Why else would bazillions of people gather to sit outside and look up to the dark skies, waiting and waiting for the brilliant and loud displays?
Simply because we do love fireworks.
Everyone cheers, whistles, oooooohs & ahhhhhhhs!
Northeast CT offers some great fireworks, and the towns plan in conjunction with each other so you can see more than one show!
Last week Killingly held their Red, White & Blue BBQ, concert and fireworks to great applause.
Putnam has their concert and fireworks coming up this weekend, Saturday, July 11th, with the music starting out at 7:15 (featuring the Johnny Press Mess), and fireworks blasting off at 9:15. (Note the rain date is Sunday, July 12th if needed).
Putnamaniacs converge in Rotary Park for all of this fun!
This year you will want to plan accordingly since the Rte. 44 (Pomfret Street) bridge at Cargill Falls, beside WINY Radio, is under construction and closed. There will be no parking at all on Church Street down to Putnam Supermarket (that is the road that runs along the Quinebaug River and you see from Rotary Park; the town hall and police station are on it, too.)
No worries, plan your time and parking. Come early, stay late. Enjoy! Life is too short not to "ooooh and ahhhh" at as many fireworks as you can!
I am a Putnamaniac that loves fireworks as often as possible!