Danny O'Flaherty's Celtic Christmas
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...
Clean Galveston Downtown Walk-About
Located in Historic Downtown Galveston
Participate in a unique treasure hunt in the Historic Downtown Strand District where you'll visit 25 merchants in the area for a chance to win an array of wonderful prizes.
End of Season Fly Day
Lone Star Flight Museum
Enjoy an informal one day airshow during this annual November event that features old war birds flying before they are hangared until the next airshow season in spring.
Craft, Art and Trade Fair
10000 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway • Texas City, TX 77591
Located at Mall of the Mainland
From 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., vendors will be selling items such as jewelry, crafts, collectibles, florals, clothing, and antiques. Food and prizes will also be available.
Sponsored By: OES Texas City Chapter
Seawall Boulevard, East Beach • Galveston, TX713-520-0155
Houston area architects, designers, engineers and contractors will meet at East Beach in Galveston with their sandsculpting tools in what is considered one of the world's largest sandcastle competitions. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) hosts this annual competition where 80+ teams have their eyes (and shovels) set on winning the prestigious "Golden Bucket" award. more...
Dickens on The Strand
The Strand National Historic Landmark District
A two day pre-Christmas festival inspired by the works of Charles Dickens in which The Strand area is turned into an authentic recreation of its namesake in London, looking just as it was during the 19th century. This family holiday tradition includes nonstop entertainment on six stages, a parade featuring Queen Victoria, strolling carolers, bagpipers, costumed characters, roving street musicians, and children's activities as well as artisans and craftsmen displaying their wares. more...
Pier 21 Theatre
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.
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.
Market St. Tavern
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...
Strand Street Theatre
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
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.
Mardi Gras Galveston
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
Various locations • Galveston, TX 77550
2317 Ship's Mechanic Row
763-1894 or 763-7080
Nationally famous jazz greats are among the musicians who play during this three-day festival.
Nineteenth & Ball Streets
This three day, annual November festival features authentic Greek foods, pastries, wines, entertainment, and traditional folk dances of the Mediterranean and Aegean Islands. Tours of the Greek Orthodox Church will be offered.
Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
Galveston Island • Galveston, TX 77550
Pier 21 and Downtown Historic District
Galveston Island is a seafood lover's paradise all year round, but this September Yagas Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 21-23. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, this year's festival features an expanded festival area in Galvestons Historic Strand District with a Boat & RV Show, 2-day Cook-Off, and more. more...
Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival
2314 Strand Street • Galveston, TX 77550
Located in the Historic District
The annual Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival returns with exciting new additions. Last year's event included 25 vineyards and over 130 different kinds of wine, and this year the event expects to surpass those numbers. The Annual Food and Wine Fest kicks off with a pre-event Blind Tasting on April 11, then the real deal starts April 19th with entertainment continuing through April 21st. There is a ticket package that fits any budget and enough wine selections to satisfy the most critical palate. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event that transforms Galveston Islands Uptown Entertainment District into a food and wine lovers paradise. With specialty food items, culinary events, sophisticated parties, and live musical entertainment, it is sure to be the event of the year. Enjoy wines from around the world paired with delicious local food, and learn first-rate tips from popular chefs and renowned winemakers. more...
Gulf Greyhound Park
LaMarque, • 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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