Welcome to the Official Bristol Fourth of July
Friday, June 18 - 2-5p Souvenir Store is OPEN,
Fourth of July Ball
Saturday, June 19 - Family Fun Day (Old Fashion Day,
Vintage Baseball, & Block Party), Souvenir Store is OPEN 10a-5pm
Sunday, June 20 - Souvenir Store is OPEN 10a-2pm, Concert Series: The New Providence Big Band at 7pm
Monday, June 21 - Concert Series: 88th Army Band at 7pm
Tuesday, June 22 - Concert Series: Steve Smith & the Nakeds at 7pm
Wednesday, June 23 - Annual Foot Races at 5:15pm, Concert Series: The Accused Band at 6:30pm & Emily Luther at 7:45pm
Thursday, June 24 - Concert Series: Back in the Day Band at 6:30pm & Barefoot Rebel at 7:45pm
Friday, June 25 - Souvenir Store is OPEN 2pm-5pm, Carnival 5-11p, Concert Series: The Khoury Sisters at 6:30pm & 7 Day Weekend at 7:45pm
Saturday, June 26 - Independence Rhode Race, Souvenir Store is OPEN 2pm-5pm, Carnival 11am-11pm, Concert Series: Jon Tyler at 6:30pm & Crushed Velvet at 7:45pm
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”.