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Family Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, July 1

2023 Family Fireworks Celebration at Waveny Park

The 42nd Annual Family Fourth of July Celebration
gates will open at 5:00 pm

on Saturday, July 1st, 2023.

Rain dates have been set for July 2, 2023 or July 8, 2023.

Activities will include family picnicking, several gourmet food trucks, kids inflatable bounce houses and live music! Live music will include “Mind the Gap’ from 5:30-7:15 PM, and the Town Band from 7:30-9:15 PM.  A spectacular fireworks display is scheduled to start soon thereafter. 
No dogs, drones, grills, candles, personal fireworks or sparklers.

All vehicles must enter through the South Avenue entrance to Waveny Park.  Lapham Road will be closed to all traffic.  Entrance passes must be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard and visible through the window.  Pedestrian walkers with passes should only enter the Park from the High School parking area. As a reminder, entrance passes are required for all attendees by car or walk-ins and can be purchased for $35 per car or family at the locations below.  Please note that the event is for New Canaan Residents only and Non-Resident passes will not be sold this year.

To purchase your pass:

Here is a list of in-person locations selling New Canaan Resident entrance passes:

  • Parks & Recreation Department in Waveny House at 677 South Ave (thru June 30)*Credit card, cash or checks accepted
  • Town Clerk in Town Hall at 77 Main Street (thru June 30)*cash and checks only
  • Walter Stewart’s Market at 229 Elm Street (thru June 30)*cash and checks only
  • Waveny Swimming Pool, Waveny Park - Saturday, July 1 only, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (*credit card, cash or checks accepted)

Proof of residency will be required in order to purchase in-person.

Make checks payable to Town of New Canaan - Family Fourth.

Inclement Weather - for updates, log-on to (Please do not call Police or Fire Departments). 

Questions: Tucker Murphy 203-594-3002