Fireworks in the summertime are as American as apple pie, especially around Independence Day. That’s why Patch is here to help.
We have compiled a complete list of area fireworks displays going on this weekend and beyond. All you have to do is take a look and find the one that’s right for your family and schedule.
Here’s a look at the opportunities coming up:
Where: Lake Compounce Amusement Park, 822 Lake Ave. in Bristol.
When: Fireworks display will begin at 9:45 p.m.
Details: Lake Compounce will celebrate the holiday with a family fun day and fireworks display. The display is free with the price of admission. No rain date announced. For more information call (860) 583-3300.
Where: New Britain Stadium, New Britain
When: Fireworks begin at 7:05 p.m. or after the Rock Cats game.
Where: Great American Boom at Stanley Quarter Park, 451 Blake Road in New Britain.
When: (Fireworks scheduled for Wednesday, July 4, at 9:25 p.m., Stanley Quarter Park will happen on the rain date: Thursday, July 5.) Celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m.
Details: The Great American Boom has become one of the more popular July 4 displays in the area, often drawing thousands from throughout the area. The event is free to attend and includes vendors and children’s rides.
Where: Hartford Riverfest at Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard in Hartford; Founders Plaza and Great River Park, 301 East River Drive in East Hartford.
When: (CHANGED) Saturday, July 7, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mortensen Riverfront Plaza. Entertainment and activities from 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, July 8) Festival begins at 4 p.m. with fireworks scheduled at 9 p.m.
Details: The Hartford Riverfest is one of the most well attended fireworks displays in the state. Food, drinks and merchandise will be sold onsite. Rain date is July 10. For more information, visit the event website.
Where: Fireman’s Carnival at Union School, 173 School St. in Unionville.
When: Carnival opens at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Details: Tunxis Hose Co. 1 will celebrate the 118th Annual Fireman’s Carnival with fireworks on July 13. The festival will include rides, vendors and more. It’s free to attend. Rain date is July 14. For more information call (860) 675-2534.
Where: The 30th Annual Extravaganza at Mill Pond Park, Garfield St. in Newington.
When: The Extravaganza begins at 9 a.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Details: The program includes a bay full on activities, musical performances and more culminating in fireworks at the end of the celebration. The event is free with carnival bracelets available for $20. No rain date has been set. For more information call (860) 665-8666.