Celebrate the Fourth of July
In 2020, everything is a little different, but there are great ways to spend the Fourth of July Weekend in Eastern Connecticut.
Join the Coast Guard Band virtually for “Gallantly Streaming” on July 4 at 7pm. The Independence Day concert is an eclectic musical tribute to the nation.
Saltwater Farms Vineyard kicks off their Thursday Night Summer Music Series on July 2 at 5pm with Dave Alves Music and Go Truck Yourself Kitchen, unique fusion of Peruvian and Columbian cuisine.
Stonington Vineyard’s Summer Music Series brings you Happy & The Moonshine on July 3, 6-9 pm. Gourmet Galley offers light bites on site. Buy tickets online.
Maugle Sierra Vineyards offers live music Saturday and Sunday afternoons 3-6 pm. On July 4 it’s Louis and Clark! and on July 5 they welcome Alan Piacenta Keith Cooper.
Preston Ridge Vineyard brings you music Friday evening and Sunday afternoon in the summer. July 3 they welcome T. Ray and July 5 they feature Sweet Surrender.
Town of Groton will host a virtual parade on July 4 at 10am. Groton groups will share video for a parade that will air on GMTV and social media. Learn more and participate.
Mohegan Sun’s Comix Roadhouse hosts comedy and country music on July 4. Check out the line up here. Enjoy dining and gaming before and after.
Foxwoods Resort Casino is hosting drive-in movies for the summer. The July 4 feature is “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at 8:45. Purchase tickets ahead of time. Enjoy dining, gaming, or Monza World-Class Karting while you are there.
Supercharged all-electric, zero emission karts now open for indoor multilevel racing.
Science & Museums
Mystic Aquarium’s indoor and outdoor exhibits are open. Plan your trip and purchase your timed tickets before you go.
Mystic Seaport Museum welcomes visitors to enjoy their grounds while indoor exhibits remain closed. The Collins Gallery opens July 3 with the show “A Way with Wood: Celebrating Craft,” featuring live demonstrations by shipwrights and local artisans.
Lyman Allyn Art Museum opens their doors this week with free admission all summer long! The exhibit Stories of Resilience: Encountering Racism is extended through August 2.
Florence Griswold Museum reopens to members July 1 and the public on July 7. Purchase your tickets 24-hours in advance here.
“Sunny Days, Fresh Air, and Cool Buys” all weekend at Westbrook Outlets, with free hot dogs and Italian ices on July 4.
Tanger Outlets has a Super Summer Sale July 3-6. Shop 11-7pm every day, and visit their website for extra deals.