Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 20 | Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 20 | Image credit: Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Here are our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 20, 2023: Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest2023 Buffalo Cash BashGalveston’s Farmer’s Market, 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

Date night in Houston - Segway Galveston Sunset Tour

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.

Get more information and book your Segway Galveston Sunset Tour Today!!!


Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of January 20, 2023 – Friday

2023 Buffalo Cash Bash

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | 2023 Buffalo Cash Bash

Image credit: Moody Gardens

What: Are you ready to get a chance to win big? Head on over to the Buffalo Cash Bash and bring your A-game in cornhole! With cash prizes ranging from $125 to $5000, this is a tournament you won’t want to miss. In addition to that, the venue will also be lined up with unique attractions for everyone in the family to enjoy. 

When: Friday – Sunday, January 20 – 22, 2023, 12 pm
Where: Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554


Glass Fusion Workshop – The Wave

What: Learn how to make your very own Wave glass artwork in this workshop. You’ll be able to learn how to do it from start to finish. And each ticket includes two firings in the kiln. Also, please make sure to RSVP as soon as you can since each class only has 10 spots. Feel free to bring any snacks. You could also purchase beer, wine, and cider at the studio.

When: Friday, January 20, 2023, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Clay Cup Studios, 2219 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $20


It’s a Scavenger Hunt! Galveston

What: Explore Galveston in a fun and exciting way with a little scavenger hunt. This activity is a smartphone-guided event where you can play on your own time by just following the instructions provided by the in-game host. Explore your surroundings and try to locate certain items before time runs out as they’re revealed by the game master. Your time and the item found combined will be appraised and used to rank you against other teams. To join, register on their website. Please take note that ticket prices are per team not per member.

When: Friday, January 20, 2023
Where: The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $24.95


Live Music: Piano Asylum with Mike and Jayme

What: Indulge in the beautiful music of the piano with amazing players Mike and Jayme at the 23rd street Station Piano Bar. The venue is located just a few blocks from the beach. And it has both an inside location and outside location where you can lounge with friends while enjoying a couple of delicious drinks.

When: Friday, January 20, 2023, 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, 1706 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550


Sunset Watercolor

What: Unleash your creative side and get to take home a souvenir of some of Galveston’s best sunsets! You’ll get to see a beautiful sunset from Galveston Island State Park’s observation tower and paint what you’re seeing. No experience needed. All you need is some sunscreen, a water bottle, a folding chair if you have one, and your creativity.

When: Friday, January 20, 2023
Where: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $5 for adults | Free for children 12 and under


Deal Alert – Explore Galveston History with a Segway Tour – just $77.13 for 2 Adults! 

Things to do in Galveston This Weekend of January 20, 2023 include Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest, 2023 Buffalo Cash Bash, and more!

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 21, 2023

Beerfooter 5k Run/ Walk

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | Beerfoot 5k Run/ Walk

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What: Put your best beerfoot forward this Saturday at the 5k Fun Run happening on Seawall Blvd! With a ticket, you’ll get a fun event t-shirt, a participation medal if you’re included in the first 100 runners, and three free beers after the run. So get ready to put some pep in your step and some beer in your belly.

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 9 am
Where: Beerfoot Brewery, 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $40 – $60


Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | Yaga's Chili Quest and Beer Fest

Image credit: Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest

What: If you love chili, better not miss the Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest this weekend! In the event, you can sample over 40 kinds of chilis from participating cook teams and 70+ exclusive beers and spirits that you won’t get anywhere else. There will also be a cornhole tournament, a Patron jackpot margarita contest, a historical Strand merchant walk-about, vendors, and so much more to enjoy!

When: Saturday, January 21 – 22, 2023
Where: The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $15


Pink Martini

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | Pink Martini

Image credit: The Grand 1894 Opera House

What: Indulge in the dulcet sounds and travel around the world with the music of the international phenomenon Pink Martini! Their incredible live music will feature a blend of jazz, cabaret, lounge, world music, and 40s and 50s film music sang by a dozen musicians in 25 languages. 

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $35


Sunrise Yoga on the Beach

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | Sunrise Yoga on the beach

Image credit: SUP Gulf Coast

What: Wake up your body with a great yoga flow surrounded by the peaceful sounds of the waves and birds this weekend. After your yoga session, you can grab a paddleboard or a surfboard and swim out and venture out to see the dolphins or simply to just enjoy the cool waves. 

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023, 7 am – 8 am
Where: 29th Street and Seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard 27), Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $15 | +$10 to paddle or surf after


Deal Alert – Save up to 22% on Galveston Pleasure Pier rides & Landry’s restaurant meal 

Image 1: Up to 22% Off Pleasure Pier Passes + Landry's eGift Card

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 22, 2023 – Sunday

Galveston’s Farmer’s Market

Things to do in Galveston this weekend | Galveston's Farmer's Market

Image credit: Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

What: Get ready to stock up your pantry with the freshest foods you can get at the Galveston Farmer’s Market. You’ll find all sorts of foods here from fresh produce to specialty treats and sauces. Walk around and discover what the market has to offer!

When: Sunday, January 22, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: The Depot on Market, 3304 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free


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