FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The holiday weekend is upon us and Fairfield County, as always, is ablaze with fireworks festivities.
What follows is a sampling of where to go for picnics and pyrotechnics. As always, check your town's website for any changes due to weather, especially on Friday, July 1 as rain is predicted.
Friday, July 1
- All the fireworks scheduled for Friday have been postponed.
Saturday, July 2
- Darien: Fireworks begin at Darien High School with a rain date of July 3.Local food vendors and the Darien Community Band will be in attendance.
Danbury: The annual Danbury Fair Mall fireworks begin with a live show at 6 p.m. featuring a band from Western Connecticut State University, and later, a Top 40 coverband starting at 8 p.m. This show was postponed from Friday.
- Fairfield: The Grucci Firework show explodes over the skies just after dark, usually around 9:15 p.m. from a barge off of Long Island Sound so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches. Rain dates of July and 4 if necessary.
- Greenwich: The Fireworks display is set for dusk at Greenwich Point and is sponsored by the Town of Greenwich. Fireworks are also set for Binney Park in Old Greenwich.
- Stamford : Cummings Park is the scene of Stamford's annual fireworks event, which begins at 6 p.m. with entertainment provided by More Than Music DJ Service. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. The fireworks were postponed from Friday.
Sunday, July 3
- Norwalk : Fireworks and a concert are scheduled for Calf Pasture Beach beginning at dusk.
Shelton : A free concert is slated for 7 p.m. at the Riverwalk before the fireworks start. Fireworks should begin around 9 p.m. Shelton moved its date with fireworks from Friday to Sunday due to the rainy forecast.
Monday, July 4:
- Ridgefield: The Ridgefield Family Fourth Committee sponsors a fireworks display at Ridgefield High School starting at 6 p.m. The American Legion Post 78 will present the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast at 7 p.m. Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.
- New Canaan: Picnicking, live music, food and drink are on the agenda for New Canaan's annual Fourth festivities at Waveny Park, starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
- Rowayton: Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach. The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, are launched from a barge beginning at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is July 5.
- Weston: The gates open at 4:30 p.m. at Weston Middle School where an array of family-friendly activities are part of the day's agenda including a mini triathalon for kids and adults, and a swim at Bisceglie-Scribner Park. Calise's Food Market offers a barbecue with live entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. The rain date is July 5.
- Wilton: Head to Wilton High School football field for an 8:30 a.m.Freedom Run Road Race followed later in the day by a 2:30 p.m. Republicans vs. Democrats Softball Game and later, live music with fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Stratford : The fireworks will begin at dusk at Short Beach Park. The city moved the fireworks from Friday to Tuesday because of the rainy forecast.