Our 230th Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration
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 2014/2015 Celebrations is Ray Lavey.
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!
Meet the 2015 Chief Marshal: Raymond Gallison
General Chairman Ray Lavey announced at the Bristol Fourth of July Committee's April 1st General Committee meeting his selection for the 230th Bristol Fourth of July Celebration's Chief Marshal as Raymond Gallison.
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Meet the 2015 Patriotic Speaker: Dr. Donald J. Farish
With more than 40 years in higher education including 11 as a full-time faculty member, esteemed educator, scientist and attorney Donald J. Farish became the 10th president of Roger Williams University in June 2011.
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Order your NEW Redesigned Patriotic Rhode Island License Plate!
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 $20.00 goes directly to support the Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, celebrating since 1785!
Show your Patriotism. Be part of Rhode Island's Unique American Experience!
Plates are available to ALL Rhode Islanders! Fill out the application, which can be downloaded from our License Plate webpage or you can call 401.243.5849.
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The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade
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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Ron Silva Photography
Ron is a well-known local photographer. Ron has been taking photos of the Fourth of July Celebrations for a few years, as well as many other events. Check out Ron's photos at his website.
Bristol Fourth of July Committee
Bristol Fourth of July Committee member, Nat Squatrito, also volunteers as Committee Photographer, visit his Photo Webpage.