July 4th celebration to include fireworks, music and food

Despite construction on the school campus this summer, Weston’s traditional Fourth of July celebration will go on as usual.

The town’s Family 4th Celebration — including food, music, and almost an hour of fireworks — will take place on the field behind the middle school.

Weston has always done its fireworks and 4th of July celebration on July 4, regardless on what day of the week the holiday falls, and this year will be no different.

The holiday means a windows and doors construction project at the middle school and a wetlands reclamation project behind the school will be suspended on Wednesday, July 4.

Dave Ungar, Weston’s director of Parks and Recreation, said the town has determined the 4th of July show will go on as usual. A Thursday, July 5, rain date is scheduled.

Weston’s fireworks display and other 4th of July activities normally draw anywhere from 3,000 to 3,500 people, Mr. Ungar said. “It’s a great tradition and always a lot of fun,” he said.

Gates open at the Weston Middle School field at 4:30. Admission is $5/person for ages five and older; children four and under are admitted free.

Admission is collected as people enter the school campus to park. Parking is available in all the School Road parking lots.

The entrance at the Lords Highway end of School Road is closed at 7 p.m.

No dogs are allowed on the school campus. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket or low chairs. Seating is not allowed on the artificial turf fields.

Barbecue items will be available for purchase from Leo Spinelli. People may bring their own food, too, but grills of any kind are not allowed.

Entertainment during the evening includes a performance by magician the Magic Genie (Nissan Eventoff), and music by perennial favorites the Westport Community Band and the Straight Note Chasers Band.

And, of course, there will be fireworks. The display usually lasts about 45 minutes.

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