’s Fourth of July Parade and Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Come Fourth and join us in the fun at Galveston’s 4th of July Parade and Celebration! This year we are honored to have KPRC-Local 2 Anchorman and Vietnam veteran, Bill Balleza, as our Parade Marshall.
Balleza talked to GuidryNews.com about the parade during Memorial Day ceremonies in Houston.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Railroad Museum on 25th Street, winding its way through historic downtown Galveston, from Postoffice Street to 21st, north on 21st to Strand, then west on Strand to 25th. Join us along the parade route to celebrate with local civic organizations and families, and salute those who have ensured our nation’s freedom!
The parade is immediately followed by a celebration of our nation’s birth in the air-conditioned comfort of Galveston Railroad Museum, 123 25th Street, which has provided free admission to all in attendance. The celebration will include musical entertainment by Sparky Koerner and a patriotic program hosted by Joe Huff of Galveston College. Hot dogs and other refreshments will be provided by our organizers and sponsors.
It’s not too late to participate. Decorate your bicycle, tricycle, golf cart, skates, horses, wagons, carriages, floats, or any other favorite mode of transportation and join us in the parade! Strike up the band and march with us! We welcome all organizations, businesses, civic, church and musical groups, individuals and families. Participation in the parade is free and fun for the entire family.
Sponsors and organizers of the July Fourth celebration include Kroger, Moody Bank, Nestle Waters, Galveston College, Galveston County Marine Corps League, Detachment #668, Galveston Lion’s Club, the Sons of the American Revolution Bernardo Galvez Chapter, the Events Team and the city of Galveston. For more information, contact Kathy Modzelewski at (409) 762-3617 or email
The photos are of the 2006 Fourth of July Parade which was held on July 8 because of poor weather on the Fourth.