Bristol Fourth of July Committee News Flash

Parade Participants please see the instructions on the Parade page for important information.

The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Habecker has been selected as our speaker at the Interfaith Services on June 24th, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, starting at 3:00 PM.

Interfaith Services

Join us for our Spring Breakfast, Sunday, April 29, 2018
VFW Hall – 850 Hope Street – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Spring Breakfast

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Sponsored by our community partners, Mosaico Community Development Corporation, the Common Pub & Grille other Wood Street merchants and McLaughlin & Moran.

This event will pit local East Bay Restaurants against each other to determine which make the best “stuffy” in the East Bay.

SUNDAY June 17 from 12-4 PM

Bristol Town Common

Call 401-253-2135 for Tickets

$25 for Adults, Kids under 12  Free

Live music provided by the CBGB’s and Keats & Co.


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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