Wilton celebrates July 4th this weekend


Update: July 4 — Wilton Parks and Recreation reports the town's Fourth of July celebration will go on as planned. Music begins at 5, and the fireworks will go off around 9:30.
July 2 — The Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to join in the celebration of Independence Day Saturday, July 4, at the Wilton High School football field.
The festivities will kick off at 8:30 a.m., with a 5K Freedom Run Road Race at Wilton High School’s Fujitani Field. The cost to participate in the race is $10 for children 14 years and younger and $20 for 15 and older. Registration forms are available here.
The annual Republicans vs. Democrats softball game will take place at noon.
Bands will begin to play at 5, and there will be a performance by Retro Express at 7:30.
The annual celebration will conclude with a fireworks show, starting around 9:30.

Parking


Patron parking tickets, which allow close parking to the high school athletic area, are $35 per vehicle and available at the Parks and Recreation office in the Comstock Community Center.
The department is also selling 4th of July Booster Parking Passes for designated locations a bit further away from the patron parking areas. Vehicles without the pass will be charged a fee of $20 per vehicle the night of the fireworks show.
Those who become 4th of July Boosters will receive guaranteed parking passes to their choice of lots adjacent to the concert and fireworks area. Spaces are limited and passes are issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The 4th of July Boosters registration forms are available  here .

Dial-A-Ride


The Parks and Recreation Department’s Dial-A-Ride service will provide transportation for senior citizens who want to attend the fireworks celebration for a $2 fee.
The trip is limited to a total of 10 seniors. To reserve a spot, call 203-834-6235, ext. 1.
To ensure public safety, personal fireworks, sparklers and gas grills are prohibited at the fireworks display grounds. Ambler Farm will be closed for viewing of the fireworks.
According to the Parks and Recreation Department, all revenue received from parking pays for the entire evening’s events.
The rain date for the Fourth of July festivities is Sunday, July 5.
For more information, call 203-834-6234.