Our 232nd 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 2016/2017 Celebrations is Donna Falcoa.
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!
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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Decorate your ride with Patriotic Pride!!
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee presents the redesigned Rhode Island License Plate to celebrate the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration.
The first batch of license plates are complete. Plates can be picked up on April 8th. !
License plates can still be ordered. Download the application today!!
Thank you to everyone for your support!
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Bristol Fourth of July Committee's 2017 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition
The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is pleased to announce that the 28th Annual Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview, will be held at Cranston Stadium on Monday, July 3, 2017.
“COME ON AND TAKE A FREE RIDE” Promotion
to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition
Again this year, if you purchase tickets to the Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, Sumer Music Preview, sponsored by the Bristol Foruth of July Committee, get a Free Air Conditioned bus ride to and from the Show! The Patriot Express will leave the Bristol Recreation Center, 101 Asylum Road, Bristol, RI at 4:00 p.m.
2017 Read the Press Release »
Bristol Fourth of July Committee Photo Gallery
Nat Squatrito, Tony Avila, Tammy Mojkowski and
Click to view Nat's photos:
Nat's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tammy's photos:
Tammy's Photo Webpage
Click to view Tony's photos:
Tony's Photo Webpage