Galveston offers a number of events throughout the year. Whether you are a foodie, a historian, an art collector, a motorcycle enthusiast or you just love sandcastles, there’s an event for that. Galveston truly has something to inspire everyone! A few of the most popular events include: Mardi Gras, which takes place in February, offering over 30 concerts, 22 parades, millions of beads and much more; The Galveston Food & Wine Festival, a two-week celebration in April, honoring the Islands finest chefs, restaurants and sommeliers; and the AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition, an incredible one day event located on East Beach, showcasing intricate sculptures made of sand in one of the world’s largest sandcastle competitions. Please take the time to explore our Events page for details and exact dates on all the excitement waiting for you in Galveston.
Galveston is full of sand, surf and tons of fun! Come visit the Island to shop, dine, explore and relax, discovering inspiration at every turn. However you plan to spend your time, whether it’s never leaving the beach or taking in the sights, Galveston Island offers 32 miles of shoreline and 70 blocks of historic downtown to indulge every type of visitor. Galveston has also welcomed several new chefs to the Island, making it a destination for fine dining with great atmospheres and lovely views. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy all the intriguing landmarks and history that make Galveston an exciting and entertaining place to visit. Don’t forget to check out all the links and ideas we have provided on this website to enhance your experience on the Island.