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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

Jeanne Robertson, Humorist

June 28-29

At 75 years young, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations abou...

Robert Earl Keen and Tyler Childers in Concert

July 5

"The road goes on forever..." It's not always easy to sum up a career—let alone a life's ambition...

"Menopause, the Musical"

July 12-14

Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra...and memory loss, hot fla...

Jaston Williams: "Don't Blame the Car!"

Aug. 10

Jaston Williams returns to The Grand for his annual summer outing. Known nationally as the co-author...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 1

Conductor Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra present a pops concert with soprano Me...

Anka Sings Sinatra–His Songs, My Songs, My Way

Sept. 14

In one night, Paul Anka pays tribute to the immortal “Chairman of the Board" in addition to perfor...

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Sept. 27-28

This year's festival features a cookoff, gumbo tasting, live music, and a children's area....

"The Midtown Men"

Sept. 28

The 10th anniversary tour reunites stars from the original Broadway cast of the smash hit musical "J...

"Million Dollar Quartet"

Oct. 5

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is inspired by the electrifying true story of December 4, 19...

"Miss Nelson Has a Field Day"

Oct. 10

A Serious Fun Children's Series performance at The Grand, this production is a fun-filled musical ad...

"Give 'Em Hell, Harry!"

Oct. 12

Written by Samuel Gallu, this faithful and often humorous portrayal of President Harry S. Truman’s...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 13

Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this concert features Ethel Smyth, Wreckers Overture; Liszt, Piano Conc...

ArtOberFest

Oct. 19-20

This juried fine art festival features various artists, food, and music on Postoffice Street amid Ga...

"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...

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