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

The Grand Kids Festival

April 4

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this festival is designed as an avenue to introduce childr...

Featherfest and Nature Photo Festival

April 16-19

One of the largest birding festivals in Texas and the only one with a dedicated nature photography t...

Yaga's Wild Game and Barbecue Cookoff

May 8-9

Enjoy this wild game cookoff that features live entertainment, a silent auction, and a 5K run to ben...

Historic Homes Tour

May 2-10

The 46th annual home tour takes place the first two weekends in May and highlights historic and sign...

Galveston Island Beach Revue

May 17-18

The City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event, this annual beach revue showcases vintage-i...

Hands on History Festival

June 27

Immerse yourself in more than a century of Texas culture with historic games, music, and hands-on ac...

"Camping with Gasoline"

June 27

Follow actor and playwright Jaston Williams, of "Greater Tuna" fame, on this comical journey back to...

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

July 4

Enjoy a change of scenery when you watch a traditional hometown parade and fireworks at the beach. ...

Robert Earl Keen in Concert

July 5

Join musician Robert Earl Keen and his unique brand of song and story at this encore performance. ...

Paula Poundstone

July 18

Humorist, author, and comedian Paula Poundstone makes her debut at The Grand for one hilarious eveni...

Bandella in Concert

July 25

Founded in 2004, this band is composed of ex-NASA astronauts who deliver folk/Americana music but we...

Johnny Mathis in Concert

Aug. 1

The incomparable Johnny Mathis returns to The Grand's stage for an encore concert of his timeless cl...

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 22-23

Watch more than 80 teams of architects compete for the best sandcastle design on Saturday. Sandcastl...


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