4th of July Events

4th of July Events

The Town of Bristol will once again be hosting its community parade on the 4th of July to celebrate our country’s independence. The Parade will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 4th with line-up taking place from 9:00 -9:30 am. The parade will begin at Freudenberg NOK on Pleasant Street in Bristol. It will turn East on Pleasant Street and continue to the lights where it will again turn right and continue towards Central Square, turn left onto North Main Street and continue to Newfound Memorial Middle School where it will disperse.

Registration is required to participate in the parade, and there are guidelines. You can download a Parade Registration Packet here or pick one up at the Town Office, the Tapply Thompson Community Center or the Minot-Sleeper Library.

In addition to the parade, the 11th Annual Newfound Firecracker 5K is being held the morning of July 4th with registration beginning at 8:00 am at the Newfound Memorial Middle School parking lot. The race kicks off at 8:30 am. More information can be found at www.newfoundfirecracker5k.org.

Following the parade, the Bristol Fire Department will host an open house until 12 noon. Stop by 85 Lake Street to check out the trucks and equipment and meet a firefighter! This will be the last open house at this location as they will soon relocate to their new facility.

Bristol’s fireworks are being held on Saturday, July 6th, with a rain date of Sunday, July 7th. There will be food vendors and entertainment along Shore Drive from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the fireworks beginning at dark from a barge on Newfound Lake. Shore Drive will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning at 4:00 on the 6th.

Be sure to save the date for Bristol’s Old Home Day on Saturday, August 24th!