James “Dutch” Fogarty Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday at the Town of Manchester’s annual James “Dutch” Fogarty Independence Day Celebration this Saturday, July 6th. Enjoy a slate of live music, food vendors, artisan market, a kid’s zone and – of course – a live fireworks display.

The 2024 James “Dutch” Fogarty Independence Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 6th from 4:00 PM – dusk at the CT State Community College (formerly Manchester Community College), 60 Bidwell Street, Manchester. A rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 7th. Cash donations are welcome. 

Feature performances include live musical performances by the Silver Fox Stringband (4:45 PM – 6:45 PM) and Nightshift (7:00 PM – 9:15 PM), with the fireworks display to follow at dusk. Children & family activities include face painting, inflatables, Rec on the Run and more.

This year’s food vendor market (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM) includes:

  • Bakery Boys

  • Brazilian Gula Grill Catering

  • Cream Time

  • Decadent Dog

  • Hungry Lion

  • King of Pearl

  • Kona Ice

  • Melody Rein

  • The Lions Club

  • Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop

  • Twin Beaks

In addition, the artisan vendor market (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) includes:

  • A Clay Zone

  • Athira Sanal Art

  • Black Cat White Dog Farm

  • Chef Kim Dishes, Spices and More

  • Leah Cunha Crafts

  • Emaly’s Crystals

  • Giroux Woodworking

  • Rose Wick Creations

  • T.A. Powers Leathercraft

  • Taylor’s Wings

  • The Wall That Heals

  • Wilkinson Farm

Come celebrate the Fourth of July with the Town of Manchester and its community partners and enjoy an evening of music, food, fireworks & fun! 

Questions regarding the James “Dutch” Fogarty Independence Day Celebration? Please contact the Recreation Division at (860)647-3084.

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