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Fourth of July 2011
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City of Galveston
News Release
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Safely Enjoy Galveston’s 4th of July Festivities & Traditions
All Fireworks Banned Inside Galveston City Limits

Galveston, Texas – The Galveston Fire Department is reminding the public to leave the fireworks to the professionals this holiday weekend.  Fireworks are not permitted within the city’s limits.  A Class C misdemeanor, violators caught discharging fireworks face a $750 fine and those caught with fireworks in their possession will be fined $500.  Shows or demonstrations detonated by licensed pyrotechnicians are only the exception to the regulation. 

Galveston will host an array of fun 4th of July celebrations this weekend!  The Galveston Park Board of Trustees will present the annual beachfront fireworks show on Monday, July 4th, at 9:15 p.m.  The fireworks will be presented at 37th and Seawall, and will last about 25 minutes.  There are several other fireworks shows planned at Island locations throughout the weekend. Visit for a complete list of Independence Day events and activities July 1-4.

The Galveston Fire Department is urging the public to take every precaution to ensure a safe fun holiday.  Given the dry conditions and prolonged drought, the public should be especially cautious with outdoor grilling and the disposal of cigarettes.  These normal, seemingly innocent activities could quickly ignite an accidental fire or injure a loved one.  For more information please contact the Galveston Fire Marshal’s Office by calling (409) 797-3870. 

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