Residents and visitors love Galveston for its variety of events, with something fun and exciting on the calendar nearly every week. Living in or visiting provides the opportunity to make memories and genuinely enjoy the city, and all you have to do is keep an eye on the Galveston calendar of events. Already, 2018 is shaping up to be a year packed with activities in Galveston, with something going on for everyone. Whether you are looking for a solo adventure, a good time with friends, or something to do with your family, there is a long list of Galveston events for you. Here are just a handful of the exciting things planned so far for 2018, so prepare to start adding the fun to your plans for next year.
Music Nite on the Strand
Saengerfest Park comes alive with music every second Saturday of the month, from March through October. Galveston’s top bands perform live, and you can have a front-row seat without spending a dime. It’s a great way to get to know local groups, discover new music, and soak up the Galveston weather. Stay up to date by following the park on Facebook!
Galveston Restaurant Week
From January 6th to the 21st, you can sample the best of the best from Galveston’s impressive food scene at special, unbeatable prices. Additionally, every participating restaurant is giving back to the community by partnering with Access Care of Coastal Texas to provide meals for patients in need. There is a long list of world-class restaurants joining the fun; you can enjoy incredible seafood at Nonno Tony’s Seafood Kitchen, critically-acclaimed Italian cuisine at Riondo’s Restaurante, or classic American fare at Pelican Joe’s.
Mardi Gras! Galveston
The magic of Mardi Gras in Galveston takes over the streets in early February, with thrilling parades, incredible food, and top-notch entertainment. You’ll swear that Galveston does the event just as well (or even better) than New Orleans itself.
Movie Nite on the Strand
Every first Saturday of the month at Saengerfest Park, Galveston residents gather to watch film favorites under the open night sky. Enjoy the gorgeous Texas weather from March through October at this free event. Movies start just after dusk, and be sure to bring a comfy lawn chair or blanket to serve as a seat. Stop by one of the incredible restaurants on the Strand for a bite before the movie, and make a full night of it. The Facebook page for the park has all the information you need.
With new events always happening, you can visit our Galveston Strand events page to stay on top of it all, and ensure you don’t miss a moment of fun. Get out there and make 2018 one to remember, and be sure to take advantage of all that the city of Galveston has to offer.