things to do in Galveston this Weekend - Galveston Family Beach Challenge

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Galveston Family Beach Challenge

The Galveston calendar of events 2022 is full of exciting activities. And the month of May is no different!  

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (May 13 – May 15): 2022 MotoSurf Texas Cup, Butterfly Day at the Bryan Museum, Galveston Family Beach Challenge, and lots more!

 

Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Friday, May 13, 2022

Historic Trinity Cemetery Tour

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What: Your favorite ghost stories writer on the island, Kathleen Maca, has created a tour of the historic Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, where a stroll through the gravestones will tell you tales of the dead and the undead! As seen on Texas Country Reporter, the cemetery tour will dive into realities stranger than fiction as you take in some of the most beautiful sculptures created by artists across the world.
When: 13 May 2022 | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Where: 40th Street at Avenue K, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $30

2022 MotoSurf Texas Cup

What: Sports athletes, JetSurf racers and riders, and all MotoSurf enthusiasts will be coming together for an epic competition in Galveston this weekend! Come and attend a terrific show where you can witness the adrenaline rush of MotoSurfing, which is basically surfing on a motorized surfboard, and cheer the enthusiastic participants going into the waves. This event is one of the most anticipated things to do in Galveston this weekend.
When: 13 May 2022 & 14 May 2022 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Moody Gardens | One Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Tickets start at $10

Rosenberg Library: Anime Club

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What: If the young adults at home cannot stop talking about all things anime, the Anime Club set up by the Rosenberg Library is the perfect spot for them! This club is part of the library’s series of events curated especially for teens and young adults. So, bring anime fans to this hour-long discussion that will dive into everything about the Japanese genre of TV and film animation.
When: 13 May 2022 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: 2310 Sealy St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry


 

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Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Clay Cup Studios: Paint and Sip Canvas Night: Bee Happy

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What: Paint, sip and have loads of fun with canvases and colors this Saturday at the studio space. The evening’s drawing features a bee buzzing atop a blooming flower. Recreate this happy and calming image onto your own canvases as you sip on beers, ciders, seltzers and more, and enjoy a perfectly peaceful and happy weekend.
When: 14 May 2022 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $35

Butterfly Day at the Bryan Museum

What: Come with the kids in tow for a morning full of butterflies at the museum’s gardens which grow a whole host of native plants that attract so many of these beautiful winged creatures. There are a bunch of activities in store for the participating children, including a rainbow butterfly hunt, a Stages of Life matching game, and many more! This is one of the most anticipated things to do in Galveston this weekend.
When: 14 May 2022 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 1315 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $14 for adults

Galveston Historical Foundation: Spanish Colonial Revival Happy Hour & Tour

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What: Galveston is known for its grand Victorian architecture and the historical monuments of the era, but little known is the fact that it is also home to a number of Spanish Colonial Revival-built properties. This tour will take you to places like Grand Galvez and Fletcher House, where you can learn more about the history and architecture of these homes. Delicious appetizers, including Spanish Tortillas and Empanaditas, are also part of the tour! This tour is one of the most anticipated things to do in Galveston this weekend.
When: 14 May 2022 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: 2002 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $50

Movies on the Beach

What: A new series of movie screenings coming up on Galveston’s beaches will kick off with the showing of Deepwater Horizon this weekend. The line-up includes a number of exciting titles ranging from action-packed to animated classics. This Saturday, come for a picnic-style cinema experience that will recur with other titles through the season like Moana, The Endless Summer, and many more!
When: 14 May 2022 | 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where: East Beach | 1923 Boddeker Dr, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Music Nite on The Strand

Music Nite on the Strand - at Saengerfest Park in Galveston

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend | Image Credit – Saengerfest Park Facebook Page

What: Saengerfest Park transforms itself into a place of family entertainment on select evenings during the year. This Friday, come for a music night featuring Sonic Seduction, whose tunes will get you up on your feet, shaking a leg. Enjoy the free, live concert as part of a series of musical evenings that celebrates the local music scene and the community of musicians and artists on the island.
When: 14 May 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Saengerfest Park | 2302 Strand St Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry


 

Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, May 15, 2022

James Sturrock at Albatross Bar

What: Bring your weekend to a close with a live music concert at Albatross Bar featuring the Galveston-based artist James Sturrock. Sip on a drink, wind down at the bar, and enjoy music that is a shoutout to the island’s local artists creating some catchy party and pop tunes.
When: 15 May 2022 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 815 21st St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry

Galveston Family Beach Challenge

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What: Come for an absolutely smashing event at which an entire portion of East Beach will be transformed into an obstacle course! Adults and kids alike can participate in life-sized classic games like a battleship game, limbo, volley balloon, giant Connect Four, and so many more! There are prizes in store for the winners, plus an entire day of free family fun at the beach. This is one of the most anticipated things to do in Galveston this weekend.
When: 15 May 2022 | 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: East Beach | 1923 Boddeker Dr, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free entry


 

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