The Fourth of July came in to existence in 1776, with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The thirteen colonies were declared the United States of America, and thus the birth of our nation. The legal separation of the thirteen Colonies from Great Britain actually occurred on July 2nd, but due to revisions of documents it was delayed two days and therefore we celebrate on the fourth.
The Fourth of July has always been a favorite holiday of mine. It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy festivities outdoors with friends and family. Fortunately for us, Rhode Island has a LOT to offer during tourist season….especially being on the island! The 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, which will make most of the festivities available a few days earlier on the previous weekend.
The calendar below shows the dates and times of fireworks displays across the state.
Bristol Fourth of July Celebration- Featuring music from Trinity and Sixwire. There will also be carnival rides, clowns, and other entertainment.
Cranston Stebbins Stadium at 6pm on July 3rd and 4th
Block Island Memories Parade- There will be an annual steak fry. Parade starts at 11am. at Veterans Park, and the steak fry runs from 12:30- 3:30 at the Fire Barn on Beach Avenue on July 4th. Hop on the ferry and enjoy the island!
Bike Parade at India Point Park Providence- The parade begins at City Hall at 6pm on July 4th. It is a family friendly event, so bring the kiddos along. Live music will begin in the park at 7pm with special guests Soraiya and The Navy Band. There will also be an assortment of food trucks!
Arnold Mills Parade and Road Race- Cumberland- Road Race begins at 9am, Parade begins at 11am, and Concert begins at 1pm on the 4th. There are awards being given for best costumed walkers and bikers. The theme is “Stars and Stripes Forever”.
Narragansett Beach Party- There will be live music from Brass Force from 5-7pm on the deck of the North Beach Clubhouse. Held at Narragansett Town Beach. There will also be daytime festivities including building sandcastles with Sandtasia!
All of us here at ARS hope you have a FUN and SAFE Fourth of July holiday! Let Freedom Ring!