Annual Parade
July 4, 2022

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


Parade Participation Inquiries


If your organization has interest in being invited to participate in our Parade, applications for participation will be available here at a later time

Parade Day
Information for Participants


Parade Formation:   Mt Hope High School, 199 Chestnut Street, Bristol, RI 02809

Start Time: Parade steps off at 10:30 AM

Report Time:  All divisions need to report no later than 9:00 AM,  due to the high probability of heavy traffic conditions in Bristol.  Your muster area will be either Colt State Park, or the Mt. Hope High School, upon arrival please seek directions for your parking. Parking lots do fill quickly and you may have to park off site and bus back in. Please plan accordingly for delays.  Your information packet included your position in the parade so please look for your division banner on poles and report to the Division Coordinator for proper placement.

Reminders:  Remember there will be no stopping for TV cameras or interviews during the parade.  At the end of the parade we want all marchers to visit our cooling station at Mt. Carmel Church, located at the first driveway on the right, passed the Northeast corner of State Street and High Street.  Buses are available for a return trip to the Mt Hope High School Lot at the corner of Bradford and High Street. Throughout the day you can easily find a 4th of July Committee Member wearing a Parade Staff Shirt (blue). For reference please see the map on this page.

Chairman: Charles MacDonough

For all inquiries regarding the Military, Civic and Firemen’s Fourth of July Parade, please contact Camille Teixeira.

Parade Information

General Information/Rules


Parade Route


Parade Floats

The Float Chairman for the 4th of July Parade is Jim Tavares.

If you want more information about floats, follow this link to the Parade Floats page.


Parade Bands

2022 Band Application for Parade


Parade Vending

2022 Vending Application Packet