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

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

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’s 2017 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

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.

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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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Concert Weather Updates

To see the status of a concert due to weather, please follow us our Facebook page for updates.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL the Bristol Police Department, Town Hall or other Town Departments.

They DO NOT have the status of concerts related to the weather.

ALL updates will be posted on our Facebook page, click on the link below.

4th of July on Facebook

Events Listing/Calendar

To review all events by the Fourth of July Committee, please visit the
Events Listings Page

Download the
2017 Events Calendar
NOT YET AVAILABLE!!!

Quick Links

Lottery | $50 daily/$231 monthly
Button Contest | See the 2016 Winners!!!
T-Shirt Design Contest | See the 2016 Winners!!!
Longest Traveled | Available NOW!
Photo Contest | Available NOW!
Walk of Freedom | $100/$300

Explore Bristol

The Explore Bristol initiative was created by the Bristol Merchants Association in 2012 to promote tourism to and commerce within the community. For more information or to plan your trip to Bristol, please visit explorebristolri.com.

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Bristol App for your
Mobile Devices

Download the new Bristol App from Mobile Life. See what’s going on in Bristol and the Fourth of July Celebration. Click on Download today!

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