UPDATE: Forget Postponement, Weed Beach Festive Night CANCELLED ENTIRELY Due to Forecast; Fireworks Still on for July 15

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UPDATE, 10:49 a.m., Friday:

Weed Beach Festive Night, which was originally scheduled for Friday night, then postponed for 24 hours, is now cancelled due to expected rain, Darien Parks and Recreation Department announced just before 10 a.m., Friday.

If you pre-purchased a meal for the event, you can still pick it up between 5 and 6 p.m., Saturday, Park & Rec Program Supervisor Jami Gore said in the 9:59 a.m. emailed announcement.  You’ll be able to get into the beach to do it, she said.

The next Weed Beach Festive Night is scheduled for Aug. 27.

Here’s the full text of Gore’s announcement:

Unfortunately, we have made the difficult and disappointing decision to cancel the Weed Beach Festive Night scheduled for this weekend due to potential inclement weather. The next and final Weed Beach Festive Night will take place on Friday, Aug. 27 (rain date: Aug. 28).

Any attendee that pre-purchased a meal for the event will still be able to come pick-up their dinner and have access to the beach tomorrow. Meals will be served from 5-6pm.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend.

Original article, Thursday:

Darien Parks and Recreation Department has rescheduled the Weed Beach Festive Night to this Saturday and announced the return of town fireworks on Thursday, July 15.

Public access to Weed Beach will close at 2 p.m., Saturday as the beach is prepared for the Festive Night. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

Here’s the announcement from the Parks and Recreation Department:

Weed Beach Festive Night

Unfortunately, due to potential inclement weather, we are postponing the Weed Beach Festive Night that had been scheduled for this Friday, July 2 at Weed Beach. The event will now occur on Saturday, July 3 at the same time.

(The beach closes at 2 p.m. for public access. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the event occurring from 6 to 8 p.m.)

Nikki Glekas Events is providing the catering for the event beginning to serve at 6 p.m. Live music by Kenny Weiss from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Beach Grill concessions stand will also stay open throughout the event for food and beverage purchases. We will make a decision by noon tomorrow (Friday) if Saturday’s weather is also questionable and we need to cancel the event altogether.


Darien Fireworks

Darien Fireworks are BACK!

The Town of Darien and Darien Parks and Recreation’s fireworks display WILL RETURN IN 2021! The fireworks are scheduled to take place at Darien High school on Thursday, July 15 with a rain date of Thursday, July 22. More details, including when parking passes will be available for purchase will be announced next week.

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our generous sponsors for their continued support in making our town fireworks possible even in 2021!! Barrett Bookstore, Baywater Properties, Carta, McAlister & Moore, Compass, The Corbin District, Darien Running Company, Darien Sport Shop, Darien Toy Box, Day Pitney, Dolcetti, First County Bank, Flour Water Salt, Four Forks, Grieb’s, Helen Ainson, Mirador, Neat Coffee, Nielsen’s, Orchard Tree Care, PG Properties, Rings End, Shipman & Goodwin, Jayme & John Stevenson, Ten Twenty Post, UCBC and Williams & Co.

Keep an eye out for more updates early next week! Please direct any questions to the Parks and Recreation Department at (203) 656-7325 and we look forward to seeing you on July 15th!


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