4th of July on Galveston Island

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There are few things that send us straight back to the glorious summers of childhood faster than fireworks, popsicles, and the beach. You know, back when some adult had to worry about sunscreen, water bottles, towels, & trying to scoop sand out of the car at the end of the day, and all we worried about was how many ghost crabs we could dig up and whether or not we’d get to finish our architecturally stunning sandcastle before the tide came back in.

If holiday weekends on the beach are part of your fondest memories too, then you definitely won’t want to miss any of the opportunities to catch dazzling fireworks displays on Galveston Island this 4th of July! And the best part? Most of them are FREE! Here’s a quick rundown of the parade and nighttime extravaganzas happening across the island this weekend:

July 1 & 2:
Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens. Enjoy live music and fireworks at Palm Beach. Friday: Intercoastal Pirates.  Saturday: Space Monkeys. Tickets are $15 each and you can get all of the details online.

July 3:
Fireworks over Lake Como at 9 p.m. (FREE) SNS is a proud sponsor of this West End favorite hosted by the Pirates Property Owners Association. Lake Como is located just west of the Galveston Country Club, off of Stewart Rd.

July 4:
Pirates Beach Parade at 10 a.m. (FREE) This family-friendly parade boasts decorated golf carts, bicycles, pets, and more!  Bring your beach chair and watch the fun! The parade starts at our parking lot and continues north along 12 Mile Road, then west along Stewart Road.

City of Galveston Parade & Fireworks at 7:30 p.m. (FREE) Bring the family and enjoy the City’s stellar parade and fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico. The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m., traveling along Seawall Blvd. from 45th Street to 22nd Street. The 20-minute fireworks presentation starts immediately after the parade, near 37th Street & Seawall Blvd.

We hope to see you out and about enjoying all that Galveston Island has to offer this weekend – maybe with a popsicle or two and a bucket full of sand! 😉

Another Galveston Star on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation

We have another HGTV star in the making!!

Watch Sand `N Sea REALTOR®  Barbara Zimmerman find the perfect Island property for her clients on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt: Renovation.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes sneak peek:

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Synopsis:  Mike, Mariellen and their two sons have vacationed in Galveston, Texas, for years, and now they’re ready to buy a beach home of their own. Barbara Zimmerman is here to help them find a house with a boat lift for fisherman Mike and convenient beach access for Mariellen. Mike is a contractor, so he and Mariellen are prepared to take on any renovations their house may need, including an updated kitchen, a guest suite and an outdoor shower. But as things get underway, they quickly realize that this project may be bigger than expected.

Tune in July 9th at 8 :00 p.m. CST or July 10th at 11 :00 p.m. CST to watch Barbara’s episode!