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.
A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.