UPDATE, 5:03 p.m.:
Darien Fireworks are still on for tonight, although the National Weather Service says there's a 30 percent chance of precipitation and a possibility of "scattered showers and thundrstorms."
The chance of rain is mainly before 7 p.m., however, and the event doesn't really get going until 7:45 p.m. Since the gates open at 6 p.m., you might want to bring umbrellas and raincoats, just in case.
— David Gurliacci
Posted by Kesti:
Sunday, July 1, 2012 Darien High School to benefit the Town of Darien Firefighters Foundation
6 pm - Gates open—enter from Noroton Avenue.
7:45 pm - Darien Fireworks Band performs in high school courtyard
8:30 pm (Sunset) - Color Guard. Will formally lower the US flag, retiring the colors for the night.
8:45 pm - Fireworks begin.
Rain Date is Tuesday, July 3, 2012
(See the latest National Weather Service forecast for Darien here.)
Lead Sponsor: Darien Sport Shop
Sponsors: Brown Thayer Shedd, MacGuire Cheswick Tuttle, Carta, McAllister & Moore, First County Bank, Palmer’s Market, PG Properties, Baywater Properties, Ring’s End, William Pitt Sotheby’s, Nielsen’s Florist, Merrill Lynch Darien, Orchard Tree Care, Dolcetti Inc., The Growing Concern, Darien Chamber of Commerce and The Darien Times
Vendors (located in high school courtyard): Chunky Pam’s Sweet Shoppe, Gofer Ice Cream, iTownStore.com, Uncle’s Deli, Estia’s American and Burgers, Shakes & Fries
Editor's note: Andrea Cragin this information about the fireworks:
The fireworks event will also feature food, vendors, and music and all proceeds go to the Town of Darien Firefighter’s Foundation, which is also helping to organize the event. ( about the foundation.)
And, if you are looking for a festive outfit to wear to the 4th of July event, the iTownstore is selling T-shirts designed by Abby St. Jean, a third grader at School, and Emma Seely, a sixth grader at . The T-shirts were selected in a contest sponsored by the Darien Fighfighters’ Foundation. The iTownstore will also donate proceeds from the T-shirt sales to the Firefighters’ Foundation. Go the iTownstore website to order the 4th of July T-shirts and look for the Firefighters Foundation link under Non-Profit tab.