We have been receiving questions regarding this event and I am sorry to tell you it is officially dead.
Last year (2008) Galveston promoter Tim Day officially canceled the event a few days before it was scheduled to begin. Citing he wanted the young people to focus on job opportunities.
This year there has been no buzz or mention of this event from promoters.
Normally this event takes place the same weekend as Black College Reunion in Daytona Beach, FL.
Kappa / Texas Beach Party is not a city-sponsored event, however the city does provide:
· Public Safety
· Traffic Control
· Code Enforcement
· Emergency Medical Services
· Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
he Emergency Operations Center will open for Beach Party Weekend to field information calls from residents and visitors. Please call (409) 765-3710 for questions pertaining to traffic control, sanitation, code enforcement, and other city services. Please call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
Barricades will be distributed prior to the event along Broadway, as a precautionary measure only. The city does not plan to set them out unless we are faced with a situation requiring substantial traffic control.
There will not be a contra flow lane on Broadway. There will be two-way traffic on Broadway and on Seawall.
There will be no parking from 14th Street east to Boddecker Drive on Seawall, both north and south sides, from 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 20 through 12:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2007.
On the Seawall, there will be no parking after 2:00 a.m., from 14th Street west to 53rd Street, both north and south sides. This measure will allow crews from Public Works to clean up Seawall.
As you know Kappa / Texas Beach Party starts tommorrow and the weather looks good.
See you on the strip!