Many thousands of people turned out for the Shelton fireworks on Saturday, a summer evening with picture-perfect weather. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

They brought blankets and lawn chairs, and picnic meals and liquid refreshments, to enjoy the show at Veterans Memorial Park (the Riverwalk). The Derby fireworks took place at the same time, just across the Housatonic River.

People were entertained first by the Glamour Girls, a band that specializes in retro rock, pop and soul music. Members of the Youth CONNection from Center Stage Theatre performed selections from their upcoming production of “Les Miserables” (July 25-Aug. 2).

Then, once dark enough at about 9:15, the fireworks began to explode in the sky above.

Look for more photos from the Shelton fireworks soon on this website.