Our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 14 include Victorian Fashion Show, Ohana Surf Dog Competition, 10th Annual Albatross Old Smokey Throwdown, Float’s Bikini Contest, 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 – 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 July 14, 2023 – Friday
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 definitely love it too!
When: Friday, July 14, 2023, 10 am – 5 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 under
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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Things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 14, 2023 – Events in Galveston on Saturday
Join the fun with the entire family at Galveston’s only white-sand beach this weekend! Dance to the live music and relax as you enjoy the wonderful gulf breeze and beautiful water view. The Shoreline Grill will also be open with a great menu and cocktails from the bar. After that, enjoy the free fireworks with the Moody Gardens pyramids as your backdrop.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, 8928, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
How Much: $30 – $40 | $24 – $25 for children and seniors | Free for kids 3 and under
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, July 15, 2023, 11 am
Where: RA Apffel East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
Head out with your dogs and enjoy the cool waves with a surfing competition n the beach! Enter your dogs and let your pooch show off their amazing surfing skills. The event will benefit the Galveston Island Humane Society.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 8 am – 12 pm
Where: 27th & Seawall, 2701 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $30 per dog onsite | $25 per dog online
The 10th Annual Albatross Old Smokey Throwdown is back this weekend! Gather your team and join the competition now. Each team should consist of one chief cook and no more than four assistants. And all entries must be cooked on a stock old smokey pit. Once everything’s cooked, the meats will be judged by the public.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 10 am – 6 pm
Where: The Albatross, 815 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Not stated
Enjoy various fashions from the Victorian Era this weekend with a Victorian Fashion Show! You’ll be able to see various dresses and even learn a little about the evolution of Victorian fashion and customs of the time. Refreshments will be served after the show and you’ll also be able to expect the garments up close and visit the League-Kempner House if you like.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 1:30 pm – 5 pm
Where: Broadway Church of Christ, 1628 Broadway Avenue J, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: $45
Have that summer body ready? Join the Bikini Contest this weekend and get a chance to win $100 cash. There will also be music by DJ Nonstopp and tons of other fun activities on the beach.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Float Pool and Patio Bar, 2828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free
Come by MOD this weekend and enjoy an art opening with fellow art enthusiasts featuring artist Karissa Laffey. There will also be live music by LYDA.
When: Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: MOD Coffeehouse, 2126 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Not stated
Have a lot of fun on the sand and learn how to build wonderful things, structures, or buildings from the fine material from 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, March 11, 2023, 11 am to 4 pm
Where: East Beach, 193-199 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
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 July 14, 2023 – Sunday
What: Bring out your inner artist this weekend and celebrate the season with arts and crafts activities for the whole family with Galveston Arts Center! They will also have more information about their classes for adults, teens, and kids plus info about their exhibits and memberships.
When: Sunday, July 16, 2023, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, 3304 Market St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
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