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The Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival returns to Moody Gardens September 2-4.
Don't miss "The Hunger Games," this Saturday at Movie Nite on The Strand!
The Galveston Symphony returns to The Grand, Sunday, Sept. 4.
"Dog Sees God" takes the stage at Island ETC beginning Sept. 9.
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The Grand kicks off its new season with The Texas Tenors, Saturday, Sept. 10.
Visiting the Island? Galveston.com makes it easy with our variety of Trip Planning Tools! We encourage you to take in all that makes our city great. We’re confident that, using this website and these planning tools as a road map, you’ll grow to love this island as much as we do.
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear!
For the past seven years, Galveston’s BrewMasters Craft Brew Festival has served as both a celebration of the brewing arts and one of the biggest and best parties thrown on the island every year.
Galveston loves its seafood, and the island’s historic downtown district is serving it up in royal fashion, fit for a king and queen.
New research from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has shown that female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus to their eggs and offspring.
Non-subscription, single ticket sales for The Grand’s 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season begin Monday, August 29, at 9am.
No matter how diligently crew members work to keep common areas sanitized, people can - and do get sick on cruise ships – the reasons are simple.
Thinking about where to stay when spending time in Galveston? Why not try something new!
Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals year round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, film, food, beer and wine, while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays. Check out our comprehensive guide!
Don't miss LIVE MUSIC each week this summer during the East Beach Summer Music Series, presented by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees.
This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians has been bringing the unforgettable experience of live performances to Galveston audiences since 1979 with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary.
Dog Sees God is a contemporary re-imagining of those all-too familiar Peanuts characters as high school students full of teen angst and questions about their place in the world.
It’s easy to see why Marcus, JC, and John are America’s favorite tenors! Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” they’ve collaborated with some of the most prestigious symphonies, performing arts centers, and arenas in the United States and performed more than 1000 concerts around the world.
Music Nite on The Strand takes place on the second Saturday of each month March through October, 6pm - 9pm.
There’s nothing wrong with beach time and margaritas, of course. But as the locals know, there’s also plenty of opportunity to stimulate the mind in Galveston, at a host of cultural institutions.
Dash Beardsley's Original Ghost Tour on the Strand is Galveston's most popular ghost tour and the tour that started it all for Ghost Tours of Galveston Island. Like all of his tours, Dash has built this tour based on years of research, personal experience, and accounts from local residents.
Though Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding, lovers of nature and the outdoors also love the Island for its camping, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
Join in a short lesson and exploring hike. Great for families, young scouts, and youth of all ages to learn about the important job of a park ranger, and spend time discovering wildlife and hiking safety.a
The Marine Biology Tour provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to observe dolphins and other species in their natural habitat, trawl for and handle marine organisms, study plankton through microscopic lens, and explore Galveston Bay’s rich history.
Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or supplies.
Join NOAA for all things sea beans and beachcombing! Displays, speakers, swap table, activities abound during this “first ever” Sea-Bean Symposium
Vacationing on Galveston Island often means fun in the sun and surf, cold drinks and tasty eats. But enjoying a little island time doesn’t always have to mean lazing around for hours on end! Galveston is the perfect spot for a wide variety of exciting activities for those who enjoy an active lifestyle - from water sports, to endurance runs and yoga on the beach.
The Galveston Island State Park offers paddlers access to one of Galveston’s premier ecological and historical jewels. Witness herons and pelicans flying overhead, travel back in time to when the Karankawas made Galveston Island their winter home, and discover how restoration scientists have restored wetlands and fisheries.
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.
Don't miss the 27th Annual Galveston Chamber Golf Tournament at beautiful Moody Gardens Golf Course.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
If you like dressing like Santa Claus, enjoy dancing to some holiday music, devouring candy, and joining in on an epic after party at Stuttgarden Tavern then grab your favorite friends and family, get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle 5k!
The island’s laidback, welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect destination for family fun. And since it’s only 50 minutes from Houston, it’s a good bet you’ll get there before the little ones start asking, “Are we there yet?”
The annual BrewMaster's Craft Beer Festival is a unique multi-day event created for beer drinkers, learners, enthusiasts and experts.
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.
During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill.
Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost.
The annual gala will have a major focus on the initiatives and achievements over the past 20 years, including lifesaving technologies the AHA has helped fund at UTMB and local hospital systems.
Handmade items from local artists and craftspeople.
Galveston's oldest residence plays host to a late afternoon of great music and spirits with this special History on Tap! Join us at the 1838 Menard House for samplings of Tremont Whiskey Punch, an actual historic cocktail made from the original recipe, and a live band on the back gazebo.
Few restaurants deliver the quality, atmosphere and personal attention that Saltwater Grill serves up daily. That's why we're thrilled it's 2016's Restaurant of the Year!
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