Bristol’s Fourth of July Parade



Over the years the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration has become quite famous and attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. This years parade will include bands and drum corps from all over the United States. We look forward to welcoming past supporters and new-comers alike to the float competition and the line of March for the 233rd Anniversary of our celebration of America’s Independence.

We will be awarding prizes for the Most Patriotic, Most Beautiful and Most Original floats. There will also be a Top Military Honors and Best in the Parade Awards.

Please review the 2018 Parade Float Application Package (see side column) for all the details of entering a float into the Parade.


Bristol Fourth of July Committee
ATTN: Jim Tavares, Float Chairman
11 Addy Drive
Bristol, RI 02809

Please note that incomplete applications and applications postmarked after May 1st may not be accepted, so we ask that you please plan accordingly. All applications will be acknowledged and acceptance will be made based upon your application and design.

Bristol 4th of July Parade

Chairman: Michele Martins

For all inquiries regarding the Military, Civic and Fireman’s Fourth of July Parade, please  CONTACT THE COMMITTEE

Parade Floats

The Float Chairman for the 2018 4th of July Parade is Jim Tavares. To download the 2018 float application and read more about the floats, go to the Parade Floats page.

2018 Float Application Package