Events, Activities & More to Explore in Galveston
If you’re looking for a special occasion around which to plan your vacation, Galveston has an exciting schedule of annual events which you won’t want to miss! Enjoy the Galveston Mardi Gras, Lone Star Biker Rally, Dickens on the Strand, FeatherFest, Yaga’s Wild Game Cook-Off, and Chili-Fest! These are just a few of the reasons people from all over the world keep coming back to the island. And that’s not to mention the frequent art walks, craft markets, farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts and movies, and so much more.
As one of the oldest cities in Texas, Galveston is perfect for lovers of history and culture. Some of the oldest buildings in Texas are on the island — including many survivors of the 1900 Storm. These buildings can be found throughout the Galveston Historic District, one of the liveliest and most charming areas of the island. The Historic District includes museums, art galleries, Galveston tree sculptures, and the Strand—more than enough to fill your schedule!
Lovers of nature will be no less thrilled by all that Galveston has to offer! As a barrier island, it features a diverse and fascinating ecosystem that attracts countless adventurers every year. Birding, wading, kayaking, fishing, hiking through the State Park, horticulture — it’s all here and waiting for you!
When it comes to reasons to visit Galveston, this is just the tip of the iceberg. For more information and details, check out our collection of articles on specific features and attractions on Galveston Island. We want your trip to Galveston to be the best it can possibly be. If you have any questions, just ask us! We are always happy to help.
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