Bristol Rhode Island's 230th Fourth of July Celebration
July 3 - July 4, 2015 Schedule

  • Concert Series
    July 3, 2015
  • Summer Music Preview
    July 3, 2015
  • Rockwell Amusements Carnival
    July 3-4, 2015
  • Fireworks
    July 3, 2015
  • Patriotic Exercises
    July 4, 2015
  • Parade
    July 4, 2015

6:30 p.m. - Trinity

Trinity is comprised of three vocalists with decades of experience in the music industry. An offshoot of the popular East Bay RI band "Band Of Brothers", Trinity started as a vehicle for the three lead vocalists to perform acoustically. Fred & Eric Komiega are still in Band of Brothers, while Joe Caron left the band to pursue varied musical interests. As a vocal/acoustic act Trinity is in a class all its own. Trinity specializes in performing music with soaring vocal harmonies by such classic acts as Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Hollies, The Beatles, Byrds, etc. Utilizing Joe's intricate fingerstyle guitar work and Fred's driving rhythm guitar along with Eric handling electronic and hand percussion, Trinity is unlike any other acoustic act in New England.

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: Sponsor/Sponsor/Sponsor.

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

Drum & Bugle Corp Competition - "Summer Music Preview"

Friday, July 3
Mt. Hope High School
6:00 p.m.

The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is proud to present the 26th Fourth of July Drum and Bugle Corps Competition, the Summer Music Preview. The Competition is one of the highlights of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration. It has grown to become one of the finest competitions, featuring top Drum and Bugle Corps from the United States and Canada.

2015 Summer Music Preview Lineup
7th Regiment - New London, CT The Cadets - Allentown, PA
Crossmen - San Antonio, TX
Blue Devils - Concord, CA
Jersey Surf - Bayonne, NJ
Spartans - Nashua, NH
Troopers - Casper, WY

Rockwell Amusements Carnival

Wednesday, July 3 - Thursday, July 4
Town Common

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

2015 Carnival Hours

Monday through Thursday Hours – 5 P.M. to Closing
Monday through Thursday: $25 Bracelet Special All Rides All Day

Friday Hours 5 P.M. to Closing Regular Price for Rides

Saturday Operating Hours 11 A.M. to Closing
Ticket Special $2 Per ticket 12 to 6 P.M.


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.

230th Patriotic Speaker: Name

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.