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Best July 4th Celebrations in Connecticut

Best July 4th Celebrations in Connecticut

Get ready to celebrate Independence Day in the Nutmeg State. With a range of exciting events, including breathtaking firework displays, barbecues, and festivals, you’ll want to attend them all. The partying starts early here in Connecticut, so plan ahead to have the perfect 2024 Fourth of July in the state!

Independence Day Celebration at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

Only on July 4, head over to Mystic Seaport to celebrate as New Englanders in the late 1800s might have. Watch boat races or a spelling bee, have a picnic, vote for your favorite float at a parade, or play old fashioned lawn games, even make your own candles. Live period theater performances, croquet, and churn your own ice cream are other not to be missed events at Mystic Seaport on Independence Day.

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July 3- Cape Verdean Independence Day Celebration

4th of July Jamboree, East Woodstock, CT

This patriotic event has happened in East Woodstock since 1957. The Jamboree honors the founding of the nation traditionally. Hay rides, cake walks, frog jumping competitions, book and Attic Treasures sales, parades, pipe organ sing-alongs, and much more!

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July 4- The Fourth of July Jamboree

3D Fireworks, Middlebury, CT

Head over to Quassy for a fun-filled day of rides and games followed by a late firework show. The annual 3D fireworks show takes place over Lake Quassapaug and requires tickets. A pair of special 3D glasses is given to see the special effects.

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July 4- 3D Fireworks

The Great American Boom, New Britain, CT

Get together for a patriotic celebration on July 4 at 5 p.m. in Stanley Quarter Park for New Britain's celebrated Great American Boom! This dazzling firework display can't be missed.

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July 4- Great American Boom

Sailfest, New London, CT

Sailfest is a wonderful event with fireworks, food trucks, live music, and local businesses offering up specials. Held on July 13-14 this year, catch a series live band performances at the Hygienic Art Park Stage and the Custom House Stage, participate in the Sailfest Charter Oak Federal Credit Union 5K Road Race, and shop local businesses such as Berry’s Ice Cream and Candy Bar, and Muddy Waters Café. The best fireworks show in the state finishes off the celebration.

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July 13- The Sailfest

July 14- The Sailfest

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