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Welcome, Winter Texans! We've planned a whole winter's worth of events to make you feel right at home!
Best way to get snuggly on a cold winter's night? A great home-cooked meal! Learn from the best at The Kitchen Chick!
Don't miss a special Valentine's Day concert by The Galveston Symphony, Sunday, February 14.
The Grand presents RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL, Saturday, February 20, at 8 pm, and Sunday, February 21 at 3 pm.
Save big when you package your lodging with some of Galveston Island's best attractions, events, tours, and more! Exclusively from Galveston.com.
From tastings to seminars to parties, the annual Food & Wine Festival returns April 10-17.
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.
Wow! Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas cruise from Cape Liberty, New Jersey to the Bahamas was (to say the least) a less-than-stellar experience thanks to an Atlantic storm.
The Brazilian Ministry of Health has announced a letter of intent to collaborate with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to embark on a partnership to research and develop a Zika virus vaccine.
Long before metropolises like Houston and Dallas became booming cities, Galveston was making its presence felt on the state landscape, building its reputation as the Wall Street of the Southwest.
The recently expanded marina at Waterman's Restaurant is offering two months free slip rental with a 12 month contract.
Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that a recently-discovered virus is able to spread to healthy neighboring cells by a mechanism previously unseen in other arthropod-borne viruses.
Galveston.com has lovingly created a guide to help you master Valentine's Day on Galveston Island this year.
Buying a vehicle from Classic Auto Group is a pleasure.
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 Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.
The lives of an upper-class New Rochelle family, a determined Eastern-European Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician intersect in turn-of-the-century New York, where each longs for a better tomorrow. This Tony Award®-winning Broadway tour-de-force is "simply stunning in every way." (Variety)
Direct from their sold-out world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, TAO presents its latest artistic triumph, combining amazing athleticism, striking contemporary costumes, innovative choreography, and explosive Japanese drumming. "Extraordinarily talented...incomparable muscular zeal." (Chicago Tribune)
Revered for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, the reigning virtuoso of the violin is treasured for his remarkable artistry and his irrepressible joy for making music. Reserve your ticket now, for a superb concert experience in the beautiful intimacy of The Grand 1894 Opera House!
Two popular children’s books, written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd come to life in a production by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. With the use of black light and puppetry, these endearing characters come to life on stage!
Pete Townshend’s tale of a young boy’s journey from pain to triumph is the most electrifying evening of rock and roll ever to play in a theatre.
Galveston is part Southern, part Texan, abloom with towering oleanders of every color and has more history and stories than cities 20 times its size. Part of what is entrancing about Galveston is that it is so much a town in its own right, and it always has been. Even today, many residents refer to it as “The Republic of Galveston Island” because it is so unlike the rest of Texas.
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!
A discussion about the reasons for whale and dolphin strandings in the Gulf of Mexico, including information about how the recent Galveston stranding of a Sei whale was managed. Presented by Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN). Hosted by Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.
Your Texas State Parks are rich in history, and Galveston is no exception. Come here tales about deadly hurricanes, fresh water aquifers, ghost towns, cowboys, smugglers, warring tribes, and bathing beauties.
Rosenberg Library and the Children's Museum present this interactive early literacy workshop for early childhood educators, homeschooling parents, and students in the field.
Bubonic plague and infectious diseases are discernable through modern medical technology. One of our community’s most esteemed pathologists will present findings from the 1920 Bubonic plague victims. She will illustrate her presentation with slides and specimen’s from the actual plague that were used to diagnose the men and women who contracted the plague during the summer of pestilence. Learn about the Bubonic plague and see how it looked to the pathologists of that era.
Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the country for birding. It has a rich variety of habitats - beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays - in a small area that are home to many common year-round species, as well as numerous others that visit briefly or for part of the year.
Want to join Artist Boat's Bucket Brigade team as a Volunteer Interpreter and engage the public by leading free interpretive tours of the beach? Come to one of our Bucket Brigade Volunteer Orientations to learn more about the program and how much of an impact you can make!
Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by removing the invasive Macartney rose from sections of the Preserve.
As the 2016 Kemp's ridley sea turtle nesting season approaches, you'll want to make plans to attend this event presented by Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) to learn about and celebrate the sea turtle.
Volunteers will help Artist Boat staff and agency partners steward the land by working in our outdoor native prairie grass nursery to prepare these plants for restoration.
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.
Ranger Lisa invites you to join us at the Nature Center for a relaxing and educational presentation on the history of Galveston Island State Park, and connecting restoration efforts to the secret history of this treasured location.
Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Now you can...
On the 5K (3.1 mile) Gritty Course, you'll meander your way through Moody Gardens, Palm Beach, and the mud and muck on the banks of the Offats Bayou, before finishing in front of the cheering masses! Yup, there will be mud. There will be sand. You will get wet. You'll also probably get foamy!
Galveston is the beautifully preserved hidden treasure of the Lone Star State. Come unlock the history, romance and beauty that lies within. Explore every nook and cranny because you are her guest and Galveston loves sharing her treasures with you.
Treat your loved one to a Valentine's Day dinner they won't forget. Dive into an underwater dining experience at the Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid. The evening includes chef's three course dinner, a bottle of champagne or wine, a rose for your love, a souvenir photo, Aquarium admission, and interaction with a marine biologist.
Join in on this rarely offered tour detailing pieces of the Bishop's Palace decorative arts collection. The home has many stunning and unusual pieces of furniture and art, learn about their history and how the family acquired them.
The Basement to Attic tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace offers you a rare look to areas of the home normally off limits.
The Corvette Chevy Expo has a Large Swap Meet in the Aftermarket Showcase with Major vendors from all over the US selling hard to find parts and accessories by the truckload. You will also see World Class Chevrolet Show Cars. This is a concours style judged event is full of awards. Chevrolets that receive 98-100 points also are presented the President's Award.
This event celebrates the culmination of GEF’s first-ever annual campaign where financial assistance is provided to purchase learning materials and implement innovative programming in Galveston Independent School District (GISD) classrooms.
Although freshly-caught seafood is a resounding favorite on the Island, area menus offer tastes from around the world, ranging from well-known Cajun favorites to Tuscan secret recipes.
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