Middletown's Annual Fireworks Festival
Saturday, June 29, 2019
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks Over the River * Food * Music * Family Fun Presented by THE CITY OF MIDDLETOWN & MIDDLETOWN COMMISSION ON THE ARTS / CITY ARTS & CULTURE OFFICE
(Rain date is Sunday, June 30th)
The Festival takes place:
Along the bank of the Connecticut River at Harbor Park
On the front lawn of the City Hall at 245 deKoven Drive
Schedule of Events 4:55pm CITY HALL LAWN - @ DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE Greetings and opening remarks by Mayor Daniel T. Drew
5pm – 10pm CITY HALL LAWN - @ DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE Live Music:Original Acoustic Music for Children and Families featuring: Nekita Waller-Emcee Jeff McQuillan (producer-musician), Le’Mixx (8 piece band), David Oquendo and the Latin Fingertips (7 piece band), Mikata (Percussionists) Terrance Shider (pianist), Jerome Walker (rap artist)
Kids Zone: Crafts for kids and all ages; face painting; interactive circus demonstrations and more!
6:30pm – 7:30pm @ HARBOR PARK Live Music: The Middletown High School Jazz Ensemble will perform an extended set at the Harbor Park location.
8:30pm – 10pm CITY HALL LAWN - @ DEKOVEN DRIVE STAGE 9:30pm countdown by Mayor Daniel T. Drew Live Music: Middletown Symphonic Band presents live music during the entire Fireworks Display! The Fireworks Display will be shot on the river, and the approximate start time is 9:30pm. Parking is Free in City Parking Lots & Main Street!
Food Vendors will be located at:
Lower Court Street
Road Closures include:
deKoven Drive at Washington Street: (no southbound traffic) 10am – 11pm.
Court Street: (between Melilli Plaza and DeKoven Drive): 2pm – 11pm.
Harbor Drive: 7pm – 11pm.
deKoven Drive: 7pm – 11pm.
Dingwall Drive: closed between Metro Square and Dekoven Drive 7pm – 11pm.
MLK Way: closed between Metro Square and Dekoven Drive 7pm – 11pm.
River Road: closed between Harbor Drive and Walnut Street 7pm – 11pm.
Eastern Drive: between Silver Street and River Road (southbound traffic only) 7pm – 11pm.
** Access to Eastern Drive via Walnut Street to River Road Parking Restrictions:
Parking permitted in the Jackson Corrugated Lot on River Road until road closes at 7 p.m. All cars parked in this lot must exit immediately following fireworks.
Municipal Parking Lots
Commuter Parking Lot (Eastern Drive)
Connecticut Valley Hospital Grounds
Jackson Corrugated Lot (access from Walnut Street to River Road)