Pleasure Pier and beach on Galveston Island

Galveston

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

"Jekyll & Hyde"—Silent Film with Rob Landes on the Organ

Oct. 25

An annual Halloween tradition, Rob Landes reprises his specially created, totally improvised musical...

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 25-26

Enjoy a full weekend of food, drinks, live performances, and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to dr...

Sir James Galway, Flautist—80th Birthday Celebration Tour

Oct. 26

Globally renowned as a supreme interpreter of the classical flute repertoire and recipient of the Gr...

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Oct 31-Nov. 3

Experience the largest four-day biker rally in the country. The event features bike shows, live conc...

"Bandstand"

Nov. 9

From three-time Tony winner and "Hamilton" choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, this musical follows s...

"The Velveteen Rabbit"

Nov. 12

A Serious Fun Children's Series performance at The Grand. The power of play and childhood fancy, the...

"Once"

Nov. 16-17

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best...

Vienna Boys Choir

Nov. 22

For more than 500 years, the world-famous Vienna Boys Choir has delighted listeners of all ages. The...

ArtWalk at The Grand: A Holiday Arts Market

Nov. 30

Part of the Galveston Arts Center's Thanksgiving Weekend ArtWalk, this holiday market features a var...

"Doo-Wop Holiday"

Nov. 30

Tracing the evolution of doo-wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a st...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Dec. 1

Conducted by Trond Saeverud, the orchestra performs a classical masterworks program of Weber’s “...

"The Jungle Book"

Dec. 4

Kidoons Inc. presents this theatrical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s "The Jungle Book." Reimagini...

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 6-7

Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of hope and redemption has enchanted audiences around the world sin...

Dickens on the Strand

Dec. 6-8

This holiday street festival transforms downtown Galveston into the Victorian London of Charles Dick...

The 5 Browns in Concert

Dec. 21

One family, five pianos, and 50 fingers add up to one of the biggest classical music sensations in y...

"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

Dec. 28

Following five years of touring and more than 500 performances, the “most famous reindeer of all...

Happy New Year Vienna Style

Jan. 5

Celebrate the New Year with the Galveston Symphony Orchestra's Viennese-style New Year’s pops conc...

Ice Land: Christmas Around the World

Nov. 16, 2019-Jan. 12, 2020

This exhibit is carved from 2 million pounds of ice and allows visitors to walk through coloful, ico...

"The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston"

Jan. 11-12

Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show desc...

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

Jan. 18-19

Always entertaining and still going strong, the Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual ...

"We the People"

Jan. 30

This musical revue brings American civics lessons to life and promises to make social studies exciti...

"Finding Neverland"

Feb. 1-2

A heartwarming theatrical event full of beautiful music that tells the story behind one of the world...

"The Snowy Day and Other Stories"

Feb. 6

Ezra Jack Keats' "The Snowy Day" celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowf...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Feb. 9

This very special classical masterworks concert program includes Paganini’s “Violin Concerto No....

"Judy Moody & Stink"

Feb. 21

In ArtsPower’s newest musical, "Judy Moody and Stink," this dynamic sister and brother duo take au...

Mardi Gras Galveston

Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 25

Celebrate Texas' largest Mardi Gras in downtown Galveston. On weekends and Fat Tuesday, enjoy dozens...

"An American in Paris"

Feb. 29

In post war Paris, romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies...


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