Things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 8 | Sunrise yoga on the beach

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 8 | Sunrise yoga on the beach | Image Credit: Visit Galveston

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 8 – July 10): Music Nite on the Strand, Sunrise Yoga on The Beach, Movies on The Beach, Dinner Cruise, 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, July 8, 2022

Summer Dinner Buffets

What: Enjoy a dinner buffet with a one-of-a-kind vista at one of the top 10 golf courses in the state! Fresh fruit, dinner rolls, and the chef’s selection of vegetables, starches, and desserts are all included in all buffets.
When: 8 July 2022 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Moody Gardens Golf Course, 1700 Sydnor Ln, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: Starts at $20.95

Jazz Under The Palms

What: Enjoy a wonderful night of beautiful Jazz sounds with featuring Trio Du Jour at the Toujouse Lobby Bar of The Tremont House.
When: 8 July 2022 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: 2300 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, Texas
How much: Free entry

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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Dinner Cruise

Dinner Cruise Moody Gardens

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What: Enjoy a dinner buffet and a cash bar on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat while taking in lovely views of Offats Bayou. Watermelon salad, shrimp etouffee, creamy Cajun chicken with broccoli and cauliflower, dirty rice, and Mississippi Mud brownies are among the Cajun dishes offered on this voyage.
When: 9 July 2022 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How much: Starts at $97.43

Sunrise Yoga on The Beach

Sunrise Yoga by the Beach

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What: Watch the beautiful sunrise with your friends and family as SUP Gulf Coast hosts Yoga on the Beach together with the Yoga Haven. The sounds of the ocean and birds will greet you when you awaken with the sun. Grab a paddle board or surfboard after yoga and head outside to catch a glimpse of dolphins or enjoy the waves.
When: 9 July 2022 | 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: 29th Street & Seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard tower 27) Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: $15 (add $10 to paddle or surf board after)

Music Nite on the Strand – Hard Luck Revival

Music Nite on the Strand

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What: This free event in Saengerfest Park welcomes families to enjoy great, live music. This Saturday, the Houston-based band Hard Luck Revival will be playing their tune of blended punk rock, outlaw country, bluegrass, garage country, and Gulf Coast Blues.
When: 9 July 2022 | 6:00 pm
Where: 2302 Strand St Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours

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: 9-10 July 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

Glass Fusion – Family of Fish Framed Shadow Box

Clay Cup Studios

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What: Learn to create your very own family of glass fish!    All materials, instructions and a design template will be provided for the class, and you can choose the color you want for your masterpiece.
When: 9 July 2022 | 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $59; RSVP fee of $20

Unfold the Universe

What: This free event offers 22 entertaining space-related activities for children and teenagers. Learn about star formation, asteroid mining, nebulas, and much more while stargazing in a portable planetarium, viewing the sun through a solar telescope, speaking with an astronomer from the North Houston Astronomy Club, packing a space telescope, and much more.
When: 9 July 2022 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Galveston Children’s Museum, 2618 Broadway St Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

Movies on The Beach

What: Galveston’s parks and beaches are great places to spend the day. There are plenty of things to do in the area, and the weekends are made even more fun with Movies at the Beach, wherein one of the many beach resorts host a movie for everyone to watch and enjoy. This July 9, the movie will be Moana at Stewart Beach.
When: 9 July 2022 | 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
Where: Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: $15 per car

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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

Galveston's Own Farmers Market

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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: 10 July 2022 | 9 am – 12 pm
Where: 2822 Market Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free entry

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