10 Things to do in Galveston this weekend – 2022 Grand Kids Festival

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (April 29 – May 1): Fly Fishing Film Tour, 2022 Grand Kids Festival, 10th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil and lots more!



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Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Friday

Moody Gardens: Fly Fishing Film Tour

things to do in galveston this weekend fly fishing tour

What: Come and enjoy a stunning weekend at Moody Gardens where you can watch some of the best fly fishing films in the world. The Fly Fishing Film Tour is a roadshow which selects films with a special focus on inspiring the community to conserve natural habitats and learning more about the wonders of the waters. 
When: 29 April 2022 and 30 April 2022 | 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Moody Gardens | 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $8 for members and $12 for non-members

Beautify the Bucket Call for Artists

What: If you think your art is worth making a difference, participate in the upcoming competition designed to beautify Galveston’s beaches! You can pick up a blue barrel and paint it in various themes around the sea like ocean organisms, eliminating marine debris and coastal and marine ecosystems. Participate in the contest to win a chance for your artwork to be displayed for visitors and judges at the World Ocean Day Festival on the island.
When: Registration starts on 29 April 2022 
Where: 3330 Settegast Road, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $20 registration fee

Clay Cup Studios: Glass Fusion: Scatter Bowls

Image courtesy of [email protected] Cup Studios

What: Spend your Friday evening at a workshop which will guide you on how to make a beautiful trinket bowl, center piece or a serving bowl from shiny, blue glass. You can pick the size of the bowl depending on your home décor needs and work on crafting a pretty and fun final product that can be made by beginners and enthusiasts alike!
When: 29 April 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $20 


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Best Events & Activities in Galveston This Weekend – Saturday

2022 Grand Kids Festival

What: Bring the little ones at home to this fabulous and fun filled kids festival where there’s everything from pony rides and games to hands-on activities that children of all age groups will enjoy. The festival has two outdoor stages and 40 activity booths where kids can doodle and draw, listen to music and stories and feast on a host of tasty treats! Among our top picks for things to do in Galveston this weekend! 
When: 30 April 2022 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Postoffice Street, between 21st & 23rd Streets, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $20 

Sunshine Center Mother’s Day Market

What: The first Sunday in May is a celebratory affair and this market is the place to find the perfect gift to appreciate all the love and care to mark Mother’s Day. Pick something up from baskets, ceramics, greeting cards and flower arrangements that will make for lovely mementos on this special occasion.
When: 30 April 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: Sunshine Center Inc 1726 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston Strand Ghost Tour with the author of Ghosts of Galveston

things to do in galveston this weekend ghost walk

What: Step out into the dark night with author Kathleen Maca on a tour of Galveston’s historic strand street. Be prepared to be spooked and scared as she tells you the tales of some of the island’s most famous ghosts including murderers, storm victims and dead Civil War soldiers. Capture photos of spirits and ghosts as they walk through the haunted street and witness the supernatural at this ghost walk!
When: 30 April 2022 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Strand Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $30

Spring Skate and Roll

What: Put a spring in your step at this event where you can strap on your roller skates and practice at a speed that is comfortable for you during the hour-long session. Make sure you wear all your protective gear as you get set going on skateboards, scooters, bikes and so much more!
When: 30 April 2022 | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Where: 642-692 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $5



Coming Soon – Galveston Historic Homes Tour in Back This May!!!

Group on the Galveston Historic Homes Tour with Guide

Plan ahead for one of the top events coming up in Galveston. During its annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour, the Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural past by giving public tours of privately held homes.

The 2022 trip will feature something for everyone, big, little, and everything in between! In addition to the tours, the yearly festival includes a variety of special events that provide guests with unique opportunities to visit many of the tour homes and historic places on the island.

When: May 7, 8 & May 14, 15
How Much: Tickets are $35 for general admission until May 2, and $40 after and through the tour.

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Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Sunday

Sail-ebrate with Galveston Naval Museum at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

What: At this family friendly activity, you can make sail boats with the kids and race them at the naval booth! If you are fond of all things ships and sails, then this is an activity perfect for you and the little ones that gives you a chance to sail miniatures and learn more about the museum and its history.
When: 1 May 2022 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 2822 Market Galveston, TX, US 77550
How much: Free entry

Sing-A-Long & Soul 2 Soul Food Sunday at 23rd St. Station Piano Bar

things to do in galveston this weekend sing-a-long

Image courtesy of [email protected] St Station Piano Bar

What: Sing-A-Long Sundays are back at your favorite piano bar where you can sing all your most loved tunes during an evening hosted by Davey Wild or Thomas Cokinos. Spend the last evening of your weekend before the Monday blues come calling by singing your hearts out! You can also grab a drink at the bar and find a spot on the leisurely outdoor patio.
When: 1 May 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 1706, 23rd St Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

10th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil

Galveston Rotary Crawfish Boil

Image Credit: Galveston Rotary Facebook Page

What: This Crawfish Boil is coming back after a three-year-long hiatus and promises great Cajun food, live Zydeco music and a ton of fun activities and contests. There’s hot boiled shrimp and Lighthouse Dogs as well as ice cold beer to be had. And if you are up for a little bit of family friendly fun, participate in the family dance contest and get a chance to win several prizes including the festival’s Zydeco Dance King or Dance Queen.
When: 1 May 2022 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Moody Gardens | 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $25


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