Category: Events

Posted on 4/10/2024

Galveston Vacation Planning - April 2024

Spring is a great time to visit Galveston Island. Fresh Gulf breezes, blooming botanicals, fun family-friendly festivals, and more await. Discover the best of Galveston with our local guide to exciting events, delicious dining, and an exclusive vacation rental offer.

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Posted on 1/23/2024

Galveston Restaurant Week: What To Know (2024)

Welcome to the culinary fest that is Galveston Restaurant Week! This annual celebration of island flavors invites locals and visitors alike to embark on a delicious journey through Galveston Island's diverse and vibrant food scene.

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Posted on 1/18/2024

Mardi Gras! Galveston: The Ultimate Guide (2024)

Colorful beads, feather boas, lively parades, bouncing concerts — it's all waiting come February when Historic Downtown Galveston transforms into the heart of Mardi Gras! Galveston festivities.

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Posted on 11/14/2023

Christmas in Galveston

There's a sleigh full of winter wonder-island holiday events to explore when you spend Christmas in Galveston! From festive light displays and performances to unique holiday attractions like ICE Land, Galveston is a magical experience a short drive from Houston that shouldn't be missed.Bring your

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Posted on 2/28/2023


Have you ever dreamed of sailing away on an old-fashioned tall ship? Or perhaps enjoying the sunset aboard the deck of a historic vessel? Then, the Tall Ships Galveston festival is the maritime event you don't want to miss!Docking at Galveston Island, this nautical event invites landlubbers to climb...

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Posted on 1/8/2020

Mardi Gras! Galveston - Get Ready for Another fun Night

Heading to Galveston Island for our 109th Mardi Gras! Galveston celebration? We want to see you!The party starts February 14, 2020 and continues through February 25, with plenty of festivities for all ages.  Our "Must Attends" for a true Mardi Gras! Galveston experience are:February 14 @ 8:30

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Posted on 10/1/2018

Top 5 Reasons to Winter on Galveston Island

Summer has officially ended, but there is no shortage of great reasons to spend the fall or winter on Galveston Island! In no particular order, here are a few of our favorites:Fishing - #1Surf fishing, wade fishing, deep sea fishing, fishing from the dock, warm weather fishing, cool weather

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Posted on 12/1/2017

Dickens on The Strand - A Galveston Island Tradition!

Huzzah! Dickens on The Strand is parading through this weekend, December 1 - 3, 2017!Friday night's FREE kick-off festival takes place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Fezziwig's Beer Hall features live entertainment, hearty ales and a specialty drink. According to the Galveston Historical Foundation, "Mr.

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Posted on 11/17/2017

Thanksgiving Week Activities on Galveston Island

If you're anything like us, by now you're on your 6th iteration of "The Holiday Menu" - complete with vegan options, too-many-pies-to-count, and a growing confusion about how "gluten free"stuffing could possibly be a thing.Once the post-turkey/tofurkey fervor has died down next week, escape the

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Posted on 3/10/2017

Spring Break on Galveston Island!

Check out our hints for making this year's Galveston Spring Break the best one yet!(Updated 01/2019)Beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae), a popular sight on West End dunes.First thing's first, when is Spring Break in Galveston, TX?The busiest week is March 9 - 16, 2019, but the island

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