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AIA Sandcastle Returns to East Beach May 30th

For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world's argest sandcastle competitions. This year, over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award.

Don't miss the fun as the legendary AIA Sandcastle Competition returns to East Beach Saturday, May 30th!

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If you haven't been to Galveston lately, now is the perfect time to experience some of the island's unique attractions - at a price you can't refuse. Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price. How's that for making an easy getaway easier?
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What do you get when you cross a kayak with a paint brush? One of the most incredible tours of your life! Introducing Artist Boat Kayak Adventures, where you can visit some of the Island's most pristine environments, while channeling your inner artist! Schedule today!
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Mix all of the History of Galveston with 1000 beautiful Corvettes and their proud owners for an entire weekend and what do we have? We got the makings for one heck of a "Corvette Block Party!" Corvettes are gonna cruise Galveston May 29-31!
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Renewing Wedding Vows, Galveston Style
It’s a 10-minute ceremony that can impact a lifetime.

Texas Seaport Museum Offering Summer Programs Aboard the Tall Ship Elissa
Whether it’s setting sail, tying knots or making 19th century candles, would-be sailors have a chance to learn more about nautical life that was once the reality for those who traversed the high seas in Galveston’s 1877 Tall Ship Elissa.

AIA Sandcastle Competition Returns Saturday, May 30th
If your experience building sandcastles consists of grabbing a couple of toy buckets and shovels to construct something that sort of resembles a castle, you’ll be completely stupefied this weekend.

Cruise Etiquette 101
Perhaps it’s time for a remedial lesson in basic cruise etiquette.

Juneteenth in Galveston: Special Thoughts to Recognize the 150th Anniversary
This is a big year for 150th anniversaries – the end of the Civil War, and for Galveston and Texas, the freeing of enslaved people known as Juneteenth.

Manners: Big Benefit with Little Effort
While standing in the grocery store line the other day, I got a bigger bargain than what was in my basket.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 25 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Corvettes to Cruise Galveston May 29-31
Getting a few hundred of your closest Vette-loving buddies together is the idea behind the Corvettes Cruising Galveston event May 29-31.

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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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Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. But, if you're not a sand-between-your-toes kind of traveler, don't worry. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that don't include the beach, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special.
 




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