UPDATE: Saturday Fireworks Canceled in Greenwich

UPDATE: The fireworks planned for Saturday July 3 at Tod’s Point have been canceled due to a forecast of rain. Monday’s show remains set to begin at 9:10pm. The National Weather Service says Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 80 °F.

There will be two fireworks shows this year, the first on Saturday, July 3rd and the second on Monday, July 5th. Both shows will be held at Greenwich Point Park and each will begin at approximately 9:10pm.

Greenwich Police say they are ready for the holiday and Fireworks. “We will have extra patrols for the roads, as well as on the beach and water, weather permitting, for the weekend and at the Fireworks displays,” Captain Zuccerella said.

The fireworks will be provided by Atlas Fireworks of New Hampshire, and will be shot by the Speringo family, of Connecticut.

Due to the lingering impacts of the pandemic, and the cancellation of most firework shows in the region (including Stamford), operations involving the shows will be different than “normal” years. The need to control crowding and monitor capacity is the primary reason that both shows are scheduled for Greenwich Point.

“Many towns have cancelled their Fourth of July fireworks. We thought it was very important for Greenwich to celebrate as we have in past years, albeit in a different format,” First Selectman Fred Camillo said in a release Friday afternoon. “Having the fireworks shows are great indicators we are returning some pre-pandemic normalcy to our lives.”

On the day of each show, Greenwich Point will close to vehicle entry at 8:00pm or once parking has reached its capacity, whichever comes first.

No vehicles will be allowed after this, including for pickup and drop-off.

Normal rules for entry to Greenwich Point will be in effect.

Prior to 5:00pm entry to the park will require an active Park Pass for each resident and a single entry ticket for each

Non-residents will need to purchase single entry tickets and parking passes.

After 5:00pm you will need either a Park Pass or a parking pass to enter. Single entry tickets and parking passes are sold at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center at 90 Harding Rd, Old Greenwich, starting at 9:30am until sold out (or 3:30pm), Monday through Friday.

Residents also may purchase single entry tickets online. Walk-ins and bicycles also will be allowed entry. However, the community is reminded to follow all posted parking signage.

Parking enforcement will be patrolling the surrounding area and rules will be strictly enforced.

For those who arrive early, pre-show entertainment will be provided both nights.

The north and south concessions will be open for service each night, except during the fireworks shows.

There also will be great views from the water, and those who can attend by boat are encouraged to do so. Greenwich Police will have multiple patrols out on the water, accompanied by EMS staff from Greenwich Emergency Medical Service.

If you store your boat at Greenwich Point, the Department encourages you to access your boat early, in case the park reaches capacity limits and closes to vehicles.

Greenwich Point will close immediately after each fireworks display. Please be prepared for traffic delays and cooperate with Greenwich Police to provide a quick and orderly exit for all. Gatherings, picnics and groups within the park should be prepared to pack up quickly and leave.

If it rains Saturday and the show is cancelled, the Town will shoot fireworks from both shows on Monday, July 5. At this time, there are not any additional rain dates scheduled.

The annual “Raise the Flag” celebration on July 4 returns to Town Hall this year. The event starts at 9:00amon July 4 outside Town Hall, 101 Field Point Rd.

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