NEWSFLASH: Darien fireworks postponed to Sunday with threat of thunderstorms
Darien's Saturday night fireworks scheduled for Saturday night have been postponed to Sunday, July 2 due to incoming weather, according to First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.
Her email Saturday morning said:
Due to expected thunderstorm activity Saturday evening, the Darien fireworks and associated activities are postponed until Sunday evening, July 2nd. The Darien High School campus will open at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night. Parking passes will be accepted but no refunds will be given for the reschedule.
Vendors will include Bodega, Melt mobile, Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and their food truck, and the Pizza Truck Company. Face painters and vendors selling toys and novelties will also be located around the high school. Stevenson also encouraged attendees to bring a picnic dinner.
The Fourth of July town fireworks are a Darien custom. The event returned from a hiatus in 2011, (the construction of the current Darien High School building made fireworks impossible in 2002) and has since been revived by community volunteers. For two years, the Darien Firefighters Association managed the event as a fund-raiser before a different group of volunteers came forward.
Pedestrians are always welcome free of charge. Darien residents may also park at McGuane Park and Middlesex Middle School and walk to the high school from those locations.
Sponsors include the Darien Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Darien, Baywater Properties, Darien Sports Shop, First County Bank, Halstead Property, Macguire, Cheswick and Tuttle, PG Properties, Ring’s End, Nielsen’s Florist, Dolcetti Inc., Merrill Lynch Darien, Orchard Tree Care, Rand Insurance, The Darien Times, The Growing Concern, and Darien Toy Box.