Independence Day Events 

concert on the green

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Holiday Weekend Parking Policies at Town Beaches

June 30  - July 4, 2023

  • July 4th Weekend:  On Friday, June 30th, Beach Parking Passes will only be sold at the Madison Chamber of Commerce Building until 12 noon.  No passes will be sold again until Wednesday, July 5th. Please make sure to have your parking pass prior to June 30th if you want to visit the Town beaches during the holiday weekend. Residents will be able to purchase online and show your receipt at the check point.
  • Purchase of a beach sticker or a daily parking pass does not guarantee parking availability.  Once a parking lot is filled, all cars will be turned away regardless of a pass so please plan accordingly. Visitors and residents can request a refund for a daily parking pass if it is unused.  
  • Parking at Lowry Field over the holiday weekend will require a beach sticker or daily parking pass. Lowry will be staffed from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1st, and from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.


Concert on the Green

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Visit Madison Cultural Arts for details.  

☂️ Rain date July 4, 2023

Fireworks in Madison
Fireworks in Madison

 Independence Day Fireworks

The Town of Madison Annual Independence Day Fireworks will be displayed from a barge just south of the West Wharf pier on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at 9:30 PM.  The best viewing of the fireworks is from the Town Beaches: East Wharf, West Wharf and the Surf Club. Due to the large numbers of people who are expected at the event, everyone is encouraged to arrive early as there will be traffic delays, road closures and parking restrictions.  The rain date is Friday, July 8.

Fireworks Parking 

  • Gate hours will be extended at the Surf Club Gate, East Wharf Gate, and Lowry from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Any resident or guest wishing to park for the fireworks at these lots will need a seasonal beach sticker or daily parking pass.
  • Parking at West Wharf will be prohibited starting mid-morning on Friday to allow for the set-up of the fireworks.  
  • The Town will be running shuttle buses to the Surf Club on a continuous loop starting at 7 p.m. with stops at the Rt. 79 Commuter Lot, the Madison Train Station, and the Stop ‘n Shop parking lot.

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8 p.m. on the evening of the fireworks.

  • West Wharf Road (southbound)
  • Surf Club Road (westbound)
  • Middle Beach Road West (westbound)
  • Island Avenue (southbound)
  • Middle Beach Road from East Wharf Road to Island Avenue

Independence Day Parade

The Town of Madison Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on July 4, 2023, at 10:00  AM.   The parade will proceed west on Boston Post Road (Route 1) from Samson Rock Drive to the West Wharf Road and will end in the Surf Club.  The parade will require road closures.  Residents and motorists should expect traffic delays along the parade route between 9:45 AM and 1:00 PM. Affected areas will include Boston Post Road (Route 1) and all intersecting roads between Wall Street/Samson Rock Drive and West Wharf Road, including:


  • Boston Post Road (Route 1)  
  • Wall Street
  • Samson Rock Drive
  • Durham Road (Route 79)
  • Meig’s Avenue
  • Academy Street
  • Copse Road
  • Island Avenue
  • Britton Lane
  • West Wharf Road
  • Lantern Hill Road

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the parade.  Residents/Visitors requiring access to Middle Beach Road, or Madison Beach Hotel should use East Wharf Road to access those areas during the parade.  There will be no public access to the Surf Club or to the Madison Country Club (via West Wharf Road) during the parade.