Parade Participation Inquiries
If your organization has interest in being invited to participate in our Parade, please review the 2021 Parade Rules and Regulations and the 2021 Waiver of Liability. The Waiver of Liability must be completed by each individual participant in the parade.
Please contact the parade chairman, Charles MacDonough, here to get more information.
Information for Participants
Parade Formation: Mt Hope High School, 199 Chestnut Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Start Time: Parade steps off at 8:30
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.
Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration
Parade – July 5, 2021
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.
Chairman: Charles MacDonough
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.
The Band Chairman for the 4th of July parade is Alan Palumbo. Please complete the form and return to the address on the form.
2021 Band Application for Parade - COMING SOON
The Vending Chairman for the 4th of July parade is John Daniels.
2021 Vending Application Packet - COMING SOON