Family at Clay Cup Studios in Galveston

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Image Credit: Clay Cup Studios Facebook Page

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (March 11 – March 13): Paint and Sip Canvas Night: Twisted Tea, Free Sandcastle Building Lessons, Galveston Art Walk in Downtown Galveston and lots more!

 

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

Ship to Shore Exhibit

Spring Break 2022 in Houston – Explore Galveston History!

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 during Spring Break 2022! 

 

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Friday

Galveston Symphony Orchestra: Moody Mansion Music: Stella Chen

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What: Come and witness a fresh and phenomenal violin concerto at Moody Mansion featuring the remarkable artist Stella Chan, who has received multiple accolades for her stunning musical talent. The intimate chamber recital will be held in the elegant ballroom of this island space and you’ll also get a complimentary glass of wine along with a chance to meet the soloist!
When: 11 March 2022 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Clay Cup Studios: Paint and Sip Canvas Night: Twisted Tea

What: Get creative at this art space with a canvas in front of you and a brush in your hand to draw a twisted tea set with bright colors and weird, vibrant shapes. You can sip on good old vino, ciders or seltzers while you paint, making this activity a perfectly relaxing way to usher in your weekend.
When: 11 March 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 2219 Post Office Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

In-Person Cooking Class: Healthier Eggs Benedict at Galveston College

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Image courtesy of Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

What: Learn how to make more delicious and healthier eggs benedict than ever in this master cooking class led by Chef Paul Mendoza. Here you’ll learn how to make the perfect hollandaise and poached eggs and you can also take home a number of different recipes! It’s the perfect class for amateur cooks with an opportunity interact with other foodies and home cooks.
When: 11 March 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Galveston College | 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $5

Best Events & Activities in Galveston This Weekend – Saturday

Flip Flop Fest at Galveston Island Brewing

What: Visit the brewery as it gears up to launch the new spring seasonal, Flip Flop Pale Lager and check out the new design of the can and have a pint of beer on a lazy weekend. There’s tons of local music too as well as the The Shepherd Mix food truck and food bar serving the most delicious treats!
When: 12 March 2022 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 423 Stewart Road, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach

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What: Spring break is here which means there’s a ton of beach fun to be had. Head on over to this family-friendly weekend class where kids and adults alike can create spectacular sandcastles with guidance from proper artists. For those beachgoers who are really into sandcastles, participate in the Sandcastle Days to get free lessons!
When: 12 March 2022 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: 201 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston Art Walk in Downtown Galveston

What: Brought forth by Galveston Arts Center, this is a family friendly event that occurs only on eight Saturdays every year and includes a self-guided walking tour of galleries, artist studios and exhibition spaces as well as alternative homes of art like cafes and shops. For those with an artistic bent, this is your chance to tour some of the island’s most culturally rich sites.
When: 12 March 2022 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Downtown Galveston
How much: Free entry

Galveston Arts Center: Figure Drawing Sessions

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What: This is an interesting class for aspiring artists who can learn how to draw human figures from a live model, an essential skill for every visual artist’s toolkit. The session will begin with each model posing in two or three different ways for up to two minutes and then progressing steadily to pose for as long as 50 minutes, occasionally with some furniture or props!
When: 12 March 2022 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: 127 Strand Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $20 for non-members

Things To Do In Galveston This Weekend – Sunday 

Sing-A-Long & Soul 2 Soul Food Sunday

What: Come and enjoy a sing-a-long evening at the piano bar this Sunday and join in the merriment that not only includes a delicious and filling meal but also a great music night presented by two fun hosts. Think of all your favorite songs before you come and then sing your hearts out at this fun evening!
When: 13 March 2022 | 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station & Piano Bar | 1706 23rd St., Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston’s Own Farmers Market: Mindfulness Coloring Station with AFSP

10 Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of March 11 include Paint & Sip event, Galveston Symphony Orchestra & more!

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What: Come to the farmer’s market this weekend and along with shopping for local produce and local artisanal products, also check out this family and kid friendly coloring station where you can let your creativity run wild and indulge in some good old-fashioned coloring work that can then go up on the station’s Positivity Board.
When: 13 March 2022 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: 28th & Market St., Downtown, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Live Music: Mickey Hobbs at Playground Patio

What: Sway to some fun, energetic tunes at the Playground Patio this Sunday and enjoy live music to wind down your weekend. The evening will be taken a notch higher because there’s also some great food in store for the audiences!
When: 13 March 2022 | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 2325 Strand St., Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

 

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