The Mitchell Family and Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) play a key role in Galveston’s tourism industry by operating and maintaining three hotels in Galveston: Hotel Galvez & Spa on the beachfront; The Tremont House in downtown Galveston; and Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.
Forget New Orleans. Spend Fat Tuesday on the Strand in Galveston this year. After the Mitchell family spearheaded the revival of Mardi Gras parades in Galveston, the celebrations have only gotten better. Come see the parades and our magnificent Mardi Gras archways this year. Let the good times roll.
Downtown visitors and residents can view a free outdoor movie on the first Saturday of the month (March – October) at Saengerfest Park (23rd and Strand). Movie-goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, pick up dinner and enjoy a movie under the stars. Movies range from the popular to classics. Movie Nite is sponsored by Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees.
March thru October, music enthusiasts looking for a great live music scene will enjoy Music Nite on The Strand, which is scheduled on the second Saturday of the month. A dance floor and limited seating are provided. Bands perform at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, from 6 to 9 p.m. Music Nite is sponsored by Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees.
Halloween fun awaits you at the Annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash taking place on the Saturday leading up to Halloween ever year from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand. This free, spook-tacular festival includes assorted games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses, face painting and a costume contest for children ages 0-11. Children will compete for prizes for the scariest, cutest and most creative costumes for ages 0-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-11. For families just looking for some Halloween fun, the park will be decorated to provide the ideal backdrop for Halloween photos.