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Milford Celebrates 375th Birthday With Fireworks Saturday Night

Fireworks begin at 9:30 at Lisman Landing

In celebration of Milford’s 375th, on Saturday, June 14th Milfordites have a real treat in store – a trail of music, food trucks and fun – concluding with fireworks!

The music begins at 10AM with the Milford Volunteers Ancient Fife and Drum Corps marching in grand style from City Hall to the Gazebo on the Green, all are invited to join in the march. Allendale Rose will follow with old folk songs & balladry containing a Milford slant beginning at the Gazebo on the Green from 11AM – 1PM.  The Milford Concert Band takes the stage from 2pm to 3pm.

As you saunter around and listen to music pop over with the kids to Parson’s Gymnasium and cool off with an Adam’s Italian Ice and kids bouncing funhouse from 10AM-6PM.

Music on the harbor at Lisman’s Landing kicks off at 3PM with the Sapphire Band.   Tommy "D" Fulton vocalist/guitarist whom started playing guitar and singing in the 60's with groups such as "Joey and the Emeralds" & "Wheatfield Ash" featuring Michael Bolton on vocals.   Followed by Dr. B and the Brotherhood playing all the popular hits with funk music for the mind starting at 6:30PM ending as the fireworks light the night!  While listening to these fabulous bands sample some delectables from the food truck rally with BRYAC Shuck Truck, The Local Meatball, Melt Mobile and LobsterCraft.   Wash it down with ice cold Connecticut beer and wine from Wines & More.

Keep that appetite up for the next stop on the trail at the Milford Elks Lodge for the Peace and Love Block Dance Party starting at 6PM.  Feast on lobster rolls, hamburgers and hot-dogs, beer, wine, and more. Dance to music by the Vybrations, the Navels, The Elwoods and Toigo Band while enjoying a fantastic view of the fireworks.  Admission is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  Food and beverage available for purchase. No coolers please!

Fireworks will start at 9:30PM and can be seen from Lisman’s Landing and the Milford Elks Lodge.

In conjunction with Connecticut’s Open House Day, all historic homes are open and tours will be available from noon until 4PM .  Open House Day is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism to broaden awareness among residents of Connecticut of its cultural sites and showcase our museums and galleries for visitors.  In honor of the 375th anniversary there will be no charge for tours that day. 

The Milford Arts Council is hosting Plein Air Painting all day in various locations. Artists have registered for one or more historically significant sites such as the Duck Pond, City Hall and Sanford Bristol House.  For a full site list check out www.milfordarts.org.

For more details on any of the events visit www.milfordct375.org or call 203-783-3230.


Milford Historical Society June 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM
The 3 historic house tours on June 14 are at the Milford Historical Society, 34 High Street from 1 to 4. A restored mirror, Milford's original flagpole eagle (with bullet holes), Jonathan Law's desk and a hourglass figure wedding dress are part of our new exhibit. A museum quality Indian collection is also on permanent display. The society's historic homes will be closed to tours on June 15 as we march in the 375th parade.

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