Due to anticipated rain on Saturday, the Celebration has been moved to Sunday, October 2nd, with the same time schedule.
The 24th Annual Southbury Celebration featuring food, music, community fellowship and fireworks is co-sponsored by the Town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School and is held at beautiful Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School on Route 172 in Southbury.
The Food Court will open at 4:30 pm and will serve until 8:30 pm. This year Southbury Celebration has over 10 food vendors including 6 commercial food trucks plus numerous community groups with a large variety of anticipated food options including: all beef hot dogs, pulled pork, smoked BBQ brisket, pulled chicken, red hots, chili dogs, sweet potato fries, onion rings, curly fries, slushies, dumplings, fried rice, steak teriyaki grinder, portobello mushroom grinder, hot lobster rolls, fried scallop rolls, fried shrimp, New England clam chowder, fish & chips, chicken tenders, fried dough, baked goods, 10-12 kinds of cannoli’s, popcorn, cotton candy, donuts, ice cream, soda, water, coffee and beverages.
People are encouraged to attend early to hear the music, visit with friends, enjoy the food selections / food trucks, or enjoy their own picnic dinner and ultimately watch a spectacular firework show.
A PowerStation DJ will start the music at 4:30 pm followed by talented local musicians. Local Musical talent will include RitaRose, Michael Carrington, Jacob Rogotzke, Good Medicine Rx
and Kyler Kumi. Music and entertainment will continue up until the National Anthem performance at around 7:45 pm immediately before the fireworks.
Atlas PyroVision Entertainment Group (www.atlaspyro.com) will then launch fireworks over beautiful Lake Stibbs with many new and unique firework effects. Atlas PyroVision Entertainment is a family owned professional fireworks display company serving New England since 1949 and produces over 700 shows annually. Sound, stage, lighting, and DJ expertise are expertly provided by PowerStation Events (www.powerstationevents.com) based in Cheshire, CT.
No alcohol and no pets are permitted at the event. Caution should be exercised with service animals due to audience and fireworks noises. Extensive free parking is on the STS Great Front Lawn. Handicapped parking will be at Lake Stibbs parking area. Due to congested event traffic and safety concerns, there will be no pedestrian walking and no vehicle parking along Route 172.
A free shuttle bus will depart from Heritage Village paddock at 5:30 pm and from Grace Meadows Senior Housing at 5:45 pm. Reservations are required for the shuttle. Heritage Village resident’s sign-up in September at HV Activities and Grace Meadow residents at their community center. The bus will return immediately after the fireworks at approximately 8:15 pm.
Southbury Celebration 2022 committee members are Carole Van Tassel (co-chair, Heritage Village resident and community volunteer), James Clark (Southbury Training School Liaison), Jeff Manville (Southbury First Selectman), Michael Ganem (Southbury Parks and Recreation, Director), and co-chair Brian M. Jones (community volunteer).
Sunday, October 2nd is the rain date with the same schedule of activities. In case of inclement weather or for more information, please call the Southbury Parks & Recreation Department Info-line at 203-262-0633 for an official announcement or visit the Town of Southbury’s web site at www.southbury-ct.org/sbycelebration for up to date information.