Bristol prepares for two-day celebration of Independence Day

June 27, 2013 by  

Independence Day is coming up fast, and the city of Bristol is preparing for a two-day celebration.

In advance of the celebration, the Fourth of July Ball will be held this Saturday, July 29, and will feature cocktails, dinner and dancing. The event is a fundraiser for the Fourth of July celebrations.

As we move into July, the Herreshoff Marine Museum will feature musical entertainment provided by The Rovers on July 3. There will also be cocktails, a barbecue, Blunt chowder, s’mores on the beach, and a fireworks display.

On July 4, Bristol will be holding its 228th Fourth of July parade, which makes it the oldest in the country. The parade will begin at Hope and Chestnut Streets. Before the event, the Herreshoff Marine Museum will be holding a light breakfast with entertainment provided by the Ancient Mariners Dixieland Band. Guests can also get premium seating from which they can view the parade.

It is likely that visitors from all over the area will want to attend at least one of these events, including those from nearby Johnston. Local printing companies will no doubt be providing products like flyers for advertising.

The Fourth of July Ball will take place in the Herreshoff Tent on June 29 from 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $85. For more information contact Wendy MacDonough at 401-253-3401.

The July 3 events at the Herreshoff Marine Museum will take place from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children. The July 4 breakfast, entertainment, and parade viewing costs $20 per person. For more information about either day’s activities, call 401-253-5000.