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 (August 26 – 28) Island Rideout and Bike Expo, End of Summer FREE Kids Fishing Tournament, Galveston ArtWalk, Young Gardeners Program Community Day, and lots more!
See many of Galveston’s top attractions in a single excursion—and enjoy a fun and fast-paced way to explore—on this Segway tour of the city. Pick between several daily departure times, meet your guide, and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and discover key city highlights.
Tour the Strand Historic District, admire the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, spot the Moody Mansion, and much more. This introductory tour is perfect for first-time or time-pressed visitors Discover the best of Galveston, all in a single excursion Segways, helmets, and safety training are all provided for your ease Multiple daily tour times are available to suit your schedule
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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of August 26, 2022 – Friday
What: The Moody Gardens are will transform into a cyclist’s paradise this weekend! an 18-mile Rideout on lovely Galveston Island, combined with a Bike Expo that showcases the newest equipment. Plus, have fun at The Bike Pub Crawl, Reserved Back Alley Bicycler Zone, and a Saturday Night Palm Beach Party with fireworks for Rideout participants and hotel guests!
When: 26-28 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How: $35 (for Saturday event only) | Friday and Sunday events are FREE; Registration required.
Embark on the 50-foot twin-engine motorboat Seagull II for the Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch. This beautiful ship was designed exclusively for port sightseeing tours and educational purposes and is the ideal platform for watercraft experiential learning.
Where: Pier 22 Suite #8, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
When: Open Tuesday-Sunday; Tours are 1-Hour and Depart at 10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, and 4 p.m.
How Much: $17
Deal Alert – Segway Galveston Sunset Tour – 2 adults for just $66.67
Catch the sunset at the Port of Galveston during this guided Segway tour along the city’s seawall, enjoying time to visit the historic Murdoch’s Souvenir Shop, admire the Tall Ship Elissa, and more. Visit more places than you could on foot—thanks to your personal Segway—and benefit from your guide’s local insight throughout.
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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, August 27, 2022
What: It’s time for one last family-friendly fishing trip at the 61st Street Fishing Pier before the year ends! There will be three categories—Biggest, Most, and Smallest Fish—as well as two age ranges, 0-6 and 7–12 years old. The winners will receive awards and gifts!
When: 27 August 2022 | 6:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551, United States
How much: Free
Deal Alert – 4 Hour Guided Fishing Tour
Have been recognized as being the best fishing charter in the clear lake kemah area. Catch Redfish, Flounder, Bay Snapper near the Houston waterfront aka The Kemah Boardwalk. Trip includes all fishing equipment, live bait when available, fish cleaning
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What: Galveston Artwalk is an event in partnership with downtown galleries, artist studios, nonprofits, and local businesses, and it takes place inside existing art spaces. This popular event is free and open to everyone. To find out participating art spaces, check out this weekend’s interactive map.
When: 27 August 2022
Where: 2127 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free
What: EATcetera launched its Youth Arts Program in 2020 to support young artists, and this weekend, show them your support too while enjoying special, hearty meals! The EATcetera Youth Arts Program is featuring a student clay exhibit courtesy of the Galveston Arts Center. When you visit, enjoy complimentary bites and wine with ArtWalk, or bring your wine (no corkage fee!).
When: 27 August 2022 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 408 25th St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free
What: Have you been wanting to learn how to play Chess? Visit Rosenberg Library this weekend and learn some chess basics and enjoy playing games with peers. This is a volunteer-led program.
When: 27 August 2022 | 2:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free
What: Looking for free family entertainment during Galveston’s ArtWalk? Families are invited by EATcetera and the Galveston Railroad Museum to take advantage of the free EATcetera Kids Zone! The Kids Zone has games, crafts, bounce castle
s, and children’s activities that are donated by neighborhood companies and groups. Children 12 years of age and under may participate in activities with an adult chaperone.
When: 27 August 2022 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: 123 25th Street Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
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: 27-28 August 2022 | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm – with a 45-minute duration for each schedule
Where: 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free with a suggested donation of $10
What: Join in the fantastic effort to help fill the new garden beds at Central Middle School so that YGP students may begin growing and learning about plants! Be prepared to dig, wheelbarrow, and get your hands dirty for a cause!
When: 27 August 2022 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Where: Central Middle School, 3904 Avenue T Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
Deal Alert – Save BIG at the Galveston Naval Museum
Get up to 25% discount on Adult, Senior, or Child Admission to USS Cavalla and USS Stewart at Galveston Naval Museum.
Visitors can go in USS Cavalla and USS Stewart learn how the brave Sailors lived and fought during the WWII and the cold war.
Get more information about this Discount at Galveston Naval Museum
Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, August 28, 2022
What: Let your voice be heard and register to vote! In partnership with Our Vote Texas, you can register to vote right at Galveston’s Own Farmers Market! If you have any questions about voting, Our Vote Texas will be there to answer.
When: 28 August 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 28th &, Market St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free
What: Come to this event to savor a delicious four-course evening feast prepared by the Executive Chef of Port Cafe. Each course of the dinner is accompanied with a wine or whiskey pairing, along with a description of how each dish pairs with the others.
When: 28 August 2022 | 6:15 pm
Where: 1625 E Beach Dr #2A, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: $75
Deal Alert – Glowing Kayak Tour for 2 people for just $50!!!
Your GlowRow tour will guide you along one of several locations on the Texas coast in clear kayaks lit up by special underwater LED lights that provide a lens in which you can observe the unique underwater world beneath you. Each kayak LED system has 7 different colors and settings to choose from, allowing you to choose your own vibe. Your tour guide will point out unique landmarks and wildlife as you paddle under the stars, as well as share any unique or interesting history and facts about the area.
Key Terms and Conditions
- 18+ ONLY Weight limit 400lb (combined weight) of two people.
- No bug sprays allowed
- What’s Included: GlowRow will provide the crystal clear kayak with lights & USCG flare kit, paddle with lanyard, USCG life jackets, flashlights, and an emergency whistle.
Get more information and book your Glowing Kayak Tour!!!
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