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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Cooking Class: Paleo: The Brontosaurus Edition January 27th
Come take a cooking class at The Kitchen Chick!

Camera Phone Hike January 31st
A picture is worth a thousand words ... but not if it's fuzzy, unclear, or too dark. Join Ranger Lisa as we explore the tips for taking better camera phone pictures to capture those special moments. We'll begin at the Nature Center, and then venture onto the open prairie practice with our phones.

Bay Hike January 31st
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Beach Hike January 31st
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

The Grand Presents "Guys and Dolls" January 31st 3pm
Based on Damon Runyan's colorful characters with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls is one of Broadway's most enduring musicals.

The Grand Presents "Guys and Dolls" January 31st 8pm
Based on Damon Runyan's colorful characters with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls is one of Broadway's most enduring musicals.

Mardi Gras Ball for Special People February 1st
Annually celebrated by thousands, this free event provides food, fun and live entertainment for people with special needs as well as their families.

The Battle of Galveston: An Updated View February 1st
On New Years Day, 1863, Confederate forces recaptured Galveston in one of the most unusual battles of the Civil War. Since 1998, when Ed Cotham published his book on the Battle of Galveston, a lot has happened.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Opening Buds Moon February 3rd
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Beach Hike February 7th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

Bay Hike February 7th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Camera Phone Hike February 7th
A picture is worth a thousand words ... but not if it's fuzzy, unclear, or too dark. Join Ranger Lisa as we explore the tips for taking better camera phone pictures to capture those special moments. We'll begin at the Nature Center, and then venture onto the open prairie practice with our phones.

Bay Hike February 8th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Beach Hike February 11th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

Birding 101: Wildlife Rehab February 13th
Get the basics of birding.

Geocaching 101 February 14th
Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or food.

Bay Hike February 14th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Beach Hike February 14th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

A&M Mardi Gras Parade Viewing Party February 14th
Mardi Gras at The Tremont House will have a little more maroon this year, as the hotel transitions its famous Mardi Gras ball to a new event benefitting Texas A&M University at Galveston in memory of hotel owner and 1940 Texas A&M University graduate George P. In tribute to Mitchell.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra February 15th
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.

The Grand Presents "Jekyll and Hyde" February 20th
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, this intriguing Broadway musical is the story of a genial English doctor whose lab experiment inadvertently transforms him into an evil alternate version of himself.

Beach Hike February 21st
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

Bay Hike February 21st
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Basement to Attic Tour February 21st
The Basement to Attic tour of the 1892 Bishop's Palace offers you a rare look to areas of the home normally off limits.

The Grand Presents "Jekyll and Hyde" February 21st
Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, this intriguing Broadway musical is the story of a genial English doctor whose lab experiment inadvertently transforms him into an evil alternate version of himself.

"The Art of the Calling Card" Tour & Discussion February 24th
In Victorian Galveston, calling was a ritualized way of visiting friends, navigating society, sending sentiments, and carrying out all communications necessary for a successful social life.

The Grand Presents Hal Holbrook's "Mark Twain Tonight" February 27th
Hal returns to The Grand - just 10 days after celebrating his 90th - to reprise his magnificent portrayal of legendary American author, humorist, and storyteller Mark Twain.

"Godspell" at Island ETC February 27th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Beach Hike February 28th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

"Godspell" at Island ETC February 28th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Bay Hike February 28th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

The Grand Presents Arlo Guthrie: "Alice's Restaurant" 50th Anniversary March 1st
The career of veteran singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie exploded in 1967 at the Newport Folk Festival, when he performed his quirky protest song, "Alice's Restaurant."

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 5th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Worm Moon March 5th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 6th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Causeway FunD Run March 7th
Ever thought of taking in the view standing on top of the Galveston Causeway? Now you can...

The Grand Presents Montana Repertory Theatre: "The Great Gatsby" March 7th
The beauty and poetry of F. Scott Fitzgerald's powerful snapshot of the Roaring Twenties comes to life on stage for a new generation of theatergoers.

Beach Hike March 7th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 7th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Bay Hike March 7th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Movie Night on The Strand: Captain Ron March 7th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 8th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Victorian Etiquette Tour March 8th
Step back in time and enjoy a short tour focusing on Victorian etiquette, culture, customs and tea.

The Tremont Afternoon Tea March 8th
Afternoon Tea at The Tremont House will feature assorted mini salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and sweets and will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 10th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 10th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 11th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 11th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 12th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 12th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 12th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 13th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 13th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 13th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Bay Hike March 14th
Do you know what the bay is worth? Although you will begin at the Nature Center (on the bay side of the park), Ranger Lisa will lead you to the water of Galveston Bay to discover the great value of our estuaries. You'll be looking for animals, exploring the use of plants, and make it up to the top of the observation tower for some good views.

Beach Hike March 14th
Beach hikes start at the park's Nature Center, located on the bay side of the park, close to the main highway. We'll orient ourselves, and then move to the beach. Help us look for beach treasures and explore why this place is so special.

Geocaching 101 March 14th
Learn how to find hidden treasure within the park and around the globe with this short, activity-based program about geocaching. "Geo" = Earth, "cache" = something hidden, like treasure or food.

The Grand Presents Neil Berg's "102 Years of Broadway" March 14th
If you love Broadway musicals, we've got the show for you!

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 14th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 14th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Galveston Home & Garden Show March 14-15
Developed in 1987, the Galveston Home & Garden Show, promoting Island beautification and greening efforts, has become one of the most popular and best attended events in Galveston County.

Marine Biology Tour March 14th
This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50' catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra March 15th
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 15th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 17th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 17th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 18th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 18th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

The Salvation Army's "Runway to Hope" Style Show March 19th
The Salvation Army of Galveston County will hold its fifth annual Style Show, Luncheon, Silent Auction and Chic Boutique. The program benefits many local Salvation Army programs, activities, and services.

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 19th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 19th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 19th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 20th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Zombie Apocalypse Hike March 20th
Have you wondered about your abilities to live in the wild, such as after an apocalyptic event? Well, we're going to talk about the basic skills needed to find food, water, shelter, and space in our short (somewhat humorous) program.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Vernal Equinox March 20th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Beach Stroll and Cleanup March 20th
Gonna get your Break on? Wanna head to the beach, man? Interested in saving our beaches and oceans?

Beach and Bay Day March 21st
Fun, games, and plenty of activities for the whole family await you at Galveston Island State Park.

Basement to Attic Tour March 21st
The Basement to Attic tour of the 1892 Bishop's Palace offers you a rare look to areas of the home normally off limits.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 21st
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

The Grand Presents The Rob Landes Trio: "Beatles, Bacharach, and Beyond" March 22nd
"What the World Needs Now is Love"... and perennial Galveston favorite Rob Landes, playing music from the ‘60s.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 26th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 27th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

"Godspell" at Island ETC March 28th
GODSPELL is a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love that has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers world-wide.

Marine Biology Tour March 28th
This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50' catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Pink Moon April 4th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Movie Night on The Strand: Singing in the Rain April 4th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Easter in the Gardens April 5th
Come join Moody Gardens for their annual Easter in the Gardens celebration on Easter Sunday.

The Grand Kids Festival April 11th
The 20th annual Grand Kids Festival will take place Saturday, April 11th in the Cultural Arts District of historic downtown Galveston.

The Grand Presents A Conversation with Garrison Keillor April 12th
The acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood."

Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival April 16-19
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.

"Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit" Conference April 17th
Taking place at the Moody Gardens Convention Center on Friday, April 17, the all-day event will feature keynote speakers who are Texans and popular on two major television networks.

Ja-Ga Reggae Festival April 17-18
The Ja-Ga Reggae Festival is an annual reggae festival taking place beach-side in historic and beautiful Galveston, Texas, presented by the Jamaica Foundation of Houston.

Schlitterbahn Summer Season Opens April 18th
With its huge array of awesome aquatic adventures, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island can be your personal happy place!

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup April 18th
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.

Divas Half-Marathon & 5K April 19th
The Divas® Half Marathon & 5K Series is all about girl power. Get glam on Galveston Island, and get ready to spend a fit and fun girl's weekend.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC April 24th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Marine Biology Tour April 25th
This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50' catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston.

"A Bark in the Park" April 25th
The 5th annual Galveston Island Dog Show - "a BARK in the PARK" - will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event benefits the Galveston Island Humane Society.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC April 25th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Lone Star Ironman 70.3 April 26th
The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 takes place on Galveston Island, at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Galveston Symphony Orchestra April 26th
The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC April 30th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour May 1st
The 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour opens the doors to numerous, privately owned, historic island homes May 1st through 3rd and 9th through 10th, 2015.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 1st
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour May 2nd
The 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour opens the doors to numerous, privately owned, historic island homes May 1st through 3rd and 9th through 10th, 2015.

Evia Spring Market May 2nd
The 9th annual Evia Spring Market is fun for the whole family & consists of over 50 arts & crafts vendors, local specialty shops, children's activities, educational booths, live music and delicious eats! Enjoy a scenic walk or drive through the community of Evia and pop in for several open houses too! Entry is free for all ages!

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 2nd
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Movie Night on The Strand: The Goonies May 2nd
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Flower Moon May 3rd
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour May 3rd
The 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour opens the doors to numerous, privately owned, historic island homes May 1st through 3rd and 9th through 10th, 2015.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 3rd
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

The Grand Presents Chris Botti May 3rd
This Grammy Award-winning trumpeter has become the largest-selling American jazz instrumental artist.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 7th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 8th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-off May 8-9
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.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 9th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour May 9th
The 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour opens the doors to numerous, privately owned, historic island homes May 1st through 3rd and 9th through 10th, 2015.

Red Cat Jazz Festival May 9-10
The Red Cat Jazz Festival 2015, celebrates its fifth year as one of the most coveted and highly anticipated music events in the Houston/Galveston area.

Galveston Historic Homes Tour May 10th
The 41st annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour opens the doors to numerous, privately owned, historic island homes May 1st through 3rd and 9th through 10th, 2015.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 10th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 14th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 15th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

Marine Biology Tour May 16th
This unique experience takes place on board the SEAGULL II, a 50' catamaran which docks at the Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, in Galveston.

"I Ought to be in Pictures" at Island ETC May 16th
Headstrong 19-year-old Libby Tucker impulsively hitchhikes from her native New York City to Hollywood, California to visit her long-estranged screenwriter father. An aspiring actress, Libby expects her father to atone for running out on her when she was a baby by helping to make her a star. But it soon becomes obvious that her underemployed father and his hairdresser girlfriend are not in a position to advance anyone's career.

AIA Sandcastle Competition May 30th
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.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Hot Moon June 2nd
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

"Craft Beer 101" Weekend June 5th
The Tremont House will host a weekend of "Craft Beer 101" for beer enthusiasts this summer. Designed for those new to the art of Craft Beer, even seasoned ale lovers will find themselves drawn to this weekend long event designed for tasting, sampling and learning.

Movie Night on The Strand: Jaws June 6th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Back Garden Tour June 6-7
Clean Galveston will present its Back Garden Tour June 6th & 7th, featuring some of the most incredible gardens on the island.

Texas Outdoor Family Weekend June 6-7
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation!

150th National Juneteenth Celebration June 13-21
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston Island and the Juneteenth Coalition remember this holiday with a series of celebrations held June 13-21.

The Tremont Afternoon Tea June 14th
Afternoon Tea at The Tremont House will feature assorted mini salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and sweets and will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson June 18th
Break a Guinness World Record at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark.

The Grand Presents "Million Dollar Quartet" June 19th
This electrifying Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival June 19-20
Texans love a "South of the Border" experience and June 19th & 20th the Texas Tequila & Margarita Festival returns to celebrate one of our favorite past times! Enjoy great margaritas, eating fajitas, listening to awesome live music, and spending time watching the waves roll in while sitting on the dock of bay at the lovely Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center, and Spa in Galveston, Texas.

Great Texas Catamaran Race June 20th
The Great Texas Catamaran Race is one of the premier long distance beach cat races in the country. This is distance racing at its best. In its 12th year, it is again expected to attract world class racing teams. Awards for each class will be given in addition to the First to Finish trophy.

The Grand Presents "Million Dollar Quartet" June 20th 3pm
This electrifying Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

The Grand Presents "Million Dollar Quartet" June 20th 8pm
This electrifying Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Summer Solstice June 21st
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Buck Moon July 1st
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

176th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks July 4th
Nothing says "summer on Galveston Island" better than the 4th of July! Don't miss this wonderful evening with a glittering parade followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf!

Movie Night on The Strand: Elf July 4th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Texas Race Week Regatta July 23-25
More than 50 sail boats race on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. There is one race each day beginning between 10 a.m. and noon. Recommended places to watch are East Beach, Stewart Beach or a few miles down the Seawall.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Blue Moon July 31st
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Movie Night on The Strand: The Outsiders August 1st
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Sturgeon Moon August 29th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Movie Night on The Strand: Maleficent September 5th
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

The Tremont Afternoon Tea September 13th
Afternoon Tea at The Tremont House will feature assorted mini salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and sweets and will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Texas Outdoor Family Weekend September 19-20
Join us for a fun filled weekend designed to help your family discover the joys of camping and Texas State Parks. All camping gear and equipment required for an overnight stay at the park is included with each reservation!

Island Girl Triathlon September 20th
This race is perfect for those who want to do their first triathlon!! and for veteran triathletes as well. Enjoy a short 200m swim in the Palm Beach lazy river at Moody Gardens, a flat 8 mile bike ride in Galveston and a short 2 mile run around the lush and tropical Moody Gardens!

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Autumnal Equinox September 23rd
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival September 25-27
Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun begins on Friday, Sept. 25 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 27!

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup September 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.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Harvest Moon September 27th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Movie Night on The Strand: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone October 3rd
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows, and head downtown Galveston for a FREE family-friendly movie under the stars. Held the first Saturday of each month, films begin at dusk at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Train Show October 3-4
Come out for our annual train show! The show will feature model train displays and judging, vendors, and rides on the Harborside Express!

Harvest Moon Regatta October 8th
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 Womens 5K Fest October 10th
Gather your fellow goddesses for an event that's all about women, and women ONLY. I mean really, who wants to climb a cargo net with a sweaty, hairy, possibly smelly guy? Okay, some of you might, but for the rest of us, that's just unnecessary grossness. No offense guys – we still love you.

Zombie Zone 5K Survival Challenge October 11th
You'll need a good night's sleep before trying to escape the Zombie Zone.

Bike Around the Bay October 17-18
Over 1,000 cyclists enjoy a 180-mile ride around Galveston Bay that supports our mission to preserve, protect, and enhance our local waterways.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Hunter's Moon October 27th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Beaver Moon November 25th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

The Tremont Afternoon Tea December 13th
Afternoon Tea at The Tremont House will feature assorted mini salads, tea sandwiches, pastries and sweets and will be served from 3 to 5 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Winter Solstice December 22nd
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

Full Moon Labyrinth Walk: Cold Moon December 25th
The public is invited to participate in Full Moon labyrinth walks. Each walk begins approximately 1.5 hours after sunset.

The Grand Presents The Oak Ridge Boys January 23rd
The annual reunion with The Oak Ridge Boys is always a cause for celebration!

The Grand Presents The Oak Ridge Boys January 24th
The annual reunion with The Oak Ridge Boys is always a cause for celebration!