RCA July 4th Fireworks
Monday, July 4th, 9:15pm at Bayley Beach (rain date: July 5th*)
Rowayton Fireworks will light up the sky offshore from Bayley Beach Monday evening, July 4th (the rain date will be Tuesday, July 5th*). The fireworks, sponsored by the RCA, will be launched from a barge beginning at 9:15pm. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes.
*In the event that both the Rowayton and Norwalk fireworks are rained out, the Rowayton Fireworks will take place on Wednesday July 6.
Parking and Traffic
Access to parking at Bayley Beach will be according to daytime rules: vehicles with a Bayley Beach sticker will be admitted, a $40 Special Event Parking Fee will be charged to non-residents. The parking lot is expected to fill up early. For Bayley Beach rules and regulations, visit the Sixth Taxing District’s website.
Cars parked illegally will be towed to the lower lot of the Rowayton Community Center; owners will be fined $50 plus towing costs, payable at 11:00pm. Afterwards, cars will be taken to Connecticut Towing, 13 Church Street, Norwalk.
For approximately 30 minutes following the display’s conclusion, there will be no southbound vehicular traffic on Roton Avenue and Pine Point Road from McKinley Street to the Bayley Beach turnoff in order to allow vehicles and pedestrians departing from Bayley, and the Roton Point and Weeburn Clubs to leave the area quickly. Additionally, the Bell Island Bridge will be also be closed to southbound traffic for 30 mins.
NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS ALLOWED
We encourage you to walk to the fireworks and Summer Music Festival as we will have less parking at the beach this year – as parking is no longer allowed on the baseball field. All overflow parking will be located at Rowayton School.
For fire safety issues, street parking is not allowed in the vicinity of Bayley Beach. Please observe all parking rules – we do not want to jeopardize future 4th of July events as has happened in the past, when Rowayton was unable to have fireworks for 5 years.
We will be offering a drop off lane at the guard shack as you enter Bayley Beach. You can drop off your passengers, coolers and other goods; please then proceed to park at Rowayton School.
The Sixth Taxing District will be charging out-of-towners walking into the beach, so residents need to bring their beach walk in passes.
Thank you to the Sixth Taxing District, Wee Burn, Roton Point, The Tokeneke Club, The Belle Island Association, The Rowayton Beach AssocIation and The Pine Point Association for their generous contributions to help fund the 2016 Fireworks.