Colorful gamblers, their dance-hall "dolls" and upright members of the "Save-a-Soul" Mission find they have more in common than the sidewalks they share in 1940s New York! Don't miss the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls when it comes to The Grand this weekend! Click here to read more...
Welcome Winter Texans! Now that you've escaped the cold winter by heading south, it's island time! Galveston Island's tropical climate and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico provide the relaxing escape you've been longing for. Yet, you'll also feel right at home! Click here to read more...
The island's 104th Mardi Gras celebration returns February 6th thru 17th, and is expected to draw more than 300,000 attendees for almost 40 concerts, over 20 parades, balcony parties and elegant masked balls. So grab some beads and hit the beach! Click here to read more...
Sense or Non-Sense? Well – another “man overboard” and another out-cry for “sensor” systems to be installed on all cruise ships. Sounds like a good idea, right?
A Fresh Twist on a New Year For those of us who find it harder to try new things, Galveston.com's Courtney Goodbar has chosen 3 tried-and-true looks with a bit of a "New, Fresher" Twist.
Juneteenth: A Personal Reflection I’m not anything for granted, especially when it comes to freedom – not just for African Americans but for everyone else for whom their sacrifices paved the way.
Take Advantage: Time to Eat at the Pelican Club Restaurant Week is an invitation to enjoy old favorites and try new eateries with the ultimate prize: great values! That being the case there are few invitations that impress potential or current clients as greatly as the phrase: Meet me at the Pelican Club!
Insider Tips When Visiting Galveston Island Road trip to Galveston Island in your future? Before you load up the car, take a moment to scan these very cool "Insider Tips" from those in the know! Guaranteed, follow these tips, and you're sure to have a tropical, Island-style vacation you won't soon forget!
The Grand Presents "Jekyll and Hyde" February 20th Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, this intriguing Broadway musical is the story of a genial English doctor whose lab experiment inadvertently transforms him into an evil alternate version of himself.
The Grand Presents "Jekyll and Hyde" February 21st Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, this intriguing Broadway musical is the story of a genial English doctor whose lab experiment inadvertently transforms him into an evil alternate version of himself.
Camera Phone Hike January 31st A picture is worth a thousand words ... but not if it’s fuzzy, unclear, or too dark. Join Ranger Lisa as we explore the tips for taking better camera phone pictures to capture those special moments. We'll begin at the Nature Center, and then venture onto the open prairie practice with our phones.
Beach Hike January 31st Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.
Geocaching 101 February 14th Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or food.
Geocaching 101 March 14th Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or food.
Breakfast with the Cranes December 13th Designed for beginners and experienced birders alike, the presentation aims to introduce common vocalizations, body language such as dancing and aggression, and other characteristics of sandhill cranes.
Roosting With the Cranes December 13th The Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council (GINTC) is pleased to announce an evening Roosting with the Cranes event. The event will take place on December 13 in a private home overlooking Galveston Bay.
A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party February 14th Mardi Gras at The Tremont House will have a little more maroon this year, as the hotel transitions its famous Mardi Gras ball to a new event benefitting Texas A&M University at Galveston in memory of hotel owner and 1940 Texas A&M University graduate George P. In tribute to Mitchell.
Movie Night on The Strand: Captain Ron March 7th Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.
The Tremont Afternoon Tea March 8th Afternoon Tea at The Tremont House will feature assorted mini salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and sweets and will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required.
Marine Biology Tour March 14th This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50’ catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston.