We asked on Facebook: What’s your favorite coastal way to celebrate Fourth of July?
Shrimp and crab boil. Then, fireworks off in the distance.
– Dotti Krustchinsky
I love watermelon in the front yard with grilled corn, Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” and John Mellencamp’s “Small town” and “America” by Neil Diamond.
– Catherine Holtz
We always have a cookout and watch the fabulous Galveston fireworks from our deck with our family and friends.
– Sherry Smecca
Hot dogs, homemade ice cream and fireworks.
– Robert S. Evans
In our backyard with as many friends as we can … Watch fireworks from the dock where we can see Texas City and all the neighbors celebrate our Independence Day; my favorite holiday besides Christmas.
– Jan McGovern
Rereading “Common Sense” or something else by Thomas Paine.
– Michael Alan Basham
Getting around by boat all weekend to avoid roads and traffic jams, visiting with friends on the water, paddleboarding, tubing, swimming and the annual fireworks on Offatts Bayou.
– Eliza Thomas Quigley
Fire up the grill. Spend time with the family eating burgers and/or hot dogs. Swim in the pool. Find an open area in South Shore and watch the fireworks. You can see several firework shows from here.
– Rick Wade
Galveston’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks show.
– Guy Taylor
Tiki Island Golf Cart Parade and community party.
– Joan Milan
Tiki Island Golf Cart Rally followed by The Relics playing at the Tiki Pavilion.
– Shari Brasher Daughtry
Offshore fishing, as it is prime time for that.
– Capt. Joe Kent
Fireworks show at the beach.
– Tuggy Hamzy
Watching fireworks and drinking adult beverages at our friend’s balcony.
– Teresa LeBoeuf Roberts
Fireworks from the seawall — nothing as beautiful to me these days.
– Stephen F. Duncan
Fun skiing and tubing on the boat, then fireworks on the seawall.
– Amy Allen Garcia
Usually go to Friendswood and watch their fireworks show.
– Charlie Tombrella
Barbecue in the afternoon, fireworks at night.
– Robert Taylor