The Weekend According to Mike July 1st - 3rd

Are you ready for some Fireworks?!?!
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Celebrate America with the Talcott Mountain Music Festival at Simsbury Meadows, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury.  The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will fill the air with patriotic songs culminating in fireworks.  It’s the first of 5 Fridays under the stars.  Pack and picnic and get your tickets at

Don’t miss the New Kids on the Block: The Mixtape Tour Friday and Saturday at 8pm at Mohegan Sun Arena!  The show includes special guest En Vogue, Rick Astley and Salt N Pepa. Tickets $59 - $199.


The CT Sun play the Washington Mystics Sunday 1pm at Mohegan Sun Arena.  Tickets $12-$100.

It's here and features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway. HAMILTON has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre - a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Running through July 10th at the Bushnell in Hartford.  Tickets $69 - $266.

The Goodspeed, 6 Main Street in East Haddam, continues with the Tony Award-

winning musical “Cabaret” through Sunday.  Tickets $35-$76 with special offers on Military Night, Teachers Night, dining combos with the Gelston House and more.

Ready for some Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day? has you covered alphabetically town by town this weekend!

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Friday, July 1


Summer Music Fest - Cornwall Village Green/Pine Street (Event starts at 6 p.m., Fireworks after last concect). Rain Date: None.


Fourth of July Fireworks - 3rd Street (9 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/2/2022


Hartford Yard Goats - Dunkin Donuts Park (End of game). Rain Date: None.

Jewett City

Griswold Great Get-Together Fireworks - Veterans Memorial Park (9 p.m.). Rain Date: None.


Red White and Blue BBQ & Fireworks - Owen Bell Park (9:15 p.m.).
Rain Date: 7/8/2022


Rotary Club of Sailbury Presnets - Lighting Up Lime Rock - Lime Rock Park (Gates open at 6 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/2/2022


Litchfield Fireworks Show - Litchfield High School (Parking opens at 6 p.m., Fireworks as dusk.). Rain Date: None.

New London

Ticket to Ride Beatles Plus Fireworks - Ocean Beach Park (8:00 p.m.).
Rain Date: None.

New Milford

New Milford Fireworks Celebration - Town Green (9:30 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/9/2022


Norwich Sea Unicorns Friday Fireworks - Dodd Stadium (End of Game).
Rain Date: None.


Derby-Shelton Fireworks - Shelton Veteran's Riverwalk Park (9 p.m.).
Rain Date: 7/2/2022


Talcott Mountain Festival - Celebrate America - Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows (Following Concert). Rain Date: 7/2/2022

Saturday, July 2


Town of Fairfield Fireworks - Jennings Beach (8:45 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/3/2022


Fireworks Display - Greenwich Point Park and Binney Park (Dusk). Rain Date: None.


Hartford Yard Goats - Dunkin Donuts Park (End of game). Rain Date: None.


City of Middletown Fireworks Festival - Municipal Building/Harbor Park (9:30 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/3/2022

New Canaan

New Canaan Family fourth of July Celebration - Waveny Park (Events begins at 5 p.m., fireworks 9:15 p.m.). Rain Date: 7/3/2022


Norwich Sea Unicorns Fireworks - Dodd Stadium (End of Game). Rain Date: None.

Sunday, July 3


Hartford Yard Goats - Dunkin Donuts Park (End of game). Rain Date: None


Madison CT Fireworks - Waterfront area off of West Wharf Beach (9:30 p.m.). Rain Date: None.

New Britain

New Britain Bees - New Britain Stadium (End of Game). Rain Date: None.


Lake Waramaug Association's Fireworks Celebration - Lake Waramug (9:30 p.m.). Rain Date: 9/4/2022


Waterbury Food Truck & Firework Extravaganza - Brass Mill Center (Festival starts at 2 p.m., Fireworks at 9 p.m.). Rain Date: None

Six Flags New England is open for the season weekends including the waterpark and boasts the largest array of improvements in over a decade.  There will be mobile phone food ordering and a new app, single rider lines to shorten waits on popular attractions and increased seating areas including shady spots.  The park will open 7 day a week beginning SATURDAY!  Admission is $79.99 at the gate.  $69.99 for kids.  Discounts are available online in advance, depending on which days.

Lake Compounce is also open and will be continuing its 175th birthday celebration this season!  A full list of events for 2022 can be found at

It’s a taste of Hollywood right in Plainville with "The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum. Have you seen the new movie set from "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein!" Over 25 other life size figures & sets in their wax museum, plus displays of original movie makeup & props, from "Godzilla" to "Planet of the Apes". For a reservation call - 860-583-8306 - or leave a message in advance. Open Fri. thru Sun. - 6pm to 9pm at 103 East Main Street in Plainville, CT.

Take a ride on the Bushnell Park Carousel Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.  $2 per ride.

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport has opened for the season with ziplines and climbing.

The Adventure Park, 2007 Storrs Rd in Storrs is open.  Enjoy ziplining and climbing to high energy music and colorful glowing lights on Glow in the Park Nights. The 9 trails at The Adventure Park consist of various challenges in the trees, including bridges, tightropes, ladders, and 26 ziplines.  Non-climbing participants are admitted free of charge to share the experience on the ground and enjoy the property’s nature trails, picnic tables and community firepit. Tickets are available at  or 860-946-0606

Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor on Route 4 in Farmington is open for the season 7 days a week.  Friday and Saturday hours are 10am to 9pm.  Sunday is 10am to 8:30pm, weather permitting.  Scooping over 40 flavors.   Golf is $8 before 6pm.  $10 after 6pm.