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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!

Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner
Tuesdays through Fridays in October, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

During the tour, staff guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is then followed by dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Details.
International Sea-Bean Symposium & Beachcombers Festival
October 14 - 15, 2016
NOAA 4700 Ave U Building 216 Galveston, TX

Expect to be able to chat with beachcombers, oceanographers, scientists, nature writers…discuss and answer your questions about ocean treasures, world currents - What are Sea-Beans? What is Flotsam? Messages in Bottles, Rafts, Seaweed, Sea Turtles, lost Nikes and lost LEGOS! Details.
October 15 - 16, 2016
Postoffice St between 21st and 23rd St Galveston, TX

This year artwork will be presented in thirteen media styles including clay, glass, jewelry, painting, acrylic, oil, watercolor, pen and ink, photography, digital media, textiles, wood and metal. All works will be presented in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by a variety of antique shops, boutiques, art galleries and restaurants located around the ARToberFEST venue. Details.
Galveston Island Greek Festival
October 15 - 16, 2016
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 1824 Ball Galveston, TX

The gift shop will feature Greek Christmas ornaments, icons, jewelry, paintings, dolls from Greece, stefana (wedding crown) boxes and much more. Grocery items will include olive oil, olives, pasta, and imported canned goods. Look for unique and hard to find imported items great for gift giving. Details.
Oni-Con 2016
October 28 - 30, 2016
Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

The convention typically offers anime rooms, art show and auction, concerts, contests, a dance, a dealer's room, demonstrations, industry guests, LARP, masquerade, panels, video games, and voice actors Details.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) silent film – with Rob Landes
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
The Grand 2020 Postoffice St. Galveston, TX

Prepare yourself for another “Howling Halloween” as organist Rob Landes accompanies this Universal Studios movie extravaganza, a feature film that cemented the studio’s position through the 1940s as “The House of Horror.” Details.
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.
Thanksgiving Brunch at Hotel Galvez
Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:00 a.m.
Hotel Galvez 2024 Seawall Blvd Galveston, TX

This holiday brunch is the biggest of year and the most popular and for good reason. The hotel features all the traditional Thanksgiving entrees along with special features created by the executive chef. Details.
Home for the Holidays
November 25 - 26, 2016
Moody Gardens Convention Center 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX

Make your list, check it twice, & head for one of the largest Gift Markets in Texas to scout for gifts from our 200+ unique vendors! 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.
Houston Super Bowl
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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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