Every Thursday (11am): A Little History and Lunch with Bobby at Hotel Galvez – Take a Hotel Galvez History Tour with guest favorite Mr. Bobby, the hotel’s guest ambassador, as he shares the history of Galveston and the hotel along with his personal anecdotes about growing up in Galveston and working at Hotel Galvez as a teenager more than 70 years ago. Off and on, Mr. Bobby has worked at Hotel Galvez for more than 20 years and has stories to tell. Following the tour, join Mr. Bobby for lunch in Galvez Bar & Grill. The history tour and lunch package is $34 per person and inclusive with a pre-set menu offering five wonderful lunch options, cornbread muffins, bread pudding, and iced tea or coffee. Advance reservations are required and available by calling (409)765-7721. Tours are held every Thursday at 11am. Hotel Galvez is located at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.
June 12th-13th, July 10th-11th, August 7th-8th, September 11th-12th, November 13th-14th, December 11th-12th (6pm): Ghost Tour Dinner: Dine with the ghosts at Hotel Galvez – Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., invites guests to learn more about the paranormal during its “Dinner with the Ghosts” tour. During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel, which is considered one of the most haunted places in Galveston. The tour begins at 6pm and is followed by dinner at Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $56 per person (inclusive of tax and server gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. Advance reservations are required. For reservations call (409)765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel.
June 13th (6:30-9:30pm): Ranger Creek Whiskey Dinner – This Ranger Creek Whiskey Tasting and Dinner will be held at Riondo’s Restaurante, 2328 Strand St., Downtown Galveston. Tickets are $85 which includes tax and gratuity. Tickets are available at riondos.com/wine-dinner/ranger or call (409)621-9595. For more info go to facebook.com/events/443836406449488/.
June 22nd (8-11am): Cars & Coffee – Come out and see cool cars, meet new friends and have a ton of fun. This will be held at Taco Cabana, 2729 61st St., Galveston.
July 13th (10am-8pm: Old Smokey Throwdown VII – Come join the fun at this annual event at Albatross, 815 21st St., Galveston. Form a team and compete or browse the teams booths. There will be live music, drink specials, and tons more. Categories include Street Tacos, Chicken Wings, Bacon Anything. Contestants may check in and pickup turn in containers at the judging tent beginning at 10am. It is free to attend. Register your team at facebook.com/events/1967965973332690/.