Galveston Fourth of July Celebration Features New Drone Show

This 4th of July, plan to celebrate the nation's independence on Galveston Island.

Nothing says "summer on Galveston Island" better than the 4th of July! Don't miss this wonderful evening with a glittering parade followed by a dazzling drone display over the Gulf!

NEW Drone Show Over The Gulf

Following the Fourth of July parade, two 12 minute drone shows will take place over the Gulf (9PM and 10:30PM). This is the first time Visit Galveston has hosted drone shows instead of traditional fireworks. Because there is no concern regarding falling debris as found in traditional fireworks shows, the sections of beach on either side of the 37th Street rock groin will remain open during the show and viewers will be able to occupy those areas and get right up in the action!

The drone shows will feature 200 drones flying in patriotic formations, paired with music courtesy of Sunny 99.1 (tune in below). They will launch from 37th and Seawall Boulevard at 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and will be able to be seen up to 3 miles.

Tune in during the show below

Independence Day

On Monday the 4th, Galveston will feature its annual Independence Day parade featuring an array of floats, decorated vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 6PM with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and continuing to 27th Street.

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On Saturday, July 2, take in Beats on the Beach at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach. The fun begins at 7 p.m. when a D.J. spins cool beach sounds. The views of Offatts Bayou from here are second to none and truly capture what it means to be on Island Time!

At 9:15 p.m., spectators in the area and throughout the island’s west end will have a great vantage point to watch a free fireworks display. The show is expected to last 20 minutes.

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The Grand Galvez invites everyone to gather on the hotel’s Centennial Green and celebrate the Fourth of July in a grand way. Enjoy LIVE music, food, drinks, activities and more!

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The Galveston Beach Band will host a free, special concert on Sunday, July 3 to celebrate Independence Day weekend. The concert will be held at the Sealy Pavilion behind the Ashton Villa at 7:30 p.m.

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If you are not able to make it to the island for Independence Day, then here's the next best thing – watch our live-streaming webcams and transport yourself virtually to enjoy the action from wherever you may be!

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