PORTSMOUTH, RI — Cities and counties across the country are continuing to bring back many traditional Independence Day activities that have been canceled or changed over the past two years. The 4th of July is right around the corner, so it’s time to find out what 4th of July fireworks and festivities are happening near you in 2022.
We’ve got all the fireworks, parades and festivals happening in and around Portsmouth, so you can start planning now.
Here is what awaits you this July 4 in Portsmouth:
Find a spot facing west along Newport Harbor for the best view. Popular viewing locations include Perrotti Park, King Park and Queen Anne Square. The rainy date is July 5.
Where: Port of Bristol
When: 9:30 p.m., July 3
Where: Begins at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street
When: 10:30 a.m.
Bristol celebrates Independence Day on July 3 and 4. First, there’s the spectacular fireworks display over Bristol Harbor on July 3. And the next day, the 4th of July parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Chestnut and Hope streets. Hope Street (Rt. 114) will be closed from 8:00 a.m., including Poppasquash Road. As of 7:00 a.m., Chestnut Street, Naomi Street and Sherry Avenue will be closed to traffic. A ban on parking along the parade route comes into effect the day before the parade.
Due to pandemic outbreaks, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so check with organizers. Do you know of other events in the region? Post them on the patch calendar.