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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!

Festival of Lights
November 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX

Brighten up the wintery season at the 13th annual Festival of Lights, the largest holiday lighting event on the Gulf Coast! See Santa parachute in on opening day. Walk the mile-long trail featuring over 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink. Details.
Dickens on The Strand
December 2 - 4, 2016
2300 Strand Galveston, TX

The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations and gift items Details.
Holiday Half Marathon
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX

There's something for everyone in your family during the weekend and we hope you'll join us for a spectacular weekend of family friendly events along with a great half marathon & 5K! Great course, great volunteers, great post race!! Details.
Holiday with the Cranes
December 9 - 11, 2016
Various Locations Galveston, TX

Holiday with the Cranes is a new island experience that offers nature enthusiasts a unique opportunity to spend a weekend observing and celebrating the flocks of Sandhill Cranes that migrate through Galveston each winter. Events include indoor and outdoor nature activities and presentations, combined with the arts and ambiance of historical Galveston Island. Details.
“Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner and Show"
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX

Presented in a “cirque” style, the show includes soaring acrobatics, gravity defying feats, amazing aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more. All of this coupled with a sumptuous Holiday Buffet Dinner prepared by renowned Moody Gardens Executive Chef Felipe Gonzalez. Details.
Galveston Restaurant Week
Saturday, January 7 - 22, 2017
Participating Restaurants Galveston, TX

Home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas's most delectable restaurants, Galveston Island proudly welcomes visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week, where patrons can choose from Galveston's most delightful and delicious eateries for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus. Details.
An Evening with Sophia Loren
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX

Synonymous with grace, beauty and artistry, the Oscar-winning actress will captivate you with an intimate onstage conversation. She’ll be chatting with former Entertainment Tonight host Bill Harris, and you’ll enjoy film clips, home movies, and a Q & A from the audience. 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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