Have you scoped out your spot to watch the fireworks in Galveston on July 4th? We’ve asked some Galveston residents for their favorite vantage points and we have some recommendations of our own.
Leading into the fireworks, Galveston will celebrate Independence Day with a parade featuring floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers. The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at 59th and Seawall Blvd traveling east to 25th and Seawall Blvd. After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show beginning at 9:15 p.m. over the Gulf of Mexico near 37th and Seawall Blvd.
Galveston July 4th Parade, 7:15 p.m.
Location: 59th to 25th and Seawall Blvd.
Galveston July 4th Fireworks, 9:15 p.m.
Location: 37th and Seawall Blvd.
Most locals prefer watching the fireworks directly from the beach on the Seawall. Favorite spots mentioned include 37th and Seawall which is close to where the show originates. The City closes off access to Seawall Blvd. so families gather on the beach and the boulevard to watch the show. Restaurants with outdoor balcony areas, such as Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar, 3828 Seawall Blvd., and The Spot, 3204 Seawall, and Brick House Tavern, 3502 Seawall, are a good choice if you want to eat and enjoy the show. Visitors also enjoy watching the fireworks from The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House (open to adults 21 and over) and Hotel Galvez & Spa guests can watch from the front lawn of the hotel.
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Have you booked your room?
Rooms are still available at this Galveston hotels:
For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.
For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.
Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.