Last year, some hard-to-please Westporters bitched and moaned because the 4th of July fireworks were held on June 30th.
Folks have complained about July 1 and 2 dates too.
There are several reasons why we can’t do fireworks on July 4. But this year we’ve got the next best thing.
The 2017 show — produced by Westport PAL, sponsored by Melissa & Doug, with fireworks from the great Gruccis — are scheduled for Monday, July 3.
Tickets for the 61st annual event go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, June 1). They’re available — first-come, first-serve — at the Police Department (50 Jesup Road) and the Parks and Rec office (Longshore, across from the 1st tee).
Westporters also sometimes bitch and moan that the cost is $35 per car. Well, proceeds fund a ton of PAL programs. And the entire evening is unrivaled for fun, and a community feeling.
Oh, yeah: The rain date is Wednesday, July 5.
We’ve got the 4th surrounded.