Things to do in Galveston!
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.
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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
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Upcoming things to do in Galveston!
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
Monday, January 2 - 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd. Galveston, TX
Guests will embark on a breathtaking underwater journey from the shores of Galveston Island through the Gulf of Mexico. As they explore the oceans depths, they will dive for sunken treasure and discover Christmas surprises along the way. Details
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
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
January 20 - 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Saengerfest Park 2300 Strand Galveston, TX
This year, the festival intends to spice up Galveston with a cook off, beer fest, live music, variety of vendors, 5K fun run, strand merchant walk-about, various contests and above all a diverse crowd. Details
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.
February 17 - 28, 2017
Multiple Locations Galveston, TX
Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. Details.