The Florida Georgia Line Concert, one of the largest of the season, is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Xfinity Theater. There is an anticipated attendance, near sell out, of between 20,000 and 23,000 spectators, many of whom will begin to arrive at approximately 3:00 pm. Lots typically open between 3-4pm based on varying factors.
Inbound and outbound commuters departing or arriving in the Capital City between 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm should expect to experience significant traffic congestion and are requested to plan accordingly. HPD Traffic Division will have extra officers on hand to assist with the commute.
The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don't become a statistic!
The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut are sparklers and fountains.
Illegal devices to use, store or sell in Connecticut:
Bottle rockets, Chinese Lanterns, firecrackers, black cats, lady fingers, roman candles, smoke bombs, party poppers, snakes, professional display aerial shells shot from mortar tubes without a permit from the State Fire Marshal, M-80's, M-100's, Cherry Bombs, Blockbusters, Quarter Sticks and similar devices.
Illegal possession of explosives is a felony! Purchasing and transporting explosives across state lines is a crime!
Hartford Police Department
Public Safety Complex
253 High Street
Hartford CT, 06103