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

ArtOberFest

Oct. 16-30

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this juried fine art festival showcases various artists and...

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 22-24

Island Oktoberfest “oompahs” back to Galveston for its 39th year, celebrating German heritage wi...

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 4-7

More than 500,000 motorcyclists gather among hundreds of vendors in a celebration of the machine. Th...

Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Jan. 15

Taste the work of multiple chili cookoff teams while sampling a variety of craft and imported beers....

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 18-28

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

Polar Express

Nov. 18-Dec. 23

Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, the Polar Express train ride theatrically recreates and...

Dickens on the Strand

Dec. 3-5

On the first weekend in December, the majestic iron-front buildings found in Galveston’s historic ...

Holiday with the Cranes

Dec. 11-12

Galveston is located on a prime bird migration route. Among the visitors to the island are the majes...

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3

The epic holiday tale comes to life at The Grand 1894 Opera House, the official opera house of Texas...

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3-4

This new adaptation of Dickens' ever-popular classic fills the stage with song, dance, a heavy dose ...

The Temptations in Concert

Dec. 17-18

It's not "just your imagination." The multiple award-winning superstars of soul serenade fans in Gal...

Mavis Staples in Concert

Jan. 7

Chart-topping soul, gospel and R&B pioneer, Mavis Staples brings her powerhouse vocals and deep-pock...

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

Jan. 22-23

Whether you’re a fan of smooth four-part gospel harmonies or upbeat country songs, the distinctive...

"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 ...

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