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4th of July Weekend in CT also known as Fourth of July Weekend in CT is the big boom celebrating our country’s independence honoring freedom, peace, and family of all kinds  and colors! So get your “red, white & blue” on!

Friday, July 4

Independence Day at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is a day of special, kid friendly activities of milk fireworks, paper rockets and elephant toothpaste.

Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Festival at the Litchfield History Museum. After the parade, enjoy ice cream, old-fashioned lawn games, compete in egg and spoon races, a tug of war, three-legged races and a sunflower seed spitting contest. Pets of any kind are welcome, but all pets must be either on a leash or in a cage, where applicable, must come with a rabies certificate. FREE but registration requested by email email

Watch Nascar Whelen All-American series, Sk Modifieds, Late Model, SK Light Modified, Limited Late Model, Dare Stock, and U.S. Legend Cars at Stafford Motor Speedway at their Fourth of July Celebration + Fireworks. Children 5 and under are free!

For more Fireworks please read our separate post “July Fireworks in CT 2015” for some special ideas and a comprehensive statewide list.

Saturday, July 5

Celebrate Independence Day with a traditional bell ringing ceremony at the Eric Sloane Museum in Kent.  Sloan was an enthusiast patriot, believed church and public bells should ring for four minutes at 2 p.m. to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Guests are invited to participate in the revival of this tradition as old as the nation. Bell Ringing FREE, admission for museum tours.

Sea Song Sampler & Ice Cream Social Down by the Riverside at the Avery-Copp House on the Thames River in Groton. Listen to songs of our maritime and naval history featuring acclaimed chanteyman and raconteur Geoff Kaufman while enjoying a Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Bar on our riverfront property. 4th of July Weekend in CT

Find Family Runs and cause fitness events for the weekend: Family Fun Runs in CT July 2015




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