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...

"Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope"

March 9

Oceans of Hope—The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors captures the very essence of Irish history. Thro...

Corvette Chevy Expo

March 9-10

This expo, celebrating its 41st anniversary, features world-class show cars inside the event and the...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

March 17

Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra perform....

The Rob Landes Trio Revisits the Music of WWII

March 24

Relive the Big Band sounds that kept this nation’s spirit alive through the toughest war in our hi...

The Grand Kids Festival

April 6

Celebrate with The Grand on a day filled with nonstop performances and art activities at the 24th an...

"The Snow Queen" by Missoula Children’s Theatre

April 6

Led by actors and directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre, each performance is in front of a li...

Pink Martini

April 12

Pink Martini’s cheeky name speaks to the fizzy spirit and breezy sophistication that the 11-member...

Galveston Symphony Orchestra

April 21

Conductor Dr. Trond Saeverud and the Galveston Symphony Orchestra perform....

"Spamalot"

April 27

This Tony Award winning Best Musical is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python an...

"Jack and the Beanstalk"

May 1

This musical adaptation is a rollicking retelling of the classic fairy tale. ...

An Evening with Johnny Mathis

May 4

What makes Johnny Mathis such an enduring star? His hits are timeless; his voice is like no other. H...

"Kinky Boots"

June 13

The winner of every major Best Musical award, "Kinky Boots" is based on true events. This hit produc...

"Kinky Boots"

June 13

Based on true events, this huge-hearted musical hit tells the story of two people with nothing in co...

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. 3, 10

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

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