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It's Island Time!
With summer slowly approaching fall, there's never been a better time to make your plans for an end-of-season Island getaway!
The Galveston.com Fall Preview School is back in session, and that means fall is just around the corner. Whether you're planning on only visiting Galveston Island for the day or you plan to make this your weekend getaway, there's a list of fun and exciting things to do.
Battle of the Badges To Be a Knockout September 6 Under normal circumstances, firefighters and police officers generally work together to keep the peace and promote and maintain safety throughout the community, but that spirit of cooperation vanishes when the boxing gloves go on.
Uplifting Minds, A Skateboard at a Time In one swoop, Isiah has suddenly gone airborne on his skateboard and is gliding through the air at Johnny Romano Skate Park, oblivious to a group of kids watching his every gravity defying move.
Unexpected Real-Life Training Session After a little over an hour of swimming, running, and paddling we were making a final lap around tower 6 when the lifeguard told me there was a possible drowning at 37th street.
Victor Lang: The Galveston.com Interview I met Victor Lang about 20 years ago when I first moved to Galveston. Over the years, I saw him at parties and bar rooms, and always tried to say hello and find out what was going on in his life. Victor never failed to offer a juicy nugget of information.
Cooking Class: Milkshakes & Cookies September 15th Take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Chef Mary Bass' milkshakes bring all the boys to The Kitchen Chick! Actually everyone will want to get their hands on the delicious shakes and cookies Chef Bass has planned for this class! Participants will learn to make a sinful cheesecake milk shake, classic chocolate malt, chewy chocolate chip cookies and over-the-top mocha toffee latte cookies! And while we're at it, lets all make some fresh whipped cream!
Cooking Class: Howlaween! October 23rd Calling all ghouls and boys! Drag your bones over to The Kitchen Chick for a Howlaween Cooking Class! Chef Mary Bass has all kinds of tricks (and treats!) up her sleeve to get you in the holiday spirit!
Kayak Adventure: East End Lagoon September 5th 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.
Kayak Adventure: Galveston Island State Park September 6th he 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.
Ocean Star Family Day September 13th Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.
GCVA "Back to School Blues" September 7th 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.
Ironman 5150 September 21 A field of highly trained international, national, and regional athletes will take to the roadways and waterways of Galveston to compete in the 5150 Triathlon.
GCVA "Closing of the Beach" September 28th 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.
Battle of the Badges September 6th The Galveston Battle of the Badges is a joint effort between the Galveston Police Department, the Galveston Fire Department, and the Galveston County Sherriff’s Office.
Island Market September 20th The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival September 26-28 Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of Heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 26-28. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.
14th Annual Paws Gala September 27th The 14th annual PAWS Gala - benefiting exclusively the Galveston Island Humane Society at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort.