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The Fourth of July is associated with fireworks, parades, celebration, and picnics.  The town I live in, Cromwell CT which is a small town, and other than the neighborhood picnics or barbeques, there is nothing set on the larger scale to celebrate this holiday.  Our neighboring town of Middletown CT, has also cut back on activities.  They usually have a spectacular firework display, but this year due to cutbacks have eliminated this event.  However, does this get me down NO WAY!!.  It is the United States of America's Birthday.  Our forefathers faught for our freedom, so I am determined to at least compile some of the firework displays being held around the state. With this I would like to share with you now, what I have found out as of today, Friday, July 2nd.

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Here is a list of 2010 firework display in and around the state of Connecticut for 2010.

  • Farmington, CT - Fireworks  are going to be held o July 9th at 9:30pm at Union School, located at 173 School Street in Unionville, CT.   If it rains they are NOT canceling.. it is postponed to July 10th, 2010. If you would like more information please call 860.675.2534.
  • Hamden, CT - Come to The Town Center Park located at 2761 Dixwell Avenue on July 4th. There is free entertainment of a live band that starts at 7:30pm and the fireworks will start at 9:20pm.
  • Hartford, CT - Is holding their fireworks during the  Riverfest Celebration on July 10th, 2010 from 4:00 to 10:00 pm.  Fireworks will be held at the Connecticut River at 9pm. The rain date is  July 11th, 2010.
  • Meriden, CT - The Westfield Meriden Mall located at 470 Lewis Avenue will host a fireworks celebration on July 2nd from 6:00 to 10:00pm.  You might want to check this out first... at 6:00pm I don't think it is dark enough.
  • Middlebury, CT - On July 4th, 2010, Quassy Amusement Park on Route 64 is hosting their fireworks display that start at dust. Being an amusement park, parking is $7 per car. If you would like more information please call  203.758.2913.
  • Milford, CT - The Westfield Connecticut Post Mall at 1201 Boston Post Road will host a fireworks celebration from starting at 6:00pm through 10:00  on July 3rd, 2010.
  • New Britain, CT - Is holding their fireworks on July 4th, 2010 at the Stanley Quarter Park. This park is located on 2159 Stanley Street. The fireworks will start at 9:15pm. The cost for this is $5.00 per person.
  • New Haven, CT - Fireworks start at dusk on July 4th, 2010.  at East Rock Park in New Haven.  Should it rain, don't fret, they will be held on Monday, July 5th, 2010.
  • New London, CT -  The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation are again proud to sponsor their annual Fireworks Extravaganza at  the Sailfest on the Thames River. This starts at 9:20 pm on the Thames River.  Interested, but need more information?  Please call 860.444.1879. 
  • Portland, CT - I'm glad to see that Portland is still having their fireworks.  I suggest that everyone in Cromwell, CT go and enjoy this event since it is a neighboring town.  The fireworks will be on July 17, 2010 at  9:15pm on the Portland Fairgrounds, which is on the North end of Main Street.  Should it rain the event will be held on July 18th, 2010 instead.  You can go see others this weekend, and see them again on the 17th in Portland.  This is a win-win.
  • Trumbull, CT - Tonight, July 2nd, the fireworks in Trumbull will entertain you and your family. They are being held at the Westfield Trumbull Mall located at 5065 Main Street.
  • Wallingford, CT - Hooray!!! The fireworks are still being held this year at Sheehan High School on July 3rd, 2010.  For more information or directions please call 203.294.2120.
  • Westbrook, CT - Are you going away for the weekend, but still want to see fireworks when you come back to Connecticut?  The Water's Edge Resort will hold their fireworks display on July 5th, 2010 starting at dusk.  The rain date will be July 6th, 2010.
  • West Haven, CT -  Bradley Point in West Haven is having their fireworks on July 3rd, 2010.  So come by the beach enjoy the breeze and enjoy the spectacular firework display that starts at dusk.  The rain date for this event will be July 5th, 2010.

With so much to choose from I hope you are able to take part and enjoy the fireworks some where in the state.  Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!! 

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Valerie Osterhoudt is a Cromwell Connecticut Residential Realtor who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Middlesex County of CT, which includes Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Berlin, Middletown, Wethersfield, Newington, as well as all other surrounding areas.  Please visit me at for all your relocation and/or local needs.  

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Comment balloon 5 commentsValerie Osterhoudt • July 02 2010 07:29PM


Hi Valerie, great post about your local 4th of July events. Have a great weekend!

Posted by Maria Mastrolonardo, Realtor, Naperville, IL Real Estate (RE/MAX of Naperville) over 9 years ago

Maria.. Thank you for the compliment.  It took me all day to get this together.  Happy 4th to you too.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Valerie, you were busy collecting data on fireworks. Last night up in Simsbury as part of the Talcott Mt festival they had their fireworks display. How cool is that. The Hartford Symphony orchestra followed by fireworks. More on that later.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 9 years ago

Ed.. That sounds like a wonderful evening.  Can't wait to see the pics and the blog on that.

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Where are they having the fire works I just moved to cromwell

Posted by Teresa over 5 years ago