Big names and chill waves coming to Galveston’s La Izquierda surf and music festival

The La Izquierda Surf and Music Festival is returning to Beach Central on May 5-7, 2023, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before. A perfect combination of longboard surfing and live music, this year’s festival has everything you love about the third coast, including epic hip-hop, reggae, folk, indie, psych rock, and zydeco to dance to. Art installations, beach activities, vendors, and food trucks will be on-site, making a rain-or-shine […]

Island Fun in Galveston During Labor Day Weekend

Visitors can view the Battleship Texas now docked in Galveston’s harbor This Labor Day Weekend, make the most of the end of the summer season on the beach or beyond at one of Galveston Island’s many attractions and events. View the Battleship Texas Battleship Texas made her way from San Jacinto to Galveston on Wednesday, Aug. 31. For the next year, she will undergo extensive repairs. Members of the public can view the ship from […]

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 Shrimp Festival Date: Sept. 23-24, 2022 Time: Varies Where: Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St., Galveston Admission: Prices vary Info: […]

Late Summer to early Fall—Galveston has it all

Late summer on the island is bringing three new events to Galveston along with some can’t miss mainstays to finish the season. Moody Gardens will be hosting three straight weekends of new experiences to include an air, car and boat show; island ride out and bicycle expo and scuba diving exposition. The 35th annual AIA sandcastle competition and Galveston Island Wild Shrimp Festival are back by popular demand. Moody Gardens Air, Car and Boat Show Date: […]

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 […]

Summer Season Brings Safety Awareness to Galveston Beaches

  GALVESTON, Texas (May 17, 2022) – Staying safe has come to mean so much during this past year. At the beach, staying safe is the number one priority for the award-winning Galveston Island Beach Patrol who guard beachgoers along 32 miles of coastline moves around 400,000 beachgoers from danger each year. During National Beach Safety Week, May 23-30, Galveston’s lifeguards remind the public to observe caution when heading to the water.    “Remember, the beach isn’t […]

The Birthplace of Juneteenth: Galveston Celebrates Emancipation through Art, Special Events

    GALVESTON, Tex. (May 11, 2022) – As the birthplace of Juneteenth, Galveston offers visitors the chance to experience our country’s newest federal holiday in living color.  From its many historic sites and tours that chronicle the day Juneteenth began in Galveston, to its annual Juneteenth festival, special events and new art exhibits, Galveston is the place to commemorate June 19, 1865 – the historic day slavery was abolished in Texas, freeing one of […]

Celebrate Galveston Museum Day Jan. 29-30

Visitors to Galveston will be able to start their new year off with a glimpse into the Island’s storied past during Galveston Museum Day taking place Jan. 29-30, 2022. The event will feature discounted admission to many of Galveston’s museums. An exciting exhibit taking place at the Galveston Arts Center will be Esferas Perdidas or “Lost Spheres.” It is a project conceived by San Antonio glass artists Sean Johnston and Justin Parr. The group was formed for […]

Experience Texas’ Winter Wonder Island in Galveston with Victorian Charm, Lighting Festivals, Charles Dickens and Rides to the North Pole

The POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Returns to the Lineup of Holiday Attractions in 2021 There’s no shortage of holiday destinations in Texas, but historic Galveston Island is the only one where you can experience tropical weather and a 32-mile-coast with traditional Victorian charm, a world-renowned Dickens festival and light shows – all within a close drive from the state’s largest city. It’s no wonder Galveston is the Winter Wonder Island of Texas! Located just 50 miles south […]