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Bristol, Rhode Island’s Annual Fourth of July Celebration History:

The Celebration officially starts on June 14th, Flag Day

The Annual Bristol 4th of July Celebration began in 1785 when Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and a Veteran of the Revolutionary War conducted the first Patriotic Exercises.

It is not known exactly when the Parade started but it is thought that it evolved from the procession of community members walking to Patriotic Exercises. The Parade, the Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade, is believed to have begun in the early 1800’s.

The Celebration officially starts on June 14th, Flag Day and concludes with the 2.5 mile Military, Civic and Firemen’s Parade on July 4th. Throughout the period following the Flag Day Ceremony numerous events are scheduled. They include a concert series at Independence Park, Fireworks, a Drum Corps Show, a Firefighters muster and a 4th of July Ball as well as many other events.


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Upcoming Events at Bristol Fourth of July

Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series - 88th Army Band

Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Friday, Jun 22, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series - The World Premier Band

Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Monday, Jun 25, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series - Hey Nineteen

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Friday, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 at 6:30pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series - Changes in Latitudes

Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series - The United States Air Force Band

Monday, Jul 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
Independence Park
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Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series

Tuesday, Jul 3, 2018 at 6:00pm
Independence Park
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