Fireworks, Music, Knockerball and More!

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The Suffield Firemen’s Association will be holding their second annual free Family Day and Fireworks on Saturday, July 16, at Spaulding School from 4-9 p.m. Last year’s event was a great success thanks to widespread town support. In addition to great food from local restaurants and food trucks, kid’s games and the fireworks, we will be expanding our efforts this year to include live music from local bands, knockerball and a town wide tug-of-war competition.

In collaboration with Suffield Music, we will be featuring local bands at our event for the first time, which will play throughout the event, bringing a family atmosphere of enjoyable music for all to enjoy.

Knockerball is an inflatable sphere with inner handles and shoulder straps to allow the wearer to perform rolls, flips, and wheels. In a group, the experience is catapulted into rip- roaring laughter, exhilarating knocks and rolls that will keep you coming back for more.

However, our biggest addition this year is a tug-of-war competition in the afternoon, the Suffield Cup. For a $50 entry fee, teams of 5 members each will compete in a single elimination tournament to win cash prizes and to have their name engraved on a trophy. Fire Department and Police Department teams are already entered and we are looking for other town organizations or groups of individuals to compete. So, call up your friends and neighbors and sign up. Team entry forms will be available at the Fire Department and around town or by emailing

Come early, watch the competition, let your kids enjoy the great variety of games, enjoy some local food or bring your own picnic and stay for a fabulous fireworks display at dusk!

In the event of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, July 17. If you are interested in entering the tug of war competition or for further information contact: Alton Golden at 860-878-8772 or

The Suffield Firemen’s Association is a non-profit Connecticut Corporation. With its structure of officers and leadership distinct from that of the Fire Department, it is the civic, charitable and social organization of the Suffield Fire Department.

The Association receives no funding from the Town of Suffield and is the means by which Fire Department members give back to the community through programs such as: The Annual Fireworks Display and Family Picnic, The Annual Firefighter Paul Simison Memorial 5K Road Race, opportunities for firefighter study and training in the field of fire prevention, support for local charitable causes, such as: The Suffield Emergency Aid Association, Little League, and Youth Hockey,  annual scholarships to graduating high school seniors, Pre-K through intermediate school fire safety education, conducting town-wide fire and safety programs and The Suffield Fire Museum (a little-known free gem).

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