Celebrate the Fourth

Our all-American guide to the most American day in America


FACT: There is no country greater than The United States of America.

FACT: We celebrate America’s birthday with alcohol and explosives because we love our country so much, we are willing to risk blowing ourselves up. Or passing out from sunstroke as we wait for floats and guys in funny costumes to march by in a parade.

FACT: You're looking for a good way to celebrate the Fourth of July. To make it easier, we’ve rounded some of your best options, and added a handy category key to let you know exactly what each event has to offer.



   Fireworks          Parade               Music                  Food

   Party                    Booze               History        American-ness     

July 1

Jesse Liam Band and the Detroit Breakdown:

Bristol Concert Series, Independence Park, 6:30 pm 


The Cutting Edge Pool Party:

AQUA, 1 Orms St., Providence, 12pm to 4:30pm 


America's Cup AC World Series:

Newport, Fort Adams Park;

July 2

The Superchief Trio and Bellevue Cadillac:

Bristol Concert Series, Independence Park, 6:30pm 



McCoy Stadium 

After the Paw Sox game, Pawtucket, 


July 3

Narragansett Independence Day Beach Party:

Narragansett Town Beach, 12pm to 10pm



Kempenaar’s Clambake Club, Middletown, 5pm to 9pm


Bristol County Chorus and the British Invasion:

Bristol Concert Series, Independence Park, 6:30pm 



McCoy Stadium 

After the Paw Sox game, Pawtucket, 


Independence Day Party and Fireworks:

World War II Memorial Park, Woonsocket, 7pm to 9pm


Bristol Fireworks:

Independence Park, 9:30pm 


North Providence Fireworks:

Governor Nottie Park, 9:15pm


Scituate Celebration and Fireworks:

Hope Jackson Fire Station in Hope Park, 5pm to 10pm, for more info: 401-647-3366


Warwick Fireworks:

Oakland Beach Seawall, Warwick, 9pm

889 Oakland Beach Ave, Warwick


Block Island Fireworks:

Block Island, Crescent Beach, 9pm Corn Neck Rd


July 4

Arnold Mills Road Race:

Cumberland, North Cumberland Fire Station, 9am 

Fireworks Cruise:

Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, 7:30pm -10pm

Tickets: $35 


227th Bristol Independence Day Parade:

Hope St. Bristol, RI 10:30am 


Ancients and Horribles Parade:

Cumberland, 11am, Nate Whipple Highway


Ancients and Horribles Parade:

Glocester, Route 100, 4pm 


Block Island Parade:

Legion Hall to Ballards, 11am


Rose Island Lighthouse Celebrates the Fourth of July:

Rose Island, 5:30pm-10:30pm 


4th of July Celebration

Old Mountain Field, South Kingstown, 5:30pm -10pm


Arnold Mills Road Race Concert:

Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 1pm 


4th of July in Providence:

India Point Park, Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops, 7pm 


July Fourth Celebration:

Newport, Newport Harbor, 9pm 


 July 4th BBQ:

Whiskey Republic 

515 South Water St. Providence, 


July 5

 4th of July After Party:

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon

52 Pine St., Providence 9pm to 11pm 


Fireworks in East Providence:

Pierce Field, 275 Mercer St. E. Providence

Gates open at 6:30pm


July 6

Ocean State Tall Ships Festival:

Newport,  Tickets: $32.50

AKA: Boats

July 7

Full Basin Waterfire:

Waterplace Park, Providence


McCoy Stadium 

After the Paw Sox game, Pawtucket, 


Fireworks Cruise

Jamestown, East Ferry Beach, sundown

Tickets: $35