Things to do in Galveston this Weekend | Sunset Cruise with Galveston Historical Foundation

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of July 15 | Sunset Cruise with Galveston Historical Foundation

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 (July 15 – July 17): Galveston Harbor Sunset Cruise, Sing along Sundays, Ohana Surf Dog Competition, Wine & Whiskey Dinner at Porch Cafe, and lots more!


Deal Alert – Save up to 22% on Galveston Pleasure Pier rides & Landry’s restaurant meal 

Image 1: Up to 22% Off Pleasure Pier Passes + Landry's eGift Card

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.

Discounted Tickets for Galveston Pleasure Pier and Landry’s Restaurant

2 All-Day Ride Passes + $50 Landry’s eGift Card: $105.98 $85, 19% Off!!!

4 All-Day Ride Passes + $100 Landry’s eGift Card: $211.96 $165, 22% Off


Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Friday, July 15, 2022

Laundry & Learning: Building Baby Brains

What: This talk and discussion about forming babies’ brains during early infancy with doula Channel Tabor is a unique event to be held at iWash Laundry! Parents, guardians, and other adults who look after children under the age of three in Galveston are invited to sign up and participate. For those that have registered, there will be refreshments and $10 worth of laundry.
When: 15 July 2022 | 2:00 pm
Where: 2027 45th St, Galveston, TX 77550-7314
How much: Free

Summer Camp

Summer Camps at the Bryan Museum Galveston

Image Credit: The Bryan Museum – Galveston

What: Let your kids 9-12 years old join this Texas Explorer camp at The Bryan Museum in Galveston! History, art, and ecology will be the main topics of the morning session. Explore the museum’s galleries, get a first peek at our future show, Of Birds and Texas, discover the ecosystems of the Galveston area, and make some amazing art. Drama, writing, and history will be the main topics of the afternoon session. Investigate the works of art and artifacts in each gallery to find ideas for your own script with a Texas theme. 
When: 15 July 2022 | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: The Bryan Museum, 1316 21st Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $150


Plan your summer fun at a discount! Check out the Best Beach Deals in Florida, Cancun, Jamaica & more! 

Image 1: 4-Star All-Inclusive Cancún Resort with Private Beaches

Sample Deal: 4-Star All-Inclusive Cancún Resort with Private Beaches – Right now at a 43% discount!!!


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, July 16, 2022

Galveston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend | Sunset Cruise with Galveston Historical Foundation

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend | Sunset Cruise with Galveston Historical Foundation

What: The Seagull II, a 50-foot twin-engine motorboat owned by the Galveston Historical Foundation, offers scenic sunset cruises in Galveston Harbor, designed exclusively for port sightseeing tours and educational purposes, and is the ideal platform for watercraft experiential learning. The main deck of Seagull II is cozy and shielded from the sun and rain. A full view of the ocean and sky is available from an open upper deck. These events are 21+ only and BYOB onboard.
When: 16 July 2022 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Galveston Historic Seaport, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $50

Basement to Attic Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

What: The 1892 Bishop’s Palace Basement to Attic Tours includes Mrs. Gresham’s studio, giving visitors a unique glimpse into areas of the National Historic Landmark that are often off-limits. A rare perspective from the third floor of a totally unique panorama of the Gulf of Mexico. The United States government has identified Bishop’s Palace as one of the best instances of Victorian excess and Gilded Age luxury in the country.
When: 16 July 2022 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Ohana Surf Dog Competition

Ohana Surf Dog Competition

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

What: The Annual Ohana Surf Dog Competition benefits The Galveston Island Humane Society. As they battle it out to become the best surfing dogs in the city. If you have a beach dog, now is the perfect time to show them off!
When: 16 July 2022 | 7:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 28th & Seawall Blvd Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: $30

9th Annual Albatross Old Smokey Throwdown

What: The 9th Annual Albatross Old Smokey Throwdown is back! 2022 categories for the competition include 2022 Chicken Wings, Anything Bacon, and Veggies! This event is free, so head over with your friends and enjoy watching the contestants battle it out! 
When: 16 July 2022 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: The Albatross, 815 21st St., Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

EATcetera Kid Zone at the Galveston Railroad Museum

EATcetera Kid Zone at the Galveston Railroad Museum

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

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 castles, 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: 16 July 2022 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: 123 25th Street Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free


Deal Alert – Save 50% at Kemah Boardwalk & Other Top Attractions around Houston

Image 10: Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions, including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes are valid for ages 3–11; adult passes are valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston!

Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sing along Sundays

Sing along Sundays

Image Credit: 23rd Street Station Piano Bar

What: Do you love to listen to piano music and sing along to classic hits? Then bring your family and friends along and visit the 23rd Street Station Piano Bar this Sunday for a great sing-along show!
When: 17 July 2022 | 6:00 pm – 1o:00 pm
Where: 1706 23rd St. Galveston, Texas
How much: Free entry

Wine & Whiskey Dinner at Porch Cafe

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: 17 July 2022 | 6:15 pm
Where: 2822 Market Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: $75

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

What: Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, founded in 2012, is dedicated to connecting our community to local foods year-round through weekly farmers markets, food access initiatives, school gardens, and health and food education opportunities.
When: 17 July 2022 | 9 am – 12 pm
Where: 2822 Market Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free entry


There are always lots of fun events going on in Houston. Check out our weekly updates to Things to do in Houston this Week, Things to do in Houston this Weekend, and Things to do in Houston this Weekend with Kids to stay up to date! 

And you can get updates delivered to you in your news feed by following us on Facebook by clicking on the … next to the search lens icon.