Fireworks returning to Darien this month

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Skyrockets burst over the school at the annual fireworks celebration at Darien High School on July 2, 2017.

Skyrockets burst over the school at the annual fireworks celebration at Darien High School on July 2, 2017.

Jarret Liotta / For Hearst Connecticut Media

DARIEN - Fireworks are coming to town this year after all.

Parks and Recreation Program Supervisor Jami Gore says a fireworks show will be held July 15 at Darien High School. The rain date will be July 22. Gates open for the event at 6:30 p.m.

Parking passes will be on sale online and at the Parks and Recreation Department at Town Hall July 7 to 14. Availability of passes —- online and in person — is limited to 375. Parking passes are $30. They are available for purchase by Darien residents only. Walk-ins are free, non-residents are welcome. To purchase a parking pass online, visit www.darienct.gov/fireworks. Note that all parking passes, including those purchased online, require in-person pick-up by July 14.

Food trucks will be on site. Families are encouraged to BYOP (bring your own picnic). Live music will also be provided prior to the start of the fireworks by local artist Kenny Weiss. There will also be a sensory-friendly location for viewers.

Event sponsors include Barrett Bookstore, Baywater Properties, Carta, McAlister and Moore, Compass, The Corbin District, Darien Running Company, Darien Sport Shop, Darien Toy Box, Day Pitney, Dolcetti, First County Bank, Flour Water Salt, Four Forks, Grieb’s, Helen Ainson, Mirador, Neat Coffee, Nielsen’s, Orchard Tree Care, PG Properties, Rings End, Shipman and Goodwin, Jayme and John Stevenson, Ten Twenty Post, The Growing Concern, UCBC and Williams and Co.

For more information, contact Parks and Recreation Department at 203-656-7325.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com