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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Galveston

Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel

May 7

Michael Cavanaugh scored his big break when Billy Joel handpicked him for the lead in Broadway's sma...

Historic Homes Tour

May 7-15

On the first two weekends in May, the 48th annual tour features numerous historical and architectura...

Galveston Island Beach Revue

May 14-15

Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the ...

Houston

"Public Spectacles"

Jan. 8-Feb. 3

Archway Gallery presents "Public Spectacles," featuring new, encaustic paintings by Joel Anderson. G...

"Rings! 1968-2021"

Jan. 22-March 12

This selection of wearable pieces captures the avant-garde notions of contemporary jewelry and repre...

"South Pacific"

Feb. 9-21, 2022

More timely than ever, this Rodgers and Hammerstein landmark musical proves that even the backdrop o...

"Come From Away"

March 22-April 3 (rescheduled dates)

Houston's Theatre Under the Stars presents this "New York Times" Critics’ Pick that takes you in...

Tabea Debus in Concert

March 29

Described as a “charismatic virtuoso,” Debus is constantly exploring the horizons of music for r...

Sunday Concert Series

April 3-May 8

Each Sunday afternoon, the sound of live music combines with the aural sensations of nature to provi...

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

Paul Shaffer in Concert

Jan. 29

Best known for serving as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick for 33 years, Paul Shaffer...

Symphony Orchestra Concert: Playing with Fire

Feb. 5

Listen to the soaring music of Stravinsky and Beethoven, as well as John Williams’ score to "Harry...

"Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"

March 3-6

In this "unauthorized" parody, taking place 10 years after the events of "You're a Good Man, Charlie...

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 2, May 7

Visit the historic archeological site of Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackso...

Doggy Dash 5K

March 12

The 5K course begins at the entrance to the Lake Jackson Rec Center parking lot, just off of Lake Ro...

Bird Banding

March 19, April 16, May 21

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

Darryl Worley in Concert

March 25

With six albums and 17 chart hits, Darryl Worley has produced an impressive and wide-ranging catalog...

Dash for Donuts 1K

March 26

This fun event is perfect for families, weekend warriors, and the below average athlete. Runners/wal...

Brazosport Symphony Orchestra in Concert

April 2

The orchestra continues its 2021-22 season with a jazz-themed program: "Jazz Meets Classical: An Eve...

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 2, May 7

Visit the historic archeological site of Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackso...

Gina Chavez in Concert

April 8

Blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace, Gina Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Aw...

Bird Banding

March 19, April 16, May 21

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

"Spring Awakening"

April 21-24

The angsty rock musical adaptation of the German play about the trial and tribulations of growing up...

Kids Reel Big Fish Event

April 23

Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair, and fishing gear for a couple of hours of catch-and-release fi...

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 2, May 7

Visit the historic archeological site of Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackso...

Bird Banding

March 19, April 16, May 21

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

Orange

"Fiddler on the Roof"

March 6

Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher brings his fresh take on the beloved musical to life as "F...

"An Officer and a Gentleman"

March 27

Zack Mayo’s got smarts and a body built for US Navy pilot boot camp, but he also has too much swag...

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster fi...

Palacios

African American Heritage Day

Feb. 19

The Palacios Community Coalition presents local speakers to show contributions made and being made b...

Matagorda Bay Birdfest

March 18-20 (new dates)

(The 2021 festival has been canceled. New dates are March 18-20, 2022.) The fourth annual festival i...

TresPalacios Speakeasy Gala

April 9

The inaugural gala is a fundraiser to raise money for the discovery and excavation of the La Belle p...

Palacios Trail Riders Association Trail Ride

April 23-24

A dinner and silent auction start the festivities, and the next day the trail ride begins. ...

Pearland

TexasFest Houston—Pearland

April 2-3

Major concerts collide with contemporary art displays, a classic and exotic car show, frisbee dogs, ...

Port Aransas

Restaurant Week

Jan. 27-30

Get hooked on Port A by taking a culinary tour through its thriving food culture. Enjoy a prix-fixe ...

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