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Tuesday, July 2nd
Short Beach

Stratford’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks display will be held Tuesday, July 2nd, at Short Beach. The display will begin at sundown, approximately 9:00 p.m. The rain date will be Friday, July 5th. The Stratford Fireworks are sponsored by IBEW Local 488.

Parking will be available at Short Beach Park. After 4 p.m., you must have a Stratford resident sticker to enter Short Beach Park. If you are a Stratford resident and do not have a current Stratford resident parking sticker, there is still time. Please visit https://www.stratfordct.gov/recreation. Overflow parking will be available at the Army Engine lot, just north of the Atlantic Aviation hangers.

TRAFFIC FLOW FOR THE FIREWORKS EVENT – PLEASE SEE MAP BELOW

  • All traffic exiting the Army Engine lot will be directed North on Main St.
  • Vehicles exiting Short Beach will be directed to use both lanes of Dorne Dr. to exit the parking lot. NO TRAFFIC WILL GO NORTH onto Stratford Rd/Main St.
  • The north or right lane (blue arrow) will be directed to up to Stratford Rd then left onto Stratford Road, then right on to Prospect Dr, then left on Oak Bluff and finally turn right on Lordship Blvd.
  • The South or left lane (red arrow) will be directed to turn left on Short Beach Rd. Right on Lighthouse Avenue. Right on Prospect Dr, left on Stratford Rd. Straight on Lordship Blvd in the EASTBOUND lane of Lordship Blvd.
  • Residents will be allowed to enter Lordship until the start of the Fireworks. At the end of the event, Lordship Blvd will be closed to eastbound traffic from Access Rd to Oak Bluff Ave until traffic flow returns to normal.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Lordship Residents, there may be some delays driving into Lordship after the Fireworks show ends and until traffic exiting Short Beach Park returns to normal. It is strongly advised that Lordship residents and anyone looking to come into Lordship plan accordingly. Road closures are anticipated to last from 8:45pm to 10:30pm on July 2nd (July 5th rain date).

  • Golf Carts are not permitted at Short Beach Park after 4pm. For more information please visit: https://www.stratfordctpd.com/Docs/GolfCartApplication_fillable.pdf
  • Pets are not allowed on Town beaches May through October.
  • Bicycles must be walked through beach property.
  • The wearing of full-face masks, such as ski masks, is prohibited.

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