Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love seeing red, white and blue outfits everywhere I go and eating as much BBQ and watermelon I can stuff into my face. But my absolute favorite part are the parades and fireworks.
Last year’s 4th of July was such a magical moment in my life because I got to celebrate it in Bristol, Rhode Island. Bristol Fourth of July Parade, founded in 1785, is a nationally known Fourth of July parade. The parade is part of the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States of America.
The entire town is decorated in RED, WHITE, and BLUE. Houses are decorated with the famous colors, stars, and stripes. Specific plants are chosen to bloom in early July with the colors in mind and even the the town’s center line is RED, WHITE, and BLUE, which just happens to be the parade route! My friend Ashley, seen above, invited me to this wonderful celebration and her step-grandfather is the Chief Marshall, a high honor given to a Bristol resident.
Anyway, here are some of my favorite photos from that day.
I love a Parade, don’t you?