NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Fireworks returned to New Haven Sunday night. News 8 was a proud media sponsor of the 4th of July display.

It’s an exciting time in the Elm City. It was the first time in over a year where residents came together to celebrate the 4th of July since the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city also hosted a vaccine clinic in partnership with Griffin Health.

Dozens of families showed up at East Rock Park, attempting to leave behind the pandemic and take advantage of the festivities.

Watch our special in the video above.

There are plenty of fireworks displays happening throughout July across Connecticut. Click here for the full list.