April 25, 2023
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mayor Benjamin D. Florsheim, 860-638-4801
CITY OF MIDDLETOWN TO HOLD ANNUAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Middletown, CT – The City of Middletown will present the annual Fireworks Festival on Saturday, July 1, 2023, with a rain date of July 2. The festival will take place along the Connecticut River at Harbor Park, and on the front lawn of the City’s Municipal Building located at 245 DeKoven Drive. The festival showcase will present a dazzling fireworks display that is set off directly from a barge on the Connecticut River.
The fireworks festival is a family-friendly event that typically draws large crowds to the downtown area of Middletown. The festival will kick off at 5:00 pm with live music, family festivities, and numerous food vendors throughout the beautiful harbor area and along DeKoven Drive. Fireworks will commence just after dark, at approximately 9:30 p.m. As noted above, the festival will take place on Saturday, July 1, 2023. In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be rescheduled to Sunday, July 2.
All public health guidelines will be followed so that everyone can enjoy a safe and spectacular event. Parts of Court Street, DeKoven Drive, Harbor Drive, Dingwall Drive, MLK Way, River Road, and Eastern Drive will be closed during portions of the festival day. More details about this year’s Fireworks Festival, main stage performances, road closures, parking and viewing suggestions will be provided as the date draws closer. Please visit https://www.middletownct.gov/Arts or follow www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice for updates on the festival.
Mayor Florsheim commented, “The Fireworks Festival is a signature event for the City of Middletown, enjoyed by people throughout the region. I am looking forward to this year’s Festival as a chance for the community to come together, celebrate, and enjoy our unique riverfront and vibrant downtown as we celebrate Independence Day.”