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Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Angleton

Cowboy Up

Feb. 5

Become a cowboy for a day as you learn to rope cattle, sample Dutch oven cooking, play games, and em...

Aransas Pass

Rockport Film Festival

Nov. 11-14

The Rockport Film Festival (RFF) celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas coast. Showc...

Bay City

Wild Game and Camofest

Jan. 29

Taste wild game, wine, and craft beer. There is free live entertainment, vendors, downtown shopping,...

Baytown

Christmas on Texas Avenue Festival

Dec. 4-5

Christmas festivities on the coast include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, local entertainment, fo...

Beaumont

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Feb. 24-27

It's Mardi Gras season and Beaumont knows how to celebrate with parades, concerts, delicious Cajun f...

Brazoria

Henry Smith Day

Nov. 15

Henry Smith, an early educator during the Republic of Texas, is honored at his statue on the grounds...

Clear Lake

Yachty Gras Grand Night Boat Parade

Feb. 22

The 23rd annual Yachty Gras in the Clear Lake area features a family-friendly Mardi Gras yacht parad...

Clute

"Dracula"

Oct. 22-24, 29-31

Brazosport Center Stages presents the classic tale about the Transylvanian vampire, also known as Co...

Harvest Fun Fest

Oct. 28

This annual event features fun for the whole family, with children's costume contests, games, a cook...

"Tuck Everlasting: The Musical"

Dec. 4-5, 10-11

Enjoy the musical based on the beloved children's novel by Natalie Babbitt....

Planetarium Show

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25; Feb. 1, 8,15, 22

The show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces a night s...

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 10-11

Come out and celebrate the holiday season with two days of Christmas activities and fun featuring a ...

"The Lion in Winter"

Jan. 21-30

This stage classic depicts the personal and political conflicts of Henry II of England, his wife Ele...

Corpus Christi

"Rembrandt and the Jews: The Berger Print Collection"

Oct. 8-Jan. 2

Dr. Howard Berger and Fran Berger generously donated their Rembrandt print collection to the Westmon...

Nature Photography Workshop

Oct. 23

Mark your calendar for this cooperative workshop to learn how to step up the quality of your nature ...

Moonlight in the Gardens

Oct. 29

Spend a casual, relaxing evening with cocktails, food stations, and music as you stroll through flor...

Holiday Cooking with Herbs Workshop

Nov. 13

Aransas/San Patricio master gardener Linda Collins and her fellow “herbies” share their favorite...

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Nov. 26-27

Honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, lighted fir tree. View lighted d...

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Dec. 3,4,10,11,17,18

Four special holiday weekends honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, li...

"Texas Women: A New History of Abstract Art"

Feb. 3-May 15

Seeking to expand both the modern and contemporary aspects of abstract art, 27 artists are featured ...

Freeport

Frightfest

Oct. 28

A haunted drive-thru trail, a spooky car decoration contest, goodie bags, and a free scary yet famil...

Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Salute military veterans at the city of Freeport's Veterans Day Parade....

Christmas Market

Nov. 20

Browse the homemade goods from local vendors at this market that prepares you for the Christmas seas...

Holiday on the Brazos

Dec. 5

Enjoy holiday festivities on the banks of the Old Brazos River in Freeport including a special appea...

Fulton

Christmas in Fulton

Dec. 15-16

This Christmas celebration includes hot chocolate, cookies, entertainment, Santa, and loads of famil...

Oysterfest

March 3-6, 2022

(Event postponed to March 3-6, 2022) This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, ...

Galveston

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...

Ghost Stories

Oct. 22-23, 29-30

Historic Galveston Island is no stranger to strange stories and occurrences. The oldest home on the ...

Harbor Halloween Party on the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

Oct. 29

The official tall ship of Texas, the 1877 ELISSA, turns 144, and to celebrate, Galveston Historical ...

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 4-7

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

Polar Express

Nov. 18-Dec. 23

Set to the soundtrack of the motion picture, the Polar Express train ride theatrically recreates and...

Dickens on the Strand

Dec. 3-5

On the first weekend in December, the majestic iron-front buildings found in Galveston’s historic ...

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3-4

The epic holiday tale comes to life at The Grand 1894 Opera House, the official opera house of Texas...

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3-4

This new adaptation of Dickens' ever-popular classic fills the stage with song, dance, a heavy dose ...

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