3 Houston-area amusement properties will be open Fourth of July weekend

The Kemah Boardwalk will be open Fourth of July weekend. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)
The Kemah Boardwalk will be open Fourth of July weekend. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

The Kemah Boardwalk will be open Fourth of July weekend. (Courtesy Kemah Boardwalk)

The Kemah Boardwalk, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Downtown Aquarium Houston will be open this Fourth of July weekend, according to a press release from parent company Landry’s Inc.

To celebrate Independence Day, the Houston-area amusement properties are offering a weekend adventure pass. For $29.99, users are granted unlimited access to most rides at all three properties all weekend long, per the release. The pass excludes the Kemah Boardwalk Beast, Boardwalk Fantasea, Iron Eagle Zipline, 5-D Theatre, Stingray Reef, Midway Games and the arcade. Wristbands are available for purchase online and at ticket booths at each park.


The Downtown Aquarium is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. July 3 and 4 and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 5. The Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are open noon-10 p.m. July 3 and 4 and noon-9 p.m. July 5. For more information, visit www.kemahboardwalk.com and www.pleasurepier.com.

The entire 12-member police department in Kemah is currently in self-quarantine after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, according to a July 1 ABC13 article. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office handled all police activity in Kemah on the night of June 30, when staff found out an officer was infected; it is unclear whether the Kemah staff have since been able to return. Community Impact Newspaper has reached out to the police department for more details and will update the story as information becomes available.
By Colleen Ferguson
A native central New Yorker, Colleen Ferguson worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. Colleen graduated from Syracuse University in 2019, where she worked for the campus's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange, with a degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a degree in Spanish language and culture. Colleen previously interned with The Journal News/lohud, where she covered the commute in the greater New York City area.

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