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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Stafford School Complex


SummerFest & Fireworks returns to Stafford to celebrate summer

with food trucks, live music, dazzling pyrotechnics, and more!

Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks returns to kick off summer with live music, sought-after food trucks, lawn games, fun activities, and a dazzling pyrotechnics display. A cornerstone town event, all activities will take place at the campus at Stafford High School. 

The evening commences at 5:00pm with a diverse selection of regional food trucks and mobile eateries. Menus feature an array of options, including international street fare, farm-to-table selections, desserts and sweets, classic fair favorites, and more. Local community groups will also join the lineup, showcasing their local work and services while sharing opportunities for involvement. Additionally, the Stafford Lion’s Club is hosting a Cornhole Tournament from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lawn games and art activities will offer fun for kids and families.


Admission and parking are free, all activities will take place at the Stafford High School, located at 145 Orcuttville Road in Stafford, Connecticut. The rural venue provides sprawling fields lush with grass and unobstructed views that are virtually void of ambient light – it’s a choice spot to spread out a blanket and enjoy this year’s fireworks. Parking and viewing areas will be designated throughout the complex. 


 SummerFest Rain Date will be Thursday, June 27, 2024.

Event announcements, activity schedules, and the civic group roster will be rolling out - follow Explore Stafford CT and Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks to get the latest updates on all things SummerFest!



An incredible lineup of food trucks and mobile eateries joins Stafford SummerFest & Fireworks each year, offering a diverse array of menu selections. From international street fare to farm-to-table options, desserts and sweets, classic favorites, and more, there's something to satisfy every craving.

SummerFest is currently accepting Food Vendor Applications to cater to the hundreds of thousands of hungry festival-goers. To register your interest, simply complete the Vendor Registration form.



Every year, local community groups and civic organizations come together to be part of the festivities, highlighting their projects and services and offering opportunities for involvement to all who attend. To learn more and join the lineup, please visit Community Showcase page for details and registration. 

Getting Here

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

Traffic & Safety


Getting Here​

  • Stafford High School: 145 Orcuttville Rd, Stafford Springs, CT 06076

  • All traffic will enter from Orcuttville Road/Route 319 ONLY.

  • Vehicle entry closes are 9:30 p.m. or when the complex is full. A one-way exit strategy will be implemented when the event concludes – vehicles will not be permitted to enter the complex at this time. Those picking up household members from event must be aware of this traffic pattern and plan accordingly or stay onsite for the duration.

  • Always drive with caution, this is a high-volume vehicle and pedestrian event.   

  • Onsite parking is expected to be tight. We strongly encourage event-goes to carpool, if possible. 

  • Guests must adhere to posted signs and instructions from event and traffic personnel.


Parking areas (see map detailed below):

  • High School, 145 Orcuttville Road

  • Handicapped accessible parking: Back Loop @ H.S.

  • Stafford Public Library, 10 Levinthal Run

  • Elementary School, 11 Levinthal Run

  • County Road, 1-way traffic (toward Furnace Avenue)

  • Roadsides as directed.



Sections of the Levinthal Run Paving/Reclamation Project have begun and catch basins along the roadsides in these milled areas are raised. Please use caution when driving/walking in these areas.

Golf Cart Shuttles

For those needing mobility assistance or transportation, a golf cart shuttle service will be available with drop-off/pickup location at the front loop of the High School.  


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