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June 14, 2022

Summerfest, Parades and Fireworks this Fourth of July near The Whit in New Haven

Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July in Connecticut? While we’re all excited for the fireworks in New Haven this year, be sure to check out Summerfest in Strafford and Madison’s Independence Day Parade too. Here’s a look at how to celebrate July 4th this year in CT.

Madison Independence Day Parade – July 4

Children from across CT will be heading to Madison for the annual Independence Day Parade, an old fashioned parade featuring bikes and local groups, decorated with red, white and blue!
Hosted by The Madison Foundation, join the group and other civic organizations for a parade down to the Surf Club.

New Haven Fireworks – July 4

Now for the main event! 

Fireworks in New Haven are set for July 4 at 9 p.m. and can be seen from Wilbur High School. However, the city has pointed out that the display will also be viewable from the Angel of Peace and above East Rock Park.  Rain date is July 5.

Summer Showdown 2022 – July 3

This Sunday, July 3, the second annual Summer Showdown Car Show benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation in CT takes over Beehive Stadium.

Food trucks, games, a live DJ and much more will be on tap, including Tug of War, Power Wheels Racing and Deepest Team Roll-In competition. Food vendor spots are still available.

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