The year 2020 is looking extremely different from previous years. And this Fourth of July will be no exception. Thanks to the coronavirus and mandates for social distancing, the annual fireworks show and parade have been canceled.

But, that doesn’t mean celebrating America’s independence can’t be festive. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees in cooperation with the Downtown Partnership and the city of Galveston have joined forces to make Galveston a “Star Spangled Island” by investing in red, white and blue decorations to adorn the downtown historic district and on other main thoroughfares on the island. The endeavor is an investment in new decorations and an opportunity to repurpose others.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations coordinator for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.

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Brent Broussard

Curious if this will be one time thing or if these decorations will be put up every year around this time.

Bailey Jones

Cool - I like decorations. I've got mine up, and some of the neighbor houses look great. Remember MGAA - Make Galveston Artsy Again.

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