slides: 25 Things to Do in RI July 4th Week
Sunday, July 02, 2017
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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.
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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.
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.
Steve Smith & the Nakeds at Bristol 4th of July Concert Series
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.
Visit The Museum of Work & Culture
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.
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.
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.
Hike the Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park Trail
Starting at 10 a.m. take a one-mile family-friendly hike through glacial ridges and valleys on Kettle Close Trailhead.
All ages welcome.
July 1 -3
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.
Block Island will launch their fireworks on Sunday, July 2 at Crescent Beach.
The Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
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.
Scituate fireworks Display at Hope Jackson Fire Station at Hope Park
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.
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.
July 3 - 4
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
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.
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."
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
Escobar's Farm will shoot off fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m.
The farm is located at 133 Middle Road.
Patriotic Activities at the Colony House and Washington Square
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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