Welcome to the Official Bristol Fourth of July

We hope you will find everything you need to stay informed about our events and the celebration. The Bristol Fourth of July Committee is a volunteer organization of about 120 people, dedicated to continuing the celebration that honors our many civil servants, military and fire personnel of our community. We sponsor many community and fundraising events throughout the year to support the celebration, culminating with the Parade.


The official and historic Celebration, Patriotic Exercises, was established in 1785 by Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and Veteran of the Revolutionary War. The Celebration officially starts with Flag Day on June 14. Over the next few weeks there are free outdoor concerts at Independence Park, Orange Crate Derby races, a firefighters’ muster, Fourth of July Ball, and many other activities and events. The Celebration concludes on July 4 with “The Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade”, which is viewed by over 200,000 people from Rhode Island and around the world. These long lasting celebrations give Bristol its nickname,


“America’s most patriotic town”.


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SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM

Good wine & great company! We'll see you Thursday, September 23rd at the Maritime Center. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW!


OCTOBER 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Join us October 16 at Swansea Country Club for a day of golf, good food, and great company! Registration is reopened!



Join us December 9th at St. Mary's for our drive-through Macaroni Supper and 50/50 raffle. 

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As our celebration begins wrapping up, we're looking for new members. Sign up here to join our volunteer committee!

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Our 2021 25-Week Lottery wrapped up July 3, 2021. Check here to see if you were a winner!


Our celebration and our calendar of events all year long make perfect opportunities to advertise your business.

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all year long!