Pleasure Pier and beach on Galveston Island

Galveston

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

50,000

The resilient “playground of the South” offers travelers a wealth of activities, so many that you’ll have to remind yourself to save time to kick back on the beach.

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Upcoming Events

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 18-March 1

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 111th M...

"Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll 2"

Jan. 30

With a cast of stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals and amazing rock 'n' roll singers, Neil ...

The Doo Wop Project in Concert

Feb. 5

This ensemble sings its way through the foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts, and ...

The Texas Tenors in Concert

March 5-6

The most successful touring group in the history of "America's Got Talent," the Texas Tenors have cr...

"An Officer and a Gentleman"

March 19

Based on the Oscar-winning film, "An Officer and a Gentleman" is the timeless love story that celebr...

The Queen's Cartoonists in Concert

March 27

Expect the unexpected from repertoire that includes the Golden Age of animation, cult cartoon classi...

Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group in Concert

March 25-26

With the help of Lyle Lovett's Acoustic Group, this Texas country crooner presents an intimate conce...

"A Bronx Tale—Chazz Palminteri"

April 1

"A Bronx Tale," the hit Broadway play that inspired the 1993 film of the same name, tells the coming...

"Rob Landes—The Great American Songbook"

April 3

Featuring a collection of the most influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the ea...

Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel

May 7

Michael Cavanaugh scored his big break when Billy Joel handpicked him for the lead in Broadway's sma...

Galveston Island Beach Revue

May 14-15

Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the ...

FeatherFest and Nature Photo Festival

April 21-24

One of the largest birding festivals in Texas, this fest, celebrating its 20th year, includes field ...

The Grand Kids Festival

April 30

Hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this annual festival is for kids of all ages and features live...

Historic Homes Tour

May 7-15

On the first two weekends in May, the 48th annual tour features numerous historical and architectura...

Gilley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Urban Cowboy Reunion

Jan. 29

Relive the legendary fun of the iconic 1980 hit movie, “Urban Cowboy,” and celebrate 50 years of...

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