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Crawfish Season Returns to Galveston Island
A very special - and expanded - entertainment schedule will highlight this year's 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest. Set to take place in historic downtown Galveston, the festival will kickoff Friday evening, October 24th from 5 to 11pm and will continue Saturday, October 25th from 11am to 11pm.

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The annual Best of Galveston Award nominations are now underway! You're invited to nominate your favorite restaurants, shops, services, attractions, hotspots, and much more. The nomination process will continue thru Friday, October 31st.
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The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town November 6th thru 9th, filled with free concerts on two stages and 100's of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley Davidson.
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The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island's ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for "haunted" travel. As October approaches, makes your plans now for spooky fun and near-perfect weather!
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It's Island Time!
With fall finally here, there's never been a better time to make your plans for an end-of-season Island getaway!

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Rethink It - Or Sink It?
With more and more lines offering cruisers a wider variety of specialty and alternative dining venues, is it time for the “MDR” (Main Dining Room) go the way of “High Tea” and Midnight Buffets?

Galveston's Most Famous Lifeguard
I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our island, but someone so larger than life deserves multiple visits.

Galveston.com Dining Diva: The Gumbo Diner
Galveston.com's Dining Diva recently paid a visit to Galveston Restaurant Group's Gumbo Diner. She shares her experience with you here.

Ever Wonder Where Bolivar Peninsula Got Its Name?
I’ve always said it, but here is another perfect example of what you can learn from film.

ARToberFEST: An Art Show to Remember
The 17th annual ARToberFEST takes place this coming weekend with striking and creative artworks from more than 100 artists from Galveston, the Gulf Coast area and throughout the country as well.

Oktoberfest Returns October 24-25
Since 1981, First Lutheran Church has been the site of one of Galveston’s premier fall festivals, and this year’s celebration of all things German is set for October 24-25.

World's First Giant Screen 6P Laser Projection System to Debut at Moody Gardens 3D Theater
Moody Gardens visitors will be the first in the world to enjoy a state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience beginning later this year.

Galveston.com Dining Diva: The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club has reinvented itself! After many years as a private venue, this venerable eatery is now open to the public and ìsetting a new American tableî. We sauntered by on a Friday evening to see what changes have been wrought.

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Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House is presenting a series of exciting performances - sure to have you laughing in the aisles, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands.
 

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Rosenberg Library features monthly Treasures of the Month featuring an array of interesting topics from the Island's history.
 

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Check out their fall schedule - online now!
 

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While there is a lot to do in Galveston, it's also a place where it feels comfortable to do little. At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world's longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round. It's a great place to exercise or just sit to watch a flock of brown pelicans skim across the waves at sunset.
 

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Clean Galveston has been around since 1982 when it was started to help with litter abatement and city beautification. Since then it has spent countless dollars on projects to keep Galveston as clean and beautiful as possible.
 

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