Galveston Events

Galveston Island is a dream destination for vacations with year-round fun. No matter when you visit, there are sure to be exciting Galveston, TX events for you and your group to attend. These Galveston events are perfect for filling your vacation itinerary or working as the excuse to make a trip down to the beach. Check out the calendar of Galveston events below.

Severe weather and other unforseen circumstances can cause events to be delayed, cancelled, or rescheduled without notice. Please contact the event host directly for the most current schedule & event protocol information. 

 

Galveston Calendar of Events

If you are hoping there’s more to Galveston than the beach, you’re in luck. There are sun-sational Galveston events to look forward to every month of the year. Check out our calendar for a month-by-month guide of Galveston, Texas, upcoming events.

 

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Air, Car & Boat Show


Location 1 Hope Blvd

Check out this weekend long event including a unique air show, splashy boat show and a car lover's dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center!

Ocean Star Museum - Family Days


Needle Through a Balloon

Join Ocean Star Museum for this family friendly experiment!

More details can be found here.

Music Night on the Strand


Enjoy this free live concert family friendly event at Saengerfest Park

View the concert lineup here

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

Visit East Beach and receive a free sandcastle building lesson from a professional sandcastle builder!

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Air, Car & Boat Show


Location 1 Hope Blvd

Check out this weekend long event including a unique air show, splashy boat show and a car lover's dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center!

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Air, Car & Boat Show


Location 1 Hope Blvd

Check out this weekend long event including a unique air show, splashy boat show and a car lover's dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center!

Dolphin Days


Join the Galveston Park Board and Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network to learn all about dolphins at Seawolf Park!

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

AIA Sandcastle Competition


Check out the 35th Annual Sandcastle Competition, hosted at East Beach!

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

Visit East Beach and receive a free sandcastle building lesson from a professional sandcastle builder!

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Island Ride Out and Bike Expo


Join SE Bikes for the biggest ride out in Texas! Three Rides, One Weekend!

More information can be found here.

Galveston Artwalk


Location Downtown Galveston

Starting in historic Downtown and now taking place throughout the Island, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other wall" - restaurants and retail stores. 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.

Island Ride Out and Bike Expo


Join SE Bikes for the biggest ride out in Texas! Three Rides, One Weekend!

More information can be found here.

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

Visit East Beach and receive a free sandcastle building lesson from a professional sandcastle builder!

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Island Ride Out and Bike Expo


Join SE Bikes for the biggest ride out in Texas! Three Rides, One Weekend!

More information can be found here.

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Movie Night on the Strand


Free family friendly event at Saegnerfest Park features a series of movies under the stars

See the movie schedule here

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

Visit East Beach and receive a free sandcastle building lesson from a professional sandcastle builder!

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Bucket Brigade Beach Tour


Join Artist Boat on a FREE interpretive tour to explore what makes Galveston beaches unique!

Find out more and book your tour time here.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Ocean Star Museum - Family Days


Life on a Rig

Join Ocean Star Museum for this family friendly experiment!

More details can be found here.

Music Night on the Strand


Enjoy this free live concert family friendly event at Saengerfest Park

View the concert lineup here

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Galveston Island Market


Location 23rd and Mechanic

Shop hand-crafted items created by local artists at this outdoor market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival


Location Downtown Galveston

Get a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival - featuring a gumbo cookoff, boat show, vendors, live music and more.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival


Location Downtown Galveston

Get a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival - featuring a gumbo cookoff, boat show, vendors, live music and more.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location Online

GOFM has gone online! Order fresh produce for pick up or Island delivery! Place orders Tuesday - Friday for pick-up/delivery on Sundays.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market brings locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products to residents of Galveston and the surrounding areas and provide a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods. We strive to foster a greater sense of community through supporting local Texas farmers and producers, and connect individuals with their local food economy

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Movie Night on the Strand


Free family friendly event at Saegnerfest Park features a series of movies under the stars

See the movie schedule here

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Galveston Artwalk


Location Downtown Galveston

Starting in historic Downtown and now taking place throughout the Island, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other wall" - restaurants and retail stores. 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.

Ocean Star Museum - Sources of Energy


Sources of Energy

Join Ocean Star Museum for this family friendly experiment!

More details can be found here.

Galveston Island Market


Location 23rd and Mechanic

Shop hand-crafted items created by local artists at this outdoor market

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Oktoberfest


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

The 40th Annual Oktoberfest!

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Oktoberfest


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

The 40th Annual Oktoberfest!

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

You have to see it to believe it! Annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

You have to see it to believe it! Annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

You have to see it to believe it! Annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

You have to see it to believe it! Annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Ocean Star Museum - Family Days


What's on your Plate?

Join Ocean Star Museum for this family friendly experiment!

More details can be found here.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Galveston Island Market


Location 23rd and Mechanic

Shop hand-crafted items created by local artists at this outdoor market

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Galveston Artwalk


Location Downtown Galveston

Starting in historic Downtown and now taking place throughout the Island, ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other wall" - restaurants and retail stores. 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.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Dickens on the Strand


Location The Strand

Presented by Galveston Historical Foundation, The Strand is transformed into the Victorian London of Charles Dickens for the 48th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Dickens on the Strand


Location The Strand

Presented by Galveston Historical Foundation, The Strand is transformed into the Victorian London of Charles Dickens for the 48th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Dickens on the Strand


Location The Strand

Presented by Galveston Historical Foundation, The Strand is transformed into the Victorian London of Charles Dickens for the 48th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Ocean Star Museum - Family Days


An Offshore Holiday

Join Ocean Star Museum for this family friendly experiment!

More details can be found here.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Galveston Island Market


Location 23rd and Mechanic

Shop hand-crafted items created by local artists at this outdoor market

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Santa Hustle


Location San Luis Resort Time Starts: 8:00 am

Participate in a 5K, Half Marathon, Kid's Dash or just come watch hundreds of Santa's run!

For more information, click here.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

The Polar Express Train Ride


Location The Galveston Railroad Museum

Join the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a ride on the Polar Express!

Find more information and purchase tickets online.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

Thursdays at the Bryan


Enjoy wine, live music, shopping and docent led museum tours every Thursday at The Bryan Museum

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

ICE LAND: Caribbean Christmas


Location Moody Gardens

The North Pole meets the Caribbean at Moody Gardens this year!

Enjoy an underwater journey and discovery hidden treasures around the way through the Festival of Lights, Artic Slide, Train Rides, Holiday Movies, and so much more!

Visit the website to learn more.

FeatherFest


Galveston has long been known as a birding hot spot, and FeatherFest draws bird enthusiasts together for birding classes, tours, celebrations and photo ops.

FeatherFest


Galveston has long been known as a birding hot spot, and FeatherFest draws bird enthusiasts together for birding classes, tours, celebrations and photo ops.

FeatherFest


Galveston has long been known as a birding hot spot, and FeatherFest draws bird enthusiasts together for birding classes, tours, celebrations and photo ops.

FeatherFest


Galveston has long been known as a birding hot spot, and FeatherFest draws bird enthusiasts together for birding classes, tours, celebrations and photo ops.

 

What is going on in Galveston?

Trying to find out what’s going on in Galveston this weekend? From ArtWalk to Mardi Gras, and everything in between, there’s always something fun to do in Galveston! Our most popular events provide fun for all ages, so feel free to bring the kiddos along. There are also options for pet friendly fun, too! Even the most last-minute planners can find great Galveston events this weekend!

ArtWalk

On eight Saturday nights throughout the year, the Galveston Art Center presents ArtWalk. Galleries, restaurants, and retail spaces exhibit artwork in a show of support for local artists. This event begins in January and runs until July.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Events

The Pleasure Pier, a year-round premier attraction, is the place to go for Galveston events. It is  home to rides, restaurants, carnival-style concessions, and shopping. In January and February, the Historic Pleasure Pier welcomes adults to be a “Kid for a Day.” Everyone pays children’s admission prices for all day passes. Visit their website for a full schedule of events. 

Lone Star Rally

Each November, Galveston hosts the largest motorcycle rally in the U.S. Thousands of bikers from across the country roar onto the Island for a four-day celebration. The event features  concerts, an Old Time Motorcycle Rodeo, car & truck shows, and more! 

 

Galveston Upcoming Events

No time to browse the calendar? Take a quick look at some of the most anticipated annual events in Galveston.

Galveston Restaurant Week

For two weeks each January, Sysco Houston presents Galveston Restaurant Week. Galveston  Island is home to some of the freshest seafood in Texas and, thanks to Restaurant Week, visitors can sample local menu options for a fraction of the price. No tickets are required — foodies can simply visit participating restaurants and take advantage of featured prix-fixe menus. 

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Let the good times roll! This two-week festival is the largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas. Enjoy elaborate parades, balcony parties and live entertainment. You can bring the kids along for some fun family time, too — the schedule includes children’s parades and coloring contests for the little ones. If you prefer to let your hair down and have some grown-up fun, you're in luck;  you can purchase tickets for the New Orleans-style balcony parties on Strand Street. Get yours early!

Grand Kids Festival

The Grand 1894 Opera House puts on the Grand Kids Festival each April. This one-day exhibit of musical performances and art for kids of all ages takes place on Post Office Street, in Galveston’s Cultural Arts District in Historic Downtown. Admission, rides, and fun are free to the public. Your kids will love this fun-filled day created just for them.

Independence Day Parade & Fireworks

Nobody in Texas celebrates the 4th of July like Galveston! The city has hosted a vibrant Independence Day celebration for nearly 200 years. The festivities begin with a parade of performers, exciting floats, and military vehicles. Before the night is over, a professional display of fireworks erupts over the Gulf of Mexico. Fun for all, this event is one you don’t want to miss.

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Galvestonians and Island visitors look forward to August every year, when the AIA Houston hosts its annual sandcastle building competition. Teams of artists create enormous works of art from sand. This Galveston event is exciting for the whole family. Pack a picnic, bring your umbrellas and chairs (or rent them), and get ready for a day filled with fun and imagination.

ARToberFEST

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents another great annual event. ARToberFEST, held every October, is a weekend-long fine arts festival. Typically, more than 100 artists feature and sell their artwork. This local favorite includes live music performances, food, drinks, a local farmers market, and an interactive play zone for kids. It’s a good time for all ages.

Holiday in the Gardens

Moody Gardens’ holiday celebration is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This popular destination brings magic to life for eight weeks each winter season. It runs from November to January. Read below for information on some of the top attractions. 

Festival of Lights

Running along a mile-long trail through Moody Gardens, visitors enjoy animated displays created with over one million lights. There is also live entertainment, the only outdoor skating rink in the area, and yummy hot cocoa.

Iceland

If you’re up for a chilly yet awe-inspiring experience, head into this nine-degree exhibit. Master carvers use two million pounds of ice to hand-carve everything in Iceland. This polar playhouse showcases a different theme each year. Kids love the Giant Ice Slide and adults love the courtesy jackets that keep you warm. Restaurants and outdoor concessions offer full meals and tasty treats for sale.

Plan a Trip & Enjoy Galveston TX Events

Come spend a few days enjoying our action-packed Island! Book a stay at one of Sand `N Sea’s gorgeous vacation homes and join us for a getaway to remember. Questions? Call us at (409) 797-5500