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Road closures announced for numerous fall events
News Release
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This week is busy with special events, many of which will have road closures associated

Galveston, Texas
– The island will be the host of many special events this week, including Ball High School and O’Connell College Preparatory School homecoming parades, Bike Around the Bay and ARToberFEST.

BALL HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE

The first of the week’s events begins Wednesday when Ball High School has its annual homecoming parade. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m., but floats will begin lining up around Ball High School, 4115 Avenue O, at 4 p.m. The route will be the same as previous years.

The parade route will line-up on Avenue P between 41st and 45th streets, and 43rd Street between Avenue O and Avenue Q at 4 p.m. The floats will proceed from Avenue P to 39th Street, 39th Street to Seawall, Seawall to 35th Street, 35th Street to Avenue O, and back to Ball High School. The Homecoming football game will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at Courville Stadium.

O’CONNELL COLLEGE PREPATORY SCHOOL HOMECOMING PARADE

The annual homecoming parade will be 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The parade route will proceed from 23rd and Avenue M, down 23rd Street to Ball, from Ball to 21st Street, 21st Street to Strand, Strand to 25th Street, and 25th Street to Avenue N. The Homecoming Football game will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturday, October 20th at Courville Stadium.

12th ANNUAL BIKE AROUND THE BAY
Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual 170-mile Bike Around the Bay returns this weekend as an event to showcase the natural beauty of the bay.

The ride will begin in Baytown on Saturday, Oct. 20. Participants will make their way to Galveston via the ferry. They will ride along Harborside Drive to 25th Street, turning left toward Seawall Blvd then along the Seawall to 81st Street before staying overnight at Moody Gardens on Saturday night.

On Oct. 21, the participants will ride from Moody Gardens to Jones Drive to Stewart Road to 61st Street to the Causeway. For more information, please visit http://www.bikearoundthebay.org

TOUGHEST 10K CAUSEWAY RUN
The Toughest 10K returns to Galveston on Saturday, Oct. 20. The competitive race is the second in a series of three Bridge races, hosted by Running Sport Alliance. A portion of 89th Street between the feeder road and Teichman Road will be closed beginning at 6:45 a.m. and reopen immediately following the race. For more information, please visit http://www.toughest10kgalveston.org/

21st ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST
ARToberFEST returns for its 21st year on Oct. 20-21 in historic downtown. The Juried Fine Art Festival is hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House, and features a wide variety of art, live music and food. ARToberFEST will be held on 22nd Street (between Market and Church) and on Postoffice Street (between 21st and 23rd streets). For more information, please visit their website at www.artoberfest.com.

For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Marissa Barnett.





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