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

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Dec. 23

This brand-new touring production by Charles M. Schulz features everyone’s favorite Peanuts gang...

Winter Wonder Island

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

Galveston will become the "Winter Wonder Island" of Texas offering holiday events including Ice Lan...

Ice Land at Moody Gardens

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

See more than 2 million pounds of ice carved into colorful animals from the North and South Poles. S...

Festival of Lights

Nov. 17-Jan. 6

Walk a mile-long trail along scenic Offatts Bayou and see hundreds of animated and lighted holiday-t...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Jan. 6

Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra present their Pops Concert—Russi...

"The Other Mozart"

Jan. 12

Sylvia Milo’s award-winning drama is the true, untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amade...

The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert

Jan. 19-20

The Oak Ridge Boys return to The Grand for their annual concerts featuring unparalleled four-part ha...

"Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly"

Jan. 24

Insects rule in the diaries of unlikely best friends: Worm, Spider, and Fly. Worm eats his homework,...

"Something Rotten!"

Jan. 26

Set in 1595, this hilarious Broadway smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers wh...

"Jersey Boys"

Feb. 3

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first notes. They had a sound nobod...

"The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System"

Feb. 14

When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into o...

"50 Years of Rock and Roll"

Feb. 16

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals and incredible rock and ...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Feb. 17

Hear the beautiful music of conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra. ...

Mardi Gras

Feb. 22-24

Galveston kicks off the first weekend of Mardi Gras with parades in the downtown historic district a...

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