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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 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm
East Beach-1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX
Start and finish at East Beach in Apfel Park. 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.
AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
Saturday August 25, 2018
East Beach 1923 Boddeker Galveston, TX
The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Details.
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2018
Moody Gardens Galveston, TX
BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival is proud to present to you "Taste It First" selections that include new-releases or special brews especially for the event! Taste these beers before they hit the shelves in the Texas market. Details.
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
September 28 - 29, 2018
Yaga’s Entertainment, Galveston, TX
Two full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun! Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy! Details.
35th Annual Galveston Greek Festival
October 14 - 15, 2018
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.
October 20 - 21, 2018
Postoffice St, Historic Downtown Galveston
Featuring over 100 artists! Art, food and fun in a beautiful, historic setting. Details.
Island Oktoberfest
October 26 - 27, 2018
First Lutheran Church, 24th and Winnie, historic downtown Galveston, TX
This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, Cake Wheel, fine arts, crafts and gifts; an exciting auction, fun, family and expanded children’s activities and much more. Details.
Lone Star Rally
November 1 - 4, 2018
Downtown Galveston
With juried bike shows, truck, jeep & classic car shows and free concerts on two stages, this year's Lone Star Rally will be jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long. Details.
Festival of Lights
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Moody Gardens
Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views Galveston Bay. Details.
11th Annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Details.
November 30 - December 2, 2018
Galveston Island
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Details.
Santa Hustle
December 15 - 16, 2018
Moody Gardens
It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience. Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Moody Gardens. Details.
Cirque Joyeux
December 21, 2018 – January 4, 2019 (Excludes Dec. 26)
Moody Gardens Hotel
Enjoy a spectacular, exhilarating and joyous celebration of the holiday season with an enchanting mix of fantastic food, circus and music. Details.

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