Bristol Rhode Island's 231st Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 - July 4, 2016 Schedule

  • Concert Series
    July 3, 2016
  • Rockwell Amusements Carnival
    July 3-4, 2016
  • Fireworks
    July 3, 2016
  • Patriotic Exercises
    July 4, 2016
  • Parade
    July 4, 2016

6:30 p.m. - The Falcoa Brothers

Also new to the Concert Series, Bristol’s own Tyler & Ryan have racked up millions of views on their YouTube page, covering songs by Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift, among others. They’ve been involved with America’s Got Talent and The Voice, and won a battle of the bands held by Ryan Seacrest’s website.

Cover songs have been key to Tyler and Ryan Falcoa’s success. They created their YouTube page in 2010 with the initial intent of uploading original songs, but it wasn’t until they began including covers that their view count skyrocketed into the millions.

Ryan started on drums and Tyler started on the electric guitar. Both are self-taught musicians and were inspired by and began with ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock making the transition to pop, honing their craft together. Tyler started out as the sole vocalist and remained so until 2011. Through the years he’s also learned to play bass, drums, piano, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. Ryan has since taken up the guitar and began singing at the time of their YouTube page launch.

A year later, they began uploading covers and the view count climbed. Their popularity got them noticed by Ryan Seacrest’s website, which was looking for eight YouTube acts to compete against each other to see who had the best rendition of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” Three rounds of worldwide fan voting later, Tyler & Ryan emerged victorious. A month later, they performed in front of 5,000 fans at Playlist Live at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. They’ve also been involved with both America’s Got Talent and The Voice, receiving two audition requests from the producers and advancing to various production rounds.

While covers have gotten them noticed, they’re prepping original music that stays in line with their current style. If you have listened to or seen their YouTube covers, their original music does not run too far from their cover sound. They are a pop duo who love to play around with beats and catchy melodies and are just beginning the long journey to stardom.

7:45 p.m. - Songs In The Attic

Songs In The Attic is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail and affection for the material of Billy Joel. Formed in 2011 by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark, Songs In The Attic has performed for thousands of people at the Jones Beach Boardwalk bandshell, the Neconset Gazebo summer concert series, and numerous venues throughout the Northeast.. With many incredible New York musicians, this show is a stunningly accurate recreation of the “Piano Man” himself.

This Concert is sponsored by: Navigant Credit Union.

Don't forget, Independence Park is a great place to watch the fireworks!

Rockwell Amusements Carnival

Tuesday - Monday, July 4
Town Common

Bring the kids for the final 2 days of the Rockwell Amusments Carnival on the Town Common.

2015 Carnival Hours

Tuesday through Friday Hours – 6 P.M. to Closing
Saturday & Sunday - 3PM - 11pm
Monday - 12PM to 6 PM

Ride Specials

Tuesday through Friday: $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands - 6PM - close
Saturday & Sunday - $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands - Purchase between 3PM and 8PM and ride until close
Monday - $25 Unlimited Ride Wristbands from 12PM to close OR 1 ticket per ride/$2 per ticket


Friday, July 3
Bristol Harbor
9:30 p.m.

Go to the Concert Series downtown, visit our local restaurants, walk through beautiful downtown Bristol and do some shopping and then watch a spectacular fireworks display over the Bristol Harbor.

Patriotic Exercises

Saturday, July 4
Colt Memorial School, Hope Street
8:30 a.m.

The official kick-off on July 4th, Patriotic Exercises, for the 229th continouous time, will be held in front of Colt School, located on Hope Street, in downtown Bristol.

231st Patriotic Speaker: Justice Robert G. Flanders (Ret.)

All are welcome!!

Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade

Saturday, July 4
Hope and Chestnut Streets
10:30 a.m.

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 close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.