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July 4th Events in Rhode Island 2014
While our vehicles might be European in their engineering, we at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield, RI, are brimming with American pride. This is never more true than during our yearly Independence Day celebrations, as we occupy an area of the country that is peppered with historical and geographical locations that help make the events extra special. But have you made your plans for the holiday yet? Here are a few 4th of July events in southern Rhode Island to consider when you’re making your itinerary, courtesy of your friends at Speedcraft VW.
Bristol Celebrates July 4th! — Bristol, RI — July 3rd & 4th
The nearby city of Bristol, RI, can lay claim to the title of “America’s Oldest 4th of July Celebration,” and this year is their 229th. Their festivities kick off on Thursday night with live music at Independence Park in downtown Bristol, and continue with fireworks over Bristol Harbor at 9:30pm. The events continue the next morning at 10:30am with the 4th of July Parade through downtown Bristol. Get there early to secure your spots along the parade route!Bristol’s 4th of July celebration is the oldest in America.
BankRI Independence Day Celebration 2014 — India Point Park, Providence, RI — July 4th
The July 4th celebration in Rhode Island’s largest city promises to be among the major draws in the area, kicking off at 7:30pm with a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra. The concert is followed by a fireworks display at 9:15 at India Point Park, and for a little additional excitement, you can park your boat in the bay for the show!
Rose Island Lighthouse BBQ & Fireworks — Newport, RI — July 4th
While you can always watch the Newport fireworks show free-of-charge from locations such as Fort Adams State Park, this event demands attention. Take a ferry from Newport Harbor at 5:30pm to Rose Island for a delicious meal and great music, then watch the fireworks from across Narragansett Bay. Prices are $85 for adults and $35 for children ages 6-12, and reservations are required.
Jamestown Fireworks 2014 — Jamestown, RI — July 5th
For those who are busy during the early part of the weekend, this event may bet the best option. Taking place at East Ferry Beach on Saturday, the show is free-of-charge (although donations are accepted), and begins at 9pm. The fireworks are launched from a barge near the ferry landing, giving viewers a terrific vantage for viewing.
We at Speedcraft VW would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July, and hope to see you soon at our Volkswagen dealership in nearby Wakefield, RI!