NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Fourth of July is here! And municipalities across Connecticut, including New Haven, are preparing for their celebrations.
WTNH is proud to be the city’s media partner for the 2022 fireworks display.
At the New Haven Fire Training Academy on Monday, city officials unveiled details of its upcoming event, making it clear that safety remains the priority. You’re invited to come and enjoy the festivities, but officials remind you to let the professionals set off the fireworks.
In Connecticut, only sparklers and fountains may be used by those 16 years of age or older — everything else is illegal. Most fireworks-related injuries are to the hands and face, with sparklers accounting for more than half of all injuries, fire officials said.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, New Haven, along with much of Connecticut, has seen fireworks become a growing nuisance. New Haven’s fire and police departments will form a fireworks task force, ensuring residents obey the laws.
The official viewing location is Wilbur Cross High School’s football field, located at 181 Mitchell Dr., at the base of East Rock Park, Mayor Justin Elicker said. However, you can see the show from wherever you can see the Angel of Peace atop East Rock.
If you can’t make it to the high school for the show, WTNH is happy to provide a live broadcast on Channel 9 on WCTX starting at 9 p.m. on the Fourth of July. You can also stream it live on WTNH.com and the News 8 app.
“Our mission has always been to serve the community,” said Rich Graziano, vice president, and general manager of WTNH. “We are thrilled to be part of this in any way. It’s a great time of year. Have a great, safe, and happy Fourth of July.”
Watch Monday’s announcement in the video player below.
WYBC will provide music and entertainment at the football field.
Other firework shows are scheduled throughout July across Connecticut. Click here to see where.