Posted on 4/10/2024

Galveston Vacation Planning - April 2024

Discover the best of what's happening in April in Galveston with our guide to exciting events, delicious dining, and exclusive vacation rental offers. These staff favorites are sure to make your vacation unforgettable!

April in Galveston is all about shaking off the last bits of winter and diving into fun! The local April calendar is packed full of  Galveston springtime happenings, with festivals, special tours, and more. From birding to fishing, and stage performances to outdoor dining recommendations, we've highlighted some of our favorite local April events below.


This annual celebration welcomes experienced outdoor enthusiasts and casual bird-watchers alike for birding field trips & nature photography workshops, including kid-friendly activities like FledglingFest. Sand `N Sea is a proud sponsor of this event. Purchase tickets online. April 18-21

The Grand Kids Festival

This FREE event is a celebration of folk arts and families. The Grand Kids Festival boasts hands-on projects, performances by The Missoula Children's Theatre, a costume contest, a petting zoo, and more. April 20

Fly Fishing Film Festival

Immersive experience showcasing the finest video content in the world of fly fishing (IF4 & F3T), as well as vendor booths, gear demonstrations, raffles, and more, all while supporting conservation efforts. At Moody Gardens. April 26 & 27

CHICAGO at The Grand

Take in this tantalizing tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz at “The Official Opera House of Texas”. Two show times available for this award-winning Broadway musical at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Reserve your seat online. April 28

Leeland House

2711 Market Street - Cozy boutique bistro & bar located in Galveston’s legendary Market Street district. Reservations available. Dogs allowed on patio.

Hearsay on The Strand

2410 Strand Street - Offering eclectic American cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails in a unique “chic antique” setting in the historic 1898 Fadden Building. Reservations encouraged.

Mosquito Cafe

628 14th Street - A local favorite since 1999, serving familiar homemade dishes & trendy upscale plates with an international flair. “One bite is all it takes” at Mosquito Cafe.

Cooper's Landing

11150 Termini San-Luis Pass Road - Seafood, salads, sandwiches, and great West End Gulf views at Cooper's Landing. Patio & indoor seating fine dining experience with daily lunch specials.

Fleur de Sea

Spacious 5 BR, 3.5 BA beachfront retreat perfect for multigenerational family getaways. Stunning Gulf views and coastal-inspired decor. Easy beach access and multiple decks with plenty of seating. Fleur de Sea sleeps 15.

Happy Ohana

Delightful 4 BR, 3 BA beachside home welcoming families and furry friends with open arms. Spacious living area, chef's kitchen, and 4 covered decks for relaxation. Unforgettable moments await at Happy Ohana. Sleeps 10.

Two Sisters Shack

2 BR, 1 BA beachside home invites couples or small families (dogs, too!) to create lifelong memories. WIth a charming interior, a fully-equipped kitchen, and easy access to the beach, Two Sisters Shack promises relaxation. Sleeps 7.


Spread your wings at this 4 BR, 3 BA canal front retreat in Isla Del Sol with a private pool and boat slip. With 2 living areas and a huge deck, Dragonfly is ideal for families or couples looking to enjoy island vibes. Sleeps 12.

Make your vacation plans now to enjoy all that Galveston Island has to offer in April!

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