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Galveston, Texas, USA

Entertainment & Events in Galveston, Texas

Special Events

  • Galveston Holiday In the Park 832-729-1170
    2314 Strand Street
    Galveston, TX 77550
    Downtown Strand Historic District
    Join in this holiday season for Galveston Holiday in the Park. Bring out the whole family for a day filled with festive holiday tunes from local and area school choirs, bands, and amazing church choirs.  more

  • Danny O'Flaherty's Celtic Christmas 409-765-1894
    2020 Postoffice Street
    Galveston, TX 77550
    Grand 1894 Opera House
    This annual event, held at the Grand 1894 Opera House, offers a Celtic slant on Christmas, with heart-tugging and spritley melodies that are associated with Ireland and Celtic music. more

  • Spirit of Flight Airshow 409-740-7722
    2002 Terminal Drive
    Galveston, TX 77554
    Located at the Lone Star Flight Museum
    Enjoy food, historic Army Air Force apparel, warbirds, hardware, and, of course, a fantastic airshow at this annual event.  more

  • Galveston Island Beach Revue 409-770-7360
    2101 Seawall
    Galveston, TX 77550
    Beach Central
    During the 1920s and early 1930s, Galveston was host to the Pageant of Pulchritude (predecessor to the Miss Universe Pageant) which has now been resurrected by Islander By Choice, LLC (IBC) as a two-day, family friendly event dubbed the Galveston Island Beach Revue. The sixth annual event kicks off on Friday night with live music, an introduction of the 2014 bathing beauties and a free outdoor showing of Girl Happy starring Elvis Presley. Saturdays event includes Retro-Active games for the kids, charcoal championship cook-off, craft beer tastings, vendors and demonstrations, all leading up to the Bathing Beauties contest and an evening of live music headlined by Grand Old Grizzly. The highlight of the weekend is the Bathing Beauties Contest when 40 contestants compete in vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear for cash prizes as well as Crowd Favorite and Most Beautiful Back categories. Beach Revue events will take place adjacent to the hotel at Beach Central and are free to the public.  more


  • Pier 21 Theatre 409-763-8808
    Pier 21 at Harborside Drive
    Unique theater that features two theatrical presentations. The Great Storm is a 27-minute multimedia documentary of the 1900 hurricane, the greatest disaster in Galveston. Shows are every hour on the hour. The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte is an 18-minute film that tells the history and mystery of the famous islander. Shows are every hour on the hour.

  • Premiere Cinemas 409-741-1700
    8902 Seawall Boulevard
    Galveston, TX 77551
    Enjoy a great selection of first run movies at this cinema that features state-of-the-art stadium seating and hi-back rocking chairs.

  • IMAX 3-D Theater
    1 Hope Boulevard
    Galveston, TX 77554
    The first IMAX 3D theater in North America, this theater features a giant six story screen and larger-than-life films by some of the world's foremost film makers. Incredible and realistic three dimensional images are displayed with such realism you will try to reach out to grab the almost touchable images.

  • Cinemark Movies 12 409-986-6071
    10000 E.F. Lowry Expressway
    Texas City, TX 77591
    In the Mall of the Mainland
    Enjoy the latest Hollywood hits in this modern movie theatre. more

Night Life

  • 21 409-762-2101
    2102 Postoffice Street
    Galveston, TX 77551
    Elegant lounge that features oversized, custom made sofas, lounge chairs, and coffee tables for you to relax and enjoy over 100 wines, over 20 martinis, and a full selection of specialty beers and cigars from the full service bar. more

  • Market St. Tavern 409-762-8099
    2310 Market Street
    Galveston, TX 77551
    Home of the mind blowing Napalm, this hot night life spot features a dance floor with a full light show, a DJ booth, three pool tables, foosball tables, video games, three TV monitors broadcasting your favorite sports, and a large variety of spirits and imported & domestic beers. more

Plays & Productions

  • Strand Street Theatre 763-4591
    2317 Ship Mechanic Row
    Galveston, TX 77550
    Galveston's only year-round, professional repertory company produces about seven shows a year in this intimate playhouse that seats 110.

  • Grand 1894 Opera House 409-765-1894
    2020 Postoffice Street
    Galveston, TX 77551
    Widely renowned historic performing arts theater that presents over 25 productions annually including Broadway musicals, opera, dance, dramas, and stars of stage and screen. A long list of legendary performers have been featured at this theater.

Art Exhibits

  • ARToberFEST
    Postoffice Street
    Galveston, TX 77551
    The premier art event in Galveston, this two day art festival, held every October, includes a wide variety of original art in all types of media, as well as live music and fun for the whole family. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Mardi Gras Galveston 409-770-0999
    Various Locations Around the City
    Galveston, TX 77551
    "The largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas," this multiple day festival includes over 75 events such as colorful parades, elaborate parties, exhibits, sporting events, and live entertainment every February. more

  • Galveston Island Jazz Festival 763-1894 or 763-7080
    Various locations
    Galveston, TX 77550
    2317 Ship's Mechanic Row
    Nationally famous jazz greats are among the musicians who play during this three-day festival.

Sporting Events

  • Gulf Greyhound Park 986-9500
    Galveston, TX 77553
    You have your choice of four levels, all enclosed and air conditioned, on which to watch the dogs run.


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