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Town's Family Fireworks Celebration Set For Saturday, July 6

New Canaan’s annual Family Fireworks celebration is set for Saturday, July 6 in Waveny Park. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Traditionally the largest single gathering of the New Canaan community each year, the event celebrating our country’s independence offers fun for the entire family – gourmet food trucks, picnicking, children’s games, gathering with friends, and a fireworks display that will be recognized as second-to-none. The local band “Mind The Gap” will perform from approximately 5:30 to 7:00, and the Town Band will play classic, patriotic holiday music from 7:30 to 9:15.

The Town’s Family Fireworks celebration is funded by the sale of entrance passes and donations. Passes are required for residents and their guests – one pass per car, one pass per family walking in. The cost is $35 per pass. Non-resident passes are not being sold.

Passes may be purchased online at / register / programs through June 21; or in-person at the Parks & Recreation Department in Waveny House, Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through July 5; also at Stewart’s Market on Elm Street through July 5; and one-day-only at Steve Benko Pool, Saturday July 6, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $40 per pass. Proof of residency is required for all passes.

Cars may enter Waveny Park through the South Avenue gate only and must have an entry pass displayed. Pedestrians with an entry pass are invited to enter the park from the High School parking area. Parking is not permitted on roads adjacent to the park.

The Rain Date is Sunday July 7. In the event of inclement weather, event updates will be available at, see Field Notifications on the homepage.

Prohibited from the park during the Family Fireworks event: dogs, personal drones, grills, candles, personal fireworks, and sparklers.

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