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Posted on: June 17, 2020

Special events permitting postponed, July 4th parade canceled

The City of Galveston has made the decision to cancel city special events permitting for two events scheduled in July, the Fourth of July parade and the Old Smokey Throwdown, because of concerns about COVID-19 cases in Galveston County.

The City consulted with the Galveston County Health District and determined it is in the best interest of the island to cancel both events and postpone special events permitting within the city right-of-way for the month of July. Organizers for both events have been contacted. 

This applies to special events occurring within the public right-of-way, which would require a city permit. 

We look forward to reopening the special events permitting process when it is safe to do so. Please continue taking health precautions, including wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer, and maintaining six feet distance from those not in your immediate family.

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