2018 Galveston Festivals: Food, Beer & Music


Sunny days and mild nights make Galveston Island the perfect place to enjoy festivals year-round. Many festivals celebrate art, music, film, food, beer, and wine while others celebrate various ethnic and cultural holidays. Here is a list of these festivals:

  • May 5th-6th, 12th-13th: Galveston Historic Home Tour
  • May 11th-13th: Texas Crab Festival, Crystal Beach
  • May 11th-12th: 22nd Annual Yaga’s Children’s Fund Wild Game Cook-Off
  • May 19th: Jeep Go Topless Festival
  • June: Juneteenth Celebrations
  • June 2nd: Land Sea Adaptive Sports Challenge
  • June 8th: World Oceans Day Festival
  • June 9th: Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow & Renewal Ceremony
  • June 9th: Galveston Beach Sports Fest
  • June 15th-17th: Galveston Cajun Festival
  • June 9th-10th: Blues, Brews & BBQ on The Pier
  • July 4th: Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show
  • August 25th: AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition & Festival
  • August 31st-September 2nd: Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
  • September 19th-23rd: Redfish Rodeo
  • September 28th-29th: Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
  • September 29th: Battle on the Bay Paddle Fest
  • October 5th-7th: The Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference
  • October 13th-14th: Galveston Island Greek Festival
  • October 20th: Annual Clean Galveston Walkabout
  • October 20th-21st: ARToberFEST
  • October 25th: Harvest Moon Regatta
  • October 26th-27th: The Island Oktoberfest
  • October 27th: Saengerfest Park Mini-Monster Bash
  • November 1st-4th: Lone Star Rally
  • November 17th-January 6th: Winter Wonder Island
  • November 17th-January 6th: Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
  • November 24th-January 1st: Downtown Lanterns & Lights
  • November 30th-December 2nd: Dickens on the Strand
  • November 30th: Victorian Homes Tour
  • November 30th-December 2nd: 45th Annual Dickens on the Strand
  • December 8th-9th: Holiday with the Cranes
  • December 21st-January 4th: Cirque Joyeux Noel at Moody Gardens

Plan Ahead! Here’s a List of 2019 Festivals! 

  • January: Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week
  • January: Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest
  • February: “Mardi Gras! Galveston”
  • March: Galveston Island Book Festival
  • April: Easter in the Gardens at Moody Gardens
  • Apri: Tall Ships Galveston
  • April: The Grand Kids Festival
  • April: FeatherFest & Nature Photofest
  • April: Galveston Food and Wine Festival
  • April: Third Coast Music Festival & Galveston Island Beach Revue

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