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The Grand presents The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Saturday, February 13.
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.
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Welcome, Winter Texans! We've planned a whole winter's worth of events to make you feel right at home!
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!
A new musical adapted from the book by The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, this performance is filled with mythological monsters, Greek mythology and a quest to return the lightning bolt of Zeus!
The land of The Hobbits adores them, and so will you! High-octane ukuleles of all sizes, sublime vocal harmonies, flamboyant outfits, delightful theatrical effects, and plenty of audience participation! From tunes of the South Pacific to "ukulelefied" versions of rock and pop classics, you’ll love this musical funfest!
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!
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.
A look at the problems caused by invasive lionfish in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and how we are managing them, including a lionfish dissection and data collection demonstration.
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!
Learn about the Sea Turtle Restoration Project from presenter Joanie Steinhaus.
This birding talk and field trip will focus on migration and the birds wintering on Galveston Island which normally breed and spend much of their lives further north. We will also see species that live here all year round.
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.
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.
The Beach Walk will consist of exploring the habitats around the beach side of the Galveston Island State Park.
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.
The Basement to Attic tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace offers you a rare look to areas of the home normally off limits.
Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is pleased to present the second lecture this year of its popular program, Conversations at the Center, an informal lecture series that provides insight into the artistic process and engages audiences in dialogue about contemporary visual art.
Cruise into the sunset with your loved one aboard Colonel Paddlewheel. Enjoy an evening ride on the water complete with a dinner buffet and a DJ. Cruise package also includes a bottle a champagne or wine, a rose for your love, and a souvenir photo.
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.
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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