Sure, the beach was crowded — particularly the Soundview section, nearest the lot. But there was room for everyone.
Little kids bought sparklers, jumped off the lifeguard stands, and got lost.
Bigger kids roamed up and down with friends. They did what teenagers do, and have always done before, during and after the fireworks.
Families of all ages picnicked and partied. The Cobras from New Jersey danced up a storm. The weather was gorgeous. The fireworks rocked.
Once again, our July 3rd celebration was Westport at its best.
Now enjoy the 4th!
It’s not the 4th of July without Andrew Colabella.
For a kid, it doesn’t get better than this.
Westport’s finest were out in force.
USA! (Photo/Dylan Chatterjee, 8th grade)
One of hundreds of picnics.
The Cobra dance and drum team wowed the crowd.
The beach scene, from a Soundview party.
2nd Selectman Jen Tooker and 1st Selectman Jim Marpe flank Marpe’s son-in-law.
The inside of Doc Davidson’s Bradley Street fence shows Ebbets Field — perfect for a cookout.
Low tide, beach toys, strollers — and the barge.
Eric Berniker celebrates America. The beer belly and tattoos are fake. (Photo/Jen Berniker)
Lots of porta-potties — but still long lines. (Photo/Rick Benson)
Stars and stripes …
… forever. Patti Brill and Tammy Barry. (Contributed photo)
Sparkler fun … (Photo/Rick Benson)
… and glowstick fun (Photo/Jennifer Kobetitsch)
The view from Old Mill Beach. (All photos by Dan Woog, unless otherwise noted)
Fireworks, as seen from Sherwood Drive. (Photo/Stacy Bass)