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Things to do in Galveston!

Galveston ArtWalk®
In the heart of the historic district
One of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs, ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art. Details.
Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch
Here's what's happening at Pier 22
Don't miss this chance to get a new perspective on Galveston Bay and the historic Port of Galveston. Knowledgeably narrated tours explore the wide variety of birds and marine life that teems in the Bay. Details.
Galveston's Own Farmers Market
Every Thursday, Jan 5 - Dec 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Menard Park, 2222 28th Street Galveston, TX

Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a non-profit organization providing a direct connection to vendors that are creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers and bringing locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products. Come see these great local vendors and help support your community! Details. Organizing an event?  list your upcoming area event here»

Upcoming things to do in Galveston!

St. Patrick's Day Festival
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM
34th Street (Broadway to Ave K) Galveston, TX

The fun & family-friendly festival features live music and entertainment, as well as a live auction, a car raffle, photo booth and plenty of games and activities. In addition, there will also be a cake wheel and food trucks on site. Details.
22nd Annual Grand Kids Festival
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Post Office St (20th to 23rd) Galveston, TX

he family-friendly event offers three outdoor stages, a storytelling tent, and over a dozen activity areas and booths including arts and crafts and a petting zoo. Food and beverages will also be available. Designed to develop an arena for participation, the festival offers something for children of all ages and cultures. Details.
Carnival For A Cause
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30 AM
1204 45th Street, Galveston, TX

Carnival For A Cause is a fun new family-friendly event that is hosted by the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. This bazaar-type of set-up features food, drinks, games and entertainment from local performers! Admission is free Details.
Wicked Wine Run
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9 P.M.
East Beach, Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX

This unique event features a 5K Run with celebratory wine at the finish and 1K Tasting Walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the beach, as well as food and live music! Details.
Easter in the Gardens
Sunday, April 16, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX

Annual Easter Egg Hunts are scheduled for noon and 2 p.m. and children 12 years old and younger are invited to run around the Oleander Bowl filled with colorful eggs. Other activities include a variety of games for prizes. In addition to all of the fun and excitement outdoors, Easter Buffet feasts will be available at both the Garden Restaurant and the Moody Gardens Hotel on Easter Sunday. Details.
Galveston County Fair & Rodeo
April 21 - 29, 2017
Galveston County Fairgrounds Galveston, TX

The Galveston County Fair & Rodeo, Inc. is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve the youth of Galveston County by promoting youth, education, and agriculture. Details.
World Wild Game Championship & BBQ Cook-off
May 12 - 13, 2017
Pier 21, Galveston Island & 21st and Harborside Drive

Delicious fajita buffet prepared by the Lighthouse Cook Team with free-flowing Beverages and Live Music! Benefiting Yaga's Childrens Fund Details.
Bay Day Festival
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11am
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX

Bay Day is a one-day celebration presented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and numerous community partners. It is a fun event for families and adults that annually draws more than 5,000 attendees to experience and learn more about Galveston Bay, the largest bay in Texas and one of the most productive estuaries in the country! Details.
Red Cat Jazz Festival
May 25 - 28, 2017
Moody Gardens 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX

The jazz festival fits in perfectly with the history of Galveston firsts on the island.” Some of the biggest names in jazz will be on stage at the 2017 festival. Also on tap for the weekend, Thursday, a private VIP Reception hosted by the Mayor of Galveston, All-White VIP Party, Gospel Brunch, Legends Awards, Celebrity Golf Classic, Youth Music Workshops, and a Veteran’s Appreciation Breakfast. Details.
Galveston's Own Farmers Market
Every Thursday Starting June 1, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Menard Park, 2222 28th Street Galveston, TX

Galveston's Own Farmers Market is a non-profit organization providing a direct connection to vendors that are creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makersand specialty-foods producers and bringing locally-grown produce, prepared foods and edible farm products. Come see these great local vendors and help support your community! Details.
AIA Sandcastle Competition
June 3, 2017 at 8:00 AM
East Beach-1923 Boddeker Galveston, TX

The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Details.
The Galveston Island Market
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 am
22nd And Mechanic St., Galveston Island.

The Galveston Island Market offers a festive monthly outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors. From beautiful quilts to handmade soaps to photography to jewelry And More! Details.
The 28th Annual Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
511 S. Whiting Street, Baytown Texas

The Baytown Heat Wave is run mostly on flat, concrete / asphalt-surfaced streets through the southwestern section of Baytown. The course encompasses Bicentennial Park, the City Hall Complex and residential areas of this section. Details.

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