Things to Do in Galveston this Weekend of January 26 include Menardi Gras! Celebration, A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids, and More!

Things to Do in Galveston this Weekend of January 26 include Menardi Gras! Celebration, A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids, and More!

Our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 26 include Menardi Gras! CelebrationA Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda DavidsGalveston Museum Day, and lots more!

The Galveston Calendar of Events 2024 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, all information is subject to change! As always, please verify with the organizer before heading out! 


Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of January 26, 2024 – Friday

Menardi Gras! Celebration at the 1838 Menard House

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 26 | Menardi Gras! Celebration at the 1838 Menard House

Image credit: Galveston Historical Foundation

What: Visit the Menard House for a night of food, fun, music, and frivolity for Menardi Gras! Your tickets include access to heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and live music by the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band.  As for the attire, something festive and fun is encouraged. Also, the event will be held outside so please dress for the weather. 

When: Friday, January 26, 2024, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Menard House, 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: 
Starts at $125


Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 26, 2024 – Events in Galveston on Saturday

Chess Club at Rosenberg Library

Chess Club at Rosenberg Library

Image credit: Rosenberg Library

What: If you and the kids are into chess and are looking for what to do in Galveston this weekend, the Chess Club at Rosenberg Library would be perfect for you. Get to challenge your skills and form new friendships with your opponents.

When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Not stated


Galveston Museum Day

Galveston Museum Day

Image credit: Visit Galveston

What: Explore the island’s storied past through its art during the Galveston Museum Day! Joining the event is easy. You only have to choose a museum from the list of participants, claim your Museum Day passport at the location, and you’ll get to enjoy discounted rates. 

When: Saturday – Sunday, January 27 – 28, 2024
Where: Various locations
How much: Various prices


A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 26 | A Tribute to Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids

Image credit: Belinda Davids

What: Watch Whitney’s musical legacy come to life with the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davis this weekend. Belinda has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole, and Monica. She was also featured on Fox TV’s Showtime at the Apollo and BBC1 TV’s Even Better Than the Real Thing.  With backing vocalists, choreographed dancers, a live band, lighting, visual and theatrical effects, and state-of-the-art sound, this is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. 

When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 8 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $36


Traveling on a City at Sea: The Story of the Battleship Texas

What: Learn about the legendary warship’s extensive renovation, history, and future this weekend. The exhibit has been extended so you’ll have more time to explore this wonderful piece of history. 

When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 3 pm
Where: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $12 | $9 for seniors and students | $6 for kids | Free for kids 4 and under


Galveston Railroad Museum Train Rides

Galveston Railroad Museum Train Rides

Image Credit: Galveston Railroad Museum

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What: All aboard the Harborside Express! Get to ride trains all weekend at the Galveston Railroad Museum and experience what it’s like to ride their magnificent trains. Kids would love it too!

When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11 am – 1:40 pm
Where: Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $6 for children | $9 for seniors | $12 for adults | Free for infants and kids under


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of January 26, 2024 – Sunday

Backyard Bash at Lucky Lounge with Mike Sueiro

What: Head out to Lucky Lounge this weekend with your friends for a day of music, drink specials, games, and delicious treats from Tito’s food truck for a fun Back Yard Bash.

When: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: Lucky Lounge, 904 Avenue M, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: No cover


Mardi Gras: “Unmasked” on Exhibit

What: Indulge yourself in the mystery and beauty of masks from various Mardi Gras seasons at this year’s annual exhibit at the Bryan Museum. Masks worn years ago by Galveston socialites as well as custom, modern masks created by artisan designers will be on display.  You’ll get to see historic pieces dating back to 1928 as well as masks from the 80s, the Mardi Gras heyday on the island. 

When: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: The Bryan Museum, 1315 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Not stated


Menardi Gras! Jazz Brunch at the 1839 Menard House

What: This year, Menardi Gras! will be debuting their Jazz Brunch. Enjoy a Bloody Mary bar, elevated brunch menu, live music, and limited edition Menardi Gras! 2024 Mardi Gras medallion, and more.  Please take note that tickets are limited. Reservation is required. 

When: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Menard House, 1605 33rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $100


Live Music at the Albatross Bar: Michael Bowen

What: Relax with your pals and enjoy a chill afternoon with fantastic drinks while listening to great music at the Albatross Bar. This weekend’s performer will be Michael Bowen. 

When: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: Albatross Bar, 815 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: No cover


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