Jul 2012

New England Heritage: Bristol’s 4th Of July Parade


This is the 227th year for this famed parade, and you don’t want to miss out. Being the nation’s oldest and longest standing Fourth of July parade, this town does well by honoring all the men and women serving our country. Watch as firemen, police and military march along with colorful dancers and entertainers.

The Fourth of July Parade will begin 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 close to traffic. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade. The Parade Chairman for the 2011 Parade is Dick Devault. All inquires regarding the parade can call the 4th Celebration Line at 401.573.9453 or email Dick at paradechair@july4thbristolri.com.

For the complete schedule of events, go to july4thbristolri.com.