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Happy Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a time for celebrating our nation’s history and independence, but it is also a time for being with family and close friends, whether gathering for an intimate backyard barbeque or enjoying the festivities in the local community. Of course, after a day relaxing on the beach or exploring one of the beautiful parks in the area, there is only one way to cap off the summer holiday: by taking in a breathtaking display of fireworks. Yet for the optimum viewing experience, a little research is required. Fortunately, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty specializes not only in real estate, but in all aspects of the neighborhoods and communities we serve. Here is our guide of the best places to see fireworks in Fairfield County and beyond on this Fourth of July.

Madison, CT will be showcasing a spectacular shoreline fireworks display, entirely funded by donations. The fireworks start at 9:30 pm this Thursday, with a rain date of Friday, the 5th. The main public viewing locations are from Surf Club Park, East Wharf Beach and West Wharf beach. Check out Madison Fireworks Organization for details on parking as well as last minute donations.

Fairfield, CT will begin with a bang at 9:15 pm on the 4th (with a rain date on the 5th) from a barge off of Long Island Sound, so the show can be seen clearly from Penfield Beach (323 Fairfield Beach Road) and Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road). The Atwood Express Oldies Band will warm-up the scene at Jennings Beach from 5:00-7:00 pm. Beach Parking Permits are not required and parking is free after 6:00 PM at both the Penfield and Jennings parking lots but they do fill up early.  For more information view here:

New Canaan, CT is hosting their 33rd Annual Family Fourth Fireworks on Thursday and will have food, drinks and ice cream sponsored by Town Band. It’s a fun environment for adults and children complete with inflatable bouncers sponsored by The Great Sirico Magician. Residents passes are $30 and can be purchased here:, and non residents can purchase their limited passes for $60 at the Recreation Department. For more details check out: .

We hope that our guide has helped you to narrow down your choices as you decide where to catch this year’s fireworks. Wherever you choose to spend your Fourth, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty wishes you a very Happy Independence Day.

For all CT Locations check out Connecticut Magazine’s list online here.

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