Galveston Events

Galveston Island offers year-round fun for visitors and locals alike. No matter when you visit, there are sure to be exciting events for you and your group to attend. These Galveston events are perfect for filling your vacation itinerary or being the excuse you need to make a trip down to the beach. Check out our calendar of events below.

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

 

Galveston Island 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.

 

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

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

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Hotter Than Hell Big Day: Bird Watching Competiton


Join in on this fast-paced, semi-competitive bird watching competition, and just see how hot Galveston is for birding!
Participate in the Big Day (12 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 - 12 p.m. on Monday, June 24) or the Half Day (12 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 to 12 a.m. on Monday, June 25) and see what team can identify the most bird species in Galveston County! 

Hotter Than Hell Big Day: Bird Watching Competiton


Join in on this fast-paced, semi-competitive bird watching competition, and just see how hot Galveston is for birding!
Participate in the Big Day (12 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 - 12 p.m. on Monday, June 24) or the Half Day (12 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 to 12 a.m. on Monday, June 25) and see what team can identify the most bird species in Galveston County! 

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

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

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Pirates Beach Golf Cart Parade and Fireworks Show


Join Pirates Beach community for a 4th of July golf cart parade and fireworks show!
The golf cart parade will begin at 10 a.m. from behind Sand `N Sea Properties Office and continue down to Stewart Mansion, where an after-party will be held!
Later at night, Pirates Beach will set off a 4th of July firework display beginning at 9:15 p.m. accompanied by music simulcast. For instructions to enjoy patriotic music while watching the display, visit the website!
View the parade and fireworks map here.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks Show


Location Seawall Blvd

Celebrate Independence Day with Galveston Island! Starting with a float parade along the Seawall full of decorated vehicles and performers from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., followed by a fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. Fireworks will bet set off near 37th Street and Seawall starting at 9:15 p.m.

View the parade route and fireworks display spot.

4th of July Community Concert


Location Moody Mansion (2618 Broadway) Time Starts: 7 p.m. ‐ Ends: 9 p.m.

The Galveston Community Band is performing their free, family friendly annual 4th of July concert at Moody Mansion this year!

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

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

The Strand Summer Concert Series - Two Tons of Steel


Location Saengerfest Park Time Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night of hits performed by Two Tons of Steel!

Additional information and full lineups can be found online here.

Sandcastle Days


Location East Beach

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

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Movie Nights at Hendley Green


Location Hendley Green Time Starts: 8:30 p.m.

Free movie night event at Hendley Green (2028 Strand Street) features a series of movies under the stars!

See the movie schedule here

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Pickle Palooza


Location Galveston Island Brewing Time Starts: 2 p.m. ‐ Ends: 8 p.m.

It's a pickle palooza at this indoor event!
Enjoy kid friendly events, pickle flavored beer, food trucks, live music, and pickle eating contests!

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Strand Summer Concert Series - Dale Watson & His Lone Stars


Location Saengerfest Park Time Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night of hits performed by Dale Watson & His Lone Stars!

Additional information and full lineups can be found online here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Movie Nights at Hendley Green


Location Hendley Green Time Starts: 8:30 p.m.

Free movie night event at Hendley Green (2028 Strand Street) features a series of movies under the stars!

See the movie schedule here

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Family Beach Challenge


Compete one-on-one or as a family against other participates at this fun-filled FREE event!
Register ahead of time online.

Galveston Beach Band


Location Eugenia & George Sealy Pavilion

FREE family friendly concerts every Tuesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Galveston Island Wine Festival


Location Moody Gardens

Enjoy a weekend long festival all focused around good wine, good food, and good entertainment!
View the weekend schedule here and purchase tickets online!

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

The Strand Summer Concert Series - Locals Showcase


Location Saengerfest Park Time Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night of hits performed by local bands - Galvezton, India Tigers in Texas and Kevin Anthony & G-Town!

Additional information and full lineups can be found online here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Movie Nights at Hendley Green


Location Hendley Green Time Starts: 8:30 p.m.

Free movie night event at Hendley Green (2028 Strand Street) features a series of movies under the stars!

See the movie schedule here

AIA Sandcastle Competition


Check out the 37th Annual Sandcastle Competition, hosted at East Beach!
The event is free and open to the public, watch competing teams create elaborate sand sculptures and compete to win the Gold Bucket Award!

The beach opens at 9 a.m. to the public and the awards ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

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, 5k Fun Run, live music and more.
Tickets and additional information can be found here.

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, 5k Fun Run, live music and more.
Tickets and additional information can be found here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

ARToberFEST


Come check out this two day fine arts festival showcasing over 120 U.S. artists, shop handmade items, listen to live music, interact with artists and enjoy food and drinks!

More information and tickets can be found here.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

ARToberFEST


Come check out this two day fine arts festival showcasing over 120 U.S. artists, shop handmade items, listen to live music, interact with artists and enjoy food and drinks!

More information and tickets can be found here.

Island Oktoberfest


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

Enjoy one of Galveston Island's most popular fall festivals featuring live entertainment, shopping, live auctions, food, drinks and an assortment of children's activities!

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Island Oktoberfest


Location Historic Downtown Galveston

Enjoy one of Galveston Island's most popular fall festivals featuring live entertainment, shopping, live auctions, food, drinks and an assortment of children's activities!

Check back for more information, or visit the website.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Distrtict

You have to see it to believe it! The Lone Star Rally is an annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Distrtict

You have to see it to believe it! The Lone Star Rally is an annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Distrtict

You have to see it to believe it! The Lone Star Rally is an annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally


Location Historic Downtown Distrtict

You have to see it to believe it! The Lone Star Rally is an annual, four-day, island-wide event that attracts more than 400,000 bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

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 49th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


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 49th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


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 49th annual Dickens on The Strand.

Live entertainment and special events for all ages.

Visit the website for more details.


Galveston's Own Farmers Market


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


GOFM has also 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


Location 3304 Market, Galveston, Texas 77550 / Online

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.

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (June-Sept)
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Oct-May)


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

The PeliCon Game Festival


Location Galveston Island Convention Center

Stop by the Galveston Island Convention Center for a weekend full of gaming fun! Perfect for casual gamers, competitive gamers, or just looking for some family fun - this board game event has something for everyone!

The PeliCon Game Festival


Location Galveston Island Convention Center

Stop by the Galveston Island Convention Center for a weekend full of gaming fun! Perfect for casual gamers, competitive gamers, or just looking for some family fun - this board game event has something for everyone!

The PeliCon Game Festival


Location Galveston Island Convention Center

Stop by the Galveston Island Convention Center for a weekend full of gaming fun! Perfect for casual gamers, competitive gamers, or just looking for some family fun - this board game event has something for everyone!

Annual Events in Galveston

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

On Saturday nights throughout the year, the Galveston Art Center presents ArtWalk. Galleries, restaurants, and retail spaces extend their hours and often offer hors d'oeuvres or special exhibit, all in support of our vibrant local art scene. This is a longtime local favorite.

The Pleasure Pier, a year-round attraction, offers a variety of special Galveston event days. Extending from the seawall out over the Gulf, it is home to rides, restaurants, carnival-style concessions, and souvenir 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.

Each November, Galveston hosts one of the largest motorcycle rallies 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!

Lone Star Rally

Each November, Galveston hosts one of the largest motorcycle rallies 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 Island Historic Pleasure Pier Events

The Pleasure Pier, a year-round attraction, offers a variety of special Galveston event days. Extending from the seawall out over the Gulf, it is home to rides, restaurants, carnival-style concessions, and souvenir 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.


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 many family-friendly activities such as 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. 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 architects create enormous works of art from sand. This Galveston event is exciting for the entire 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 Your Next Trip & Enjoy Galveston TX Events

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