Gulf Fireworks Shows Every Sunday in Summer 2017!

June 4, 2017 – September 3, 2017

Beginning June 4th, visitors to Galveston Island will be able to enjoy a free fireworks show every Sunday evening at 9pm. The fireworks will take place at the intersection of 37th St and Seawall Blvd. These free shows will continue until September 3rd. So don’t miss out on these spectacular fireworks shows over the Gulf waters and join in on the fun!

Galveston Oktoberfest

October 21-22, 2016

Galveston Oktoberfest
“Recognized as Galveston Island’s premier fall event, Island Oktoberfest is a family-friendly festival!

Island Oktoberfest is held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in October. Festival goers enjoy authentic German food and libations, German pastries, a shopping venue for quality hand-crafted gift items in The Lyceum, an exciting live auction and raffle, Cake Wheel, fun, a variety of children’s activities and so much more!

Island Oktoberfest is hosted by First Lutheran Church and co-sponsored by Del Papa Distributing Company.” – Galveston Oktoberfest

ARToberFEST 2016

October 15-16, 2016

ARToberFEST 2016
Join other art connoisseurs in the Historic Downtown Galveston area to view works from over 100 artists! $5 (each day) is your entrance fee to enjoy all the artwork. – ARToberFEST 2016

Bike Around the Bay 2016
Join other cyclists in this 2-day 170 mile ride around Galveston Bay to benefit the Galveston Bay Foundation. Register as an individual or participate as part of a group. See the website for more details. Event sponsored by Shell. – Bike Around the Bay 2016

Galveston Greek Festival

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

September 23-25, 2016

Galveston Island Shrimpfest
“Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun begins on Friday, September 23 and runs through Sunday, September 25, 2016! Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Free Outdoors Show, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!” –

2016 AIA Sandcastle Competition

August 20, 2016

AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
“The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours.” –