Many things change in today's world but firework shows do not. They see huge turnouts with people of all ages looking at the bombs bursting in air. Luckily there are many opportunities to enjoy these spectacular sights in our neck of the woods. From Lime Rock Park's famous show to Poughkeepsie's display over the Hudson River. We've gathered all the best ones. Now you just have to choose!
James Taylor plays his annual gig at his hometown venue of Tanglewood, concluding the evening with fireworks. Tickets for his show have been sold out for weeks but the fireworks should still be easy to spot.
North Adams, Massachusetts
For an evening of all-American fun, grab some tickets to the annual 4th of July SteepleCats game and stick around for the fireworks immediately afterward at approximately 9:30PM.
Germantown, New York
An Old-Fashioned Independence Day. 18th Century crafts, re-enactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food with a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River.
Poughkeepsie, New York
The city's annual fireworks extravaganza is not to be missed. View it from Waryas Park for free or the walkway over the Hudson River is an amazing option. Begins at dusk - about 9:20PM.
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The wildly-popular event at Lime Rock Park attracts spectators from all over Connecticut, so get there early. Gates open at 6PM for the 9PM fireworks.
The Lake Waramaug Association fireworks display will take place on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Flare lighting at 9:00 p.m. Rain date is Sunday July 5th.
Annual fireworks over Otis Reservoir begins at dusk. Rain date is July 18th.
Gates open at 4pm for the 9:15 show at the Torrington Middle School. This spectacular event has seen over 10,000 attendees in previous years.
North Canaan, Connecticut
Held at Lawrence Field, the fireworks finish off Railroad Days, which is chock full of family-friendly events over the course of two weeks. 9PM.