Every year, folks are surprised by Westport’s July 4th fireworks rules.
For one thing, they’re surprised they’re not on July 4th. (This year they’re set for Monday, July 2.)
For another, they’re surprised that:
- They need a ticket to get into Compo Beach
- They’re not permitted in until 5 p.m. — unless they’re already there before 4 p.m.
- There’s a lot of traffic.
The fireworks are Westport’s best party of the year. The $35 ticket — which allows you to cram as many people into your vehicle as you want — helps the PAL run programs that benefit thousands of youngsters.
So be ready! Whether you have a ticket or not, if you plan to be at the beach, read the rules. And have a great
Daily Passes will not be sold after 12 p.m. on Monday.
Compo Beach will close at 4 p.m. All vehicles without a PAL Fireworks ticket must vacate Compo Beach and the Soundview lot at 4.
FOR TICKET HOLDERS:
- Access to the PAL Fireworks display is through Compo Road South only. Hillspoint Road south of Greens Farms Road will be open only to residents with homes south of that intersection.
- Firework attendees should display the fireworks ticket prominently on the dashboard.
FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE TICKETS:
- Vehicles without a ticket can go no further toward Compo Beach than the Minute Man monument. Shuttle buses will run from the Longshore marina to Compo Beach.
- Those utilizing Uber, Lyft, or taxi services will be directed straight past the Minute Man monument on Compo Road South. From there, they can walk from the area of Compo Road South and Soundview Drive to the beach. NOTE: If you choose to use this method of transportation, return service will not be available until after 11 p.m., due to 1-way traffic exiting the beach area.