Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What's Happening On The Fourth?

If we left anyone out, please send info to!

July 4- New Haven
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Long Wharf Park, New Haven Harbor
Celebrated Independence Day at Long Wharf Park with friends, family, food, music and fireworks. Fireworks display after dusk. Free. Rain date: Sunday, July 5.

July 4 - Madison
30th Independence Day Parade. Downtown Madison – Boston Post Road. 30th Annual Madison 4th of July parade promises to be a great event with a special focus on “Health and Wellness, Let’s Get Fit”. The parade begins at 11 am and winds its way from the Stop and Shop parking lot, through the center of downtown Madison and into the Surf Club. The parade features approximately 100 community groups, floats, bands, clowns, antique cars, trucks, bicycles and a number of professional performance groups. It has been recognized as one of the best parades in Connecticut. 11 a.m. (203) 645-2147

July 4- Darien
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM Goodwives Shopping Center, 25 Old Kings Highway
The fifth annual YWCA Push-n-Pull Parade will take place on Saturday. The patriotic parade steps off from Goodwives Shopping Center in Darien at 10:30 a.m. sharp, where Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children will entertain the waiting crowd starting at 10:00a.m. Decorate yourself and your non-motorized vehicle, and parade down the Post Road to Tilley Pond Park. Join us in the park for live music by Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band, food and ice cream vendors, and a craft fair. Don’t miss this great free event, which will again kick off Darien’s Independence Day celebrations. Donations will be gratefully accepted in the park and will benefit the many community service programs of the YWCA.
The parade route proceeds up Brookside Road to take a left on the Post Road through downtown, and then takes a right onto West Ave to enter Tilley Pond Park opposite the railroad station.
For more information, or to get involved with this committee, contact the YWCA Darien/Norwalk at 655-2535.

July 4- East Lyme
Downtown East Lyme, Cove Road, Route 156
Old-fashioned parade at 11 a.m. followed by a free picnic sponsored by the Reynolds family, celebrating Reynolds? Garage & Marine of Lyme 150th anniversary. 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 860-767-8269

July 4- East Woodstock
11:00 AM, East Woodstock Congreational Church, 220 Woodstock Road.
The Fourth of July Jamboree has been held on East Woodstock Common since July 4, 1957. It is a celebration of our independence featuring a chicken barbeque at 11:30am, and a parade at 2pm.
The Jamboree is a much anticipated event every year. This old-fashioned celebration reminds us of a simpler time. So come with us and step back in time as we celebrate the brave people who have gone before us.
The public is invited to come and enjoy live entertainment, children's games, contests, food, and much more. The Jamboree is a major fundraiser for the church; all the money raised supports our programs of Christian education, music, and community outreach.

July 4- Madison
8 Campus Drive
Parade @ 11:00am
(departs from Samson Rock Dr., ends at the Surf Club)
July 4th Concert on the Green
Youth Concert @ 5:00pm
Wallingford Symphony @ 7:00pm

July 4- Meriden
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Westfield Meriden, 470 Lewis Avenue
Live music concert featuring The Nifty Fifties Band, one of New England’s favorite bands often featured at major regional events and festivals and as an opening act for classic groups like The Drifters, The Coasters, The Mamas and the Papas, and more. - Performance by new Pop sensations Nick Larson and the up-and-coming duo - Chelsea and Cameron; Choreographed Fireworks Display; Interactive family exhibits including a classic car show, New Britain Rock Cats and more; Tribute Honoring Local Heroes: Police, Fire, EMS; Portion of the proceeds benefiting United Way of Meriden & Wallingford’s Live United campaign.

July 4- Middlebury
Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road
Have a blast this July 4th at Quassy. Special "3-D" fireworks presentation after dark to benefit Prevent Blindness Tri-State. Viewing glasses will be sold for $1. Parking $7 on July 4th.

July 4- Milford
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Westfield Connecticut Post, 1201 Boston Post Road, Milford, CT
Live concert featuring The Landsharks, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band that has played with Jimmy Buffet and is the only cover band endorsed to play at Buffet’s Margaritaville at Universal Studios Performance by new Pop sensations Nick Larson and the up-and-coming duo - Chelsea and Cameron; Choreographed Fireworks Display; Safety activities with the Milford Police Department including equipment displays, canine demonstrations and car seat safety inspections, 4pm to 7pm; Participation from military branches with equipment displays and interactive activities; A VIP tent with premium seating and a gourmet barbeque. Tickets available at the Westfield Concierge Center or through the Milford Chamber of Commerce - $25 for adults and $10 for kids under 10 years. Official veterans recognition ceremony presented by James L. Richetelli Jr, Mayor, City of Milford, which will include participation by the US Navy Sailing Squadron which is visiting Milford with their sailing vessels for the July 4th weekend. Summer carnival Supporting Give2TheTroops and the Milford Chamber of Commerce.

July 4- Norwalk
6:00 PM, Bayley Beach, 11 Pine Point Road, Norwalk, CT
Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Saturday evening, July 4th; rain date is Sunday, July 5. The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes. Musical entertainment begins at Bayley at 6:00pm until dark. For more info, click here.

July 4-Washington
3:00 PM, Shepaug Valley High School, 159 South Street, Washington, CT
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display and family entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. Events include: 5K Road Race, Family Picnic and Fireworks. Picnic set up till 3 p.m. The gates for the fireworks close at 8:45 p.m. Charge $20. Passes may be purchased at the Parks & Rec office Washington Town Hall, Mon., Wed. & Thurs. 9 a.m. to noon, or Washington Market Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10-2 pm. (Rain date: July 5th)

July 4-Weston
Weston Middle School, 135 School Road.Once again it's time for fun, food and fireworks. Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy the food, music, fun and fireworks on Saturday.
11 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Free Resident Swim @ Bisceglie-Scribner Park
4:30 P.M. Gates Open Middle School Field
ADULT - $5.00 Children (AGES 3-17) $2.00
No Charge Children 2 Years And Under
5:00 - 9:00 P.M. * Barbecue* (Provided By Georgetown Saloon)
5:00 - 6:15 P.M. American Concert Band Music
6:15 - 7:15 P.M. Westport Community Band
6:15 - 7:15 P.M. The Magic Genie Performs
7:30 - 9:20 P.M. The Straight Note Chasers Band
9:20 P.M. Fireworks Display!
10:00 - 11:00 P.M. The Straight Note Chasers Band Returns!
Gates Open at 4:30 P.M.
Bring your blanket or chair & enjoy the fireworks! Food, fireworks, music & fun . . . Be there! No entry from Lords Highway after 6:30 PM. School Road and Route 57 only!
Fireworks display underwritten by Fairfield County Bank And Carnall Insurance Inc. There is a Charge for food items from the barbeque.

July 4- Woodstock
time:11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169
Celebrate the holiday at the home of Mr. Fourth of July. View historic American flags; enjoy an appearance by President Ulysses S. Grant. Location: Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Information: 860-928-4074.

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