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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. Organizing an event?  list your upcoming area event here»

Upcoming things to do in Galveston!

Mardi Gras! Galveston
February 17 - 28, 2017
Multiple Locations Galveston, TX

Mardi Gras! Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, offers the unique chance to experience sand between your toes and gorgeous beach sunsets while taking in the revelry and lavish parades known to dominate Galveston Island during carnival season. Details.
Kemah Triathlon
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Kemah, TX

The BCTS registered over 6,500 athletes last year with over 1,000 of them coming from the youth triathlons associated with the adult events. From beginners to elites, athletes of all levels are encouraged to participate at our events. Details.
39th Corvette/Chevy Expo
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Galveston Island Convention Center 5600 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX

New this year will be two Wash ‘n Shows, one on Saturday and one on Sunday in the front of the convention center. Sunday is the Photo Shoot for Vette Vues Magazine and at 3 pm, the Miss Corvette Chevy Expo Swimsuit Contest conducted by Swimsuit USA International takes place, followed by the Awards Ceremony. 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.
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.

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