Town of Wilton Celebrates July 4th with Freedom Run 5K and Fireworks Show at WHS

Town of Wilton July 4th Celebrations: Freedom Run and Fireworks Show

Both events, the Freedom Run 5K Road Race and the Fireworks Show, will be held on July 4th at the Wilton High School (WHS) Complex at 395 Danbury Road.

8:30 am – Freedom Run 5K Road Race, WHS Track

The Freedom Run begins at 8:30 am at the WHS Stadium track. Multiple categories are available to choose from, including junior and youth. Register online through e-Trak. Participant fees are $20 for adults and $10 for kids 14 and under. All participants receive a race t-shirt. Advance registration is encouraged. Same day registration is allowed. Participants should arrive by 8:15 a.m.

5:00 – 9:00 pm -- Live DJ and Fireworks Show at WHS Complex

Live DJ music begins at 5:00 pm followed by fireworks at sundown, approximately 9:00 pm. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic or visit the multiple food trucks. This event is free, though there is a fee for parking. Advance-purchase only parking passes are available for the following premium parking lots:

• Route 7 Tennis Courts

• Cider Mill School

• Wilton Board of Education

• Wilton Athletic Fields – lots along Lilly Way

• Route 7/School Road gravel lot.

Passes are $35 per vehicle and can be purchased online through e-Trak or in-person at the Parks and Recreation office, 180 School Road, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Passes must be purchased by July 1st at 4:00 p.m. Passes must be picked up from the Parks and Recreation office between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by July 1st.

On July 4th, first come, first serve, parking for a cash-only fee of $20 is available at the following parking lots: Middlebrook, Lilly Field, Stamford Health (372 Danbury Road) and Allen’s Meadow.

In the event of inclement weather for these events, call the Parks and Recreation hotline at (203) 454-5188 for updates.

The rain date for the fireworks display is July 5th.

For more information, please contact Kregg Zulkeski, Wilton Parks and Recreation Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (203) 834-6234, x 5.


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