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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.
The GALVESTON ISLAND PASS is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special.
Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price.
Island ETC presents The Glass Menagerie, now thru October 10th.
The majesty of nature combined with the joy of creativity. Discover Artist Boat.
Don’t miss Music Night on The Strand featuring The Journey Agents, Saturday, Oct. 10.
Ghoulish haunts all October long! View our guide, if you dare!
Think you know the Best of Galveston? Prove it!
Hold on to your hens, and flock down to the Island for the annual Chicken Shack Strut!
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.
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.
An innovative approach to the way health care providers treat burns and trauma patients is being led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston as part of a program that assists uninsured, indigent and Medicaid patients throughout the state of Texas.
I have no idea why passengers think that if they’re the first in line they’ll be the first off the ship. THERE IS A SYSTEM TO DEBARKATION!!!!
It was an impressive ice breaker as a team of 31 master ice carvers from Harbin, China arrived and took a chainsaw to the first block of 2 million pounds of ice at Moody Gardens.
When you book your hotel via Galveston.com, you'll also automatically receive hundreds of dollars worth of money-saving Galveston Island coupons to use during your stay!
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.
Humongous on humor and large on laughs The BFG was Roald Dah’s personal favorite. On stage, his whizzcrackingly wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a world of towering giants and magical adventures.
A drama of great tenderness, charm and beauty, THE GLASS MENAGERIE is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre.
10 Taiguruma built by Ball High School students on display along with Origami works and Origami demonstrations by Galveston artist Merri S. Edwards.
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.
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!
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.
Are you interested in beach access?...coastal preservation?...clean water? Well, so are we, and we need your help!
The Galveston Island Chicken Shack Strut is a one-day self-guided tour of coastal chicken coops, hen houses, mobile tractors, and crazy shacks.
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!!".
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.
Kenneth Hafertepe, chair of the Department of Museum Studies at Baylor University, will be giving an illustrated lecture, "Families, Houses and History: The Architectural Heritage of Fredericksburg, Texas" and signing copies of his new book, A Guide to the Historic Buildings Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.
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.
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.
This destination occurs at the natural and restored marshes protecting one of the most pristine examples of a dune/swale complex on Galveston Island.
Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve is a place for the adventurous as well as the romantic. Hosting the last remaining natural stands of seagrass beds in Galveston Bay, Christmas Bay supports the offshore shrimp fisheries and the recreational fisherman’s desire for redfish.
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.
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.
Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that’s all about women, and women ONLY. I mean really, who wants to climb a cargo net with a sweaty, hairy, possibly smelly guy? Okay, some of you might, but for the rest of us, that’s just unnecessary grossness. No offense guys – we still love you.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
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.
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.
Galveston College's UnGala 2015 is one evening with two venues for 200 fortunate guests --- Havana by Day and Havana by Night. The College’s inaugural UnGala will break all the rules from dress, to food, and entertainment!
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.
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