Lifestyle

74 Excellent Reasons to Go to Galveston

Published On 07/13/2015 Published On 07/13/2015
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Moody Gardens
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Dickens on the Strand

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Dec 4-6

Dickens on the Strand Come get your Scotch egg fix, people-watch, and drink some hot mead.

The Strand

Dickens on the Strand The Strand Come get your Scotch egg fix, people-watch, and drink some hot mead.

Flickr/Dave 77459

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Nov 5-8

Lone Star Rally Largest four-day motorcycle rally in North America. Is it too soon for a Twin Peaks joke?

Galveston Island

Lone Star Rally Galveston Island Largest four-day motorcycle rally in North America. Is it too soon for a Twin Peaks joke?

Galveston Island Wild Shrimp Festival

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Event

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Sep 25-27

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival “There’s shrimp kabobs, shrimp Creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan-fried, deep-fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.”

Galveston Island

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival Galveston Island “There’s shrimp kabobs, shrimp Creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan-fried, deep-fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich.”

Mardi Gras! Galveston

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Jan 29 Fri

Mardi Gras Galveston It is a Mardi Gras experience unique from that in New Orleans. Live music stages, an umbrella parade, and more. Of course, there are also the beads (over 3 milllion of them...).

Galveston Island

Mardi Gras Galveston Galveston Island It is a Mardi Gras experience unique from that in New Orleans. Live music stages, an umbrella parade, and more. Of course, there are also the beads (over 3 milllion of them...).

Yagas Childrens Fund Wild Game BBQ Cookoff

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Event

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May 1 Sun

Yaga's Children's Fund Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off Anything from kangaroo to bison to alligator may be found on the grill and it's all for the children! 2016 will be its 20th anniversary, so mark the calendar to drink beer and eat BBQ for the children!

Galveston Island

Yaga's Children's Fund Wild Game BBQ Cook-Off Galveston Island Anything from kangaroo to bison to alligator may be found on the grill and it's all for the children! 2016 will be its 20th anniversary, so mark the calendar to drink beer and eat BBQ for the children!

Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival

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Event

Location

Apr 14-17

Galveston Food & Wine Festival Kind self-explanatory isn’t it? Food and wine. Bigger and better with more food and more wine each year.

Galveston Island

Galveston Food & Wine Festival Galveston Island Kind self-explanatory isn’t it? Food and wine. Bigger and better with more food and more wine each year.

Yagas Chili Quest and Beer Fest 

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Event

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Jan 15-16

Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest  Dozens of types of chili, and dozens of beers... all at your disposal at this chili/beer tasting.

Galveston Historic Strand District

Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest  Galveston Historic Strand District Dozens of types of chili, and dozens of beers... all at your disposal at this chili/beer tasting.

Galveston Sea Ventures
Galveston Paddleboard Center
Flickr/nathaninsandiego
SunTime Watersports
Flickr/rlobrecht
ShyKatZ
Galveston Island Brewing