Bristol Borough Business Association

First Fridays on the Delaware

First Fridays on the Delaware Bristol Borough, Bucks County Street Festivals

Historic Bristol Borough’s award-winning street festivals are held the first Friday of the month, from 5pm to 8 pm, along our main street district (Mill & Radcliffe Streets).  

These family-friendly events are held RAIN OR SHINE and include: 

*AMUSEMENTS & ENTERTAINMENT (many free) that vary month to month; 

*CRAFT & ART exhibitions including interactive displays and demos;

*SHOPS, MERCHANTS & VENDORS showcasing their wares for your shopping pleasure;

*LIVE MUSIC from local bands;

*ARTS & CRAFT ACTIVITIES for all ages;

*FOOD & GOODIES from our fabulous eating establishments and specialty food vendors;

*COMMUNITY ART PROJECT exclusively designed for everyone's participation;

Facebook Event Page found HERE.


get more info on the exciting 2019 season!

Bristol Antique Auto Show

41st Annual Bristol Antique Auto Show Mill Street Bristol Borough Bucks County PA

Currently scheduled for Sunday, May 19, due to rain cancellation.

The Bristol Borough Business Association (BBBA) hosts the longest running antique auto show in Bucks County.  Held since 1978, a bevy of custom and classic American and foreign cars are proudly displayed while professional judges award trophies in various categories.

longest running free exhibition auto show in bucks county

Vending @ First Fridays

Bristol Borough First Fridays on the Delaware Vendors Bucks County

The BBBA wants to provide an interesting, culturally-rich, and family-friendly experience for our visitors and a successful selling experience for our members, businesses, vendors and artists. Our intention is to accept a varied mix of vendors who sell unique, quality products. We are especially interested in hand-made, crafted, and upcycled items that cannot typically be found in usual shopping venues. 

Get more information HERE.

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2019 Season of First Fridays on the Delaware

May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, September 6

Bristol Borough First Fridays on the Delaware, street festivals, Mill Street, Bucks County PA

· AMUSEMENTS such as painting, hula hooping, balloon sculptures, quick-sketch portraits, caricaturist drawings, magical acts, henna tattoos, princesses and more!

· CRAFTERS, ARTISTS, MERCHANTS & VENDORS showcasing their wares for your shopping pleasure;

· LIVE MUSIC from local bands in the gazebo at Bristol Lions Park: May - Nothing But A Nightmare; June - A Capella Pops; July - Soul Port; August - Sister Blue; September - Back Porch Jugband;

· ARTS & CRAFTS activities for all ages;

· FOOD & GOODIES from our fabulous eating establishments and specialty food vendors;

· SELFIE STATIONS for documenting the occasion;

· SHIRT SHOOTER offering free shirts courtesy of local businesses;

· COMMUNITY ART PROJECT (a painted rock mandala) begging for your participation;

First Fridays are held throughout our main street district (Mill and Radcliffe Streets) and are RAIN or SHINE!

Event-goers are welcome to park in the free, municipal lot behind Mill Street or at 1414 Radcliffe Street (in the Lenox parking lot across from Cesare’s Restaurant) with FREE SHUTTLE service to and from the festival area.  

And don’t forget to join in our THEMED EVENTS: Mardi Gras in June, Christmas in July, and Philly Sports Fans in August!  (No themes for May and September.)  #BristolBoro1stFridays

Get regular updates on our facebook page!
First Fridays on the Delaware Bristol Borough Bucks County free shuttle service street festivals

Shuttle runs from 4:45 pm to 8:15 pm. 

Festival Area Drop Off/Pick Up is corner of Market and Cedar Street.   

(Last pick up from festival area is 8:05 pm to return to parking lot.) 

Bus holds up to 45 persons; Approximately 10 minute round trip.

Thank you to the Bristol Borough School District for partnering with us for this service!

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Antique Auto Show, Historic Bristol, Bucks County, annually in May;

Event has been rescheduled to SUNDAY, MAY 19 due to rain cancelation.


Every May since 1978, Historic Mill Street is filled with custom and classic American and foreign cars waiting for professional judges to award various trophies.   Join on SUNDAY, MAY 19 from 11 am to 4 pm to admire these classics first hand.


Registration fees apply for auto entry.  Properly insured classic cars only.  No cars newer than 1999 may participate. 


Certified Judging with 60 Trophies Awarded; Classes: Stock & Modified; Also: Best of Show/People’s Choice-Club Participation;

Free coffee & donuts to all participants. Participation plaques to first 150 cars registered.  Prize to club entering most cars (sponsor club excluded). 

Pre-Registration $15.00, Day of Show $20.00.  Registration 9 am to 11 am; Judging starts 12:00 noon; Trophies awarded 3:30 pm.

Registration form found HERE

Facebook Event Page found HERE.

For more information, call Rich @ 215-788-3131.


get event flyer here

Additional Vendor Info

Organized to highlight our members and Main Street District, vendors who are in direct competition with any of those businesses may be prohibited from participating. Exclusivity is not guaranteed.  However, every effort will be made to prevent an overabundance of similar products or services. The BBBA reserves the right to deny the sale or give-away of any particular item and/or service or the participation of a vendor for any reason.  Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 


Craft/Service/Business Vendor: $50 per event

Non-profit* Vendor: $25 per event 

*Only a limited number of non-profits will be permitted at each event and applications will be reviewed first come, first serve.

 Non-profit vendor is one that plans to participate in Event as a method to market its organization. The vendor must be a 501(c)3 organization and be able to provide proof of its status upon request. Non-profit vendors may give away items or sell items if used as a fundraiser for the organization. Paying food, craft and novelty vendors will take priority in providing items for sale.


Food Truck: $150 per event

(Must be no larger than 30' L x 10' W)

Food Stand: $75 per event

(Must be contained within a 12' L x 12' W station)


ALL Vendors must comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances including, without limitation, regulations concerning food preparation and food sales. Vendor must have necessary documentation of permits, certifications, licenses, etc. to provide food service with them on site.  The Bucks County Health Department (BCHD) reviews our vendor list prior to each event.  Approval and participation is contingent upon the BCHD ruling. Please contact them directly if you have any questions 

APPROVED VENDORS ONLY can make payment as follows:  

  • HOW:  Cash, check/money order (made payable to  ‘BBBA');
  • WHERE:  Mail payment to the BBBA, PO Box 1293, Bristol, PA 19007 or deliver it to Bird of Paradise Flowers, 231 Mill Street, Bristol, PA. Hours are typically 9-5:30pm, Mon-Friday.  (NOTE:  This is a drop off location only.  First Friday organizers do not work there and will not be there. The employees there have no information regarding these events so please allow them to  work with as little interruption as possible. Thank you.) 
  • WHEN: Payment is due at least two weeks prior to each event.  No payments will be collected at the events.  Failure  to submit payment on time may result in the loss of your vendor station for this and future events.  
  • WITH:  Make sure your payment includes your name/business name, applicable dates, and approval code.

Vendor Application 2019. (pdf)


Food Vendor Application 2019 (pdf)