4th of July Fireworks Festival

The City of Middletown presents the annual Fireworks Festival in 2020 on Saturday, June 27th from 5-10 pm, with a rain date of Sunday, June 28th. The festival takes place along the bank of the Connecticut River at Harbor Park, and the front lawn of the City’s Municipal Building at 245 deKoven Drive. 

Beginning at 5 pm, kids and families will be entertained with crafts for kids of all ages, face painters and interactive circus performers roaming the grounds of the festival. There will be plenty of food vendors at both locations featuring a wide and varied selection of tastes. Live music will be presented the entire night at the main stage event area located at City Hall lawn.  At 8:30 pm the Middletown Symphonic Band starts lighting up the evening with more live music. Then at 9:30 pm the is the countdown for the Fireworks display that shoots directly from the Connecticut River. 

There’s parking throughout the city and there are multiple viewing sites as well. The festival is centered downtown on either side of Route 9 and is pedestrian friendly with no cars on the festival sites. For additional details and inquires, contact the Mayor’s Office at 860-638-4801 or the Arts & Culture Office at 860-638-4510. 

Schedule of Events

4:55 pm 

CITY HALL LAWN – @DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE

Greetings and opening remarks.


5-10 pm 

CITY HALL LAWN - @ DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE

Live Music and Kid’s Activities


Food Vendors: ice cream, drinks, sweets, bbq, thai, burgers and dogs, Italian sausages,

cheese steaks, Italian ice, pizza and more! More food vendors located at the Harbor Park location.


Kids Zone: Crafts for kids and all ages; face painting; circus skills demonstrations and more!


6:30-7:30 pm 

@ HARBOR PARK

Live Music


8:30 – 10pm 

9:30 pm countdown!

CITY HALL LAWN – @DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE

Live Music: Middletown Symphonic Band presents live music during the entire Fireworks Display! 

The Fireworks Display will be shot on the river, and the approximate start time is 9:30 p.m.