Bristol, Rhode Island is home to the oldest, continuous Independence Day celebration in America.
The Annual Bristol 4th of July Celebration began in 1785 when Rev. Henry Wight of the First Congregational Church and Veteran of the Revolutionary War conducted the first Patriotic Exercises.
Since that day, Bristolians have gone above and beyond to keep the spirit of America's independence alive and well, welcoming people from around the world to participate and enjoy this local tradition.
Some of the major events include:
Flag Day Ceremony
Fourth of July Ball
Miss and Little Miss 4th of July Pageant
Military, Civic and Firemen's Parade
Rockwell Amusements Carnival
With many other activities, events, and fundraising efforts, Fourth of July fun goes on all year long!