If you want to go to the beach, shop and eat out, the Monday, July 4th holiday is just the ticket in the town of Clinton.
If you want to see fireworks, you’ll need to head a little bit west or east. Or, just click on the video attached to this story to see real fireworks courtesy of Patch.
Pretty much no one on the shoreline is buying liquor, opening a new bank account, or taking out a library book that day.
Here’s a listing of what’s open and what’s closed on Monday, July 4 in town. This list is by no means complete – if you know of something special that is happening, or a place that is closed or open, please add it to the list!
OPEN on Monday, July 4
, 10am to 9pm
, 11am to 5pm, live music from 1pm-4pm
Restaurants that will be open:
– opens at 4pm
- 7am - 2pm
- will be open if it is a rainy day.
– pharmacy open from 8am-6pm
– pharmacy open from 9am-3pm
(pharmacy is closed)
Fourth of July Products:
- open until 9pm
CLOSED on Monday, July 4
All town offices and departments
The (will also be closed Sat., July 2 and Sun., July 3)
Camps sponsored by
The pharmacy within
Most Banks – call first. TD Bank is usually open.
Restaurants that are closed for the holiday:
Where To Go To See Fireworks:
In Madison: Sunday, July 3, 9:30pm at the West Wharf Beach, 93 West Wharf Road.
In New Haven: Monday, July 4, at dusk at East Rock
Water’s Edge Resort in Westbrook also has a special fireworks and buffet dinner event on Tuesday, July 5. Check their website for pricing.
In Guilford: Saturday, July 9 at the fairgrounds off Lover’s Lane at dusk (around 9:15pm). Rain date is Sunday, July 10.
Fourth of July Random Facts: From the Census Bureau
On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, this most American of holidays will be marked by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country.
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation was 2.5 million.
The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth is 311.7 million.
In 2010, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags was $3.2 million. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China.
Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2010 was $486,026. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth.
Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the nation's manufacturers, according to the latest published economic census data is $302.7 million.
The value of fireworks imported from China in 2010 was $190.7 million, representing the bulk of all U.S. fireworks imported ($197.3 million). U.S. exports of fireworks, by comparison, came to just $37.0 million in 2010, with Japan purchasing more than any other country ($6.3 million).
The value of U.S. manufacturers' shipments of fireworks and pyrotechnics (including flares, igniters, etc.) in 2007 was $231.8 million.
Thirty-one towns in the U.S. have "liberty" in their names. The most populous one as of April 1, 2010, is Liberty, Missouri. (29,149). Iowa, with four, has more of these places than any other state: Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty.
Thirty-five places have "eagle" in their names. The most populous one is Eagle Pass, Texas (26,248).
Eleven places have "independence" in their names. The most populous one is Independence, Missouri (116,830).
Nine places have "freedom" in their names. The most populous one is New Freedom, Pennsylvania (4,464).
One place with "patriot" in the name is Patriot, Indiana (209).
Five places have "America" in their names. The most populous is American Fork, Utah (26,263).
Ranking of the frequency of the surname of our first president, George Washington (138), among all last names tabulated in the 2000 Census. Other early presidential names that appear on the list, along with their ranking, were Adams (39), Jefferson (594), Madison (1,209) and Monroe (567).
$98.3 billion is the dollar value of trade last year between the United States and the United Kingdom, making the British, our adversary in 1776, our sixth-leading trading partner today.
The chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa is more than one in four. The Hawkeye State was home to 19.0 million hogs and pigs on March 1, 2011. This estimate represents more than one-fourth of the nation’s estimated total. North Carolina (8.6 million) and Minnesota (7.6 million) were also homes to large numbers of pigs.
Total production of cattle and calves in Texas in 2010 is 6.8 billion pounds. Chances are good that the beef hot dogs, steaks and burgers on your backyard grill came from the Lone Star State, which accounted for about one-sixth of the nation’s total production. And if the beef did not come from Texas, it very well may have come from Nebraska (4.6 billion pounds) or Kansas (4.1 billion pounds).
The odds are one in three that your side dish of baked beans originated from North Dakota, which produced 36 percent of the nation’s dry, edible beans in 2010.
Another popular Fourth of July side dish is corn on the cob. Florida, California, Georgia, Washington and New York together accounted for 68 percent of the fresh market sweet corn produced nationally in 2010.
Potato salad and potato chips are popular food items at Fourth of July barbecues. Approximately half of the nation’s spuds were produced in Idaho or Washington state in 2010.
Florida led the nation in watermelon production last year (750 million pounds). Other leading producers of this popular fruit included California, Georgia and Texas; each had an estimate of more than 600 million pounds.
81 million Americans said they have taken part in a barbecue during the previous year. It’s probably safe to assume a lot of these events took place on Independence Day.