The Nations Oldest 4th of July Celebration

Welcome to the Official 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”.


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Contact your favorite committee member to make additional purchases! 


$20 each
Limited quantities available


Click the image to purchase tickets!


DECEMBER 21, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
After the Snow Flake Raffle

We are happy to announce that if you wish to purchase a raffle ticket for the 2019 Chevorlet Blazer you can visit these local businesses.

Gil’s TV and Appliances, 397 Metacom Ave. , Bristol, RI  • Paper, Packaging and Panache, 418 Hope St., Bristol, RI • The Sand Dollar, 54 State St. , Bristol, RI • Safe Way Auto Center, 61 Gooding Ave , Bristol, RI • TAP Printing, 628 Metacom, Warren, RI • Artie’s Auto Parts,  307 Market St. Warren, RI


Links to Important Places


Town of bristol


Bristol Christmas Festival


East Bay Food



Mosaico Community Development

Committee Photographers

Nat Squatrito

Tammy Mojkowski