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What You Need To Know To Attend Fairfield's Fireworks Show

Fairfield's annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show starts at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday off Jennings and Penfield beaches.
Fairfield's annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show starts at about 9:15 p.m. Sunday off Jennings and Penfield beaches. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Here is everything you need to know to safely get to enjoy the fireworks in Fairfield on Sunday evening.

The explosive Grucci Firework show is shot  from a barge in Long Island Sound and can be seen easily from either Penfield Beach or Jennings Beach.

Before the fireworks, enjoy the show on the beach:

  • Entertainment from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at Jennings Beach with Sand Jam DJ, Marvin Parsons
  • Entertainment from 6:45 to 9 p.m. at Penfield Beach with Silver Steel Band, Caribbean

Beach parking lots can be accessed either with a Season Beach Pass or by purchasing a Daily Pass for $50 per vehicle (cash only). Daily Passes will be limited to the first 350 vehicles at Jennings Beach and 50 vehicles at Penfield Beach.

A Daily Parking Fee will also be charged to park at the Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot the day of the fireworks.

The below listed streets will be posted with “No Parking Tow-Away” signs on July 2. Any vehicles parked in the designated tow zone areas after 5 p.m. Sunday will be towed at the owner’s expense.

This is a necessary action to provide an access to the beach area for fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles and to facilitate the movement of the anticipated large volume of traffic.

Streets to be posted as “No Parking Tow-Away” Zones on the day of the fireworks are:

  • Reef Road, Penfield Road, Lalley Blvd., Rowland Road, One Rod Highway, Edwards Street, South Benson Road, and portions of Fairfield Beach Road.

All streets in the beach area will be strictly enforced for parking violations.

At the start of the fireworks, streets leading from the beach area will be “one way” to the Post Road and no traffic will be permitted to go south into the beach area until exiting traffic has cleared.

In addition, Rowland Road and Edward Street will be closed to all traffic to allow access for emergency vehicles if needed.

At the end of the fireworks no vehicles leaving the beach area will be able to turn onto Old Post or Old Field Roads. All vehicles must proceed to the Post Road.

Cars using Reef Road will be directed to turn westbound on Post Road. Vehicles on South Benson Road will be able to turn right (eastbound) onto Post Road or go straight onto North Benson Road.

Cars using Beach Road or Unquowa Road will be directed across the Post Road and cannot turn onto Post Road in either direction.

This is to reduce the cross traffic and make it safer for pedestrians and allow for quicker clearance of the beach area.

Cars wanting to travel west after the fireworks should use Penfield Beach. Cars wishing to travel east after the fireworks, should park at Jennings Beach.

For more information, go to www.fpdct.com/fireworks .

In the case of bad weather, call 203-256-3144. The rain date is July 3.

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