Whether you’re a longtime spectator of the parade or it’s your first year getting in on the festivities, we’ve put together everything you need to know to have the best 4th of July ever. From preand post-celebrations and parade traditions to the meaning behind the procession and where to eat on parade day, we’ve got you covered. Read on to discover all the ins and outs of the most historic (and awesome) parade the Bay – and this country – has to offer.
The Bristol parade is the oldest in the country, and this year marks its 230th continuous Independence Day celebration.
How to survive (and enjoy!) your first Bristol parade
Early birds know there's more than just a parade
Who marches when and why
Most valuable parade people
What to do before and after the fourth
Plan ahead to get that perfect parade spot