Fairfield fireworks show Saturday, July 2

The Fairfield Fireworks show will be held Saturday, July 2, with rain dates of July 3 and 4.

Fireworks explode just after dark, usually around 9:15 p.m., from a barge off of Long Island Sound, so the show can be seen easily from either Penfield or Jennings Beaches.

Entertainment from 5-7 p.m. at Jennings Beach — Marc Berger & Ride.

Beach parking lots may 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.

Lots will fill. Plan on getting there early.

In the interest of public safety, 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. on July 2 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:

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

All streets in the beach area will be strictly enforced for parking violations and cars in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

At the start of the fireworks, approximately 9:15 p.m., 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. (This time may vary slightly due to the starting time of the fireworks display. Typically the streets are closed 15 minutes after the start of the fireworks.) 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 N. 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. It is recommended that cars wanting to travel west after the fireworks use Penfield Beach. Cars wishing to travel east after the fireworks, should park at Jennings Beach.


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.


In the case of inclement weather, call 203-256-3144.

For details on the show visit fairfieldct.org/fireworks.

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