Ultimate Guide to Things to Do 4th of July Manchester, CT


**COVID-19 UPDATE 7/02/21: The information below is current as of July 2nd, 2021. Please visit the event website for the most up-to-date information.

Searching for the most fun things to do 4th of July Manchester CT? You’re in the right place!

Connecticut is a great place to celebrate the 4th of July in 2020, and if you find yourself in Manchester you’ll be able to celebrate this American holiday for weeks, as the area has different events going on all throughout July. From historical reenactments to live music to firework shows to sports events, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for this July! Read on for a list of some of the best local options to celebrate.

Top 4 Things to Do
4th of July Manchester CT

#1 Hartford Yard Goats July 4th Baseball Game and Celebration

America’s Pastime tops our list as one of the best things to do Independence Day in Manchester CT!

July 10th Hartford’s premier minor league baseball team, the Hartford Yard Goats, will take on the Altoona Curve at 7:05 pm.  Join fellow baseball enthusiasts at Dunkin’ Donuts Park to cheer on the local team and celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show. Ticket prices vary but make sure to book ahead of time as this popular game may sell out!



#2 Riverfront Food Truck Festival (July 15-17)

This year the Riverfront Food Truck Festival will return to Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in Hartford, CT. This event isn’t actually on the 4th of July (it’s July 15-17) but it takes place each year right around July 4th when spirits are high and the weather is good! The food trucks will be serving delicious meals and treats each day from 11 am to 8 pm.


#3 Riverfront Fireworks – Cancelled

Also on July 13, Hartford will host what looks just like a 4th of July celebration except for the date. This patriotic Firework Show is near the Food Truck Festival, so you can hit TWO of the best 4th of July spots near Manchester CT. Enjoy music in Mortensen Riverfront Plaza starting at 7 pm, then head over to the riverfront to watch the sky light up.

Photo Credit: Riverfront Recapture

#4 Independence Day at Old Sturbridge Village

Just a 40-minute drive from Manchester in Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts, is one of the coolest Independence Day celebrations around. At this all-day event (9:30 am- 5 pm) visitors get the chance to participate in a citizens’ parade and take part in fun historical reenactments and activities including playing 19th-century style baseball, marching with the militia, and signing a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. Food vendors will be at the even with beer, wine, and summer barbeque food and there will be plenty of games and activities for the kids.


Manchester is a small town but that doesn’t mean they won’t have some great celebrations for this 4th of July. Keep checking in on their website and local news for announcements of more 4th of July events as the date gets closer!

Looking for the best places to watch fireworks in our area? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Fireworks CT and Ultimate Guide to Fireworks RI!

No matter which things to do 4th of July Manchester CT you choose, all of us at Action Appliance Repair wish you a fabulous 4th!

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