Extend your weekend fun on Galveston Island into Sunday evening—or even Monday morning—with free fun and end-of-summer fireworks shows, during Stay and Play Sundays, happening weekly through Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Make the most of the final weeks of Summer and spend your full Sunday (and perhaps your Sunday night) on island, with free fun, long days at the beach, and a Sunday night fireworks show to close out your coastal weekend.
Weekly Firework Shows
Every Sunday night this summer, spectacular fireworks displays are launching over the Gulf of Mexico near Seawall Boulevard and 37th Street. Fireworks can be seen from around the island, but the clearest, most direct view is from Seawall Boulevard and 37th Street.
The crowd-pleasing Stay and Play Fireworks Shows kick off after the sun sets, between 9pm and 9:30pm on Sunday evenings until Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Bucket Brigade Tours
In addition to the show-stopping firework spectaculars, and Galveston’s many other attractions (see below to learn how to save with Galveston Island Pass), Sunday beach-goers and Island visitors can also join in free Bucket Brigade Tours.
These 45-minute, interactive beach tours provide a hands-on exploration of the creatures and features found in Galveston’s coastal and marine ecosystems.
Tours are offered at Stewart Beach, and begin at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. Sign up for a tour near the lifeguard station at the tour location, by the Bucket Brigade Tours sign.
For 2018, Bucket Brigade Tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays until Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Save on Sunday Night Accommodations
If you’d like to stay on island after the fireworks, and save the drive home for Monday, you’ll find that hotel rates across the island are significantly lower on stays for Sunday through Thursday nights.
See More & Save with Galveston Island Pass
While you’re on the island, consider taking advantage of Galveston Island Pass to explore Galveston’s charm, history, character, and fun, while saving 40% off admission to local attractions.
When you buy a Galveston Island Pass, you get to pick four or more participating attractions and save 40% off retail price. Passes are valid 30 days after purchase.
Participating Attractions include the 61st Street Fishing Pier, the American Undersea Warfare Center at SeaWolf Park, Bryan Museum, Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid, and more. Click here to see all participating attractions.
Click here to order a Galveston Island Pass or for more information. One pass per person.
Stay & Play Sundays on Galveston Island
- Dates: Weekly through Sunday, September, 2018
- Times: Galveston attractions and amenities hours vary. Fireworks shows are each Sunday between 9pm and 9:30pm. Click here for more information.
- Location: Fireworks can be seen around the island, but are most visible from where they are shot into the sky, at Seawall Boulevard and 37th Street.
- Admission: Stay & Play Sunday events are free. Click here for hotel and condo lodging information or to make a reservation. Click here to learn about Galveston Island Pass or for more information
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