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Don't miss cooking classes at the Kitchen Chick, happening all spring long!
Like you music live? Check out our comprehensive guide to the best tunes this week!
This week, don't miss Artist Boat kayak adventures at locations across the Island!
Step back in time with a special selection of mid-century modern homes on beautiful Harbor View Drive May 7th.
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Celebrate 100 years of American Jazz at the Red Cat Jazz Fest, May 5-8.
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.
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will embark on a two-year research development program to collaborate with Cuban scientists at the Instituto Pedro Kouri in Havana to better fight infectious diseases.
Guests can expect live music, a vintage car show, vendor and craft beer booths and “Bathing Beauties Contest” when 40 contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes.
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Galveston’s East Beach shoreline will give rise to some mind-blowing artwork when the AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition kicks off on June 4.
Galveston.com & Company was named the winner of Stevie® Awards in four categories in The 14th Annual American Business Awards.
With the help of the railway, Galveston effectively sealed her reputation as the Queen City of the Gulf.
If beach going is on your agenda, you have several choices of sandy, sun drenched playgrounds to choose from, and for many, the obvious choice is Stewart Beach.
A drive along Galveston streets and her quaint neighborhoods is a sight for sore eyes for visitors and Islanders alike.
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!
The only singer/songwriter in history to have a record on Billboard’s Top 50 chart for seven consecutive decades! In addition to his own classic hits, "Diana," "Lonely Boy," and "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," Paul wrote Tom Jones’ "She’s a Lady," and the English lyrics for Frank Sinatra’s signature song "My Way." Experience an evening with one of the most prolific and versatile artist of any generation.
An audience favorite, THE KITCHEN WITCHES is a totally side-splitting look at behind the scenes reality television.
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters and the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs. The ultimate feel-good Broadway show!
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.
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.
Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by removing invasive species from the Preserve, including Macartney rose and red imported fire ants.
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.
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
Great Arts in the Parks craft program for the whole family to join!
Catching, observing, and releasing some six-legged friends! This fun-filled catch-study-release program is perfect for children of all ages with a fascination with the world of insects.
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.
This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 21, in Galveston.
Congregation B'nai Israel Saltwater Fishing Tournament will Benefit Youth Programs for our growing congregation. This includes scholarships to summer camp.
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?”
Featuring more Gulf-Coast Style, Music, Art and Crabs than you can shake a claw at, USA Today named it one of the "10 Best Food Festivals to Dive Into"!
Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost.
Vintage fun meets the historic backdrop of Galveston's Seawall Boulevard for the 8th annual Galveston Island Beach Revue.
Immerse yourself in beer-ology! Fresh Tap Tours is hosting their "Beach Bum" brewery tour where you'll visit the island's breweries, all while being escorted by a local tour guide/beer guru!
This annual fundraising event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine during the silent auction, a buffet dinner, an exciting live auction and more!
For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sandcastle competitions.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston Island and the Juneteenth Coalition remember this holiday with a series of celebrations held June 11-19.
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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