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Everyone loves fireworks. I know that for a fact, because why else would people arrive hours in advance and brave the hours of traffic after just to see a fireworks display?

With that in mind, we've created an interactive map (above) of all the displays this year throughout Connecticut. Did we miss a fireworks show in your town? Let us know by sending an email to joseph.echevarria@townsquaremedia.com and we'll add it to the map.

There's nothing like a good fireworks display. For us, it's always been the 4th of July Spectacular at the Danbury Fair. We have been involved hosting it and broadcasting live there in one way or another for the last two decades.

So where will you find some of the biggest and best fireworks displays in Connecticut? Check out the map above and find out or find the listings below.

Here are some interesting Fourth of July facts that you can use to impress your friends and neighbors:

According to rfdtv.com:

  • Only two founding fathers actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. A majority of those who signed did it about a month later on August 2nd, 1776.
  • The 4th of July didn't become a Federal Holiday until 1870
  • John Adams wasn't always right. He predicted in his now-famous letter to his wife Abigale that July 2nd would be celebrated as America's independence day since the day before, July 1st, Congress had voted to sever ties with Great Britain.
  • Don't feel bad the next time you lose your car keys or cell phone. The original draft of the Declaration of Independence was lost.

So have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, America. Here is Connecticut's 4th of July Fireworks Rundown:

Before July 4:

Place - Danbury Town Park

  • Date - Saturday, June 29th
  • Raindate - June 30th
  • Time - 9 pm
  • Address - 36 E Hayestown Rd. Danbury, CT 06811

Place - Redding - Lonetown Farm

  •  Date - Saturday, June 29th
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - Lonetown -Redding 06896
  • Other Details - $20/car -
  • Raindate - June 30th

Place - Bristol - Lake Compounce

  • Date - Saturday, June 29th
  • Address - 185 Enterprise Dr. - Bristol - Connecticut
  • Time - Dusk

Place - Downtown Watertown

  • Date - Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Time - 10:15 pm

Place - Naugatuck - Downtown

  • Date - Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Time - 9:15 pm
  • Address - Naugatuck - 06770

Place - Brass Mill Center - Waterbury

  • Date - Sunday, July 1st
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - 495 Union St. Waterbury 06706

Place - West Haven - Bradley Point Beach

  • Date - Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Time - 9:15 pm
  • Address - 7 Rock Trail - West Haven, 06516
  • Raindate - July 5th

Place - Norwich - Howard T. Brown Memorial Park

  • Date - Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Time - Dusk
  • Party - Starts at 5 pm
  • Food Trucks - 5 pm Start Time

Place - Norwalk - Calf Pasture Beach

  • Date - Wednesday, July 3rd
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - Calf Pasture Beach Rd., Norwalk, CT 06851

Place - Danbury Fair Mall - Danbury, CT

  • Date - Wednesday, Jul 3
  • Time - 9:30 pm
  • Address - Danbury Fair Mall, 7 Backus Ave
  • Raindate - Friday, July 5
Ethan Photo - Taken at the Portland Maine Fireworks Over Casco Bay

On the 4th of July

Place - Ridgefield at Ridgefield High School

  • Date - Thursday - July 4th at Dusk
  • Time - Gates Open at 6 pm - $20/car
  • Address - 700 N Salem Rd., Ridgefield, CT, 06877
  • Additional Details (if any)

Place - Wilton at Wilton High School

  • Date - Thursday - July 4th
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - 395 Danbury Rd. Wilton 06897

Place - Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark - Middlebury

  • Date - Thursday, July 4th
  • Time - Fireworks Begin at 10:10 pm
  • Address - 2132 Middlebury Rd. Middlebury 06762

Place - Waterbury Municipal Stadium

  • Date - Thursday, July 4th
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - 1200 Watertown Ave. Waterbury, CT 06708

Place - New Haven - Wilbur Cross High School

  • Date - Thursday, July 4th
  • Time - 9:15 pm
  • Address - 181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven, 06511

Place - Chesire - Kurtz Farms

  • Date - Thursday, July 4th
  • Time - Dusk
  • Address - 1604 Peck Lane, Chesire, CT 06410

Place - New Britain Stadium

  • Date - Thursday, July 4th
  • Time - 6:30 pm
  • Address - 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain, CT 06051
Ethan Photo

After July 4:

Place - New  Milford - Town Green

  • Date - Saturday, July 6th
  • Time - Party at 6:30 pm/Fireworks at 9:30 pm
  • Address - 25 Main St. - New Milford 06776

Place - Stamford - Cummings Park

  • Date - Saturday, July 6th
  • Time - 9 pm
  • Address - Shippan Ave., Stamford, 06902

Place - Hartford - Great River Park

  • Date - Saturday, July 13th
  • Time - 9 pm
  • Address - 301 East River Dr., East Hartford 06108
Ethan Photo