MIDDLETOWN — The city has postponed its Fourth of July festival and fireworks display from Saturday night to Sunday night because of forecasted storms and rain.
Mayor Daniel Drew announced the change Saturday morning.
On Thursday morning Drew had postponed the fireworks, originally scheduled for Friday night, to Saturday night also because of weather conditions.
The festival will now begin Sunday at 5 p.m., and fireworks will go off from the Connecticut River at about 9:30 p.m.
There will be live music on the lawn outside city hall and at Harbor Park throughout the night. The Middletown Symphonic Band will perform music to accompany the fireworks. Food trucks and activities for children will also be available.
Parking Director Geen Thazhampallath said the city is expecting a large crowd this year and has added public parking for the event.
People who are able to walk from outside the immediate downtown area may park at the two Wesleyan University lots on Vine Street and Cross Street, the YMCA lot at Union Street and deKoven Drive, the Plaza Middlesex lot off College Street and the lot next to the little league baseball fields on East Main Street.