Things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 2 | Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 2 | Palm Beach | Image Credit: Moody Gardens

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 (September 2 – 4) Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, Pride Beach Bash, Mister & Miss Pride Pageant, Passport to Freedom Project, and lots more!

Also, check out our recent posts on Labor Day Weekend Events 2022 in Houston and also 5 Texas Drive Thru Zoo Experiences.

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Deal Alert – Explore Galveston History with a Segway Tour – just $77.13 for 2 Adults! 

Top 12 things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 2, 2022 include Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, Pride Beach Bash, and 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

Book your Segway Galveston Magical History Tour Today!!!

Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of September 2, 2022 – Friday

Mister & Miss Pride Pageant

Mister & Miss Pride Pageant

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What: Pride Galveston is back this year and has plenty of fun activities for everyone, starting off with Mr & Miss Pride Pageant at Robert’s Lafitte.
When: 2 September 2022 | 9 pm
Where: 2501 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How: Free

Deal Alert –  Segway Galveston Sunset Tour – 2 adults for just $66.67

Date night in Houston - Segway Galveston Sunset Tour

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.

Get more information and book your Segway Galveston Sunset Tour Today!!!

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, September 3, 2022

Movie Nite on The Strand

Movie Nite on The Strand

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What: This free event in Saengerfest Park is sponsored by Mitchell Historic Properties and Visit Galveston and welcomes families to watch a number of well-known films under the sky. This Saturday, the movie will be Blast From The Past.
When: 3 September 2022 | 8:30 pm to 11 pm
Where: 2302 Strand St Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

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: 3 September 2022 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Where: 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

Palm Beach at Moody Gardens

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What: Summer is coming to an end, but the fun at Palm Beach isn’t over until the 5th of September, so take the chance to celebrate one last time! You may cool off in the 650-foot lazy river, wave pool, and two 18-foot tower slides in addition to sinking your feet into its fine, white sand beaches.
When: 3-5 September 2022 | 9 am
Where: 8928, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How much: Starts at $35

Galveston Harbor Sunset Cruise

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: 3 September 2022 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Galveston Historic Seaport, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $40

Deal Alert – Save BIG at the Galveston Naval Museum

Image 1: Up to 25% Off Admission to 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

Pride Beach Bash

East Beach

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What: Celebrate Pride at the Beach! There will be free food under the Pride Galveston Canopies. Walgreens will also be on hand with free water and other goodies!
When: 3 September 2022 | 10 am to 6 pm
Where: 1923 Boddeker Dr Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

Paint and Sip Canvas Night – Pleasure Pier at Night

What: If painting is something you enjoy, then join this event at Clay Cup Studios and not only enjoy art, but also do so while sipping on great-tasting wine. This Sunday, learn how to perfectly draw the Pleasure Pier nightscape!
When: 3 September 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $35

Young Gardeners Program Community Day

Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet

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What: Join in the fantastic effort to help fill the new garden beds at Crenshaw Magnet 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: 3 September 2022 | 9:00 am
Where: Crenshaw Environmental Science Magnet, 416 TX-87, Crystal Beach, TX 77650
How much: Free

Chess Club

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: 3 September 2022 | 2:30 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free

Bucket Brigade Interpretive Beach Tours

What: It’s the last weekend for you to 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: 3-5 September 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

Deal Alert – Glowing Kayak Tour for 2 people for just $50!!!

Top 12 things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 2, 2022 include Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, Pride Beach Bash, and more!

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!!!

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, September 4, 2022

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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: 4 September 2022 | 6:15 pm
Where: 1625 E Beach Dr #2A, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: $75

Passport to Freedom Project

What: To inform the public about the appeal and background of the Freedom Quilts, Nia Cultural Center will organize a “Passport to Freedom” event. According to folklore, a quilt hung from a windowsill or clothesline would frequently signify a safe location along the Underground Railroad. These quilts had some sort of code stitched into them. People were guided to safety or warned of danger by the forms and patterns embroidered into the design. In this event, kids are given a paper passport, and they must visit the quilt stations to obtain a stamp and a gift. Each stop provides details on the history, symbolism, and other aspects of the Underground Railroad’s freedom quilts.
When: 4 September 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 2822 Market, Galveston, TX, United States, Texas
How much: Free

Deal Alert – Air-conditioned Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston

Top 12 things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 2, 2022 include Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, Pride Beach Bash, and more!

Did you know that Houston has the most extensive downtown tunnel system in the US? Join us on our Underground Tunnel tour (air-conditioned) without outdoor views for an in-depth look at the incredible metropolis below ground-floor in Texas’ largest business district including the most award-winning downtown skyscrapers which host many of Texas’ most noteworthy Fortune 500 corporate headquarters & historical venues.

As part of this day tour, we will visit multiple historical and artistic sections of Downtown Houston’s tunnels as well as the corporate buildings that lie on top of them. Make sure to bring your smile and camera as we will provide you with unique photo-op opportunities and inside secrets that most native Houstonians don’t even know about!

Book your Underground Tunnel Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY! 

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