireworks Cruise

7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Click here for more info.

  • Middlebury

3D Fireworks and Special Blast at the Beach

8:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location: Quassy Amusement Park

Fireworks start at 10:15 p.m.

Click here for more info.

  • New Britain

The Great American Boom

5:00 p.m.

Location: Stanley Quarter Park

Rain date: Fri. July 5, 2019

Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m.

  • New Canaan

The 39th Annual New Canaan Family Fourth of July Celebration

All day

Location: Waveny Park

Rain date: Fri., July 5, 2019 – Fireworks Only

Click here for more info.

  • New Haven

Fireworks

9:00 p.m.

Location: Wilbur Cross High School, 181 Mitchell Drive

  • Norwalk

RCA July 4th Fireworks

Around 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bayley Beach

Click here for more info.

  • Weston

Weston’s family 4th Celebration

Gates open at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Weston Middle School Field

Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m.

Click here for more info.

  • Wilton

Freedom Run Road Race & Fireworks

Fireworks at 9:30pm

Location: 238 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 06897

For an events schedule, click here.

For a full list of events, check out Visit CT’s article.

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From all of us at Carter Mario, we’d like to wish those celebrating a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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