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 2016 concerts return to Independence Park. A variety of music for 15 nights, all for free. View the 2016 line-up!
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Upcoming Events

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Meet the 231st Fourth of July Celebration's Chief Marshal
Herculano “Okie” Falcoa

Posted on
May 13 2016
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

This year’s Chief Marshal is a true native Bristolian. He was born at home on January 8, 1938 and has been a lifelong Bristol resident. He graduated from Colt Memorial High School in 1957. While in high school, he served as President of his Junior Class and served as an Executive Board member during his senior year.

During his days as an athlete at Colt Memorial High School, he starred in football as an offensive center and as a middle linebacker and tackle on defense. He was an All-Division selection in 1956. In 1993, because of his athletic abilities, he was inducted into the Bristol Athletic Hall of Fame
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Decorate your ride with Patriotic Pride!!

Posted on
Jan 1 2016
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.

The Committee decided it would increase the probability of increased orders if the license plate accommodated the 6-digits plates. Keeping the same theme, the above plate was recently approved, so we can continue our quest for 900.

There is a one-time fee of $41.50, of which $15.00 goes directly to support the Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, celebrating since 1785 and $5.00 to the R.I. Veterans Home!!

Plates are available to ALL Rhode Islanders! Fill out the application, which can be downloaded from our License Plate webpage or you can call Judy Squires at 401.253.7885 or Heidi Vermilyea at 401.573.4126

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Bristol Fourth of July Committee's 2016 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

Posted on
22 November 2015
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is pleased to announce that the 231st Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview, will be held at Cranston Stadium on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Order your tickets today!!!

"Come on and Take a Free Ride" Promotion

to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition

Posted on
22 April 2016
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

For a limited time only, purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, Sumer Music Preview, sponsored by the Bristol Foruth of July Committee and ride to and from the show for FREE!!!! Reservations are required.

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Our 231st Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration

Posted on
Jan 1 2016
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 1 2016
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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Bristol Fourth of July Committee Photo Gallery

Committee Photographers

Nat Squatrito, Tony Avila, Tammy Mojkowski and
Fran Principe

Click to view Nat's photos: Squatrito Photo Webpage