Independence Day Events 

Independence Day Events 2019

The Madison, CT Independence Day events for 2020 are postponed cancelled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

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 (date to be determined) 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

Public Transportation/Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will commence at 7:00 PM and will run continuously throughout the evening.  Shuttle service pickup locations include:

After the fireworks, shuttle service will return commuters to these locations and will run until all potential passengers are accommodated.

No Parking areas include:
(Please note: vehicles found in a hazardous location will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense)


  • West Wharf Road
  • Surf Club Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Middle Beach West
  • Seaview Avenue
Road closures:  Motor Vehicle access will be closed on the beach roads by 7 PM (expect for public transportation), areas include:
  • West Wharf Road (southbound)
  • Surf Club Road (westbound)
  • Middle Beach Road West (westbound)
  • Island Avenue (southbound)
  • Middle Beach Road (from West Wharf Road to Island Avenue)

The Town of Madison Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on [date to be determined], commencing at 11:00 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 10:45 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.

Concert on the Green

The Concert on the Green is sponsored by Madison Cultural Arts.The evening begins at 6:00 PM on [date to be determined].
The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra starts at 7:00 PM

Gather on the green, bring your own chairs/blankets. No alcohol is allowed on the Green. Due to the large number of people expected to attend, everyone is encouraged to arrive early as there will be traffic delays and parking restrictions.  No parking on Copse Road from Bradley Rd to Britton Lane.   

In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to the Dining and Assembly Hall of Daniel Hand High School and limited to the first 420 people.