Things to do in Galveston this Weekend - Flamingo Fest at Postoffice District

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Flamingo Fest | Image Credit: Postoffice District

The Galveston Calendar of Events 2022 is full of exciting activities. And this month is no different!  

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (June 10 – June 12): Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours, Flamingo Fest Golf Cart Parade & Pub Crawl, Juneteenth Poetry Festival, and lots more!

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Spend the day soaring over the Gulf on thrilling roller coasters and amusement-park rides, then dine at a Landry’s restaurant along the pier. 

Galveston Pleasure Pier offers one of the finest views of The Gulf of Mexico—right before its Iron Shark plunges you down a 100-foot, greater-than-vertical drop at 52 miles per hour. The coaster is just one of many amusement park rides dominating the Pier. For an extreme view, take a panoramic spin on the 230-foot-high Texas Star Flyer. Afterward, test your luck at the games on the Midway, then tuck into a bucket of shrimp or a sizzling steak at the Pier’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • The rides: There’s something for the whole family, from intense coasters to the Pirate’s Plunge log flume to the kid-friendly carousels and teacup rides.
  • The restaurants: You’ll find a Landry’s restaurant for every taste within minutes of the Pier. Out with the kids? Head to Rainforest Cafe. Date night? Try Saltgrass Steakhouse or Landry’s Seafood. Just need a break? Grab a drink and some casual seafood at Bubba Gump’s.
  • The shops: If you’re looking for a souvenir, prove you survived the Iron Shark with a tee at the Pelican’s Bag or grab a bag of nostalgic sweets from Lolli & Pop’s for the ride home.

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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Friday, June 10, 2022

Clay Cup Studios: Glass Fusion: Family of Fish Framed Shadow Box

What: Get creative this Friday evening at a class brought forth by your favorite art studio on the island. Here you will be able to make a beautiful shadow box featuring a family of glass fish by choosing from a number of different colors and shades to create your masterpiece. You can then take home the artwork that is sure to light up your mantelpiece or bedside table!
When: 10 June 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $59

Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours

Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours in Galveston

Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours in Galveston | Imaged Credit – Artist Boat

What: Explore the creatures and features of Galveston’s beaches which make the island’s seas and sand unique in these weekend tours! There is more to be found on the beach than sand and there is more to the ocean than waves and water. This guided tour is about participating in activities that investigate such gems of the island including Galveston’s turbid water, marine debris, Sargassum landings and so much more! Among the best things to do in Galveston this weekend! 
When: 10 June 2022 | 11:00 am – 3:45 pm
Where: 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Rosenberg Library: Story Fair: The Little Mermaid

What: Bring the little ones to a fascinating storytelling morning where the Bright Star Touring Theatre will present a live action version of the tragic but endearing fairytale, The Little Mermaid. This classic story by Hans Christian Anderson tells the tale of Princess Ariel who gets trapped in grave trouble when she makes a devious deal with a sea witch.
When: 10 June 2022 | 9:00 am
Where: 2310 Sealy St Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, June 11, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration on the Island

What: Come for a party celebrating Juneteenth at the historic Roof Garden in Galveston and enjoy an evening full of music, delicious food, and loads of fun. All the proceedings from the event will be directed towards a scholarship fund for prospective college students. Bring your dancing shoes, put on your party hats and enjoy this celebration of freedom in the birthplace of Juneteenth! Our top choice for things to do in Galveston at night this weekend! 
When: 11 June 2022 | 8:00 pm
Where: Roof Garden | 2214 Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $40

Color the Sky

things to do in Galveston this weekend kite flying

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What: Head over to Stewart Beach this Saturday with the kids in tow for an epic kite flying morning. Participants will be provided with hands-on instructions by the staff of Kites Unlimited on how to fly various single and dual-line controllable kites. You will be able to learn how to maneuver every kind of kite and set-up, launch and takedown other kites flying in the sky.
When: 11 June 2022 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: Free entry

Movies on the Beach

What: Catch a showing of The Mosquito Coast at this ongoing movie night series where you can enjoy some of your favorite films and classics sprawled on the beach on delightful summer evenings. Bring family and friends to a screening of the 1986 drama this Saturday which tells the story of an inventor who decides to travel to the jungles of Central America to move in with his family. Fun way to enjoy Galveston with family this weekend! 
When: 11 June 2022 | 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 601 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Flamingo Fest Golf Cart Parade & Pub Crawl

things to do in Galveston this weekend flamingo fest golf cart parade

What: Attend this annual parade in Galveston on Saturday which celebrates golf carts, scooters and bicycles on the occasion of National Pink Flamingo Day. If you are participating in the parade, you also have a chance to participate and win prizes in several categories including best costume, best-decorated parade and more!
When: 11 June 2022 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: 2401 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $25 for the parade and $10 for the pub crawl


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, June 12, 2022

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

What: If you haven’t already been part of this beach challenge, bring the family, kids and pets to this event for a day of so many activities and games. Entire families can participate in life-size versions of classic games and get a chance to win exciting prizes which include a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions!
When: 12 June 2022 | 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: 1923 Boddeker Dr, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Juneteenth Poetry Festival

things to do in Galveston this weekend Juneteenth poetry festivalp

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What: A dynamic poetry festival that marks Juneteenth, this event will highlight local venues of historic significance through powerful poems, creative writing workshops and readings by acclaimed poets and authors. The discussions and art installations at the festival will cast a spotlight on why Juneteenth continues to be celebrated across America and its cultural and historical importance.
When: 12 June 2022
Where: Juneteenth Legacy Project Headquarters | 2217 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market: Pre-Juneteenth Poetry Sessions

What: Yet another poetry festival that is absolutely a must-attend is the session at the local farmer’s market in the lead up to Juneteenth. The event will feature live poetry performances, book giveaways, and loads of information about Juneteenth and how it will be celebrated on the island this year. Brought forth by Nia Cultural Center, the session is also a place to learn more about the various events the artistic space has to offer.
When: 12 June 2022 | 10:00 am
Where: 2822 Market, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

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