The Celebration

Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration in the United States.
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The Parade

The Fourth of July Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street.
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The Summer Music Preview

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is proud to present the Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview.
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The Concert Series

The 2017 concerts return to Independence Park. A variety of music for 15 nights, all for free. 2017 line-up TBA!
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Upcoming Events

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Our 232nd Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration

Posted on
Jan 10 2017
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.

In keeping with that long standing tradition of honoring our nations independence, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee establishes as its mission a means by which we can carry out our mandate to have a patriotic observance in Bristol, Rhode Island that can best exemplify our National Heritage.

The Purpose of this Committee is to formulate, prepare and carry out all plans for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. All members of the Committee are volunteers. The presiding Chairperson for the 2016/2017 Celebrations is Donna Falcoa.

If you would like to donate to the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, you can send your donations to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, for more information on supporting the Celebration please visit the General Chairmans' page.

To become an individual sponsor download the "Proud Supporter" form.

We thank you for your support!

The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade

Posted on
Jan 10 2017
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street and Sherry Avenue will be close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.
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Decorate your ride with Patriotic Pride!!

Posted on
Jan 10 2017
by admin | Bristol Fourth of July Committee

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee presents the redesigned Rhode Island License Plate to celebrate the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration.

LICENSE PLATE IS IN PRODUCTION!!!!!

Download the application and order yours today!!

Thank you to everyone for your support!

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Bristol Fourth of July Committee's 2017 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

Posted on
Jan 10 201
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview, will be held at Cranston Stadium on Monday, July 3, 2017.

“COME ON AND TAKE A FREE RIDE” Promotion

to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition

Posted on
Jan 10 201
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

Again this year, if you purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, Sumer Music Preview, sponsored by the Bristol Foruth of July Committee, get a Free Air Conditioned bus ride to and from the Show! The Patriot Express will leave the Bristol Recreation Center, 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI at 4:00 p.m.

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Bristol Fourth of July Committee Photo Gallery

Committee Photographers

Nat Squatrito, Tony Avila, Tammy Mojkowski and
Fran Principe

Click to view Nat's photos: Nat's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tammy's photos: Tammy's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tony's photos: Tony's Photo Webpage