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Don't miss the Toughest 10K Run Causeway Run, returning Saturday, Oct. 17.
The majesty of nature combined with the joy of creativity. Discover Artist Boat.
The Grand welcomes Michael Feinstein to the stage Saturday, Oct. 17, in a celebration of Frank Sinatra.
Ghoulish haunts all October long! View our guide, if you dare!
"...using chain saws and picks, the team will sculpt blocks of ice into towering and majestic works of art..."
Galveston Island Oktoberfest returns Oct. 23-24 with 2 days of food, music, & fun!
They came in droves to the island, where surfing’s past melded nicely into its present with big hugs, laughs, stories over cold beer and of course, hitting the surf.
Galveston.com's Dustin Chase sits for a chat with Jack Black and the rest of the cast of "Goosebumps," which opens October 16, 2015.
As the Houston area revels in the confluence of the baseball, football and basketball seasons overlapping each other, Galveston residents and visitors are enjoying their own “season” of sorts.
In an effort to reach uninsured women in Galveston County, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Ruth Kempner Endowment for Breast Cancer Screening are collaborating to provide free screening mammograms in Galveston.
Now with the advent of commercial suborbital space travel, that opportunity is closer than ever before for everyday citizens.
Holiday with the Cranes is a new island experience that offers nature enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend a weekend observing and celebrating the flocks of Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Galveston each winter.
A new population-based study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed for the first time that exposure to testosterone therapy over a five-year period was not associated with an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer.
For Galveston’s most beloved architect’s 175th birthday, Galveston Historical Foundation will be joining the City of Galveston for a special week of celebration to conclude with Nicholas Clayton Day on Sunday, November 1.
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights from 6-9 PM in the heart of the historic district.
Theatreworks USA brings a new musical revue based on favorite children’s books, including: Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl (Tedd Arnold) Diary of a Worm (Doreen Cronin), Kitten’s First Full Moon and Lilly’s Big Day (Kevin Henkes), Paper Bag Princess (Robert Munsch) and more!
What better way to celebrate the beginning of our new season! The five-time Grammy® nominated Ambassador of the American Songbook celebrates the centennial of one of the greatest voices in American music history!
Prepare yourself for another "Howling Halloween" as organist Rob Landes, a perennial Galveston favorite, accompanies this unforgettable 1920 silent film masterpiece, starring John Barrymore.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.
Based on the books by Eric Hill, Theater Terra brings Spot to life through the use of puppets and actors on stage. Spot and his friend enlist the help of the audience to find the lost animals on his father’s farm and bring them back home.
A brilliant new comedy, THE BOOMERANG EFFECT is a very up tempo ultra-modern comedy about relationships which focuses on the various loopholes and pitfalls of love.
Each second Saturday of the month, the Ocean Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum presents Family Day, where kids and their parents can learn about the offshore industry through a variety of hands-on activities and experiments.
Chef Cat and our friends the Pint Jockey's will show you how to throwdown with delicious food & drink so you can enjoy the season down to the very last drop!
UTMB’s Center in Environmental Toxicology, the Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about "Consumer Product Chemicals that Impersonate Hormones - Yikes!!".
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!
One of the most compelling issues for Galveston Island is how we can sustain or live with future storms and changes in our environment.
This workshop will be a transformational experience connecting one’s spiritual essence with the tools of growth and healing.
The Galveston Island State Park was recently named one of the top 5 "Best Gulf Coast Beaches" by the Travel Channel. The park offers a quiet oasis on the island's West End where visitors can explore the Gulf of Mexico or Galveston Bay. Families can enjoy kayak tours, beach and surf explorations, bird walks, nature field trips and fishing clinics.
This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.
An area of the lower Trinity River offers mystery and mazes in a 20,000 acre of brackish and freshwater marshes, as well as bald cypress trees.
Armand Bayou Coastal Preserve is the largest urban park in the United States and is only a 30-minute drive from Galveston Island.
An easy paddle in natural wetlands, the East End Lagoon offers an up-close view of the entry to the second largest port in the United States. Herons will greet you as you witness large vessels in the Houston Ship Channel carrying petrochemical products, cruise ship passengers, and consumer goods.
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.
Run a 10K over the Galveston Causeway!
Over 1,000 cyclists enjoy a 180-mile ride around Galveston Bay that supports our mission to preserve, protect, and enhance our local waterways.
You and all of the yachting friends you can round up are invited! Harvest Moon Regatta is an open regatta and there is plenty of room for 200+ yachts.
The D’Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" Run/Walk returns Oct. 24, 2015 at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
This slow-paced (9-11 min. mile) run will begin at the park Nature Center and continue down the trails. Great for beginners or anyone interested in learning more about uses, history, and wilderness of the park.
Outloud! Productions announces the second annual Holiday Half Marathon at Moody Gardens scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. at beautiful Moody Gardens property and Scholes International Airport.
With its imposing Gothic Revival facade, the
Galveston Orphans Home is one of the
grandest structures on the island, a survivor
of The Great Storm of 1900 and an enduring
architectural marvel. And now, the 1878
edifice begins its new life as The Bryan Museum,
housing the world’s largest collection of historical
artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to the
southwestern United States.
An annual juried fine arts festival that showcases the work of over 100 local, regional and national artists. Works by established and new artists presented in a variety of mediums.
Galveston residents and workers will be treated to an experience at one of the top tourist destinations on the island when Moody Gardens® hosts its annual Galveston Appreciation Day.
A very special - and expanded entertainment schedule - will again highlight this year’s 34th Annual Galveston Island Oktoberfest.
Moody Gardens has a special treat for kids this Halloween - and, no, it’s not a trick.
Halloween fun awaits you at the 5th Annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash taking place on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. This free, spook-tacular festival will include assorted games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses, face painting and a costume contest for children ages 0-11 at 3 p.m.
The 32nd Annual Galveston Island Greek Festival benefits the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church.
For Galveston’s most beloved architect’s 175th birthday, Galveston Historical Foundation will be joining the City of Galveston for a special week of celebration to conclude with Nicholas Clayton Day.
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