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 September 8, 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 8, 2023, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Saengerfest Park, 2302 The Strand #000, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $14 – $25
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 September 8, 2023 – Events in Galveston on Saturday
What: Unwind after a long work week by stretching your muscles and working your body into relaxation and meditation mode with yoga in the morning for free at the East Beach.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 7 am – 8 am
Where: 2900 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: Invite your friends and enjoy a day of food, drink, and fun as you toast one of Galvestn’s celebrities: Mr. Barry White! Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Galveston Island Humane Society.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Where: Lucky Lounge, 904 Avenue M, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free | $10 BBQ Plates
What: Express your creativity and paint your favorite sea animal at the G. Lee Gallery. Kelly Halbach will be guiding you every step of the way and giving you tips and trips to improve your watercolor painting skills. All materials will be provided onsite.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: G. Lee Gallery, 2217 The Strand, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $65
What: Show off that bod or cheer on your friends at the Float’s Bikini Contest. Contestants will get a chance to win $100 cash and $100 to the Ohana Surf and Skate. There will also be music and other fun activities alongside the contest.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Float Pool and Patio Bar, 2828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: To commemorate the 123rd anniversary of The Great 1900 storm that took the lives of 8,000 men, women, and children, fourth-generation Galvestonian Linda Macdonald will be sharing the personal experiences of many who faced the storm. After her talk, a light reception will follow.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 5 pm – 7 pm
Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 2216 Avenue H, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
What: Exercise under the stars on a beautiful Galveston beach with your friends or family this weekend. The course is lit with LED lights. However, you will be required to run with a flashlight or headlamp. After the run, enjoy great music while sipping on refreshing beers and other drinks.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: R.A. Apffel East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $25
What: Learn how you can paint with wax with artist Shauna Martin and get to make your very own encaustic works of art on wood. Here, you’ll be using black and white photos and tissue paper of all colors to create beautiful compositions.
This workshop is designed for artists of all levels. All supplies will be provided at the venue.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 10 am – 1 pm
Where: Affaire d’ Art, 2227 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: $70
What: Michael Cavanaugh is coming back to The Grand and he’s set to perform a very special concert showcasing the biggest hits of Billy Joel and Elton John. Fans of both musicians will surely be delighted with Cavanaugh’s rendition of their music.
When: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 8 pm
Where: The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Starts at $58
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 September 8, 2023 – Sunday
What: Invite your friends and enjoy a day of music and fun with this Sing-Along show. Sing to your favorite tunes and make the most of the evening before another week starts.
When: Sunday, September 10, 2023, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 23rd Street Station Piano Bar, 1706 23rd St, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free
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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