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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 Island to Host 2 Nights of Fireworks, Beachfront Parade for July 4th Weekend

GALVESTON, Texas (June 26, 2015)
– If you’re looking for a change of scenery to celebrate Independence Day, Galveston Island is just the place to make your holiday a true get-a-way. From fireworks over the beach to a traditional hometown parade, Galveston will offer plenty of excitement for the 4th of July. 

On the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:45 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 41st Street and continuing to 14th Street.

After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees is sponsoring the show.

Also this holiday weekend, Moody Gardens will host its popular Bands on the Sand concert series on Friday and Saturday. Each concert will be followed by a fireworks display over Offats Bayou. Bands on the Sand concerts are held from 6-10 p.m. at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach. Tickets are $12 per person. For details, visit


Movie Nite on The Strand

Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows and head to downtown Galveston for a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite on the Strand will take place at 7 p.m. July 4, with a showing of the film Elf at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

“The Hot Sardines” Live at The Grand 1894 Opera House

The Grand 1894 Opera House will kick off its July performances with one of the best jazz bands in the country as The Hot Sardines brings its vibrant sounds to the big stage at 3 p.m. July 5. With a mission to transform songs from another era into pop music for this century, The Hot Sardines fuse musical influences from New York, Paris, and New Orleans, incorporating elements from the sounds of the Prohibition Era, the Great Depression, World War II and beyond. For more information, visit

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

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!

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