Event Descriptions

The following events directly support the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration. They are some of the many events that are coordinated by members of the Fourth of July Committee. Help us raise the funds to continue our Celebration, the longest Fourth of July Celebration in the United States.

To read the the description for each event, click on the name of the event.

+ Zumba Fitness- Sunday, February 28, 2014

Zumba Fitness

Friday, February 28, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Donation: $10.00

Join us for Zumba Fitness will be held at La Vida! Dance and Fitness, 651 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI, 401.529.0076

Help support the Oldest Fourth of July Celebration in America! Fun for ALL ages! Come do Zumba Fitness with Deana!

Wear your Red, White and Blue!!!!!

+ Spring Breakfast- Sunday, April 6, 2014

Spring Breakfast

Sunday, April 6, 2014
8:00 - 11:30 .m.
Donation: $10.00 for Adults; $5.00 for Children 6-10; Free: Children 5 and under

Join us for our Spring Breakfast will be held at St. Mary's Parish Centers, 330 Wood Street, Bristol, RI

Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Ham, Home Fries, Pancakes, Pastry with Juice, Coffee or tea!

Get ticket from Steve Ricci at 401.480.5003, any Committee Member or at the door the day of the event.

+ Cultural Event - May 3, 2014

Cultural Event

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Doors open: 6:00 p.m
Entertaiment: 7:00 p.m - 11:00 p.m.
Donation: $20.00

Join us for an evening of "An Evening of Doo-Wop", listen and dance to New England’s Premiere Oldies Doo Wop Groups – Reminisce . This year's Cultural Night will be held at Jacky’s Galaxie, 380 Metacom Avenue. There will be snacks available, raffles and doorprizes. Parking in the rear of the building. Please use South Side Lower Level Entrance (under awning).

Tickets will be available starting March 18th. RSVP for tables of 10! Limited seating so call early!!

Tickets: Donna: 401-253-7215 or Ann: 401-396-9072. Tickets are also available at SafeWay, 61 Gooding Ave.

+ Card Party - May 19, 2014

Annual Card Party

Monday, May 19, 2014
Doors Open: 5:00 p.m
Event Starts: 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $8.00 per person

Join us for our annual Card Party in the Auditorium of St. Mary’s Church on Wood Street in Bristol It's an evening of fun as you play cards or your favorite board game with family and friends. Refreshments will be served. There are three different raffle events with hundreds of prizes. When you first arrive purchase candy bars that have three raffle tickets attached. Since there are never enough candy bars you can purchase just tickets for the second raffle and finally your admission ticket includes you in the door prize raffle.

Call the event chairman for tickets or purchas them at the at the door. Be sure to bring playing cards and or your favorite board game.

Event Chairman: Madeline Grimo: 401.253-8337/Donna Falcoa: 401-253-8871

+ Patriotic Home Decorating - June 1 - 28

Bristol Proud to Be An American - Patriotic Home Decorating Contest

June 1 - June 28
Judging will take place on Sunday, June 29, 2014
Open to all Bristol Residents
$5.00 Entrance Fee
Show us your Patriotic Pride, decorate your house! All entries will be judged on patriotic theme and creativity. Only the front of the hose will be judged. Three cash prizes will be awarded, $100, $75 and $50. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 2 at the Concerts Series, Independence Park.

All entries must be postmarked no later than June 23, 2014.

Please mail your entry fee payable to Bristol July 4th Committee, along with your name and address to
Bristol July 4th Committee Decorating Contest, P.O. Box 561, Bristol, RI 02809.

Any questions, contact Ann Soscia at 401.245.5942.

+ Cultural Event with the Victorian Lady - June 8, 2014

Victorian Lady

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Sponsored by the Bristol Fourth of July Committee and and the Friends of Linden Place
2:30 - 4:30 p.m
$20.00 Donation
Join us for Tea with the Victorian Lady, with performance artist Kandie Carle, dressed from corset to gloves.

Tickets are available at Paper, Packaging and Panache, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI.

Victorian Attire, Hats, Gloves, "Sunday Best" optional - Fun, Humour and Wit Guarenteed!!!

Refreshment provided by: The BeeHive, The Cake Gallery and Tea at the Belvedere.

+ Firemen's Field Day - June 29, 2014

Firemen's Field Day

Sunday, June 29, 2014
10:00 a.m
Free
Join us at Guiteras Elementary School as the volunteer firefighters battle for a day of fun and competition. Cheer on your favorites as the battle in the famous "Water Battle".

+ Flag Tag Days - May 23/24, 20143

Flag Tag Day Fundraiser

Friday, May 23, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
8:00 a.m

Meet members of the Fourth of July Committee/Miss and Little Miss 4th of July/Chief Marshal and support the Celebration with donations. Members will be set-up at Seabra, Stop & Shop and the Post Office.

Thank you for your donations and support!

Event Chairman: Wayne Picard

+ Old-Fashioned Days - June 21, 2014

Annnual Old-Fashioned Day for Kids

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Fun Begins: 9:00 a.m
Free

Bring the kids to the Town Common for some old fashion fun and games. Prizes to all! Fun begins at 9

Kids of all ages will enjoy soe good old fashioned games. Prizes are awarded and good times are to be had by everyone!

Event Chairman: Diane Davis/Betsy Cambra

+ Vintage Base Ball Game - June 21, 2014

Vintage Base Ball Game

Saturday, June 21, 2014
1:00 p.m.
FREE

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee presents its Annual Vintage Base Ball Game. Game one will be played by 1864 rules and Game 2 by 1871 rules. The games will be between the Bristol Blues and the Providence Grays.

The game will be played at the Bristol Town Common, with the game starting at 1:00 p.m.. There are small grand stands available, bring lawn chairs if desired. There is also a wheel chair accessible bathroom. Complimentary hot dog and soda/water!

Event Chairman: Don Durfee

+ Foot Races - June 25, 2014

Foot Races at the Town Common

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Rain Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Registration - 5:15 p.m.
FREE

The 27th annual Fourth of July Foot Races will be held on Wednesday, June 25th. The rain date is June 26th. The races are open to all Bristol residents. Registration will begin at 5:15 PM in front of the Courthouse.

The 1-Mile race is for boys and girls from 3 to 12 years old. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the 3-6 years old, and the 7-9 years old age groups. The top boy and girl finishers in the 10-12 years old age group will be awarded trophies.

The 2-Mile race has no age restriction. Trophies will be given to the top two male and female finishers.

All participants will be offered tickets to the carnival. Refreshments will be provided

Event Chairman: Roger Dubord

+ Rockwell Amusements Carnival - June 30 - July 5

Rockwell Amusements Carnival

Monday, June 30, 2014 - Saturday, July 5, 2014
Times: to come
Specials: TBA

Bring the family for some fun at the Carnival on the Bristol Town Common

Details to follow.

Event Chairman: Ed Correia/Gina Campbell

+ Classic Car Show - August 3, 2014

Classic Car Show

The Car Show will be held at Bristol Town Beach and is open to the public beginning at 11:00 a.m. Entrance Fee: $10.00

Download the 2014 Flyer/Registration form.

Event Chairman: Nancy Oliver/Jim Oliver (V)

+ Lost in the 50s Dance - October XX, 2013

Lost in the 50s Dance

This years 50's Dance will be held at Franklin Court. Dance to your favorite 50's music. Evening events include a hoola-hoop contest, trivia and best 50's outfit. Bring your camera!. Music provided by Doug Botelho. There will be light food, BYOB.

Tickets: $15.00

Event Chairman: Nancy Pimental

+ Macaroni and Meatball Supper - December 4, 2013

Macaroni and Meatball Supper

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
St. Mary's Church Parish Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10.00 each/Children 5 and under - Free
Tickets will be available at the door.

On Wednesday night, December 4th, we will be sponsoring our annual fundraiser, the Macaroni Supper. The event will be held at the recently remodeled St. Mary’s Parish Center. We will have ample parking. The meal includes Macaroni & meatballs, soup, salad, garlic bread, pastry and refreshments. Join us for a great meal!

Event Chairman: Steve Ricci: 401-253-4491