Our top things to do in Galveston this weekend of September 22 include the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival, Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun Run, Galveston Women’s Conference, That 70’s Party with GAC, and lots more!
The Galveston Calendar of Events 2023 is full of exciting activities, and this month is no different!
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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 September 22, 2023 – Friday
What: This tour recounts the many famous and infamous crimes and murders from the island’s past on The Strand. It will last approximately an hour and a half and will be limited to 24 people.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Saengerfest Park, 2302 The Strand #000, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $14 – $25
What: Join other nature lovers this Friday and get to learn about native pollinators in the area from local scientists and native plant expert Scott Buckel.
You’ll also get a tutorial to spot pollinators right away as you tour the McGuire Dent Victory Garden outside the Rec Center.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McGuire-Dent Recreation Center at Menard Park, 2222 28th St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Not stated
What: Get your shrimp on! The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is here!
Galveston’s Historic District will be transformed into a melting pot of so many flavors. Get to sample over a hundred gumbos from award-winning cooks, talented cook teams, and backyard roux roughnecks.
There will also be a seafood cook-off, the L’il Shrimps Parade, live music, a Strand merchant walkabout, and a children’s area.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Where: Yaga’s Cafe, 2314 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Various prices
What: Let’s boogie!
Break out your bell bottoms and swagger into the Hendley Market Lofts for a 70’s party. There will be 70s-inspired bites, a custom cocktail, stellar music, beer, wine, interactive art, a raffle, and more.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023, 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Hendley Market Lofts, 2010 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $50
What: Join Melissa Hall in this spooky tour of Grand Galvez where she’ll be sharing photos as well as stories of some of their long-term, non-paying guests. You can come in early for a cocktail or a bite to eat. Also please take note, tickets must be reserved in advance.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023 | 3:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Grand Galvez, 2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $30
What: Celebrate women in mind, body, and spirit at the Galveston Women’s Conference!
This all-day conference educates women and equips them with skills to help them succeed in life and business. It also aims to inspire them to be their best and to renew their spirit.
There will also be a vendor exhibit area showcasing unique products and services specifically for women.
When: Friday, September 22, 2023, 8 am – 5 pm
Where: Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
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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 September 22, 2023 – Events in Galveston on Saturday
What: Celebrate the good work that the Galveston Island Humane Society does this weekend at their largest annual fundraiser.
This celebration will also honor longtime supporter Mary Ann Salch Murphy who has given an enduring amount of her time to the animals in the organization’s care.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Where: San Luis Resort Hotel, 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
What: Help keep your favorite beaches clean this fall by joining the nationwide Fall Adopt a Beach Fall Cleanup program! Invite your friends or your family and do your part in keeping your beaches as clean as they can be.
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Various locations
How much: Not stated
What: Scamper your way down Galveston’s Seawall this weekend at the Shrimp Scamper 5K before diving into good eats and drinks at the main Shrimp Festival!
All fitness levels are welcome to join. Costumes are strongly encouraged.
All participants will get a festival t-shirt, free beer, swag, and a participation medal (for the first 400 runners).
When: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 9 am
Where: Beerfoot Beach Bar, 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $37 (early bird pricing)
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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 September 22, 2023 – Sunday
Wine and Whiskey Pairing (CANCELED)
What: Treat your tastebuds to delectable meals prepared by Chef Dustin and Sous Chef Justin at the Porch this weekend!
The meal will be accompanied by a showcase and tastings of amazing wines and whiskeys chosen by the chefs to perfectly complement your dishes.
When: Sunday, September 24, 2023, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Porch Cafe, 1625 E Beach Dr #2A, Galveston, TX 77550
Do you know of any other fun things to do in Galveston this weekend September 8? Share them with us in the comments!
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