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There are many local festivities that are going on all this week. The main events are in Bristol, Rhode Island just 20 minutes away from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn There’s a concert series all week until the 4th of July. Throughout the day on the 3rd there will be a carnival in the Town Common followed by Fireworks on Bristol Harbor at 9:30pm.
Bristol’s Fourth of July Parade is famous for being the oldest of its kind. The first 4th of July celebration in Bristol was in the year 1785 and the parade is an evolution of the community’s walks through the town. Today it is a fun event that even appeals to adults especially those in education. There will be a stream of floats which are in a competition to win the best for a certain category. The parade’s last march ends to honor the military and firemen of the town. From tradition, there are patriotic speakers who will reenact historical events relating to the Fourth of July, and then people can visit a U.S navy Ship.
This week is all about the fireworks, my Independence celebration is never complete with out at least one good showing. This year there are many opportunities in and around Providence to watch amazing fireworks.
Pawtucket Rhode Island my home town and home of the Pawtucket Red Sox’s is a 10 minute drive from the Historic Jacob Hill Inn on July 1, 2 or 3 you can watch a baseball game topped off by a great fireworks display all for only $8
On the night of the Fourth of July enjoy a free concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic at India Point Park, Providence preceded by fireworks at 9:15
On July 5th Seekonk Speedway will have a Show at 5PM with ground shaking fireworks to follow.
But if you just want to chill you can relax at Historic Jacob Hill Inn and watch the Fireworks from the comfort of the property. Our favorite place to watch them.
Hope to see you soon!
“Xin Nian Kuai Le” or Happy Chinese New Year! We at The Historic Jacob Hill Inn are happily anticipating The Year of the Horse; perhaps because this elegant animal was so much a part of this property’s History. From 1924-1943 it was known as the Jacob’s Hill Hunt with a member list that was straight out of “Who’s Who in America”. A few of the most recognized club members included: the Vanderbilt’s, Firestone’s and the Grosvenor’s.
Seekonk was always known as the country side of Providence, RI where many of the old Providence families stabled their horses. Later known as the first farm in America to breed and raise New Forest ponies.
Though changed dramatically just one valley away from the city of Providence, the past is still treasured. At this Providence Bed and Breakfast our motto for the last 20 years has been “Arrive a stranger, leave a friend”. This year Hainan Airlines will start to offer direct service from Beijing to Boston. We look forward to share our History with our new friends from China and everywhere else.
More on the History of Jacob Hill Farm can be found at HistoricSeekonk.com