4th of July Celebrations on the Connecticut Shoreline

There is nothing better than the 4th of July in New England. We want to make sure you're enjoying every part of the Shoreline that makes this the perfect place to celebrate America's big day. So grab your beach chair, enjoy the towns that line the Connecticut coast, and make sure + stay up late for some of the best firework shows in CT! 


July 3


Madison, CT
Independence Day Fireworks at 9:30pm
The fireworks are visible from many waterfront areas in Madison. The main public viewing locations are from Surf Club Park, East Wharf Beach and West Wharf Beach. Parking will be very limited at parks and beaches, on public streets, and in all waterfront viewing areas. Make sure and obey all Madison Police Department signs and instructions for parking. A free shuttle bus service will be available. For more information visit madisonfireworks.org here! 


July 4


Old Saybrook
Ivoryton Village 4th of July Parade
The Ivoryton Village 4th of July Parade kicks off at 10am on Wednesday, July 4th with an Independence Day ceremony on the Ivoryton Green at 11am. Come join the festivities. For more information visit the Chamber of Commerce page here. 


Madison, CT
Madison Exchange Independence Day Parade
Sponsored by the Exchange Club of Madison, the parade begins at 11am on Boston Post Road and travels from Samson Rock Drive to West Wharf Road, ending at The Surf Club. For more information visit the Madison Exchange Club site here! 


Mystic, CT
Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July circa 1876 at the Mystic Seaport. Enjoy an exciting day of traditional celebrations including boat races on the river, military exercises from the "boys in blue", an old-fashioned spelling bee, and picnic on the Village Green. For more information visit the Mystic Seaport here! 

*There will be no fireworks in Mystic, CT - instead come back + enjoy the Sailfest Annual Fireworks Extravaganza in New London on Saturday, July 13th at 9pm. For more information, visit their site here. 


Norwich, CT
Connecticut Tigers
Fireworks following the 7:05pm game between the Connecticut Tigers and Vermont Swamp Monsters at Dodd Stadium. For more information visit the Connecticut Tigers here! 


July 13


Guilford, CT
Guilford Community Picnic and Fireworks
Festivities begin on the historic Town Green for the community picnic from 4-7pm. At 7pm, the party moves to the Guilford Fairgrounds for more live music and fireworks starting at 9:15pm. For more information click here!