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Things to do in Galveston this weekend – Menardi Gras

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (February 11 – February 13): Menardi Gras 2022, A Pre Valentine’s Burlesque Show, Galveston Symphony Orchestra’s Valentine’s Concert and lots more!

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Friday

Galveston Historical Foundation: Menardi Gras 2022

Menardi Gras in Galveston

What: Celebrate Mardi Gras 2022 at the Michel B. Menard House, the site of the island’s inaugural Mardi Gras celebration in 1853! Menardi Gras is a night of food, fun, music, and frivolity hosted by the Galveston Historical Foundation at Galveston’s oldest mansion. Get more information about the 2022 Mardi Gras Celebration in Galveston.
When: 11 February 2022 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Menard House | 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $65 per ticket, $110 for couple’s reservation

Galveston Symphony Orchestra: Moody Mansion Music: Lagniappe Trio

things to do this weekend in Galveston Lagniappe Trio concert

What: Attend a melodious music concert featuring Houston harpist Stephanie Gustafson with Chris Lowry on the violin and Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo on the flute. The Lagniappe Trio offers an expansive performance which will be staged on the island in an intimate chamber music fashion at the elegant ballroom of Moody Mansion.
When: 11 February 2022 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Dickinson Parent Night Out: Dude Perfect Night

What: Enjoy a fun, challenging Parent Night Out where you can recreate some Dude Perfect battles with your friends. Here, you can face off against your friends and family with some Dude Perfect themed challenges, tricks and more! It’s also the weekend before Valentine’s Day so it’s the perfect opportunity for an old fashioned date night too!
When: 11 February 2022 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 3455 Gulf Freeway, Dickinson, TX 77539
How much: $30

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Saturday

GTAP Showing: Casablanca

things to do this weekend in Galveston Casablanca

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What: Get a delicious dinner with your date at one of the island’s fantastic restaurants, stroll along downtown Galveston and step into the theatre in time to catch a showing of the classic film, Casablanca. All ticket proceedings go towards the preservation of the theatre which is a Texas Historical Landmark building.
When: 12 February 2022 | 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Where: Galveston Scottish Rites Cathedral | 2128 Church St Rear, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $15

Galveston Historical Foundation: Valentine’s Tour of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace

What: This is not your average historical guided tour of the landmark Bishop’s Palace but a completely romantic set-up for a perfect Valentine’s Day weekend. Celebrate this weekend with that special someone on a sweetheart tour featuring champagne and chocolate and a discussion on the history of Victorian traditions.
When: 12 February 2022 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: 1402 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $30

A Pre Valentines Show

What: Enjoy an amazing burlesque circus speakeasy cabaret in the run up to Valentine’s Day and make sure your outfit also matches the general mood and theme of this modern burlesque! The show promises to be nothing but fun and will have a perfect cabaret vibe with high stool and couches, from where you can show off your costumes too!
When: 12 February 2022 | 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 1805 Market Street Rear, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Tickets start at $35

Glass Fusion: Beach Bungalows

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What: Attend a workshop where you can learn how to make beach bungalows that can be displayed on wooden stands. The art studio will offer templates or you can create your own houses while the wooden stands are included in your entry fee. Sip on beer, ciders or wine that are available at the studio and enjoy an artsy weekend.
When: 12 February 2022 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Clay Cup Studios | 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $59

The Old Quarter Presents Shake Russell

What: Show up at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café for a performance by Shake Russell known for his songs like Deep in the West and You Wouldn’t Know Me among other hits. The Texas-based singer-songwriter is known for his Americana style folk rock and sophisticated harmonies which you can enjoy at this show.
When: 12 February 2022 | 8:00 pm
Where: 413 20th St., Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Sunday 

Galveston Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I: Valentine’s Concert

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What: Come and experience the Masterworks recital, a four-part series of monthly concerts that features some of the best compositions from Beethoven, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and more! The series kicks of with a Valentine’s special concert exuding a charming, romantic, fresh and cool Nordic air through a beautiful harp concerto and a melodious symphony.
When: 13 February 2022 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House | 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Tickets start at $25

Ghost Tour LLC: Historic Galveston Ghost Tour

What: Up for a bit of spooky, haunted house experience leading up to Valentine’s? Take your date on a ghost tour around Galveston if they too like a dose of fear and mystery and dive into haunted pasts to discover the unstoppable paranormal force which continues to grips the island. This is a family friendly event so get your kids too, if they’re fans of horror.
When: 13 February 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Meets on the corner of 24th and Sealy near the 23rd street entrance of the Rosenberg Library
How much: $20 for adults; $15 for children


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