The Celebration

Bristol's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, established in 1785, is the oldest continuous celebration in the United States.
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The Parade

The Fourth of July Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will step-off at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street.
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The Summer Music Preview

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is proud to present the Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview.
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The Concert Series

The 2015 concerts return to Independence Park. A variety of music for 13 nights, all for free. View the 2015 line-up!
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Upcoming Events

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Announcement: Bristol Fourth of July Committee's
2016 Drum & Bugle Corps Competition

Posted on
22 November 2015
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is pleased to announce that the 231st Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview, will be held at Cranston Stadium on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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Our 231st Consecutive Fourth of July Celebration

Posted on
Jan 1 2016
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

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!

Order your NEW Redesigned Patriotic Rhode Island License Plate!

Posted on
Jan 1 2016
by admin | Bristol Fourth of July Committee

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee presents the redesigned Rhode Island License Plate to celebrate the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration.

The Committee decided it would increase the probability of increased orders if the license plate accommodated the 6-digits plates. Keeping the same theme, the above plate was recently approved, so we can continue our quest for 900.

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 Judy Sqires at 401.253.7885 or Heidi Vermilyea at 401.574.4126

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The Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade

Posted on
Jan 1 2016
by admin | Bristol 4th of July Committee

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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Bristol Fourth of July Committee Photo Gallery

Committee Photographers

Nat Squatrito, Tony Avila, Tammy Mojkowski and
Fran Principe

Click to view Nat's photos: Squatrito Photo Webpage