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July 4th in Greenwich

Where to go and what to do



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Nothing says summer like 4th of July — the pop of fireworks on a hot summer night and a patch of grass with your favorite summer foods is a pretty perfect way to spend an evening. We’ve put together everything you need to know to enjoy 4th of July in town this year:

Where to Go

Old Greenwich is the place to be to watch fireworks over July 4th Weekend. Town fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 6th at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park. Both shows begin at dusk but it’s best to arrive early to beat the traffic and crowds. The Binney Park display may lack the water views, but they’ll have live music from Sound Beach Community Band. You’ll get a great show in both locations! Check out the town website for logistical details.

What to Bring

A Fourth of July fireworks show is not complete without a picnic, but if Martha Stewart overwhelms instead of inspires, packing a picnic can be a daunting task. Whole Foods in Greenwich comes to the rescue with a pre-packaged picnic basket full of delicious foods for your friends and family to share. Grab your picnic basket at the checkout line. (You can even choose from different themes, like BBQ or Picnic.) The baskets are made for five people and range in price, but are in the ballpark of $100.

Now that you’ve got your food, you’ll need to mark your turf at the Fireworks show. Keep grass off your clothes and look cool doing it with a super cute picnic blanket from Kate Spade on Greenwich Avenue. Grab it at the store or order it online here.

Got a Boat?

There’s nothing like watching a fireworks display while floating along the reflective waves of the Long Island Sound. You’ll have a great view of the Greenwich Point fireworks from the waters around the point.

Can’t get enough of fireworks on the water? Playland in Rye puts on a fireworks display every Wednesday and Friday night at 9:15 pm in July and August. So even after the 4th has come and gone, you can get your fireworks fix twice a week for the rest of the summer!

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