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Office: (409)797-5121

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Leah Cast
Director of Communications
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5152

Galveston to Host Beachfront

Fireworks on Weekends This Month

Fireworks Just the Beginning of Free & Fun Stuff to Do on the Island

GALVESTON, Texas (July 13, 2016) – There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. This weekend and throughout the month, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and live concerts at the beach.

Beachfront Fireworks Shows on Saturdays

Starting this Saturday, visitors to the island can catch free fireworks shows over the Gulf of Mexico every weekend for the rest of the month. The shows will take place at 10 p.m. on Saturday July 16 and 9:30 p.m. July 23 at the intersection of 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, offering an exciting way to end a fun-filled day at the beach. Another show will take place on Sunday, July 31 with time TBA.  The fireworks shows are being sponsored by Sky Wonder Pyrotechnics.

Free Concerts at East Beach

On weekends this month, you can enjoy free live concerts at Galveston’s East Beach pavilion. Concerts will take place from 3-6 p.m. and feature different local and regional artists. This Saturday, the band Castaway Radio will perform followed by Tres Equis on Saturday, July 23 and the Tejano band Canonazo on Sunday July 31.

Art Walk

This Saturday, the Galveston Arts Center will host Artwalk in the heart of Galveston’s historic downtown district. During this free event, downtown Galveston’s many art galleries and art spaces open their doors for an evening of art-viewing, wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and more. Much of the festivities take place on Postoffice Street. For a list of participating locations, visit

Bucket Brigade Tours

Throughout the summer, you can hit the beach to participate in a Bucket Brigade – an interactive beach tour that provides hands-on exploration of the creatures and features found in Galveston’s coastal and marine ecosystems. A fun learning activity for kids of all ages, these free, 45-minute tours are offered daily at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. along Galveston’s Seawall beaches as well as Stewart Beach, East Beach and Dellanera RV Park. You can sign up at any of the lifeguard stations at these locations.

Travel Tip: If you're looking for a way to save on accommodations in Galveston this summer, consider staying mid-week. Rates in Galveston are significantly lower for those choosing to book their overnight stays Sunday through Thursday. For deep discounts on attractions, checkout Galveston Island Pass!

For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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