Parade Participation Inquiries

If your organization has interest in being invited to participate in our Parade, please review the 2020 Parade Rules and Regulations and the 2020 Waiver of Liability

Please contact the parade chairman, Charles MacDonough, here to get more information.

Parade Day
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:    Even though you may be in a later division we ask to report by 9:00 AM due to the possibility of heavy traffic conditions in Bristol.  Upon arrival please seek directions  for parking. Parking lots fill fast and you may have to park off site and bus back in. Please plan accordingly for delays.  Look for your division banners on poles and report to the Division Coordinator for proper placement.


Reminders:  Please remember that there can be no stopping for TV cameras or interviews.  At the end of the parade we encourage 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).


Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration

Parade – July 4, 2020


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

For all inquiries regarding the Military, Civic and Fireman’s Fourth of July Parade, please contact Charles MacDonough.

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

The Band Chairman for the 4th of July parade is Alan Palumbo. Please complete the form and return to the address on the form.

2020 Band Application for Parade


Parade Vending

The Vending Chairman for the 4th of July parade is John Daniels.

2020 Vending Application Packet


P.O. Box 561

Bristol, RI 02809


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