Guide to Bristol's Fourth of July

Find out everything you need to know before, during and after the celebration right here

Posted 6/30/17

After many months of preparation and weeks of build-up, the party is finally here! Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flood into Bristol this weekend for the oldest continuous Fourth of …

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