Celebrate America

Check out 4th of July (and beyond) events all around the state

The Bay Magazine ·

July 1

What: McCoy Stadium Fireworks Display
Where: McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket  
When: Game Starts at 6:15pm
Details: The PawSox will be taking on the Syracuse Chiefs at McCoy Stadium followed by post-game fireworks set to Star Wars music.
Cost: PawSox General Admission $8 for adults and $5 for kids
More Information: PawSox

What: Kennedy Plaza Concert
Where: Kennedy Plaza, Providence 
When: Sundown 
Details: The United States Air Force Band of Liberty will be performing at the Skating Center.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Kennedy Plaza Concert

July 3

What: Forth of July Celebration Drum & Bugle Corps Competition Summer Music Preview
Where: Mount Hope High School, Bristol 
When: 7:00PM
Details: The Summer Music Preview will be competing in the 26th Annual 4th of July Drum and Bugle Corps at 7PM. Competition.
Cost: Lawn tickets are $10 
More Information: Forth of July Celebration Drum & Bugle Corp Competition

What: Bristol's 228th Fourth of July Celebration Concert Series
Where: Independence Park, Bristol 
When: 6:20pm
Details: A variety of bands will play kicking off the night with the National Anthem. Stay after for a great view of Bristol's firework display.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Fourth of July Concert Series 

What: Bristol's Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks
Where: Bristol Harbor, Bristol
When: 9:30pm
Details: Be dazzled by this beautiful display of fireworks.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Bristol's Fourth of July Celebration Fireworks

What: 1st Annual Fireworks Picnic
Where: Sullivan House, Block Island 
When: 6:00pm
Details: The 1st Annual Fireworks Picnic is sponsored by the Committee of the Great Salt Pond. Bring your beach blanket and enjoy the fireworks display after the picnic.
Cost: $25 for adults & $10 for children 
More Information: 1st Annual Firework Picnic  

What: Bristol's Fourth of July Celebration Carnival
Where: Town Common, Bristol
When: 3:00PM
Details: Bring the family to the Rockwell Amusements Carnival for rides, treats and fun.
Cost: Price of admission varies on days, times and ride specials
More Information: Bristol's Fourth of July Celebration Carnival 

What: Independence Day Festivities
Where: Governor John A. Notte Jr. Park on Twin Rivers
When: 6:00PM (Rain Date: July 5)
Details: Enjoy live entertainment followed by a fireworks display
Cost: FREE
More Information:Independence Day Festivites 

What: Hope Jackson Block Party
Where: Hope Park, Scituate RI
When: 5:00PM
Details: Come out and enjoy free clam chowder and clam cakes followed by fireworks.
Cost: FREE

July 4th

What: Bristol’s 228th Fourth of July Celebration Patriotic Exercises
Where: Colt Memorial School, Hope Street
When: 8:30AM
Details: The official kick-off on July 4th to celebrate Patriotic Exercise for the 228th continuous time.
Cost: FREE
More Information:Bristol's Patriotic Exercise

What: Bristol’s Fourth of July Parade
Where: Chestnut and Hope Street, Rt. 144 – Bristol
When: 10:30AM
Details: Get there early and grab a lawn seat for Bristol’s annual Fourth of July Parade.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Bristol's Fourth of July Parade

What: Arnold Mills 4 Mile of July Road Race
Where: Starts in front of North Cumberland Fire Station, Cumberland 
When: 9:00AM
Details: Come out and run one of the oldest running road races in New England, this 4 mile road race takes place on flat roads and starts at 9:00AM
Cost: Pre-Register for the race online.

What: Arnold Mills July 4th Parade
Where: Nate Whipple Highway – Rt. 120 – Cumerbland
When: 11:00AM
Details: Come down for good old fashioned parade fun.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Arnold Mills July 4th Parade 

What: Glocester 4th of July Road Race
Where: Glocester Town Hall, Glocester
When: 9:00AM
Details: Run one of four road races at this Independence Day event.
Cost: Pre-register online.

What: 1st Annual Battle of the Bands Competition
Where: Chepachet Union Church – Glocester
When: 1:00PM
Details: Rock out at the 1st annual battle of the bands competition 
Cost: FREE
More Information: Battle of the Bands Competition

What: Ancients & Horrible Parade
Where: Intersection of Rt. 100 & Rt. 98 – Glocester
When: 4:00PM
Details: This parade has been a Glocester tradition since 1926.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Ancients & Horribles Parade

What: Block Island July 4th Parade & Steak Fry
Where: Block Island
When: 11AM
Details: “A tribute to Walt Disney” themes parade followed by a steak fry.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Block Island 4th of July

What: Independence Day Beach Party and Fireworks
Where: Narragansett Beach, Narragansett
When: Midday
Details: Start celebrating early with actives on Narragansett beach with a free public performances starting at on the deck of North Beach Clubhouse, closing with a fireworks display
Cost: FREE
More Information: Independence Day Beach Party  

What: Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks
Where: Old Mountain Field – Wakefield 
When: 6PM
Details: Live entertainment, food and a fireworks display
Cost: FREE

What: 13th Annual Smith Hill Community Independence Day Bash – Liberty Fest
Where: Smith Hill, Providence 
When: 1:00PM
Details: This is a community-supported event with live music, roasted pig and lots more.
Cost: FREE
More Information: Liberty Fest 

What: Chick Hatch at South Country Museum
Where: South County Museum – Narragansett
When: 10AM-4PM
Details: Attendees can see and hold these fluffy newly hatched Rhode Island Red chicks.
Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children
More Information: South Country Museum

What: Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks
Where: India Point Park, Providence 
When: 7:30PM
Details: Enjoy music and fun activities followed by a fireworks display at 9:15pm 
Cost: FREE
More Information: Independence Day Celebration

What: Independence Day Beach Ball
Where: Ocean House – Watch Hill
When: 7PM
Details: Celebrate the 4th at Ocean House on the beach with a delicious barbeque followed by fireworks
Cost: Tickets are on sale for $135 and can be purchased online.

July 6th

What: Firework’s Display
Where: Jamestown
When: Sundown
Details: Come out and enjoy the fireworks display by the East Ferry
Cost: FREE – donations accepted.

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