Some towns have already canceled their Memorial Day Parade and 4th of July Fireworks, but in New Milford, the show will go on.

Last year, all festivities for Memorial Day and the 4th of July were canceled all over Connecticut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year New Milford says both time honored traditions are a go.

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According to, the town is set for both its Memorial Day Parade and their 4th of July fireworks celebration.

New Milford Mayor Pete Bass has confirmed that the New Milford Memorial Day parade will happen this year largely in part to the COVID vaccine.

In speaking with Lisa Morrissey, our health director, and with our vaccinations above 50 percent, we felt we could have a Memorial Day parade here."

In a social media post on Thursday afternoon, Mayor Bass went on to say that, "At our Virtual Town Hall Meeting yesterday (4/21/21) I was pleased to announce that New Milford will be holding our Memorial Day parade. Thank you to American Legion Commander McBreairty and VFW Commander Delancy for again leading the charge for setting up the parade. We will continue to Honor those Brave Men and Women in the Armed Forces that gave the ultimate sacrifice for us all.
I will have more information as we get closer to Memorial Day. New Milford Proud and Strong!"

As far as the July 4th Fireworks Celebration, Bass said that would be scheduled for July 3rd, but was not certain yet about having the towns annual Lions Club Carnival along with the fireworks. That is still in the works and planning stages, but he hopes to have plans finalized and a decision made on that in the next few weeks.

In the meantime the Mayor reminded residents that just because these events are coming back, do not let your guard down and continue to wear masks, and continue to social distance.

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