Here are our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 13, 2023: The Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade: Umbrella Decorating Party, Galveston Artwalk, Party on the Patio with Keith Neubauer, and lots more!
The Galveston Calendar of Events 2023 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!
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Deal Alert – Segway Galveston Sunset Tour – 2 adults for just $66.67
Catch the sunset at the Port of Galveston during this guided Segway tour along the city’s seawall, enjoying time to visit the historic Murdoch’s Souvenir Shop, admire the Tall Ship Elissa, and more. Visit more places than you could on foot—thanks to your personal Segway—and benefit from your guide’s local insight throughout.
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Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of January 13, 2023 – Friday
All Access Tours of the 1895 Moody Mansion
What: Explore the home of one of the most powerful Texas families in the old days with this All Access Tour of the 1895 Moody Mansion. Get to step into and discover what lay in the 20 rooms of the house and get a peak into the life of the family that once lived there.
When: Friday, January 13, 2023
Where: Moody Mansion, 2618 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $0 – $34
Deal Alert – Explore Galveston History with a Segway Tour – just $77.13 for 2 Adults!
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
Book your Segway Galveston Magical History Tour Today!!!
Things to do in Galveston on Saturday, January 14, 2023
Direct From Hollywood Speakeasy Saturdays
What: Travel back to 1923 with amazing burlesque entertainment this Saturday at the Mob Bar. In addition to burlesque entertainment, there will be prohibition cocktails, gangster movies, Sinatra music, and selfie walls. Enjoy the roaring 20s now!
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 8 pm to 2 am
Where: Mob Bar, 201 26th St Suite 2, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free – $30
Ghost Tour with the Author of “Ghosts of Galveston”
What: Join Kathleen Maca, the author of “Ghosts of Galveston” for a tour of Galveston’s Strand Street on the first Friday the 13th of the year! While taking a leisurely stroll, Maca will be sharing stories of some of the island’s most famous ghosts. This includes 1900 storm victims, a murderess, spirits of civil war soldiers, and more who are unwilling to part from their Galveston.
Remember to wear comfy clothes. And please take note, no videos or audio recordings are allowed during the tour, however, photos are highly encouraged. The meeting place is in front of the Shearn Moody Plaza Building at the intersection of 25th and Strand.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 9 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Shearn Moody Plaza, 123 25th St #100, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35
The Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade: Umbrella Decorating Party
What: Want to get ready for the 12th Annual Funky Uptown Umbrella Brigade early? Join the Galveston Art Center’s annual umbrella decorating party this Saturday! Umbrellas and art supplies will be provided at the venue.
Brigaders with their very own decorated umbrellas will be granted FREE entry into the Entertainment District on Friday, February 10. If you win the contest, you will lead the Umbrella Brigade and will be featured at the Bryan Museum’s Special Mardi Gras exhibit.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: Galveston Arts Center, 2127 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: GAC members: $40 | Non members: $50
Paint and Sip – Tangerine Turtle
What: Make some art with your best friends or a date while sipping on some comforting beer or wine to wind down this weekend at the Clay Cup Studios. You can buy beer, wine, ciders, hard seltzers, and even non-alcoholic drinks at the venue. You can also bring your favorite snacks.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Clay Cup Studios, 2219 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35
What: If you love art and love discovering new pieces here and there, this might be the event for you. The Galveston Artwalk happens every 6 – 8 weeks in partnership with downtown galleries, nonprofits, artist studios, and local businesses. The event is free and open to anybody who wants to delve into the art scene of Galveston.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Galveston, 2127 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
Painting Class with Caroline Ratliff
What: If you love painting and would want to learn more about it, try joining this class with contemporary landscape artist Caroline Ratliff. All materials will be provided and you’ll be given the option to work with either oil or pastel. To reserve a spot, make sure to reserve your tickets before Friday, January 13 4 pm.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 1 pm – 4 pm
Where: G. Lee Art Gallery, 2217 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $65
Sunrise Yoga on the Beach
What: Wake up with the warm sun surrounded by the calming sounds of the waves and birds as you get your body moving with a good hour of yoga at the SUP Gulf Coast. After finishing your yoga session, you can grab a paddle board or surfboard and wander out towards the water to see the dolphins and enjoy the waves.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 7 am – 8 am
Where: 29th street & seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard tower 27), Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: $15 | +$10 for paddle or surfboard after
What: Celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy with the Galveston MLK Parade this weekend! The parade will start near 29th Street and Church then will proceed south down 29th Street to Avenue R 1/2, then east to 28th Street, and they’ll finish near Menard Park and the McGuire Dent Recreation Center.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023, 1 pm
Where: 29th & Church, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
How much: Free
Deal Alert – Save up to 22% on Galveston Pleasure Pier rides & Landry’s restaurant meal
Spend the day soaring over the Gulf on thrilling roller coasters and amusement-park rides, then dine at a Landry’s restaurant along the pier.
Galveston Pleasure Pier offers one of the finest views of The Gulf of Mexico—right before its Iron Shark plunges you down a 100-foot, greater-than-vertical drop at 52 miles per hour. The coaster is just one of many amusement park rides dominating the Pier. For an extreme view, take a panoramic spin on the 230-foot-high Texas Star Flyer. Afterward, test your luck at the games on the Midway, then tuck into a bucket of shrimp or a sizzling steak at the Pier’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
- The rides: There’s something for the whole family, from intense coasters to the Pirate’s Plunge log flume to the kid-friendly carousels and teacup rides.
- The restaurants: You’ll find a Landry’s restaurant for every taste within minutes of the Pier. Out with the kids? Head to Rainforest Cafe. Date night? Try Saltgrass Steakhouse or Landry’s Seafood. Just need a break? Grab a drink and some casual seafood at Bubba Gump’s.
- The shops: If you’re looking for a souvenir, prove you survived the Iron Shark with a tee at the Pelican’s Bag or grab a bag of nostalgic sweets from Lolli & Pop’s for the ride home.
Discounted Tickets for Galveston Pleasure Pier and Landry’s Restaurant
2 All-Day Ride Passes + $50 Landry’s eGift Card:
$105.98 $85, 19% Off!!!
4 All-Day Ride Passes + $100 Landry’s eGift Card:
$211.96 $165, 22% Off
Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of January 13, 2023 – Sunday
Party on the Patio with Keith Neubauer
What: If you want to simply relax and hang out, come chill out with friends or family this Sunday at The Albatross with Keith Neubauer. Hang out, grab some great drinks, and listen to wonderful live music. Here, you get to throw your worries for the week away and simply relax.
When: Sunday, January 15, 2023, 2 pm to 6 pm
Where: The Albatross, 815 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
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