Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 27 | Paint and Sip Mardi Gras

Things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 27 | Image credit: Clay Cup Studios

Here are our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of January 27, 2023: Paint and Sip – Mardi GrasGalveston Museum DayBattleship Texas Dry Dock Tours, and lots more!

The Galveston Calendar of Events 2023 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!

Also, check out our recent posts on Free Museum Day Houston 2023, Oldest Buildings Around Houston, Best Sports Bars In Houston, and Restaurants Open Late at Night in Houston!  


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 27, 2023 – Friday

The Music of Sam Cooke

What: Revisit history with the music of Sam Cooke, the pioneer of soul music. This weekend, gifted musician Bradd Marquis will bring Cooke’s music back to life with soul-stirring hits like “What a Wonderful World” and “You Send Me.” So invite your friends or bring your family along and enjoy the power of Cooke’s music.

When: Friday, January 27, 2023, 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $36


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

Things to do in Galveston This Weekend of January 27, 2023 include Paint and Sip - Mardi Gras, Galveston Museum Day, 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 28, 2023

WTR?! Pub Crawl

What: Grab your best mates, kick off the new year, and support local bars in Galveston this weekend! Once you get your “Passport,” you can visit various venues throughout downtown Galveston. You can then collect stamps and return to the starting point for the drawing of the grand prize. 

The crawl will begin and end at Texas Tail Distillery. Proceeds will also support the Jesse Salinas scholarship fund and other community efforts.

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11 am – 6 pm
Where: Texas Tail Distillery, 2416 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free


Galveston Museum Day

Things to do in Galveston this weekend Jan 27 | Galveston Museum Day

Image credit: Galveston Railroad Museum

What: Check out the island’s storied past this weekend during Galveston Museum Day. The event will feature free and discounted admission to Galveston-area museums where you can learn all about the history of Galveston and what it once was before the island you know today. To see participating museums, visit GalvestonMuseumDay.com.

When: Saturday – Sunday, January 28 – 29, 2023
Where: Various Locations


The Four Tops at the Galveston Chamber’s 178th Annual Meeting

Things to do in Galveston this weekend Jan 27 | The Four Tops at the Galveston Chamber's 178th Annual Meeting

Image credit: Four Tops

What: The Four Tops are taking the center stage this weekend at the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 178th annual meeting. The Four Tops have been making hits like “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “It’s The Same Old Song,” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” for four decades now. And this Saturday, they’ll be taking you through all those great hits once again.

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 6 pm – 11 pm
Where: Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551


Paint and Sip – Mardi Gras on Strand

Things to do in Galveston this weekend Jan 27 | Paint and Sip Mardi Gras

Image credit: Clay Cup Studios

What: This weekend, Clay Cup Studios will be having a paint-and-sip event featuring one of the most colorful events of the year, Mardi Gras. Gear up and get ready to paint your interpretation of the event while having some delicious drinks with your friends or fellow painters. You can also bring snacks to snack on while having fun sipping and painting. 

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Clay Cup Studios, 2219 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35


Mindfulness Hike at Galveston Island State Park

What: Before you get back to the grind, spend some time slowing down and this would be the perfect event for that. In this guided hike along the Oak Mott Trail, you’ll be able to take in the sights and sounds while allowing yourself to stop worrying, stop tensing, and stop rushing as we often do in our daily lives. 

The hike, however, has very little shade so be sure to bring hats, sunglasses, and bug spray. Make sure to also wear weather-appropriate clothing. 

When: Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11 am – 12 pm
Where: Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $5 for adults | FREE for children


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 27, 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 29, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: The Depot on Market, 3304 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free


Battleship Texas Dry Dock Tours

Things to do in Galveston this weekend Jan 27 | Battleship Texas Dry Dock Tours

Image credit: Battleship Texas Foundation

What: Get to see Battleship Texas up close and out of the water! Every Sunday until April 30th, there will be limited tours on the dry dock at Gulf Copper. It will be around an hour-long walk and space will be limited. Also, there is a strict dress code. You have to wear full-length pants and close-toed shoes with good traction. Hard hats and eye protection will be provided on-site. The tour is also for those only 16 years old and above. And you have to sign up online since no tickets will be sold at the gate. 

When: Sunday, January 29, 2023
Where: Gulf Copper Dry Dock and Dig Repair, 2920 Todd Rd, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $150


Rise Prohibition Brunch

What: Travel back in time to the Prohibition Era of the Roaring 20s when thousands of speakeasies satisfied the nation’s thirst for almost all things forbidden with this Rise Prohibition Brunch.

There will be a cocktail menu, great food, Sinatra and jazz music, themed events, and a beautiful 1920s mob-themed venue. The cocktails and food menu items feature names of prominent real-life gangsters and your favorite wise guys from movies.

When: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 12 pm – 4 pm
Where: Mob Bar, 201 26th St Suite 2, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Price varies


Party on the Patio with Michael Bowen

What: Chill with your pals or your family under the palms and beautiful sun while listening to local musicians at the island’s best dive bar this Sunday before the grind of a new week starts. This week, Michael Bowen will be taking the stage.

When: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 2 pm – 6 pm
Where: The Albatross, 815 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550


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