Congratulations to the Chief Marshal for our 233rd Celebration!

Kathleen D. Bazinet

March 21st, at the Bristol Town Hall, Fran O’Donnell announced the Chief Marshal for the 233rd consecutive celebration.
Please extend congratulations to Kathy, and welcome her to the Fourth of July Chief Marshal family.


Bristol Fourth of July Committee News Flash

If you have interest in participating in the 2018 Parade, please visit the Parade page.


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Welcome to the Bristol Fourth of July website!

We hope you will find everything you need to stay informed about our events and the celebration.  The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is a volunteer organization of about 120 people, dedicated to continuing the celebration that honors our many civil servants, military and fire personnel of our community.  We sponsor many community and fundraising events throughout the year to support the celebration, culminating with the Parade.

The official and historic Celebration, Patriotic Exercises, was established in 1785 by Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and Veteran of the Revolutionary War.  The Celebration officially starts with Flag Day on June 14. Over the next few weeks there are free outdoor concerts at Independence Park, Orange Crate Derby races, a firefighters’ muster, Fourth of July Ball, Drum & Bugle Corps Show and many other activities and events. The Celebration concludes on July 4 with “The Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade”, which is viewed by over 200,000 people from Rhode Island and around the world. These long lasting celebrations give Bristol its nickname, “America’s most patriotic town”.


The committee has three photographers and they share all their photos.

Nat Squatrito – Photos
Tammy Mojkowski – Photos
Tony Avila’s – Photos