slides: 25 Things to Do in RI July 4th Week

Sunday, July 02, 2017

 

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The Bristol 4th of July Parade is a must see this weekend

Fourth of July weekend is here and there are plenty of parades, firework displays and other patriotic activities to keep you busy right through the holiday. 

See the Slideshow Below 

July 4 has become a great tradition in America and a focal point of everybody's summer when families and friends get together and celebrate with firework, parades, hamburgers and hot dogs.

Fireworks will be on display and there will be live music everywhere at just about all these places and events. 

To help get the planning started, GoLocalProv has put together a list of parades and firework displays that you simply must see over July 4 weekend. 

See the Slideshow of parades, firework displays, and other activities below.  

 

Related Slideshow: 25 Things to Do in RI July 4th Week - 2017

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July 1

Independence Rhode Race at Independence Park 

Bristol

The Bristol Independence Rhode Race will be held on Saturday beginning at 6 a.m. and ending around 10 a.m.

The race will follow the  Bristol Streets during the Oldest 4th of July Celebration in America.

The course includes historic homes, a town common and the America’s Cup Museum before heading out along the coastline, through Colt State Park and finishing along the water at Independence Park.

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July 1

North Kingstown Fireworks at Town Beach 

North Kingstown

North Kingstown will hold their annual firework celebration on Saturday night at the North Kingstown Town Beach. 

Fireworks begin at dusk. 

The rain date is set for Monday, July 3. 

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July 1

Steve Smith & the Nakeds at Bristol 4th of July Concert Series 

Bristol

Steve Smith and the Nakeds will play at the Bristol 4th of July Concert Series on Saturday, July 1 at 7 p.m. 

The band has been together for over 40 years, touring throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

They have been featured on television, appearing on MTV’s video countdown program “The Basement Tapes”, and the title track for their CD,” I’m Huge” gained notoriety by being included on the Fox TV season 6 Family Guy DVD box set.

 

Other Bristol 4th of July concert Series performances include "Change in Latitudes" on Juy 2 and "Sixwire" on July 3. 

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July 1

Visit The Museum of Work  & Culture 

Woonsocket

Starting at 1 p.m. take a one-mile walking tour along the banks of the Blackstone River and Main Street. 

Tour guides will explain how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how the mills impacted the environment. 

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens and includes complimentary admission to the Museum.  

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July 1

Hike at Browning Woods Trail

South Kingstown 

Take a relaxing hike at Browning Woods Trail before the July 4 celebations begin. 

Hikes range from one to three-miles through a pine and oak forested area with stone walls.

Kids and leashed dogs welcome. 

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July 1

Newport International Polo Series - Independence Cup 

Portsmouth 

The Red States will take on the Blue States for the Independence Cup in a 6 chukker match. 

“We'll be starting our holiday celebration with a good old fashioned American duel,” explained Dan Keating, Newport captain and founder of the Polo Series.

The match will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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July 1

Hike the Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park Trail

Westerly

Starting at 10 a.m. take a one-mile family-friendly hike through glacial ridges and valleys on Kettle Close Trailhead. 

All ages welcome. 

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July 1 -3

Fireworks at McCoy Stadium Following PawSox Games 

Pawtucket

The Pawtucket Red Sox are at home for a four game series against first place Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

The series started on Friday, June 30 and concludes Monday, July 3. 

There wil be a fireworks display following each game starting on July 1 through July 3. 

Head to McCoy and catch some great baseball, then stick around for fireworks. 

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July 2

Block Island Fireworks at Crescent Beach 

Block Island

Block Island will launch their fireworks on Sunday, July 2 at Crescent Beach. 

The Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. 

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July 3

Warwick Fireworks 

Warwick

Warwick will host their annual fireworks display at the Oakland Beach seawall on Monday, July 3. The show will start at 9 p.m. 

If you can't make it to the seawall, the fireworks can also be seen from City Park. 

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July 3

Scituate fireworks Display at Hope Jackson Fire Station at Hope Park

Scituate 

Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy some clam cakes, burgers, hot dogs, drinks, and free chowder.

Activities for the kids include a bounce house, face painting, shrine clowns, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, smoke trailer, glow-sticks and more. 

Fireworks start at sundown. 

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July 3

North Providence Fireworks 

North Providence 

Fireworks will be shot off from Governor Notte Park in North Providence at 9 p.m. 

Prior to the Fireworks, there will be a food court and live entertainment starting at 6 p.m. 

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July 3 - 4

Annual 3 & 4 of July Celebration at Herreshoff Marine Museum 

Bristol 

The celebration will feature cocktails, chowder by Blount Fine Foods, and catering by Russell Morin Catering & Events. 

There will also be live music by 6 Digg It Band & dancing on the Waterfront.

View fireworks on the dock & enjoy S'mores on the Beach.

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July 4

City of Newport Independence Day Celebration

Newport 

Newport's annual fourth of July celebration kicks off at 9 a.m. with a salute to William Ellery, Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island. 

That will be followed at 10 a.m. by a patriotic band concert by the Newport Community Band at Salve Regina University. 

At 11:00 a.m., the 142nd annual reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place on the steps of the Old Colony House, recreating the original reading by Major John Handy in 1776 and again 50 years later in 1876.

At noon a 21 gun salute celebrating the Nation’s birthday will be performed by the Artillery Company of Newport using four original cannons cast by Paul Revere in 1798.

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July 4

Bristol 4th of July Parade

Bristol 

Bristol is home to the country's oldest 4th of July Parade. This year will be the 232nd consecutive celebration which began in 1785.

The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street and will end on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.

PHOTO: H.C. Williams/flickr

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July 4

Providence Fireworks at India Point Park

Providence 

The celebration at India Point park will include live music from the Navy Band Northeast, a taste of Providence’s culinary scene, a bike parade, and some of the best fireworks in the state. 

The event goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

This event is free and open to the public.

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July 4

Newport 4th of July Fireworks

Newport

Newport Harbor will put on a firework display that you don't want to miss on Independence Day. 

The firework display will start at 9:15 p.m.  

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July 4

91st Ancients and Horribles Parade 

Glocester 

Watch as locals come together and spoof local and national politics.

This is the 91st annual parade and it is something completely different than a normal parade. You will be impressed. 

The Parade is set to step off at 4 p.m.

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July 4

Arnold Mills July 4 Parade 

Cumberland

The Arnold Mills Parade has been entertaining Rhode Islanders since 1927.

The event starts with a road race at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 11 a.m. 

The theme for this year's parade is: "Stars and Stripes Forever."

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July 4

Misquamicut Fireworks  

Westerly

Misquamicut Beach in Westerly will host their annual firework display starting at 9 p.m. on Independence day. 

The fireworks will take place on Wuskenau Beach. 

 

PHOTO: Misquamicut Beach facebook

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July 4

Independence Day Beach Party & Fireworks 

Narragansett

Narragansett Town Beach will host a beach party starting around mid day with sandcastle building and music from Brass Force from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the deck of the North Beach Clubhouse. 

Then sit back and enjoy the fireworks that will begin at dusk. 

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July 4

Block Island 4th of July Parade 

Block Island

The parade steps off at 11 a.m. at New Harbor and winds along Ocean Avenue to Water Street.

The theme this year is "Block Island Memories." 

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July 4

South Kingstown 4th of July Celebration 

South Kingstown

The celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. at Old Mountain Field with a concert featuring “Take it to the Bridge”, a high-energy cover band from Southern Rhode Island playing hits that will have you dancing. 

Get to the party early and enjoy food concessions and children's activities for ages 4 to 7. 

Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m.

PHOTO: Take it to the Bridge Facebook

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July 4

Portsmouth Fireworks 

Portsmouth

Escobar's Farm will shoot off fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. 

The farm is located at 133 Middle Road. 

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July 4

Patriotic Activities at the Colony House and Washington Square 

Newport

Visit the Colony House and Washington Square for a morning of patriotic activities, including a reading of the Declaration of Independence.

Throughout the day, celebrate religious freedom and the First Amendment when over a dozen houses of worship will be open to the public for tours. 

 
 

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