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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.
Galveston's Own Farmers Market
Every Thursday, Jan 5 - Dec 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Menard Park, 2222 28th Street Galveston, TX

Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a non-profit organization providing a direct connection to vendors that are creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers and bringing locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products. Come see these great local vendors and help support your community! Details. Organizing an event?  list your upcoming area event here»

Upcoming things to do in Galveston!

Festival of Lights
November 11, 2017- January 7, 2018
MOODY GARDENS, INC. One Hope Boulevard Galveston, Texas

As one of the largest holiday celebrations in the region, Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for families and groups alike. Enjoy more than one million lights within 100 sound-enhanced animated light displays and nightly live entertainment. Details.
Dickens on The Strand
December 1 - 3, 2017
Strand National Historic Landmark District, Galveston, TX

This popular festival takes attendees back to merry old England, as carolers and vendors in 19th-century garb celebrate the season with a Victorian twist along The Strand. Details.
The Nutcracker
December 9 - 10, 2017
2020 Post Office Street, Galveston, TX
An evening spent at a performance of this enchanting Holiday classic by your local ballet company is the perfect way to welcome in Christmas with the whole family! Details.
Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show
December 15 - 25, 2017
aMoody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77554

Cirque Joyeux Noel Dinner & Show features a stellar cast of international performers from all corners of the world. The show includes amazing acrobats and aerialists, mesmerizing illusions, hilarious comedy and much more, Directed by Lone Star Circus’ Creative Director Fanny Kerwich, an eighth generation circus performer. Details.
Santa Hustle® Galveston 5k & Half Marathon
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Moody Gardens Galveston, TX
If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family and register for the 2017 Santa Hustle® Galveston 5k & Half Marathon! Details.
Midnight in the Gardens: A New Year's Eve Gala
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554

Say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018 at the Midnight in the Gardens New Year’s Eve Gala. On December 31, from 7:30pm to 1:00am, put on your finest black-tie attire and get ready to dance. Enjoy live music, an open bar, deluxe party favors, lavish buffet, Champagne toast and midnight balloon drop. Prices coming soon. Details.
Yagas Chili Quest and Beer Fest
Saturday,January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm
Top Gallant Room - 2301 Strand St, Galveston, TX
Join Beer Fest and take a stroll among 150+ brews and get the chance to taste breweries from across the USA right here in Galveston. The price will increase on January 8th. Details.
Mardi Gras! Galveston
February 2 - 13, 2018
Galveston Island
At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style. Details.
Galveston Marathon
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 7:45am
Stewart Beach Park 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
Start and finish at Stewart Beach. The race is totally on paved roads with no running on sand/beach. Details.
Corvette Chevy Expo
March 10 - 11, 2018
Galveston Island Convention Center, Texas
EXPERIENCE THE PREMIER CORVETTE/CHEVY EVENT! World Class Chevrolet Show Cars, Major National Vendors in our Aftermarket Showcase, Buy/Sell Your dream Car in our Sales Mart, Pedal Cars, Go Cars & More in our Toy Expo, Outdoor Show'n Shine, Craft Show. Details.
Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
April 13 - 21, 2018
Galveston County Fairgrounds Galveston, TX
The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve the youth of Galveston County by promoting youth, education, and agriculture. Details.

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