Our 228th Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration
Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the United States.
In keeping with that long standing tradition of honoring our nations independence, the Bristol Fourth of July Committee establishes as its mission a means by which we can carry out our mandate to have a patriotic observance in Bristol, Rhode Island that can best exemplify our National Heritage.
The Purpose of this Committee is to formulate, prepare and carry out all plans for the Annual Fourth of July Celebration. All members of the Committee are volunteers. The presiding Chairperson for the 2012/2013 Celebrations is Dick Devault.
If you would like to donate to the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration, you can send your donations to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, for more information on supporting the Celebration please visit the General Chairmans' page.
To become an individual sponsor download the "Proud Supporter" form.
We thank you for your support!
Meet the 2013 Chief Marshal: Louis P. Cirillo
General Chairman Dick Devault announced at the Bristol Fourth of July Committee's April 4th General Committee meeting his selection for the 228th Bristol Fourth of July Celebration's Chief Marshal as Louis P. Cirillo.
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Meet Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July 2012
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee held its annual Pageant on May 19 at Mt. Hope High School. Meet Miss & Little Miss Fourth of July for our 227th Bristol Fourth of July Celebration.
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The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade
The Fourth of July Parade will begin 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 close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.
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Order your Patriotic Rhode Island License Plate!
There is a one-time fee of $41.50, of which $20.00 goes directly to support the Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, celebrating since 1785!
Show your Patriotism. Be part of Rhode Island's Unique American Experience!
Plates are available to ALL Rhode Islanders! Fill out the application, which can be downloaded from our License Plate webpage or you can call 401.424.1095.
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Ron Silva Photography
Ron is a well-known local photographer. Ron has been taking photos of the Fourth of July Celebrations for a few years, as well as many other events. Check out Ron's photos at his website.
Bristol Fourth of July Committee
Bristol Fourth of July Committee member, Nat Squatrito, also volunteers as Committee Photographer, visit his Photo Webpage.