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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.
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Sunday, July 31 at 9:30pm, don't miss dazzling fireworks over the Gulf!
Check out all the fun events & camps just for kids this summer on Galveston Island!
Don't miss the high-flying "Catch Me If You Can," now at Island ETC thru August 13.
Magician and illusionist Curt Miller returns to Moody Gardens for 12 days only, now thru August 4.
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The Galveston Beach Band returns this Tuesday at 7:30pm. Family-friendly fun at its best!
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 island, with its cool Gulf breezes and plethora of attractions, offers plenty of ways to have fun while staying cool this summer.
A drug to treat Zika virus infections could already exist and be available on the market, according to the latest research from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
That sweet gulf breeze can only do so much when it’s the dog days of the Texas summer and 150 degrees in the shade.
Galveston.com's Bobby Stanton overview all the perfect spots for Nature Lovers when visiting the Island.
At its strategic perch overlooking Offatts Bayou, Sea Scout Base Galveston (SSBG) resembles a five-star hotel beckoning guests to stop in. But looks can be deceiving.
Galveston is home to a lot of cool eateries, including some of the best barbecue spots in the Lone Star State.
In collaboration with colleagues from Mexico, UTMB researchers were the first to directly connect the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Zika transmission in the Americas, during an outbreak in southern Mexico.
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!
Magician & Illusionist Curt Miller blends dazzling magic, music, and great CLEAN comedy in a theatrical show that will leave your whole family amazed, amused, and most of all, Entertained!
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, this music comedy is about chasing your dreams and not getting caught!
This live music series runs throughout the summer following each show with fireworks over the Moody Gardens pyramids and Offatts Bayou.
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!
Opening of the Trade Routes – 1853. Japan opens its ports to trade with the United States of America. Come explore the 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA and learn about her life as a cargo ship that sailed around the world. This class will discuss trade routes and cargo, especially those out of Japan. Hands-on project will include origami art.
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.
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.
The Galveston Island State Park offers paddlers access to one of Galveston’s premier ecological and historical jewels. Witness herons and pelicans flying overhead, travel back in time to when the Karankawas made Galveston Island their winter home, and discover how restoration scientists have restored wetlands and fisheries.
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.
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.
We want to see what kind of castle or sculpture you can make, so you're invited to spend some time gathering materials, building a structure, and decorating it to your liking!
Come hang out with FitTriRun, enjoy a bra fitting clinic, education, drinks and door prizes.
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.
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.
Summary Enjoy the music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston’s immigration movement.
Ocean Star Family Days promote family learning and quality time at a reduced cost.
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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