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Star-Spangled Independence Day Celebration

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Believe in Bristol is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated Star-Spangled Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring a wide array of family-friendly activities, live music, and, for the first time since 2019, a dazzling fireworks display to close out the evening’s festivities.


The event will kick off with a patriotic parade, taking place on Bristol’s iconic State Street at 5:00 PM.


Following the parade, Anderson Park, located at 341 Martin Luther King Boulevard, will transform into a bustling hub of entertainment. Families will be delighted to discover a fantastic assortment of kids’ activities, carnival-style games, and free inflatables. Food and beverage enthusiasts will have their taste buds satisfied by a wide variety of food trucks and a refreshing beer garden.


A veteran appreciation will take place at 6:30 PM, along with additional patriotic community performances. The Border Bash concert series will take center stage at 7:00 PM, featuring two incredible bands. Fritz and Co. and Scythian will perform, serving up foot-stomping folk tunes and high-energy rock anthems for attendees to enjoy and dance the night away.


As darkness falls, the Star-Spangled Independence Day Celebration will reach its climactic finale with a mesmerizing fireworks display at approximately 10:00 PM. Special thank you to the Cities of Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA for sponsoring the patriotic display.


For more information and updates about Believe in Bristol events, please visit www.believeinbristol.org or follow Believe in Bristol on social media.


Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol and would not be possible without our community sponsors. Our sponsors in 2023 include City of Bristol, Tennessee, City of Bristol, Virginia, Anne and Ben Cowan, ETSU, Robin and Margaret Feierabend, John and Brenda Fincher, Front Row Media, Holston Medical Group, Kil’n Time Contemporary Ceramic Studio c/o Terri Gregory, Northeast State Community College, The Sessions Hotel, Tom and Barbara Smith, Audrey Zaidi, Shannon and Julie Glover, Tracy and Richie King, and 99.3 The X.

Hospitality Sponsors include The Bristol Hotel, Delta Blues, Machiavelli’s, Quaker Steak & Lube, Southern Craft, and Stateline Bar & Grille.



July 4
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Believe in Bristol
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