Delight in an All-American Fourth of July week in Galveston

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180th City of Galveston Independence Day Parade and Fireworks | Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB

Paint the town red, white, and blue for Independence Day with celebrations, museums, and outdoor fun on Galveston Island during the Fourth of July week, from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, July 7, 2019.

With the Fourth of July landing on a Thursday this year, it’s the perfect chance to point your sails towards Galveston for the long weekend of festivities, fun in the sun, and a trip through yesteryear on the history-rich island.

Whether you’re watching celebrations light up the night sky, spiking the competition in a beach volleyball tournament, or touring through historic eras that defined the region and nation, Galveston Island offers plenty to fill your holiday weekend.

Scroll down to see some of our favorites, and when you’re ready to go, click here to find the perfect accommodations on the island.

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Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB

Fourth of July Favorites & Experiences on Galveston Islands

  • Dazzling Displays and Dinners – If you’re spending the holiday weekend in Galveston, be sure not to miss the 180th Independence Day Parade and Fireworks taking place along Seawall Boulevard on Thursday night. Arrive early to check out the parade of floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers before the 9pm fireworks display. Further down the island on Saturday, July 6, the Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department hosts their 43rd Annual Independence Day Dinner & Dance, complete with silent auction items, live music, kids activities, bbq, and booze.
  • Sun, Sand, & Surf – Rise and shine early on Saturday, July 6 for GCVA’s Red, White, and Volleyball Tournament where teams compete for the beach volleyball crown, then stick around East Beach for a can of beer or two or make your way to the family-friendly, alcohol-free Stewart Beach. Further down Seawall Boulevard, spend an afternoon taking in amusement fun at the Historic Pleasure Pier, or enjoy a crisp, cool ale on the sprawling outdoor patio of Galveston Island Brewing Company.
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Old Galveston Square in The Strand District | Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB

When you’re ready to go and celebrate America on the island, click here to find the perfect accommodations for your fun, Fourth-filled stay.

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1892 Bishops Palace | Photo courtesy of Illumine Photographic Services

See More & Save with Galveston Island Pass

Whether you’re on the island during Fourth of July or looking to visit at any other time throughout the year, 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.

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Artist Boat Kayak Adventure | Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB

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