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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Galveston to celebrate Independence Day with parade, fireworks

Independence Day

We’re ready for another fun and safe 4th of July parade and celebration!

Join us in celebrating the City of Galveston and the Marine Corps League’s 180th Annual Independence Day festivities with a parade followed by fireworks on the beach.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. on Seawall Boulevard at 57th Street and proceed east to 25th Street. After the parade, the island will host a 20- to 25-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard sponsored by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees.

Street closures and transit service interruptions 

The floats will line up on 59th Street from Seawall to Avenue T ½ at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. the line-up group will move to the Seawall between 59th and 57th Streets to help stage the floats and get them in the correct order. At 7 p.m., the parade will begin from 57th Street.

The Traffic Division will reopen the roads from along Seawall to 39th Street as the parade passes, but will leave 39th to 25th closed until after the fireworks end for pedestrian safety. The division will reopen that stretch of Seawall after the fireworks are over.

Due to the street closures along the parade route, the trolley service will end at 4 p.m. on July 4th.

Friendly Reminders

•    Fireworks: The Galveston Fire Department reminds the public that fireworks are NOT permitted within the City of Galveston’s city limits.  A Class C misdemeanor, violators caught discharging or in possession of fireworks can face up to $2,000 in fines daily. Shows or demonstrations provided by licensed pyro-technicians are the only exceptions to the regulation. The Galveston Fire Department is urging the public to take every precaution to ensure a safe, fun holiday. For more information about fire safety, please contact the Galveston Fire Marshal’s Office by calling (409) 797-3870.

•    Traffic Including Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety: Be patient with traffic and follow all traffic laws. With numerous pedestrians and cyclists on the roads, please stay focused on the road. If you are a pedestrian or a cyclist, please be sure you are walking or riding in well-lit areas, ensuring that you are visible to drivers with bright clothing and lights, and stay on designated walkways and bicycle lanes. There will inevitably be delays leaving the Island. Please be patient and know that we have our entire team working to get you home quickly and safely.

For more information 

For more information or to participate in the parade, please register online at or call 409-457-8080.


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