Things will go boom in the night Thursday, July 3, at Compo Beach.

That's when the annual Independence Day fireworks show will light up the skies, organized once again by the Westport Police Athletic League and the town's Parks and Recreation Department. The event is sponsored by toy maker Melissa and Doug, LLC.

Tickets, which went on sale June 1, can be purchased at Police Department headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, and the Parks and Recreation Department's office, 260 Compo Road South.

Tickets cost $35 per car and once tickets are sold out, shuttle passes will be available for parking in satellite lots. Ticket sales are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rain date for the event is Monday, July 7.