The Galveston Calendar of Events 2023 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!
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Escape to the sunny shores of Galveston and experience the perfect summer vacation! With open beach parks offering beach amenities, including volleyball courts and snack bars, you can soak up the sun and enjoy the cool ocean breeze.
For an adventure at sea, take advantage of the expanded Galveston Cruise Adventures and set sail on a luxurious cruise from the new Royal Caribbean cruise terminal. Plus, get to explore the island’s popular attractions, such as the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Ship to Shore attraction at the Historic Seaport.
Plan your unforgettable vacation in Galveston today and make this summer one for the books!
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.
Get more information and check out the Sand Castle Lesson in Galveston TODAY!!!
Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of July 7, 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 7, 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.
Book your Dolphin Sightseeing Tour in Galveston TODAY!!!
Things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 7, 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 8, 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
Gather your teammates and join the largest outdoor volleyball association on the Gulf Coast this summer to compete in various volleyball tournaments! The games are open to all ages and skill sets. As long as you can play, you’re welcome to join. Register your team now!
When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 9 am – 5 pm
Where: East Beach, 193-199 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How Much: Free
Invite your friends and enjoy a night of Texas country and classic rock tunes with Dr. B on the keys at the 23rd St. Station Piano Bar. Sing along to your favorite songs and sing the night away.
When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 7 pm – 11 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station and Piano Bar, 1706 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
Celebrate and learn more about the history of Juneteenth with the Juneteenth Brown Bag Lecture Series. This series features guest speakers, writers, or historians who will discuss the history of the event from their own respective fields’ points of view.
When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 12 pm – 1 pm
Where: Nia Culture Center, 2217 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
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 8, 2023, 11 am
Where: RA Apffel East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
Enjoy a good stretch and relax your body and mind before another week of hustling with yoga at the San Luis Resort. The class will take place at the Gazebo Promenade Lawn. So make sure to bring your water and a sweat towel. And get ready to get your limbs moving.
When: Saturday, July 8, 2023 | 9 am – 10 am
Where: The San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
How Much: $15
What: Want something different for your dinner this weekend? Head on over to the docks and climb aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat! Enjoy beautiful views of Offatts Bayou while enjoying delicious food at their buffet and cash bar. If the weather does not permit the boat to sail, dinner will be served dockside.
When: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: $90 for adults | $75 for children aged 12 and under and seniors 65 and older
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.
Book your Historic Galveston Ghost Tour TODAY!!!
Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of July 7, 2023 – Sunday
What: Enjoy some friendly family competition this weekend at the Galveston Beach Family Challenge! There will be 14 stations where you can compete among your family or with other participating families. And you can get the chance to win up to $2000 in prizes.
Each station is designed for anyone over 8 to join. However, each family can only participate in no more than five times per station in a period of 4.5 hours. Also, please take note that it would be better for you to register ahead of time.
When: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 11 am
Where: Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: Share your musical talents in a cozy setting this weekend at Sugar and Rye Galveston. They’ll be holding an open mic night for any local musician who wants a piece of the spotlight. If you’re interested in performing, please register first.
When: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Sugar and Rye Galveston, 2401 Church St, Galveston, TX 77550
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