Wilton’s Fourth of July celebration is always memorable. Today, GOOD Morning Wilton brings you some of those memories that readers captured in pictures. Be it with barbecues, fireworks, neighborhood parties or on the water, Wilton celebrated in style.

Among the highlights of how Wilton spent the town’s Independence Day celebration, we’ve got behind the scenes images of how the town puts together the fireworks display. The day is organized by Wilton’s Parks and Recreation Department and overseen by Parks & Rec director Steve Pierce, while the fireworks display has been created and put on by Atlas Fireworks for many years. According to one Wilton resident who assists Atlas, Chris Whitney is Atlas’ local “shooter,” who has assembled and trained a crew of several people who have worked with him for more than two decades. While they produce other area fireworks shows during the first week of July, they say Wilton is a favorite show for the team.

There’s also the annual Nod Hill parade, a tradition that’s been going more than 50 years. Hosted by a committee of Nod Hill Rd. area residents who call themselves “The Patriots,” the parade and accompanying picnic and celebration celebrates America’s birthday with patriotic themes and costumes. A panel of judges reviews the floats and give out prizes and awards.

Another Fourth of July tradition is the “Frivolity Bowl,” the annual softball game between the Wilton Democrats and Wilton Republicans. This year, Team Republican pulled out a nail-biting 5-3 victory, even though the Democrats fielded a good defense. RTC chair Al Alper credits the team’s coach, Joe Favarolo, with pulling together the winning team.

Check out all the reader-submitted pictures here, plus a great video of the fireworks finale up close at the launch point—it’s a view of the fireworks show you’ve never seen before!

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One reply on “Wilton’s July 4th in Pictures [PHOTOS & VIDEO]”

  1. The CERT Team and the Wilton Police deserve a big thank you for the way they handled the traffic during the July 4 events. It went very smoothly, from detouring RT 7 to entrance and egress from the parking areas. Nice Job!!

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