FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield residents can get in the July 4th spirit early with fireworks filling the skies on Saturday, July 2, just after dark.
The city will set off the fireworks at 9:15 p.m. from a barge off Long Island Sound so they can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings beaches.
For those who love to dance in the sand, Mark Berger & the Ride will provide entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. at Jennings Beach.
The most important thing to remember for a fun time is to get to either beach early as parking will fill up quickly. Beach parking lots can be accessed either with a season beach pass or by purchasing a daily pass for $50.00 per vehicle (cash only).
The Park and Recreation Department is limiting the amount of non-permit vehicles to purchase day passes to park at the beaches. 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 Ash Creek parking lot the day of the fireworks.
The Fairfield Police Department said the following streets will be closed to parking and that cars will be towed at the owner's expense:
- Reef Road
- Penfield Road
- Lalley Blvd
- Rowland Road
- One Rod Highway
- Edwards Street
- South Benson Road
- Portions of Fairfield Beach Road.
In addition, at the start of the fireworks streets leading from the beach area will be “one way” to 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.Police are also reminding residents that no fireworks of any kind, including sparklers, are allowed on any of the beaches or parking areas. In addition, alcohol and portable grills are also not permitted on town parks or beaches. Police will be strictly monitoring the beach areas for violations
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