10 Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of April 8, 2022 include Tall Ship ELISSA Day Sails, Free Fishing Tournament for Kids & more!

10 Things to do in Galveston this weekend – Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails on Seagull II – Image courtesy of Facebook@Galveston Historical Foundation

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (April 8 – April 10): Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails on Seagull II, FREE Kids Fishing Tournament, 2022 Fairy Tale Ball and lots more!

Top Pick: Explore the Rich History of Galveston with these Immersive Tours from the Galveston Historical Foundation! 

Ship to Shore Exhibit

Ship to Shore Tour – Exploring the footsteps of the first immigrants to Galveston

History awaits this spring on Galveston Island! Galveston Historical Foundation invites you to the sites, attractions, and experiences celebrating the island’s rich history.

Learn about the immigration journey at our new Ship To Shore interactive experience. Tour beloved favorites like the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. Or set out on the water onboard our Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch.

Check out more information on Exploring Galveston History! 


Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Friday

Galveston Historical Foundation: Viewing of ELISSA Day Sails on Seagull II

What: Grab your tickets for a tour that is going to be an epic mix of education, history and adventure. The harbor tour vessel SEAGULL II will follow the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA into the waters as she sets sail out of the harbor on her annual day sail series. The guests on this tour will be able to trail the historic 144-year-old vessel as she floats away towards the Gulf of Mexico. Tours are available throughout the day.
When: 8 April 2022
Where: Galveston Historic Seaport | 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

In-Person Cooking Class: Fallin’ for Falafel at Galveston College

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Image courtesy of Facebook@Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

What: Check out this cooking class taking place on Friday brought forth by Galveston’s Own Farmers Market which is all things falafel! You will learn how to make tzatziki sauce and falafel from scratch at the masterclass by Chef Paul Mendoza and take home new recipes as well as interesting cooking tips from all the other food lovers that attend the session! Tickets are selling fast so make sure you grab a spot quickly!
When: 8 April 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $5

Jazz with Jayme and Clayton

What: The piano bar in Galveston is known for featuring great music throughout the weekend which is refreshing and rejuvenating, especially after a hard work week. Come and sip on your favorite cocktails at the bar or lounge on the patio and listen to some amazing jazz presented by Jayme and Clayton.
When: 8 April 2022 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station Piano Bar | 1706 23rd St., Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry


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Best Events & Activities in Galveston This Weekend – Saturday

FREE Kids Fishing Tournament

What: Bring the kids out of the homes into the outdoors at this fun fishing contest! It’s a free kids fishing tournament where the little ones can put their fishing rods to work and catch big and small fish and win prizes in loads of different categories, including ‘most catch’! Head over to the fishing pier for this fun, spring special activity.
When: 9 April 2022 
Where: 6101 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
How much: Free entry

Clay Cup Studios: Paint and Sip Canvas Night – Midnight Run

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Image courtesy of Clay Cup Studios

What: Spend an evening full of art, creativity, imagination and color at this paint and sip activity where you’ll be painting a picture of beautiful dolphins diving into the waters at midnight. Create a shimmering sea that glitters under the moonlight and have your pick of ciders, beer and wine at the studio as you get painting!
When: 9 April 2022 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Moody Mansion: 2022 Fairy Tale Ball: Once Upon a Time….at the Castle

What: Games galore, crafts, delicious food and a fantastic DJ all await the little ones and their parents at this fairy tale ball. The grounds of the Moody Mansion will transform into an enchanting fairy story with activities for kids and adults! While those 10 and up can party at the Tween Ball, younger guests can interact with the forest fairies. There’s something for everyone at this fairy tale evening.
When: 9 April 2022 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 2618 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77551
How much: Children’s tickets $25; Adult tickets $100

Evening on the Canopy

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What: Join Houston Audubon for a walk through Smith Oaks where the group will gather at the historic pumphouse and enjoy delicious food and drinks. But before you get to the eating part, take a stroll along the Kathrine G. McGovern Canopy Walkway, witness the wonder of spring migration, check out the nesting birds in rookeries and participate in some other birding activities!
When: 9 April 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary | 823 Rosenberg Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Tickets start at $50

Music Nite on The Strand

What: There’s nothing quite like live music performed well that gets one into the groove of the weekend and Galveston island has a vibrant music scene that makes such leisurely evenings a whole lot of fun! This Saturday, come and enjoy live music at one such series on the Strand that pays a tribute to The Beatles this weekend.
When: 9 April 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Saengerfest Park | 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Sunday

Live Music: Adam Hood at Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe

What: Come and attend a concert featuring the performer and songwriter Adam Hood known for his southern sound that is equal parts country, soul and American roots. Immerse yourself in the tunes of this artist popular as much for putting his own stamp on top hits as for his original works like his newest release, Somewhere in Between.
When: 10 April 2022 | 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: 413 20th Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston Arts Center: Nick Barbee ‘Undeniable’

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Image courtesy of Galveston Arts Center

What: If you haven’t already been to a showing of this exhibit currently on display at the arts center, head on over this weekend and take-in the spectacular work featuring a decade-long survey of Nick Barbee’s life and work in Galveston. The exhibit is about exploring representation in constructing cultures and meanings and focuses on historical figures and narratives and how they connect with personal stories.
When: 10 April 2022 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 2127 Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry


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