The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce will once again take on the role of lead organization for the 2018 New Milford Fireworks Celebration.

For the past six years, the Chamber has been able to put on a fireworks display because of community support.

The fireworks celebration will be held July 7

A rain date of July 27 is planned.

The crossover of the Green and Bank Street will be closed at 2 p.m.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the Lions Club carnival at Young’s Field.

On the Green, offerings will include a giant birthday cake with the Woman’s Club of Greater New Milford at 6 p.m.

It will be followed by an opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m., including a welcome from the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, an invocation by the Rev. Alex da Silva Souto of the New Milford United Methodist Church, the “National Anthem” by Perfect Timing and comments by Mayor Pete Bass and State Representative Bill Buckbee (R-67th).

At 7 p.m., Perfect Timing will provide music at the bandstand.

The fireworks will begin about 9:30 p.m., and will be shot off over Fort Hill/Still Meadow.

Fort Hill Road, Peagler Hill and Town View will be closed to traffic during the fireworks display.

Donations to support the fireworks can be made to GNMCC, 11 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT 06776.