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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Calendar of Events

Homeschool Day at Pleasure Pier April 24th
Homeschooled students and their families are invited to join the Pleasure Pier for a day of educational thrills! Advanced Registration required, please contact (409) 766-4920 for more details.

Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival April 24-27
Pour into bliss this April and join us for a special springtime event that transforms Galveston Island's Uptown Entertainment District into a food and wine lover's paradise.

Crawfish Crazy Weekend at Pleasure Pier April 24-27
We've gone Crawfish Crazy on the Pier - Live Zydeco Music, Crawfish and $5 Walk-On Passes.

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup April 26th
The Texas General Land Office has been sending this message across the state for twenty-five years, and Texans have responded. Since the first cleanup in 1986, more than 423,000 Texas Adopt-A-Beach volunteers have picked up more than 8,100 tons of trash from Texas beaches, some of it originating from as far away as South America.

Preservation U: Household Tips for Homeowners & Renters April 26th
Galveston Historical Foundation presents Preservation U resource classes.

The Grand Presents Heather Schiappa: "Silkendipity" April 26th
Artist Heather Schiappa of "Silkendipity" will feature textile-silks and fused silk work on framed glass and dishware.

Gritty Goddess Women's 5K Fest April 26th
We know you're swamped in laundry, work, school, motherhood, wivery (not a real word, but we'll go with it) - you know - LIFE. But you really need to set aside one day for yourself and take on a different sort of challenge. What is it exactly? It's a 5K obstacle course built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability.

"A Bark in the Park" April 26th
The 4th annual Galveston Island Dog Show - “a BARK in the PARK” - will be held Saturday, April 26, 2013 in one of Galveston Island's most popular historic districts – the tree-shaded Kempner Park, 27th and Avenue O.

Music Night on the Strand: Pee Wee Bowen April 26th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

ArtWalk April 26th
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Miss Texas United States Pageant April 27th
The Jr. Teen, Teen, Miss and Ms. Texas United States pageant will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4pm.

Cooking Class at The Kitchen Chick April 30th
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Dynamic duo Chefs Laura and Linda of The Italian Wooden Spoon are back to teach you how to prepare authentic Italian cuisine!

Relay for Life of Galveston May 2nd
The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a life-changing event that helps communities celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Relay is the Society's signature fundraising event.

Red Cat Jazz Festival May 2-4
The Red Cat Jazz festival makes its highly anticipated comeback to the island bigger than ever.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend at Pleasure Pier May 2-4
Cinco de Mayo Weekend! Celebrate at the Pier! $19.99 All Day Ride Passes and $5 Walk-On Passes.

The Grand Presents David Cassidy & Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone May 3rd
You never forget your first love - or your first "Teen Idol!"

Rosenberg Library Book Club May 3rd
The book that will be discussed is David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell.

FitFair and FunDay May 3rd
St. Vincent's House is holding is "Next Annual FitFair and FunDay" on Saturday, May 3rd ! Between 10 am and 1 am, the community is invited to enjoy exercise contests, health and nutrition exhibits and exercise demonstrations from community experts.

2014 Oleander Festival May 3rd
Keep The Oleander Garden Park blooming by attending the 2014 Oleander Festival.

Preservation U: I Bought a Historic House, Now What? May 3rd
Galveston Historical Foundation presents Preservation U resource classes.

Movie Night on the Strand: Hairspray (2007) May 3rd
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

Cooking Class at The Kitchen Chick May 4th
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Spoil mom with an indulgent breakfast in bed menu! Chef Mary Bass invites moms to bring their child, ages 6 years and up, to The Kitchen Chick to learn how to prepare the ultimate pampering Mother's Day breakfast!

2014 Oleander Festival May 4th
Keep The Oleander Garden Park blooming by attending the 2014 Oleander Festival.

The Grand Presents "Laura Ingalls Wilder" May 7th
Laura and her family travel across America in search of a place they can call home. This uplifting story of one of America's most beloved authors comes to life in ArtsPower's popular musical.

Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-off May 9-10
This competition allows backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills and enjoy some good old fashioned fun, fellowship and food.

Ocean Star Family Day May 10th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Music Night on the Strand: Sam Navarro and the Lone Star Devils May 10th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Birding 101 May 10th
Presented by Moody Gardens and Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council, Birding 101 is a series of free classes designed to educate and excite people about the tremendous variety of bird life routinely seen around Galveston Island.

GCVA "Bring Your Mom to the Beach Day" May 10th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise May 10th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Mother's Day at Pleasure Pier May 11th
Moms will receive a FREE All Day Ride or Walk-On Pass with the purchase of an All Day Ride Pass or Walk-On Pass.

Galveston Island Beach Revue May 16-17
Classic pinup styles, the likes that Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page made famous, will heat up the beaches as 40 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.

Island Market May 17th
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

GCVA "Texas Spring Open" May 17th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Cooking Class at The Kitchen Chick May 18th
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick! Fallen in love with food truck fare? Chef Mary Bass' class will really get your motor running. Bacon, nachos, donuts - the VIPs of the food truck world - all make an appearance on the menu.

GCVA "Memorial Madness" Tournament May 24th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Music Night on the Strand: Journey Agents May 24th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

28th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition May 31st
For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world's largest sandcastle competitions.

Preservation U: Creating a Disaster Plan May 31st
Galveston Historical Foundation presents Preservation U resource classes.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp May 31-June 1
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp June 2-6
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp June 3-5
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf Camp June 6th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Rosenberg Library Book Club June 7th
The book that will be discussed is The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.

GCVA "School's Out Beach Party" June 7th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Movie Night on the Strand: Miracle (2004) June 7th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

Plankowners Syndicate Party & Auction June 7th
This annual fundraising event will feature hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine during the silent auction, a buffet dinner, an exciting live auction and more! 100% of the proceeds benefit ELISSA and the many educational and training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum

Preservation U: Historic Wood Floors June 7th
Galveston Historical Foundation presents Preservation U resource classes.

Marine Biology Tour June 7th
The tour, led by marine biologist Dr. Sid Steffins, allows participants the opportunity to learn more about the marine life living in Galveston Bay.

Wedding Vow Renewal at Hotel Galvez June 7th
In celebration of the 103rd anniversary of the historic Hotel Galvez & Spa, a Wyndham Grand Hotel, and in conjunction with one of the most popular month for weddings, couples are invited to renew their wedding vows during a June Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony.

The Grand Presents "The Way It Was" starring Victor Lang June 7th
Our Island's favorite conversationalist brings you another delightful evening of Island facts, fictions, and fantasies that will inspire you to daydream and explore!

ArtWalk June 7th
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Bands on the Sand June 7th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Back Garden Tour June 7-8
Clean Galveston will present its Back Garden Tour June 7th & 8th, featuring some of the most incredible gardens on the island.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp June 7-8
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp June 9-13
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp June 10-12
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf Camp June 13th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand June 13th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Bands on the Sand June 14th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Music Night on the Strand: Dolly Rockers with Cottonwood Blossom June 14th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Ocean Star Family Day June 14th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise June 14th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

The Great Texas Catamaran Race June 14th
The Great Texas Catamaran Race is one of the premier long distance beach cat races in the country.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp June 14-15
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

National Juneteenth Celebration June 15-23
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Junior Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens June 16th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Zombie Camp June 16th
Can you survive the attack of the Zombies? Learn how to disguise yourself as a Zombie expert make-up application instruction, design your own Zombie shirt, act out Zombie behavior in Haunted Mayfield Manor.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp June 16-20
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp June 17-19
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens June 18th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Pirates Camp June 18th
Do you love Pirates? Learn about pirates and how they lived, make and paint your own pirate ship, design your own pirate flag, learn some sword fighting techniques! (Don't worry, they're foam swords - Mom!)

World’s Largest Swimming Lesson June 20th
On Friday, June 20th, 2014, thousands of kids and adults at aquatics facilities around the globe will unite to set a new global record for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL). Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is an official host location for the 2014 WLSL record-setting event, taking place at 10 a.m.

Ohana Surf Camp June 20th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand June 20th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

ESPN Radio SunFest June 21st
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Preservation U: Historic Wood Doors June 21st
Galveston Historical Foundation presents Preservation U resource classes.

Bands on the Sand June 21st
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Island Market June 21st
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp June 21-22
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp June 23-27
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Zombie Camp June 24th
Can you survive the attack of the Zombies? Learn how to disguise yourself as a Zombie expert make-up application instruction, design your own Zombie shirt, act out Zombie behavior in Haunted Mayfield Manor.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp June 24-26
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Pirates Camp June 26th
Do you love Pirates? Learn about pirates and how they lived, make and paint your own pirate ship, design your own pirate flag, learn some sword fighting techniques! (Don't worry, they're foam swords - Mom!)

Ohana Surf Camp June 27th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand June 27th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Music Night on the Strand: Noise Poets with Kevin Anthony June 28th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Galveston Qualifier for the Bud Light Texas Volleyball Championship June 28th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Zombie Camp June 28th
Can you survive the attack of the Zombies? Learn how to disguise yourself as a Zombie expert make-up application instruction, design your own Zombie shirt, act out Zombie behavior in Haunted Mayfield Manor.

The Grand Presents The Blind Boys of Alabama June 28th
For 75 years, this beloved vocal quintet has inspired audiences worldwide with heartfelt, joyful singing. Honored by the Grammys, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and the National Endowment for the Arts, their concerts and recordings celebrate the exuberant power of gospel music.

Bands on the Sand June 28th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp June 28-29
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp June 30-July 4
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp July 1-3
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf Camp July 4th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand July 4th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Bands on the Sand July 5th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Movie Night on the Strand: Rocky (1976) July 5th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp July 5-6
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

The Grand Presents The Texas Tenors: "Let Freedom Sing!" July 6th
The perfect complement to your 4th of July festivities! Texas Tenors Marcus, JC, and John return to The Grand for an afternoon of country humor, cowboy charm, and vocal fireworks - including your favorite patriotic songs.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp July 7-11
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp July 8-10
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf Camp July 11th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand July 11th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

GCVA "Texas JBT Grand Slam" July 12th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise July 12th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Bands on the Sand July 12th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Ocean Star Family Day July 12th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

ArtWalk July 12th
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Music Night on the Strand: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears July 12th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp July 12-13
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Pirates Camp July 14th
Do you love Pirates? Learn about pirates and how they lived, make and paint your own pirate ship, design your own pirate flag, learn some sword fighting techniques! (Don't worry, they're foam swords - Mom!)

Junior Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens July 14th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp July 14-18
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp July 15-17
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens July 16th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Zombie Camp July 16th
Can you survive the attack of the Zombies? Learn how to disguise yourself as a Zombie expert make-up application instruction, design your own Zombie shirt, act out Zombie behavior in Haunted Mayfield Manor.

Ohana Surf Camp July 18th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand July 18th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Rosenberg Library Book Club July 19th
The book that will be discussed is And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

GCVA "Last Man Standing" July 19th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Bands on the Sand July 19th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp July 19-20
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

The Grand Presents Houston Children's Chorus: "Kids at The Grand Ole Opry" July 20th
One hundred youngsters from HCC culminate their annual week-long Galveston residency and workshop for kids.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp July 21-25
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Summer Theatre Camp at The Grand July 21-25
You could be a star! A one-week theatre camp presented by Missoula Children's Theatre actors / directors and staff at The Grand. Camp culminates with a performance of TREASURE ISLAND!

Pirates Camp July 22nd
Do you love Pirates? Learn about pirates and how they lived, make and paint your own pirate ship, design your own pirate flag, learn some sword fighting techniques! (Don't worry, they're foam swords - Mom!)

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp July 22-24
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Zombie Camp July 24th
Can you survive the attack of the Zombies? Learn how to disguise yourself as a Zombie expert make-up application instruction, design your own Zombie shirt, act out Zombie behavior in Haunted Mayfield Manor.

Texas Race Week Regatta July 24-27
More than 50 sail boats race on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Ohana Surf Camp July 25th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand July 25th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Music Night on the Strand: Zach Tate Band July 26th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Pirates Camp July 26th
Do you love Pirates? Learn about pirates and how they lived, make and paint your own pirate ship, design your own pirate flag, learn some sword fighting techniques! (Don't worry, they're foam swords - Mom!)

Bands on the Sand July 26th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

The Grand Presents "Is There Life After Lubbock?" July 26th
Join host Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna fame and legendary Texas musicians Joe Ely and Kimmie Rhodes for an evening of music, storytelling, poetry, and lots of laughter.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp July 26-27
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp July 28-August 1
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp July 29-31
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand August 1st
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Rosenberg Library Book Club August 2nd
The book that will be discussed is Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman.

Bands on the Sand August 2nd
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Movie Night on the Strand: Despicable Me (2010) August 2nd
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp August 2-3
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

GCVA "Hot as Hell Classic" August 3rd
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp August 4-8
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp August 5-7
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens August 7th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Ohana Surf Camp August 8th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Bands on the Sand August 8th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

Ocean Star Family Day August 9th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise August 9th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Music Night on the Strand: The Classix August 9th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Bands on the Sand August 9th
Enjoy this popular summer concert series with fireworks on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 -10 pm. Featuring local and regional bands ranging from R&B, rock, country and blues, families can rock out as they float in the lazy river or hang out on the Island's only white sand beach.

The Grand Presents "Vickie Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show" August 9th
Prepare yourself for an entertainment "3-for-all," when the other red-head on "The Carol Burnett Show" steps into the spotlight at The Grand.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp August 9-10
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp August 11-15
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp August 12-14
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Junior Keeper for a Day Camp at Moody Gardens August 14th
Ever wonder what skills keepers need to take care of the animals?

Ohana Surf Camp August 15th
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp August 16-17
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf & Skate Camp August 18-22
Learn to surf and skate - or improve your skills - with Ohana surf and skate camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana 3-Day Surf Camp August 19-21
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Ohana Surf Camp August 22nd
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

Music Night on the Strand: Eric Tessmer Band August 23rd
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

ArtWalk August 23rd
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

The Grand Presents Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville August 23rd
Two true icons of American culture deliver one night of high-flying entertainment!

Ohana Weekend Surf Camp August 23-24
Learn to surf - or improve your surfing skills - with Ohana surf camps! Ohana has over 8 years camp experience on Galveston Island teaching kids how to enjoy surfing and offer lessons everyday of the week at the lowest prices in Texas.

GCVA "Dog Days of Summer" August 24th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival August 29-31
The fourth annual BrewMaster's Craft Beer Festival is a unique multi-day event created for beer drinkers, learners, enthusiasts and experts.

Rosenberg Library Book Club September 6th
The book that will be discussed is The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.

Movie Night on the Strand: Gravity (2013) September 6th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

GCVA "Back to School Blues" September 7th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Adaptive Water Sports Festival September 10th
Individuals with special needs are invited to the Adaptive Water Sports Festival with a U.S. Paralympic Experience at Moody Gardens.

Ocean Star Family Day September 13th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Music Night on the Strand: Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers September 13th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise September 13th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Island Market September 20th
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

Ironman 5150 September 21st
A field of highly trained international, national, and regional athletes will take to the roadways and waterways of Galveston to compete in the 5150 Triathlon.

Redfish Rodeo September 26-27
The 20th Annual Redfish Rodeo, a two-day ladies fishing tournament is scheduled Friday, September 26th and Saturday 27th at the Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival September 26-28
Galveston Island is a seafood lover's paradise all year round, but this September Yaga's Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of Heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 26-28. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.

14th Annual Paws Gala September 27th
The 14th annual PAWS Gala - benefiting exclusively the Galveston Island Humane Society at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort.

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup September 27th
The Texas General Land Office has been sending this message across the state for twenty-five years, and Texans have responded.

GCVA "Closing of the Beach" September 28th
The Gulf Coast Volleyball Association is the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast, and has been rated the #1 outdoor volleyball organization by Outdoor Volleyball USA.

Life's a Beach Triathlon October 4th
Triathlons should not be intimidating! At Life's A Beach Triathlon, it's our mission to create an athletic event that is both fun and accessible.

Movie Night on the Strand: Dracula (1931) October 4th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars.

Harvest Moon Regatta October 9
You and all of the yachting friends you can round up are invited! Harvest Moon Regatta is an open regatta and there is plenty of room for 200+ yachts.

Gritty Goddess Women's 5K Fest October 11th
We know you're swamped in laundry, work, school, motherhood, wivery (not a real word, but we'll go with it) - you know - LIFE. But you really need to set aside one day for yourself and take on a different sort of challenge. What is it exactly? It's a 5K obstacle course built just for women, no matter your age, shape, size or athletic ability.

Music Night on the Strand: Blaggards October 11th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Ocean Star Family Day October 11th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise October 11th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

ArtWalk October 11th
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Zombie Zone 5K Survival Challenge October 12th
You'll need a good night's sleep before trying to escape the Zombie Zone.

Island Market October 18th
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

Toughest 10K Galveston October 18th
Run a 10K over the Galveston Causeway!

D’Feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk to Celebrate Life October 18th
The D'Feet Breast Cancer "Celebration of Life" Run/Walk returns Oct. 18, 2014 at Moody Gardens in Galveston. An event for the entire family, the run/walk is a principle fund-raiser for D'Feet Breast Cancer, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free screening mammograms and follow-up care to uninsured and underserved women in Galveston County in order to detect and treat breast cancer early.

Clean Galveston Walk-About October 18th
Clean Galveston will host its annual Walk-About throughout downtown Galveston Saturday, October 18th.

Rosenberg Library Book Club October 18th
The book that will be discussed is The Children of Men by P.D. James.

Bike Around the Bay October 18-19
Tour the scenic and picturesque countryside of the Texas upper coast roadways while visiting the bay area towns of Baytown, Anahuac, Galveston, Texas City, Bacliff, Kemah, Seabrook, and La Porte during the Lyondell Bike Around the Bay.

ARToberFEST October 18-19
Juried art competition on Galveston's historic Postoffice Street. Galveston's premier art event!

Island Oktoberfest October 24-25
A very special - and expanded entertainment schedule - will again highlight this year's 33rd annual Island Oktoberfest.

Music Night on the Strand: CSMDP October 25th
Don't miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston's Saengerfest Park! All bands perform from 6pm - 9pm. Saengerfest Park is located at the corner of The Strand and 23rd Street.

Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Bash October 25th
The Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Bash is a free, family friendly Halloween carnival.

Ghostly Gardens October 26th
Moody Gardens has a special treat for kids this Halloween - and, no, it's not a trick.

Rosenberg Library Book Club November 1st
The book that will be discussed is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.

Lone Star Rally November 6-8
The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts as they ride into town for a 3-day weekend filled with free concerts on two stages and 100's of vendors and manufacturers showcasing all things Harley Davidson.

The Grand Presents The Kelly Richey Band November 6th
The Kelly Richey Band appears on stage at The Grand, presented by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.

The Grand Presents Brad Absher & Swamp Royale November 7th
Brad Absher & Swamp Royale perform on stage at The Grand, presented by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.

The Grand Presents Noah Wotherspoon November 8th
Noah Wotherspoon appears on stage at The Grand, presented by The Big Joe Duskin Music Education Foundation.

Ocean Star Family Day November 8th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise November 8th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Veterans Day Salute November 11th
Join the Galveston Marine Corps League for its annual Veteran's Day Salute at Seawolf Park.

Island Market November 15th
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights November 15-January 3
As the largest holiday lighting events on the Gulf Coast, the Festival of Lights receives over 125,000 visitors, many of whom have made the festival their own holiday tradition.

Moody Gardens presents ICE November 15th - January 5th
A skilled team of professional ice carvers will take 100-pound ice blocks and transform them into majestic displays ranging from holiday-themed sculptures to your favorite animals and cartoon characters. Chilled and held at a temperature of 9 degrees, you can witness these works of art as Galveston makes its holiday transition into a Winter Wonder Island.

Holiday Half Marathon November 23rd
Outloud! Productions announces the inaugural Holiday Half Marathon at Moody Gardens at beautiful Moody Gardens property and Scholes International Airport.

Holiday Lighting Celebration November 28th
The Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel's 35-foot Christmas tree on the front lawn.

Home for the Holidays Gift Market November 28-29
The biggest holiday shopping weekend of the year just got a little bigger with Moody Gardens's second annual Home for the Holidays Gift Market.

ArtWalk November 29th
For over 25 years, the Galveston Art Center has produced ArtWalk on Saturday nights in the heart of the historic district. ArtWalk promotes visual art and supports our arts-based community, offering alternative places to see and learn about art.

Victorian Homes Tour December 5th
The architecture of Galveston's East End reflects some of the state's most notable examples of residential Victorian architecture with a variety of styles and periods.

Dickens on the Strand December 6-7
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on five stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers.

Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruise December 13th
Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Dinner Cruises are scheduled the second Saturday of each month. Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou, plus dinner buffet, nonstop dancing and cash bar.

Breakfast with the Cranes December 13th
Designed for beginners and experienced birders alike, the presentation aims to introduce common vocalizations, body language such as dancing and aggression, and other characteristics of sandhill cranes.

Ocean Star Family Day December 13th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.

Santa Train at the Railroad Museum December 13th
Santa is coming to town aboard our Harborside Express train! Bring your wish list and visit with Santa! Stroll through our Garden of Steam and enjoy the festive Holiday lights & decorations!

Breakfast with the Cranes December 14th
Designed for beginners and experienced birders alike, the presentation aims to introduce common vocalizations, body language such as dancing and aggression, and other characteristics of sandhill cranes.

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk December 20th
Be a part of one of the largest growing races as thousands of Santas will hit the streets of Galveston at the First Annual Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5k Run/Walk on December 20, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.

Island Market December 20th
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters, and growers can showcase their creations for Galveston residents and visitors.

Ocean Star Family Day January 10th
Family Days occur on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Each Family Day focuses on a different theme that relates to the offshore industry.