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The Galveston Island CVB offers professional assistance in every area of meeting and convention activity including hotel request for proposals (RFP), planning, promotion, registration and spousal programs.
For group tour operators, we offer hotel rate proposals, sample itineraries, collateral materials and coordination assistance. For family reunions and weddings, we offer hotel rate proposals, collateral materials and coordination assistance.
The GALVESTON ISLAND PASS is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special.
Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price.
Take a Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tour, and learn about the things that make Galveston's natural ecosystems so special!
Check out all the fun events & camps just for kids this summer on Galveston Island!
Channel your inner chef with cooking classes from the Kitchen Chick! Serving up fun right now!
Don't miss weekly Beach Band Concerts, each Tuesday evening this summer!
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Like your tunes live? Then check out our comprehensive guide to great music at venues across the Isle.
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.
Galveston Island is filled culinary delights! But when you're rushing to and fro with anxious kiddos in tow, sometimes you want something fast. There is no need to resort to drive-in fare.
What – pray tell – can it contain of such importance that one will “schlep” rather than “check” their luggage when cruising?
A beachfront parade, water sports, live music, great food options, cooling gulf breezes and fireworks – Galveston has it all this Fourth of July.
The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers “living in the moment” entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences.
During the month of July the Rosenberg Library will be displaying two items donated by Bennett: a Portuguese signal gun and an excerpt from a typescript of Charles W. Hayes’ Galveston: History of the Island and the City.
Think you know Galveston? You may be surprised! Galveston.com blogger Bobby Stanton opens the door to some of the best features of the Island, that may just also open your eyes!
POV footage of the World's Tallest Watercoaster at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Texas
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!
This live music series runs throughout the summer following each show with fireworks over the Moody Gardens pyramids and Offatts Bayou.
American Pride is a spectacular musical about what is right with America. Michael Skiles, Executive Producer says, "Forget the news, set aside the politics and come celebrate what is right with America today with Texas Family Musicals' production of American Pride. A new musical written and directed by The Waltons' Judy Norton".
Mr. Frank Incaprera Jr. leads the Galveston Beach Band which is just as much a part of Galveston summers as snow cones, flip flops, and trips to the beach. The concerts entertain and delight audiences of all ages with a diverse mix of much loved show tunes, big band numbers, and jazz.
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.
The Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is pleased to announce our 2016 Summer Art Programs for Kids.
Set a sail! – Ever wonder what life was like for a sailor in the 19th century? Join Texas Seaport Museum’s volunteer crew in setting a sail at dock on the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA! Participants will learn the language of seafaring, how to work together as a group and what it took to make it out on the high seas!
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!
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.
You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park.
Become a Jr. Ranger and help save our sea turtles! You can become a citizen scientist, and help the park to understand more about the Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, an endangered species that nests Galveston Island State Park.
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
This summer camp teaches all of the basics of fishing - from knot tying, how to properly bait a hook, casting, battling a fish on a rod and reel, to even how to throw a cast net and catch your own live bait.
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.
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.
While most of us are getting ready to relax for the weekend and eat dinner, park rangers continue their work and patrol the beaches for critters.
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.
Come hang out with FitTriRun, enjoy a bra fitting clinic, education, drinks and door prizes.
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?”
GHF’s 1892 Bishop’s Palace will offer even more ways to learn and interact with the historic home this summer.
Pirates POA (Property Owner's Association) will be having their Annual 4th of July Celebration again this year by having a Fireworks Display over Lake Como.
We are proud to announce that Dragon Boating will be taking place on Galveston Island this Summer. The Texas Dragon Boat Association is teaming with Moody Gardens, Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Island Paddle to host the first Dragon Boating Event on the island on July 10, 2016 as part of Ocean Fest, a weekend long paddling extravaganza.
Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost.
Do you have what it takes to be an 1840s land speculator? The Galveston City Company and early investors made their fortunes by buying and selling lots. Held at Hendley Green, you’re invited to come play in our Harbor City Tycoons Tournament, GHF’s custom-made real estate board game, for your chance to prove your business savvy.
Enjoy Music, Food, Sponsor Giveaways and participate on the 5v5 Beach Soccer Cup or the Coed 16+ Beach Volleyball Tournament.
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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