Top 12 things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 12, 2022 include Children’s Summer Reading Club, Historical Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch, and more!

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 12 | Children’s Summer Reading Club

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 12 | Children’s Summer Reading Club | Image Credit: Rosenberg Library

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 12 – 14) Children’s Summer Reading Club, Air, Car & Boat Show at Moody Gardens, Family Day: Needle Through a Balloon, Health in Your Hands, and lots more!


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Top 12 things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 12, 2022 include Children’s Summer Reading Club, Historical Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch, 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

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Top Pick – Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch

HISTORIC HARBOR TOUR AND DOLPHIN WATCH

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

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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of August 12, 2022, Friday

Out & About: McGuire-Dent Recreation Center

What: Rosenberg Library is always looking for ways to engage visitors as it brings you the Out & About series! This Friday, drop by at McGuire-Dent Recreation Center at Menard Park for some free family fun.
When: 12 August 2022 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: 2222 28th St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How: Free; Pre-registration required


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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, August 13, 2022

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

Music Nite on the Strand

Music Nite at the Strand

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

What: This free event in Saengerfest Park welcomes families to enjoy great, live music. This Saturday, the Houston-based band The Octanes (Rockabilly) will be playing their tunes for everyone!
When: 13 August 2022 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: 2302 Strand St Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: Free

Family Day: Needle Through a Balloon

Family Day: Needle Through a Balloon

Image Credit: Ocean Star OEC

What: Ocean Star celebrates Family Day where a different theme that relates to the oil and gas industry is presented through interactive and engaging events. For this month, discover a wonderful technique that is almost magical and learn how to push a skewer inside an inflated balloon! Curious yet? Then make sure not to miss this event!
When: 13 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: 2002 Wharf Rd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: $10 | Free for Children 18 years old and under

Children’s Summer Reading Club

Children’s Summer Reading Club

Image Credit: Rosenberg Library

What: It’s the last day of Rosenberg Library’s Children’s Summer Reading Club so make sure to not miss it! Your children deserves a reward for spending their summer through reading, so consider giving them a personalized trophy, too.
When: 13 August 2022
Where: 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free

Sunrise Yoga on The Beach

Sunrise Yoga

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

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: 13 August 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)

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

Glass Fusion – Coral Bowls

Glass Fusion - Coral Bowls - Event at Clay Cup Studios

Image Credit: Clay Cup Studios

What: The instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of making your coral bowl masterpiece and teach all the fundamentals of glass fusion. To design your own work of art, you can pick from a large variety of colors. Instructions, design templates, and all materials will be provided for the class.
When: 13 August 2022 | 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $20


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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, August 14, 2022

Dolphin Days

Dolphin Days

Image Credit: Seawolf Park

What: Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network welcomes the public to stop by their entertaining, engaging, and educational dolphin booth at Seawolf Park in collaboration with the Galveston Park Board! Marine mammal presentations, specimens, and simulated demonstrations will be shared at the outreach booth for everyone to enjoy and learn from.
When: 14 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free

Back to School Drive with The Future is Us

What: This part of The Future is Us’ “It Takes a Village” Back to School Event, and everyone can participate by dropping off school supplies! Through this event, Galveston kids will be more than prepared for the coming academic year. Bring supplies from the GISD Approved School Supply List as well as headphones, calculators, scissors, items for the school uniform, and underwear, etc!
When: 14 August 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 28th &, Market St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free

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

Health in Your Hands

Health in Your Hands with UTMB's Student National Medical Association

Image Credit: UTMB School of Nursing in Galveston

What: The goal of the SNMA Health & Wellness booth is to inspire people to take control of their health. Free health screening stations will be available at the booth, including ones for glucose, total cholesterol, blood pressure, pulse, and tests on the heart and lungs. Additionally, they would be distributing brochures with information on healthy lifestyle suggestions for conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood sugar, stroke, etc., as well as information on emergency preparedness and resource referrals in the Galveston region.
When: 14 August 2022 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 28th &, Market St, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
How much: Free


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