Every Thursday-Sunday: Taste of The Strand Food Tour – At the Taste of The Strand walking and tasting tour, sample appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and other edibles from well-known Galveston institutions. Tickets are $89.95 per person. Purchase tickets at tasteofthestrand.com. Weather permitting, tours begin at 2016 Strand inside of the Old Strand Emporium.
February 13th, 21st (6pm): Ghost Tour and Dinner at Hotel Galvez – Do you believe in ghosts? Hotel Galvez & Spa offers a monthly “Dinner with the Ghosts.” During the tour, the hotel’s concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel followed by a three-course dinner in the Galvez Bar & Grill. Priced at $65 per person (inclusive of tax and gratuity), the one-hour public ghost tour and dinner is only available as part of the ghost dinner package. The tour begins at 6pm and guests should check-in at the concierge desk beginning at 5:30pm. Advance reservations are required. For reservations, call (409)765-7721. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts are featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. Hotel Galvez and Galvez Bar & Grill are located at 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston. Restaurant patrons can enjoy complimentary valet parking when dining.
February 15th (7-9pm): Menardi Gras at the 1838 Menard House – Celebrate Mardi Gras 2019 at the site of the island’s first celebration of the annual fest in 1853, the Michel B. Menard House! Tickets include access to beverages, heavy hors-d’oeuvres, and a live New Orleans brass band. Tickets are limited and advance reservation is required. Mardi Gras is all about dressing for a great time. “Something festive” is recommended (costumes are always welcomed) and fun. The event will be held outside. Tickets are $55-$90 and available at eventbrite.com. Menard House is located at 1605 53rd St., Galveston.
February 24th, March 3rd (11am-2pm): Mardi Gras Brunch at Hotel Galvez – Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez takes on a Mardi Gras flair during the carnival season featuring a rotation of New Orleans inspired menu items such as jambalaya, etouffee, boudin, and bread pudding along with many of the standard brunch favorites. Brunch is $44.99 for adults; $39.99 for seniors and $26.99 for children (ages 6-11). Advance reservations are recommended through OpenTable or calling (409)515-2145.