Galveston

Head to Galveston This Spring Break for Coastal Distancing Fun on the Beach, Historic Attractions

Galveston Beach Parks Open March 13, Attractions Open Daily for Spring Break Spring break is right around the corner which means it’s time to celebrate spring with some “coastal distancing” fun at the beach. Galveston’s beach parks will open March 13, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season. Galveston Beach Parks Open March 13 While Seawall beaches are open year-round, the island’s largest public beach parks – […]

Galveston Hosting its First-Ever Christmas Tree and Mardi Gras Float Decorating Contests

A Christmas tree lights up Galveston (photo courtesy Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau)

By George Slaughter GALVESTON—More than local 40 boutiques, businesses, galleries, and shops are participating in the inaugural Galveston Holiday Tree Decorating Contest. The contest, which began December 1 and runs through January 4, enables shoppers to admire the creatively decorated trees and vote on their favorite entries. The trees also make great backgrounds for holiday photo opportunities. Meanwhile, as many know, Galveston is home to the third-largest Mardi Gras in the country. Mardi Gras, typically […]

New Location for Galveston’s Mardi Gras Float Decorating Contest Announced

New! Mardi Gras Float Decorating Contest: Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras in the country. Normally on parade during festival weekends in February and March, several of these colorful floats will be on display at the Galveston Cruise Terminal, 2502 Harborside Drive, two Saturdays in December. Local Mardi Gras krewes have been tasked with decorating the floats with over-the-top holiday themes for the chance to reign supreme! Island visitors are encouraged to view the […]

Galveston Holiday Festivities to Feature Socially Distanced, Family Friendly Events

The holiday season on Galveston Island is full of tradition, from its popular Festival of Lights to the renowned Victorian festival Dickens on The Strand. This year, the island’s family friendly festivities will continue with adjustments and new guidelines for social distancing and health safety.  Here’s a preview of what is happening on the island throughout the holiday season: Moody Gardens is home to Holiday in the Gardens from Nov. 21 – Jan. 2. Here, visitors can […]

LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney featuring author and Galveston historian Kimber Fountain

* Wednesday, September 30th * 7pm “LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney” featuring author and Galveston historian Kimber Fountain talking about the 120th anniversary of the Great Storm on 1900 and her book Galveston Seawall Chronicles, which showcases the engineering marvel and popular attraction, along with the grade raising of the City of Galveston often not told. The free virtual lecture takes place inside our new Tea Room studio with vintage photos from his book.

Galveston, Birthplace Of Juneteenth, Celebrates Emancipation 

Events scaled down, but will take place amid coronavirus restrictions GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (June 12, 2020) – When you head to Galveston in June, you’ll be coming home to where it all began as the island hosts festivities to celebrate Juneteenth – a holiday that originated in this historic beach town. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19 and commemorates the day General Order No. 3 was read to enslaved people in Galveston in 1865 announcing their […]

Free Repair Advice Available in Brazoria, Galveston, Nueces and Victoria Counties

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Brazoria, Galveston, Nueces and Victoria counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most […]

Free Advice on Home Repair Available in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Nueces Counties

Austin, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Brazoria, Galveston, Harris and Nueces counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home-improvement tips along with proven methods to prevent or reduce damage from future disasters as well as offer tips […]