A collection of boats parked in a harbor
Port of Galveston. Photo by John Clark


Early years gave the city many firsts in Texas: Roman Catholic convent, electric lights, and medical college. Galveston is home to three institutions of higher learning. Events include Mardi Gras! Galveston, FeatherFest, Juneteenth, AIA Sandcastle Competition, Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, and Dickens on the Strand.

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