Madison Fireworks 2012!

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Mark your calendars for Wednesday, July 4th at 9:30:  Madison, Connecticut will celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display.  Enjoy fireworks from along Madison's shoreline. 

Madison's fireworks are funded 100% by individuals and area businesses.  Help the fireworks and pledge your support with a donation today. 

For more information on the fireworks and to make a secure online tax-deductible donation, please go to http://www.madisonfireworks.org/.


  • Date:  Wednesday, July 4, 2012
  • Time:  9:30pm
  • Location: the Fireworks are launched from a barge off of West Wharf Beach, Madison, CT
  • Rain Date Friday, July 6, 2012

Where to watch

The fireworks should be viewable from most shoreline locations in Madison, Connecticut. The “Surf Club” will provide excellent views of the fireworks and plenty of room for the whole family to enjoy a night of explosive entertainment. Traffic and parking restrictions will be managed by the Madison Police Department.

Shuttle Service

Two buses will start running at 6pm from Stop and Shop and the Exit 61 commuter lots to West Wharf. Up to five buses will be there for the return trip after the show.

Larry Jones June 07, 2012 at 09:10 AM
People can afford to pay their mortgage while facing foreclosure, others can't afford to pay their rent or medical bills, and Madison chooses to raise wheelbarrows full of money to burn up in fireworks. Go figure! Hope the police are at least all unpaid volunteers.
Dominic Dafonzo June 24, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Just asking. What is the total overall cost of this thing and who pays for what? Any local Madison tax payer money involved? Saw where NASCAR gets millions of federal tax dollars just to display decals on their cars to promote the military such as National Guard, Army and so on. Maybe we should rethink this whole Independance Day celebration thing. We may be sending the wrong message to our children. Killing many British solders is nothing to be proud of especially now that we are allies with Britain. We killed those solders in part related to taxation without representation so I don't think we should be wasting any of our current local, state of federal tax money to celibate such a somber occasion.
Peter Laroue June 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Plenty for free parking at the Madison Beach Hotel for the fireworks and all over West Wharf Road now.
Mrs. Doris Mahony June 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Read the new forclosure post on the Madison Patch then ask yourself, why can't they figure out why more people are not donating to pay the police for quadruple overtime for the entertainment of fireworks.
Mrs. Doris Mahony June 28, 2012 at 11:27 AM
In my opinion, the Madison town fireworks should be held in the Rockland Nature Preserve this year to be fair and more convenient for North Madison residents for a change, rather than continually catering to those residents south of the Boston Post Road. The new single track mountain bike trails can be used to gain access and since the town approved that construction without any concern or requirement for a traffic and parking study, that should not be a problem.
Darrel Newhardt June 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM
There would be more fireworks if the public was informed about how much secret money the police are going to take from the donations.
Anita Briant June 29, 2012 at 07:19 PM
O.M.G. $5,000 for actual fireworks and $25,000.00 in the cops pockets on 4 X holiday overtime?
Anita Briant June 29, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Where does all the donation money go? Just ask each smiling police guy or girl at the fireworks display how much money they are making per hour and see how many conflicting different answers you get if they answer u at all.
Patty Pendericed July 03, 2012 at 08:57 PM
Madison money to burn. Go figure!
Jerry Peinski July 04, 2012 at 02:55 AM
If it gets completely rained out: 1. Less noise pollution from explosions, 2. less air pollution from smoke, 3. less environmental litter and impact from all the falling paper and debris, 4. less carbon monoxide from all the vehicular traffic to and from, 5. less litter from all the spectators, 6. less drunks walking and driving on the road, 7. more money to be donated to the needed for survival rather then entertainment of the well off and the list goes on and on, 8.9.10,11,12. Hope it is completely rained out so people can get back to basics and appreciate things without having to put on the usual Madison look at us show.
Mark Spotti July 04, 2012 at 12:12 PM
According to the Madison fireworks committee, last year 2011 about 97% of Madison homeowners chose not to support the Madison fireworks by not making any financial contribution. HELLO! There is a reason you have two eyes and two ears so why not use them? The overwhelming vast majority of Madison residents do not support or want a nuisance fireworks display in town.


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