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 232nd 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.

The Float Preparation Requirements, Float Application Form, and Waiver of Liability and Float Judging Criteria and Parade Rules & Regulations are in the file. Please complete the application and waiver of liability return them with fee and a sketch and/or photograph of your proposed float design postmarked no later than May 1, 2017 to:
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 Parade Chairman through the contact form.

Parade Information

RIPTA Service on July 4th

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 Application – Will be Available Soon!