Galveston Island

Experience Mardi Gras in Texas – Galveston Island Style!

3rd Largest Mardi Gras Celebration in U.S. Offers Beachfront Revelry on the Texas Coast If you’re looking for a unique Mardi Gras experience in 2023, hit the beach and the historic downtown of Galveston Island! Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during […]

Galveston Island to Host Drone Shows, Beachfront Parade, and Fireworks for July 4th Weekend

    GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (June 7, 2022) – Galveston Island is the place to be during the 4th of July. The island will host a parade and drone shows along the Gulf, plus fireworks over Offatts Bayou over the long weekend.     New this year are drone shows that will light up the sky. The drone shows will last about 12 minutes and will feature 200 drones flying in patriotic formations. Galveston is the only […]

Head to Galveston This Spring Break for Fun on the Beach, New Attractions

Galveston Beach Parks Open March 12, Attractions Open Daily for Spring Break Spring break is right around the corner which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach.  Galveston’s beach parks will open March 12, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season. Galveston Beach Parks Open March 12 While Seawall beaches are open year-round, several of the island’s public […]

The Tremont House Galveston Announces Restoration

The historic property will embrace its past while looking to the future. The Tremont House Galveston has announced it is embarking on renovations set to be complete by Fall 2022 and touching all areas of the property. 135 guestrooms, including 27 suites, will unveil their fresh look in Summer 2022 with historical design touches like hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and 14-to-16-foot ceilings. Penthouse units in The Quarters range from one-bedroom lofts to two-bedroom, fully furnished residences […]

Galveston Island Holiday Festivities Kick Off this Week

Galveston Island, the Winter Wonder Island of Texas, offers holiday fun with several events kicking off in the coming weeks. Holiday favorites like POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride begin Thursday, Nov. 18 and Moody Gardens Holiday in the Gardens will begin Saturday, Nov. 20 when Santa Claus parachutes to the property to kick off the fun. All aboard! Galveston will welcome the POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride to its lineup of holiday attractions in 2021. Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, The […]

Lone Star Rally Returns to Galveston

Country Star Lee Greenwood Among Event’s Performers Visitors to Galveston will soon have a chance to experience the largest four-day biker event in the country as the 2021 Lone Star Rally returns to the island Nov. 4-7. One of the event’s highlights will be a special appearance from country artist Lee Greenwood who will sing God Bless the USA Friday night Nov. 5 at Saengerfest Park in historic downtown Galveston. More than 400,000 motorcyclists are expected to […]

Galveston Island Opens for Business after Hurricane Nicholas

Galveston Island Spared from Major Damage Galveston Island is poised to make a full return to business after withstanding minor effects from Hurricane Nicholas on Sept. 13. After sustaining minor damage, residents and business owners have cleaned up debris, power is being restored to residences and attractions are expected to open before the weekend. “Galveston was prepared for Hurricane Nicholas,” City Manager Brian Maxwell said. “City staff directed residents to limit travel around the island […]

Galveston to Begin Nourishment Project at Babe’s Beach

Galveston Island’s Babe’s Beach, west of 61st Street, is getting a new round of fresh sand. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, the City of Galveston, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are partnering on Babe’s Beach in an ongoing effort to maintain and protect Galveston’s beaches–at no additional cost to residents. The replenishment of Babe’s Beach, which begins west of 61st Street, is scheduled to start […]

Galveston to Bring in Fall Season with Outdoor Festivals, Historic Ghost Tours

The fall season brings what many consider to be the best weather of the year on Galveston Island, and with great weather comes outdoor events and festivals! For the next few months, the island’s calendar will be filled with activities to entertain and spook – from the annual Island Oktoberfest to historic ghost tours. Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival Date: Sept. 24-25, 2021 Time: Varies Where: Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St., Galveston Admission: Prices […]

Galveston Island to Host Fireworks, Beachfront Parade for July 4th Weekend

Let Galveston’s sparkling Gulf waters and mellow beach town vibe be the backdrop for your Independence Day getaway. With a full lineup of special events and festivities surrounding the momentous occasion, vacationers need not look further than Galveston Island to celebrate this patriotic tradition. On the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at […]