There are plenty of events offering history, music, and fireworks throughout the Fourth of July Weekend in Fairfield County, CT. Check your town's government website for fireworks (cross your fingers for clear skies!) and don't miss these other great events for kids and families:
The weekend kicks off at Calf Pasture Beach in their Summer Concert Series at Shady Beach as Andy Charney performs magic juggling and comedy. Following up is music by DJ Nuzzo. Beau Badrik performs teen rock/pop/indie music. The evening ends with a boom with fireworks. July 3. 4pm. $20 for cars without a Norwalk sticker. Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk. 203-854-7806.
Visit a home built at the time of the Revolutionary War in the 1750 Ogden House Tour. Enjoy docent-led tours of the house and see how people lived in the 18th century. The house is furnished with objects originating in the Fairfield provenance. July 3. 1pm. $3. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield. 203-259-1598.
Mystic Seaport's Independence Day offerings include patriotic ceremonies including a Civil War re-enactment. A children's parade around the village is followed by an 1876 Independence Day ceremony and a concert on the Village Green. July 4. 9am-5pm. $24; $15 children 6-17; free children under 6. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic. 888-973-2767.
Spend the day on amusement rides and the evening watching the 3-D fireworks planned over Lake Quassapaug. Viewing glasses are available. July 4. Parking is $7. Quassey Amusement Park, Route 64, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury. 203-758-2913.
Also see: More July family activities in Fairfield
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