Pleasure Pier and beach on Galveston Island

Galveston

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

50,000

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

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 21, 2021 (rescheduled date)

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

The Texas Tenors in Concert

Aug. 14

Named one of the top 50 acts in the world and the only vocal group from the United States invited to...

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 21

The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fundraising event for AIA Houston and the ArCH Foundation as wel...

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

Sept. 24-25

Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, this year’s festival serves u...

ArtOberFest

Oct. 16-30

Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this juried fine art festival showcases various artists and...

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 22-24

Island Oktoberfest “oompahs” back to Galveston for its 39th year, celebrating German heritage wi...

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 4-7

More than 500,000 motorcyclists gather among hundreds of vendors in a celebration of the machine. Th...

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