5. Gear up for a fast and furious Orange Crate Derby. June 17, 3pm. Bayview Ave., Bristol
6. Independence Day may be just one day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start the party early. The Bristol Fourth of July Concert Series offers free concerts for 13 days prior to the Big Day. June 21-July 3, 6:30. Independence Park, Bristol
7. Feel like a kid again at the Rockwell Amusements Carnival. June 22-July 4. Town Common, Bristol
8. Bristol lights up the night with a July 3 fireworks display over the harbor at 9:30pm.
9. Put on your best red, white and blue and get yourself a seat at the 227th Bristol Fourth of July Parade.