The 4th of July is here and hardly any other holiday is so synonymous with fireworks! Some of these shows were canceled last year due to COVID-19, but many are back in action this year.
One show that lights up the night sky is the Great American Boom in New Britain.
The show kicks off at 9:15 a.m. tonight with parking for the event, which opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 9 a.m.
During the show, guests are expected to stay in their vehicle except to go to the bathroom.
Officials encourage those who wish to see fireworks to come and watch instead of setting them off themselves.
Most fireworks are not legal in the state of Connecticut, and the list of illegal actions is much longer.
You cannot buy or sell fireworks without a license. It’s also illegal to buy fireworks in another state and bring them back to Connecticut – this includes fireworks and sky rockets. None of them should be used unless in the hands of a professional.
So what is legal? Sparklers and fountains are legal, but the fire department says you should still use caution when using them.
“It’s much more dangerous because of the projectile and the shooting,” said Groton City Fire Department chief Edward Sargent.
“Only adults should handle it. Children shouldn’t handle them. They should be outside, away from buildings. Get away from the woods because they can still start a fire, “added Sargent.
If the fireworks rains tonight, the rain date will be set for tomorrow night.