Galveston Island Beach Patrol has said beach crowds have been larger than usual since reopening after pandemic closures, however some say the beach was unusually crowded this weekend.
Busy weekend in Galveston, Texas. Lots of out-of-state license plates from New York, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma. Not totally unusual for summer but way more than normal for a random weekend in early June.— OilAnon1 (@Anon1Oil) June 6, 2020
Eased restrictions allowed for Pleasure Pier to reopen on Friday, June 5.
Crowds also headed out to Galveston in an effort to bring back Kappa fraternity’s beach party weekend.
However, the event this weekend was not sanctioned by any chapter of the fraternity, members say.
June 6 we gon be ballin at the kappa beach like they did in the 90s and 2000s💪🏽 we ridin trunk up all the way to Galveston 💯 this Houston/Galveston culture so y’all gonna wanna pull up🗣‼️ pic.twitter.com/pEDlqqkMl0— O$Pfrankie (@frankiehdz31) May 21, 2020
Rapper Slim Thug shared a video from his weekend visit to Galveston on his Instagram account with the caption “Kappa 2020.”
Warning: Music played in the following video includes profanity.
Protests continued over the weekend, contributing to the busyness in Galveston.