Our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 25 include Galveston Island Esports Summit, Sunrise Yoga on the Beach, Pride Galveston: Mister & Miss Pride Pageant, MarMo Market, and lots more!
The Galveston Calendar of Events 2023 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!
Deal Alert – Sand Castle Lesson in Galveston
Building sandcastles might seem like child’s play but there are several tips and tricks to creating grandiose sand sculptures. Grab your friends and family, head to the beach of your choice in Galveston, and meet with a sandcastle professional. Learn several methods of turning sand into works of art and enjoy a fun day on the beach.
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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of August 25, 2023 – Friday
What: Unwind after a long work week by stretching your muscles and working your body into relaxation and meditation mode with yoga in the morning for free at the East Beach.
When: Friday, August 25, 2023, 7 am – 8 am
Where: 2900 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: For fans of online games and anything online really, this event is just for you! Enjoy everything from board games, battle robot tournaments, interactive pods, virtual reality, and more.
When: Friday – Sunday, August 25, 2023, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
How much: $40 general admission on Friday and Sunday | $50 general admission on Saturday | $30 for military | $20 for ages 12 and under on all days
Get the lowest price on Dolphin Sightseeing Tour in Galveston with a Guide!
The island of Galveston, Texas sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, a body of water teeming with dolphins. Set sail from the harbor and spend time searching for these playful creatures with a tour guide. Board a covered vessel, perfect for keeping you cool under the Texan sun, and learn about the ecology of the area while you sail.
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What: Kick off Pride Galveston with a night of glamour and skill at the Mister and Miss Pride Pageant! Cheer on your favorite contestants and revel in the celebration afterward with your pals.
When: Friday, August 25, 2023, 9 pm
Where: Robert’s Lafitte, 2501 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Not stated
Things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 25, 2023 – Events in Galveston on Saturday
What: Join the Bucket Brigade this weekend in exploring the creatures and features that make the beaches of Galveston unique! There will be hands-on activities that will investigate topics like marine debris, Sargassum landings, turbid water, and more. The tour lasts 45 minutes. Simply look for bright orange shirts at East Beach. Please take note, the tour is limited to 15 people per session so register fast.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 11 am
Where: RA Apffel East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
Have a lot of fun on the sand and learn how to build wonderful things, structures, or buildings from the fine material of a pro! Head over to East Beach and join “Sandcastle Days” to receive free sandcastle-building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder. Lessons will be by the water’s edge straight down from the East Beach Pavilion. And the event times will be at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: East Beach, 193-199 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: While The Strand may seem like an example of a model neighborhood today, it also hides a dark past. And in this tour, you’ll get to hear tales taken from newspapers and first-person accounts of the many famous and infamous crimes and murders on this Galveston spot.
Tours last about an hour and a half and are limited to 24 participants.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Shearn-Moody Plaza, 123 25th St #100, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $14 – $25
What: Party this weekend Gatsby style and travel back in time to the Prohibition era at The Mob Bar Galveston! Enjoy a rotating mix of some of the best burlesque performers in Houston, special guests from Los Angeles, and touring national and international burlesque stars.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 8 pm
Where: Mob Bar, 201 26th St Suite 2, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: No cover
What: Sip, savor, and soak the artistic atmosphere as you walk through a collection of captivating artworks, unique creations, and handmade crafts at the MarMo Market. From intricately designed jewelry to stunning paintings, you’ll find something that will speak to your soul. There will also be music and a cocktail bar ready for those who want to indulge a little.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: MarMo Plaza, 2121 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: Bring your pups and have fun at San Luis Resort’s Yappy Hour this weekend. This social happy hour will benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society and support all their programs to help save the lives of more pets out there.
When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: The San Luis Resort, Spa and Conference Center, Gazebo Lawn, 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
How much: No cover
Get the lowest price on Historic Galveston Ghost Tour!
Discover the darker side of Galveston on a ghost tour. Pass by mansions and other historical sights where spooky and mysterious things are said to have happened, and hear about the island’s secrets, paranormal events, and haunted history that dates back 150 years. This tour is a fun way to learn a bit about Galveston’s history.
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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of August 25, 2023 – Sunday
What: Tour one of Galveston’s most famous mansions and discover what it was like inside that house when it was still lived in. Explore the rooms, artifact storage areas, and bask in the view of the island from one of the mansion’s trademark turrets.
When: Saturday, August 27, 2023, 3:45 pm
Where: Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35
Do you know of any other fun things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 25? Share them with us in the comments!
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