Parking passes on sale for fireworks
Updated 1:55 pm, Thursday, June 25, 2015
The gates will open at 6:30 p.m. at the campus at 80 High School Lane, and parking passes are $25 each but walk-in admission is free. Parking passes are on sale at the First Selectman’s Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Darien Town Hall, 2 Renshaw Road, through July 2. The rain date is Sunday, July 5.
The Darien Town Band is to perform at 7:30 p.m.
The event will also include concession sales from local restaurants, including Bodega, Uncle’s Deli, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, LobsterCraft, Gopher Ice Cream, Non-Stop Donut, Meatball & Co., and Meltmobile.
Merchants and local companies continue to be the main sponsors of the event since 2011 when the fireworks were re-established after being discontinued for several years during the renovation of Darien High School, said David Genovese, president of Baywater Properties, one of the lead sponsors.
This year the town is contributing to the event by covering the cost of the 34 police officers who will direct traffic, checking passes, and enforcing parking restrictions in adjacent neighborhoods, Genovese said.
“The event has grown in popularity and is now one of the best attended town-wide events and it is free,” Genovese said.
All parking at the high school lot will be with the pre-paid $25 permit, according to police, who are warning residents that handicapped permits will be checked due to the limited number of handicapped spaces available on campus.
The following parking restrictions will be in place for the event:
No parking on Noroton Avenue.
Parking on the public portion of Holly Lane will be limited to the south side of the road facing Middlesex Road.
For more information on the fireworks visit Darien’s home page at darienct.gov.