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Because every single day of the year brings events and happenings around Galveston, this is a selection of only some of the highlights. Visit galveston.com/calendarofevents for a complete, updated list of everything on offer in the city throughout the year.

2018 Monthly Events

MOVIE NITE ON THE STRAND
1st Saturday March – October

MUSIC NITE ON THE STRAND
2nd Saturday March – October

BEACH & BAY WALKS AT GALVESTON ISLAND STATE PARK
March – November

BUCKET BRIGADE BEACH WALKS
May-July

GALVESTON’S OWN FARMERS MARKET
Every Sunday & Thursday

ISLAND MARKET
Every 3rd Saturday beginning March 17

DOWNTOWN ARTWALK
Every six weeks starting January 13

GALVESTON FAMILY BEACH CHALLENGE AT STEWART BEACH
March – September

BANDS ON THE SAND AND FIREWORKS AT MOODY GARDENS
Every Friday & Saturday
June 8 – August 11

SUMMER BAND CONCERTS AT ASHTON VILLA
Every Tuesday June 5 – August 28

SANDCASTLE BUILDING LESSONS AT STEWART BEACH
Every Saturday June 4 – August 20

2018 Event Overview

GALVESTON RESTAURANT WEEK
January 6-21, 2018

YAGA’S CHILI QUEST AND BEER FEST
January 19-20, 2018

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE
January 20, 2018

MARDI GRAS! GALVESTON
February 2-13, 2018

SEA TURTLE SATURDAY
February 17, 2018

GALVESTON MARATHON
February 18, 2018

CAUSEWAY FUND RUN
March 3, 2018

TALL SHIPS GALVESTON
April 5-8, 2018

23RD ANNUAL THE GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL
April 7, 2018

WICKED WINE RUN
April 7, 2018

5TH ANNUAL BEACH AND BAY – COME OUT TO PLAY
April 7, 2018

IRONMAN 70.3 TEXAS
April 8, 2018

GRITTY GODDESS 5K FEST
April 14, 2018

16TH ANNUAL FEATHERFEST & NATURE PHOTOFEST
April 17-22, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND WINE FESTIVAL
April 20-21, 2018

DIVAS HALF MARATHON
April 21-22, 2018

THIRD COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 26-29, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH REVUE
April 28, 2018

GALVESTON CHAMBER WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
May 4, 2018

44TH ANNUAL HISTORIC HOMES TOUR
May 5, 6, 12, 13, 2018

SPLASH DAY
May 6, 2018

YAGA’S WILD GAME & BBQ COOK-OFF
May 11-12, 2018

JEEP GO TOPLESS GALVESTON
May 19, 2018

WORLD OCEANS DAY FESTIVAL
June 8, 2018

HOTEL GALVEZ WEDDING VOW RENEWAL
June 9, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND BREWING 5K BEER RUN
June 9, 2018

GALVESTON BEACH SPORTS FEST
June 9, 2018

GALVESTON CAJUN FESTIVAL
June 15-17, 2018

JULY 4TH PARADE & FIREWORKS DISPLAY
July 4, 2018

SAND CRAB 5K/10K NIGHT RUN
August 11, 2018

32ND ANNUAL AIA SANDCASTLE COMPETITION
August 25, 2018

BREWMASTERS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
August 31 - September 2, 2018

CAPTAIN KID’S TRIATHLON
September 9, 2018

REDFISH RODEO
September 19-23, 2018

GALVESTON ISLAND WILD TEXAS SHRIMP FESTIVAL
September 28-29, 2018

BATTLE ON THE BAY PADDLE FEST
September 29, 2018

ISLAND GIRL TRIATHLON
September 30, 2018

GREEK FESTIVAL
October 13-14, 2018

28TH ANNUAL CLEAN GALVESTON WALKABOUT
October 20, 2018

TOUGHEST 10K CAUSEWAY RUN
October 20, 2018

BIKE AROUND THE BAY
October 20-21, 2018

21ST ANNUAL ARTOBERFEST
October 20-21, 2018

HARVEST MOON REGATTA
October 25, 2018

37TH ANNUAL ISLAND OKTOBERFEST
October 26-27, 2018

SAENGERFEST PARK MINI-MONSTER BASH
October 27, 2018

LONE STAR MOTORCYCLE RALLY
November 1-4, 2018

VETERANS DAY SALUTE
November 11, 2018

WINTER WONDER ISLAND EVENTS
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT MOODY GARDENS
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

ICE LAND AT MOODY GARDENS
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

HOTEL GALVEZ HOLIDAY LIGHTING CELEBRATION
November 23, 2018

DOWNTOWN LANTERNS & LIGHTS
November 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019

VICTORIAN HOMES TOUR
November 30, 2018

45TH ANNUAL DICKENS ON THE STRAND
November 30-December 2, 2018

HOLIDAY WITH THE CRANES
December 8-9, 2018

SANTA HUSTLE
December 15-16, 2018

CIRQUE JOYEUX NOEL AT MOODY GARDENS
December 21, 2018 -
January 4, 2019

From the Blogs

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.

7 Reasons to FALL for Galveston This October

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.

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