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Posted on: June 29, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Food Trucks and Entertainment at Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display on 6/30

Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display
Friday, June 30th
Rain Date: Saturday, July 1st

Hamden – Mayor Lauren Garrett is pleased to announce the return of Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display for 2023, with thanks for the partnership with Quinnipiac University. The celebration will be the first since 2019.

Please join us at Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Avenue, on Friday June 30th for Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display featuring the Hamden Symphony Orchestra and fireworks by Pyrotecnico. Rain date will be Saturday, July 1st.

DJ Buddha LuvJonz will kick off the festivities at 6PM while you enjoy treats from:

The Hamden Symphony Orchestra will take the stage to perform at 7:30PM, led by Music Director and Conductor Vesna Mehinovic since 2008. Founded in 1962, the Hamden Symphony Orchestra is an all-volunteer orchestra of more than 70 musicians from the Greater New Haven area and beyond. The fireworks show will start at approximately 9:20PM.

Handicap parking only is conveniently located at Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Parking will be available at Government Center, 2750 Dixwell Ave and the municipal parking lot, 2972 Dixwell Ave, in addition to street parking.

CERT will have their mobile command unit/first aid station on site, and the Hamden Police Department will have their mobile command unit on site as well.

Mayor Garrett would like to thank Quinnipiac University and President Judy D. Olian for their generous donation towards this celebration and fireworks display, and for their commitment to partner with the Hamden community. President of Quinnipiac University, Judy D. Olian, comments, “We are delighted to sponsor the return of this long-standing joyous tradition, and we are proud of the strong community partnership that exists between the university and the Town of Hamden.”

Hamden’s Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display is presented by the Department of Arts, Culture, Recreation and Wellness with fireworks by Pyrotecnico. The celebration and display are held in cooperation with the Hamden Parks Department, Hamden Public Works, CERT, Hamden Fire Department, Hamden Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office.

For further information, please contact:

Cultural Affairs at (203) 672-2070 or by email at

Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at

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