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Weston Sets Off Its Fourth Of July Fireworks Thursday

Weston's annual Family Fourth Celebration will last from 4:30 to about 11 p.m. Thursday at Weston Middle School.
Weston's annual Family Fourth Celebration will last from 4:30 to about 11 p.m. Thursday at Weston Middle School. Photo Credit: Flickr use bayasaa

WESTON, Conn. – Weston’s Family Fourth Celebration and fireworks display will take place at Weston Middle School on Thursday evening.

Gates for the main show will open at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $5 per person for ages 5 and up and free for kids under 5. A limited amount of premium parking will be available for $20 per car, but parking passes must be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office in advance.

Through the afternoon, the middle school will host a barbecue tent on the celebration grounds, with a wide range of food for sale.

The show starts at about 6:15 p.m. with performances from the Westport Community Band, the Magic Genie and the Straight No Chasers Band. The Straight No Chasers Band will also perform a special post-show after the fireworks display.

The fireworks show will start after dark, at approximately 9:20 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. No seating will be allowed on the school’s turf field as a safety precaution.

Weston Police suggest arriving before 8 p.m. to avoid congestion. Cars will not be allowed to enter the campus from Lords Highway after 7 p.m. After then the only entry points will be on School Road and Route 57.

Earlier in the day the Parks and Recreation Department and Tri Fitness will hold a mini-triathalon for both kids and inexperienced adults, starting from the middle school campus. Those interested can register in advance online .

If there is inclement weather Thursday, the fireworks show and barbecue will be postponed to Friday. Check the town website to see if there are any scheduling changes Thursday.

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