BRISTOL, R.I. \u2014 The Bristol Fourth of July Parade - the longest continuously running Fourth of July celebration in the country - will go on this year but with changes due to the Coronavirus. Find out everything you need to know about the parade here.\n\n\n\nThe Bristol Fourth of July Parade will begin on Saturday, July 4, at 8:30 a.m. and will "step-off "at the corner of Chestnut Street and Hope Street (Rt. 114) and ends on High Street, between State Street and Bradford Street.\n\nThis year's parade with only include a vehicle procession and light entertainment.\nThe vehicle procession will last approximately 45 minutes, and organizers ask the community to observe all Rhode Island Health Department guidance regarding social distancing and the wearing of masks.\nOrganizers are requesting that the public be aware of this guidance and ensure that you are safe.\nThe entire Parade Route along Hope Street and High Street will be flagged for no parking and will be closed starting at 7:30 a.m. This closure will be enforced until the vehicle procession reaches the High Street for the re-opening of Hope Street and the end of the parade for re-opening High Street.\nOther No Parking and Road Closures will be:\nChestnut Street from Naomi to Hope, will close at 6:30 a.m., and only official vehicles will be allowed, there will be no parking from midnight to noon on July 4th.\nState Street between High Street and Wood Street will close at 7:30 a.m., the road will not allow any parking from midnight to noon on July 4th.\n\nGeneral Information\n\n\n \t\nNo Port-a-Johns will be available for the public\n\n\n\nRules and Regulations\nEveryone should read the Rules and Regulations set forth by the Fourth of July Committee, as well as the Tips and General Information to ensure a safe and happy environment for all.\n\n\n \t\nBlankets and chairs are discouraged for this year, since the procession will only be for approximately 45 minutes. Please do not be set up along the parade route before 5 a.m., any materials set up before 5 a.m. will be confiscated.\n\n \t\nOvernight camping is prohibited.\n\n \t\nAreas along the parade route may not be roped off, taped off or blocked any way with any object.\n\n \t\nAlcoholic beverages are prohibited.\n\n \t\nFireworks, Silly String, \u201cPoppers," streamers, water guns, and projectiles of any kind are prohibited.\n\n \t\nBicycles, skateboards and in-line skates are prohibited along parade route during parade. Anyone using any such transportation must walk along the parade route with bicycles, skateboards and in-line skates at their side.\n\n \t\nSoliciting along the parade route is illegal!\n\n\n\nParade Parking\nParking is basically anywhere you can find it. Large lots are open to the public at the corner of Hope and Gooding. Avoid Mt. Hope High School, as the parade forms there and participants will be parking there. If you are parking on residential streets, please be sure to avoid blocking driveways. Police will ticket.\n\nStreet Closings\nVarious surrounding streets will be closed beginning at 7:30 a.m., including Poppasquash Road. A parking ban along the parade route goes into effect the night before the parade.