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Things to do in Galveston!

Galveston ArtWalk®
In the heart of the historic district
One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. Details.
Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch
Here's what's happening at Pier 22
Don't miss this chance to get a new perspective on Galveston Bay and the historic Port of Galveston. Knowledgeably narrated tours explore the wide variety of birds and marine life that teems in the Bay. Details. Organizing an event?  list your upcoming area event here»

Upcoming things to do in Galveston!

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
September 2 - 4, 2016
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX

In its 7th year, BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival keeps gaining momentum, just like the craft beer industry itself. Join fellow craft beer lovers and supporters as they gather Labor Day weekend to celebrate and sample more than 400 specialty and hard-to-find brews. Details.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
September 23 – 25, 2016
Saengerfest Park 2302 Strand Galveston, TX

Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Free Outdoors Show, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade. Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy! Details.
Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner
Tuesdays through Fridays in October, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

During the tour, staff guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is then followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Details.
Galveston Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
Monday, October 3, 2016
Moody Gardens Golf Course 1700 Sydnor Ln, Galveston, TX

Join us for good networking, greens and golf! Over $2,000 in prizes + a "Super Raffle" containing many prizes and fabulous door prizes!! Details.
International Sea-Bean Symposium & Beachcombers Festival
October 14 - 15, 2016
NOAA 4700 Ave U Building 216 Galveston, TX

Expect to be able to chat with beachcombers, oceanographers, scientists, nature writers…discuss and answer your questions about ocean treasures, world currents - What are Sea-Beans? What is Flotsam? Messages in Bottles, Rafts, Seaweed, Sea Turtles, lost Nikes and lost LEGOS! Details.
ARToberFEST
October 15 - 16, 2016
Postoffice St between 21st and 23rd St Galveston, TX

This year artwork will be presented in thirteen media styles including clay, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal. All works will be presented in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants located around the ARToberFEST venue. Details.
Galveston Island Greek Festival
October 15 - 16, 2016
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 1824 Ball Galveston, TX

The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from Greece, stefana (wedding crown) boxes and much more. Grocery items will include olive oil, olives, pasta, and imported canned goods. Look for unique and hard to find imported items great for gift giving. Details.
Oni-Con 2016
October 28 - 30, 2016
Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

The convention typically offers anime rooms, art show and auction, concerts, contests, a dance, a dealer's room, demonstrations, industry guests, LARP, masquerade, panels, video games, and voice actors Details.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) silent film – with Rob Landes
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX

Prepare yourself for another “Howling Halloween” as organist Rob Landes accompanies this Universal Studios movie extravaganza, a feature film that cemented the studio’s position through the 1940s as “The House of Horror.” Details.
Houston Super Bowl
All year events
Game Day, Sunday, February 5, 2017
Give Texans the opportunity to put on a big show and they will never disappoint. Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 5, 2017 and come early for Houston celebrations, parties, attractions and concerts!! Check back often!! Details.

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