Parade Participation Inquiries


If your organization has interest in being invited to participate in our Parade, please review the 2018 PARADE RULES and the 2018 Waiver of Liability.

Please contact the parade chairman Michele Martins, here to get more information.

Parade Day Information for Participants
Parade Formation:   Mt Hope High School, 199 Chestnut Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Start Time: Parade steps off at 10:30 sharp
Report Time:    Even though you may be in a later division we ask to report by 9:00AM due to the possibility of heavy traffic conditions in Bristol.  Upon arrival please seek directions  for parking. Parking lots fill fast and you may have to park off site and bus back in. Please plan accordingly for delays.  Look for your division banners on poles and report to the Division Coordinator for proper placement.
Reminders:  Please remember that there can be no stopping for TV cameras or interviews.  At the end of the parade we encourage marchers to visit our cooling station at Mt Carmel Church, located at the first driveway on the right, passed the Northeast corner of State Street and High Street.  Buses are available for a return trip to the Mt Hope High School Lot at the corner of Bradford and High Street. Throughout the day you can easily find a 4th of July Committee Member wearing a Parade Staff Shirt (blue).

Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration

Parade – July 4, 2018


The Fourth of July Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.

Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed off beginning at 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street and Sherry Avenue will be closed to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.

Fourth of July Parade

Chairman: Michele Martins

For all inquiries regarding the Military, Civic and Fireman’s Fourth of July Parade, please contact Michele Martins,




Parade Floats

The Float Chairman for the 4th of July Parade is Jim Tavares.

If you want more information about floats, follow this link to the Parade Floats page.

Parade Bands

The Band Chairman for the 4th of July parade is Anthony Mederos. Please complete the form and return to the address on the form.

2018 Band Application for Parade

Parade Vending

The Vending Chairman for the 4th of July parade is John Daniels.

2018 Parade Vending Application