Bristol Borough

  • Located along the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania 
  • Population (2019): 9,576 
  • PA House District 140; PA Senate District 6 
  • Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District 

Attractions & Events

FREE Outdoor Concerts & Festivals in Bristol Borough 
Contact the Grundy Library for details on: 

  • Bristol Lions Summer Concert Series (June-September) 
  • Sunday Strolls (May-September)
  • Juneteenth Festival (June)
  • Celtic Day Festival (June) 
  • Puerto Rican Day Festival (July) 
  • Unity Day Festival (August) 
  • Italian Day Festival (September) 
  • Doo Wop Concert (September)
  • Historic Bristol Day (October) 

Bristol Borough Sunday Stroll
One Sunday a month (May through September), Historic Bristol Borough comes alive with music, games, promotions and more. 

Bristol Borough: Raising the Bar 
Information for visitors and residents, including an events calendar and local attractions.  

Bristol Riverside Theatre 
Bristol Riverside Theatre (BRT) is an award-winning Equity theatre located in the historic district of Bristol Borough, Bucks County.  

Bristol Spurline Park
A residential trail that connects to local parks, fields, and communities.  

Bristol Visitors Center 
Stop by the Library’s Bristol Visitor Center to explore all that Bristol has to offer. 

Delaware Canal State Park 
The 60-mile long Delaware Canal towpath runs from Easton to Bristol and is a National Recreation Trail. 

Grundy Arena 
Ice skating lessons, ice hockey, figure skating, and more.  

Historic Bristol Day
Annual event promoting the history of Bristol Borough. Held on the third Saturday of October. 

Landmark Towns of Bucks County 
A regional revitalization initiative of four boroughs along the Delaware Canal and River—Bristol, Morrisville, New Hope and Yardley, PA. 

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum 
Come learn about the Grundy Family and what life was like in Bristol Borough during the late 1800s and early 1900s – Entrance is FREE. 

Silver Lake Nature Center 
Silver Lake Nature Center inspires connections with nature for people of all ages, interests, and abilities through education, recreation, preservation, research, and advocacy. 

Government & News

Bristol Borough Government 
The main website of Bristol Borough contains information about Borough Council, the Mayor’s Office, the Police, and all municipal departments and services. Includes Borough Codes. 

Bucks County Government 
Website for all things about Bucks County. 

Bucks Local News  
Local newspaper reporting on Bristol and the surrounding areas. 

Votes PA 
Register to vote and find your local polling place. 

Organizations and Assistance 

Adams Hollow Community Garden  
The Adams Hollow Community Garden envisions a neighborhood where residents, business-owners, and community partners are fully engaged in the process of making the area the safest, cleanest, healthiest, and most beautiful that it can be. 

Advocates for the Homeless & Those in Need 
Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN) is a Bucks County interfaith nonprofit that serves the homeless and those in need by providing year-long access to emergency shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services, with dignity and compassion. Offers Shared Meals CalendarList of Food Pantries, and other resources. 

African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County 
Incorporated in 1995, the primary objective of AAHCSBC has been to research, document, and share historical information that reflects African American participation not only in respective Bucks County communities, but also internationally. 

Artists of Bristol on the Delaware (AOB) 
Promotes, grows, and nurtures resident artists and the arts and cultural communities of Bristol and surrounding areas. 

Bristol Borough Area Active Adult Center 
The senior center is located at Wood and Mulberry Streets in Bristol. 

Bristol Borough Business Association  
Promotes the town and its businesses and attracts consumers and new businesses to the Borough of Bristol. 

Bristol Cultural and Historical Foundation 
Dedicated to preserving Bristol’s history and increasing cultural opportunities for all residents of the community. 

Bristol Lions Club 
Lions Club International has over 1.3 million members in 685 districts and 180 countries. Our main goals are helping the blind, the deaf, and the needy. We also serve the community and surrounding areas with free summer concerts held in Bristol Lions Park.

Food Pantries
The Grundy Library maintains this list of local food pantries both for people who are in need as well as people who are able to give. 

Friends of Burlington Island
The mission of the Friends of Burlington Island (FOBI) is to develop and maintain a unique island experience for the citizens of the Delaware Valley where they can hike, fish, and enjoy the tranquility of Mother Nature.

Friends of the Delaware Canal
The Friends of the Delaware Canal (FODC) is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings. Their primary goals are to ensure the Canal is fully-watered from Easton to Bristol and the towpath trail is usable over its entire length.

Grundy Foundation 
The Grundy Foundation’s endowment, which sustains the operations of both the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum and the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library, may also provide for grantmaking. 

Kelly Family Center, a program of Family Service Association                          
Now located in the Canal’s End Plaza, Kelly Family Center offers services and support for families in need. 

Latino Leadership Alliance 
A bilingual and bicultural resource providing information, education, family services and advocacy to the Latino community in Bucks County. 

Puerto Rican Cultural Association of Bucks County 
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing artistic, cultural, musical and historical events of which foster the preservation of the Puerto Rican culture. 

Raising the Bar 
Raising the Bar is a non-profit organization committed to elevating Bristol Borough as a wonderful place to visit, live or start a business 

United Way of Bucks County 
Offering a wide array of human services for people looking for help with financial assistance, housing, health care, family problems, legal assistance and more.  

Schools & Education

Advisory and Oversight Committee (AOC): Bristol Borough Learning Centers 
The purpose of the AOC is to provide year-round programs and services at Learning Centers established in Bristol for Borough youth attending public, parochial, private, and home schools. 

St. Mark Catholic School 
This private school is the only parochial school located in Bristol Borough. 

Bristol Borough School District 
The school district includes Snyder – Girotti Elementary School and Bristol Middle – High School.  

Bucks County Community College, Gene and Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks. The college offers associate degrees and certificate programs, continuing education, and transfer opportunities with three campuses plus online learning. 

Pennco Tech 
This career training school offers a wide variety of educational opportunities.