(Fairfield Mag - We’ve Got Answers column - July Aug 2011)
By Mike Lauterborn
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Q: What present-day summer activities can be enjoyed at Fairfield Beach?
Fairfield’s beaches are among the most pleasant you’ll find along Connecticut’s southern shoreline. They also offer an abundance of summertime activities.
A key highlight is the annual July 4th fireworks show, conducted from a barge off Jennings Beach and lasting over 30 minutes. It is preceded by live band performances beginning at 5 p.m. at Jennings and 7 p.m. at Penfield Pavilion.
Another popular attraction is the combined Sand Jam Family Fun Dance and Movie Night, held at Jennings on Friday nights, July 1, July 15, July 29 and August 11. The deejay-led dance starts at 6:30 p.m.; a family-oriented movie follows at nightfall.
Yoga enthusiasts can enjoy classes at Penfield II Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. in July and August, offered by Yoga for Everybody. A fee applies.
Boaters that own their own kayaks and small sailboats can launch them from points at Jennings and Penfield. Alternatively, one can rent a kayak from Fairfield Kayak Company, which will deliver a craft right to a launch site.
You can also try your luck fishing for striped bass, bluefish and fluke, available through November, at any spot along Fairfield’s shore. A fishing license is required from the CT Fish & Wildlife Dept.