Wilton fireworks, July 4, 2019

The following was compiled from a press release from the Town of Wilton.

The Town of Wilton will be celebrating the end of summer with two events including an open-air circus and a traditional 4th of July-style fireworks show.

Town officials continue to monitor health issues at it relates to COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to continue following Federal and State guidelines. If there are any required changes to event plans, they will be announced shortly before the event date.

In the event of inclement weather for these events, call the Parks and Recreation hotline at 203.454.5188 for updates.

Stars Above by Hideaway Circus

Tickets are on sale for the Hideaway Circus presentation of “Stars Above” on Aug. 27, 28 and 29. The open-air performances will be held on the field behind Comstock Community Center (180 School Rd.).

The Drama Desk Award-nominee Hideway Circus explained in a press release that “Stars Above” is “a modern take on the nostalgia and intimacy of early 19th-century touring circuses … centered around a single day in the life of a traveling family troupe. The production explores and celebrates our interwoven connections to loved ones, community, and what we’ve lost. ‘Stars Above’ combines elements of both [a] contemporary and classical circus while showcasing an all-star cast of American circus performers and musicians, performing original music and reimagined covers. The all-ages production is performed outdoors, under the vast canopy of sky and stars, on a custom-built circular stage and aerial rig.”

The release also shared that Hideaway Circus has partnered with local organizations to offer affordable tickets for those hit hardest by the pandemic, “so that everyone can share in the exhilaration, wonder and nostalgia when the ‘Stars Above’ circus comes to their community.”

Visit the “Stars Above” website for more information on the availability of free and low-cost options, as well as to purchase tickets. For general inquiries, email Hideaway Circus.

Labor Day Weekend Celebration

Join friends and family for a Labor Day celebration on Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Wilton High School (WHS) complex (395 Danbury Rd.). The line-up of events includes:

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.:  Miracle Mile Track Race, WHS Track:  Festivities will kick off with the Miracle Mile Track Race giving residents and families an opportunity to test out the Town of Wilton’s recently updated track. The race will occur in one-mile intervals with 15 people racing per time slot. There will be 20-minute intervals starting at 8:30 a.m. with the last run starting at 10:10 a.m. Race cost is $20 per adult and $10 per child (18-and-under). The race fee includes a shirt that will be ready for pickup at the track on race day. Race registration can be completed on e-Trak (via the Parks and Recreation webpage).
  • 12 Noon: Democrats vs. Republicans Softball Game, WHS Varsity Softball Field
  • 5-9 p.m. – Live DJ and Fireworks, WHS Complex:  Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic and enjoy music by Dance to the Music DJ. A traditional Fourth of July style-fireworks show will kick off at sundown estimated to be around 8:30 p.m.

Parking passes will be available for the parking lots at the Rte. 7 Tennis Courts, Cider Mill School, Wilton Board of Education, and Lilly Way athletic fields. Passes can be purchased online for $35 per vehicle on e-Trak. Online purchases are encouraged. Passes can also be purchased at the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department office (180 School Rd.). Passes will be available through Friday, Sept. 3 (passes will not be available for purchase on the day of the event). Vehicles without a valid parking pass will not be allowed to park in any of the aforementioned parking lots even if space permits. Ancillary parking outside of the pre-paid parking lots will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking will be offered to all first responder/healthcare and emergency workers and are asked to register for passes using e-Trak.

The rain date for the fireworks is Monday, Sept. 6.

For more information, contact Kregg Zulkeski in the Wilton Parks and Recreation Department via email or by calling 203.834.6234, ext. 5.