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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!

Galveston Sand Crab 5/10K/Kid’s Beach Mile
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:30 pm
East Beach-1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX

Run entirely on sand, the Sand Crab is a great way to get a little exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston Beach at night and have a few beers and other refreshments while listening to great music with other runners on a summer night. Details.
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
September 1 - 3, 2017
Moody Gardens

Head on down to Galveston Island over Labor Day weekend for the 7th Annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival - the largest, most comprehensive craft beer celebration at the beach! Details.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
September 29 - 30, 2017
Yaga’s Entertainment, Galveston, TX

Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, 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.
Galveston Heritage Festival & Sacred Place Tour
Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
Kempner Park 27th & Avenue O

Book your passage now for the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival! Enjoy the music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations throughout the day while learning more about the early days of Galveston’s immigration movement. Details.
Galveston Greek Festival
October 14 - 15, 2017
Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 1824 Ball Street Galveston, TX.

Two full days of Opa! and YaSou!, the event features authentic food prepared on site, Greek wines, Greek beer, Craft beer, a live band, dancing, childrens’ activities, gifts, and tours of the Church. Details.
ARToberFEST
October 21-22, 2017 at 10am
Postoffice St, Historic Downtown Galveston.

Featuring over 100 artists! Art, food and fun in a beautiful, historic setting. Details.
Island Oktoberfest
October 27 - 28, 2017
First Lutheran Church

Galveston's Island Oktoberfest. Island Oktoberfest is hosted by First Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company. The two-day festival takes place on the church grounds and streets Details.
Lone Star Rally
November 2 - 5, 2017
Galveston, TX

Get your motor running and head out on The Strand, where hot rod enthusiasts sport their riveting rides during the country’s largest four-day car and motorcycle show. Details.
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.
Thanksgiving at the Moody Gardens Hotel
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston TX

Give thanks and enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends at the Moody Gardens Hotel’s annual Thanksgiving Day buffet. Held in the Frances Anne Moody Ballroom, indulge in delightful offerings such as roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread and much more! Menu and prices coming soon. 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.
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.
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.

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