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Fireworks Near Me: Madison’s 4th Of July 2021

Patch logo Patch 7/2/2021 Ellyn Santiago
fireworks in the sky: 4th of July in Madison © Shutterstock 4th of July in Madison

MADISON, CT — Coronavirus cases continue to drop across the country while the number of those who are fully vaccinated continues to rise, which means there is even more reason to celebrate this Independence Day. July 4 is almost here, so it's time to find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you.

We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around Madison so you can start planning now.

Here's what's in store this July 4 in Madison:

What: Fireworks

Where: Waterfront area off West Wharf Beach

When: Monday July 5, at 9:30 p.m.

Details including parking, road closures: No parking will be allowed at posted areas of West Wharf and Surf Club Roads. Permanent and temporary no parking areas will be enforced and vehicles found in a hazardous location will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense. West Wharf Beach parking lot will be cleared of vehicles from 10 a.m. to noon and again at 5 p.m. Vehicles may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Vehicles parked at East Wharf Beach will not be allowed to leave the parking lot until all pedestrian traffic has cleared the area. Parking WILL be allowed on the north sides of Middle Beach Road, Middle Beach Road West and along Island Avenue (due to a large number of planned parties). Please Note: No transportation will be provided this year.

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic in the direction noted below at approximately 5 p.m.

  • West Wharf Road (southbound)
  • Surf Club Road (westbound)
  • Middle Beach Road West (westbound)
  • Middle Beach Road from East wharf going West
  • Island Avenue (southbound)

This closure may occur earlier if vehicle/pedestrian traffic levels are greater than normal.

Following the fireworks, Police Officers will direct traffic out of the Surf Club and other venues.

  • Traffic leaving the Surf Club will be directed to form two outbound lanes.
  • Vehicles in the northbound right lane of West Wharf Road will exit onto Route 1 eastbound (right); vehicles in the northbound left lane of West Wharf Road will exit onto Route 1 westbound (left)
  • There will be no inbound traffic into the Surf Club until authorized by the senior Police officer on-scene
  • No southbound traffic will be allowed on West Wharf Road.

What: Madison Exchange Club annual Independence Day parade.

Where: The route starts in the Super Stop & Shop parking lot and winds through the center of Madison, concluding at the Surf Club.

When: Sunday, July 4. Step off at 10 a.m.

Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature


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