JULY 1ST, 2022
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mayor Benjamin D. Florsheim, 860-638-4801
CITY OF MIDDLETOWN POSTPONES FIREWORKS FESTIVE TO JULY 3RD
Due to the forecast of inclement weather tomorrow, the Middletown Fireworks Festival is postponed to the rain date of Sunday, July 3rd. We look forward to beautiful weather all afternoon and evening starting at 5:00 pm on Sunday, with fireworks starting at 9:30.
From the original Press Release dated March 9th, 2022:
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.
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 www.middletownct.gov/fireworks and follow www.facebook.com/CityArtsOffice for updates on the festival.
Mayor Florsheim commented, “I am looking forward to this year’s Fireworks Festival as a chance for the community to come together and celebrate. This event always draws a large crowd, and is enjoyed by people throughout the region. We have been unable to hold the Fireworks Festival since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the return to this year’s festival will be particularly enjoyable, as we welcome a better and brighter future.”