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Galveston Fall Festivals

Fall is finally here! With this new season brings countless great events on the island. If you are thinking about setting aside a weekend for yourself, be sure to experience some of Galveston’s local culture with these events!


Whether you’re in need of a place to stay or are looking for the perfect activity to make your time in Galveston more memorable, we are here to help!

November 1- November 4

Galveston, Texas

 Lone Star Rally

Get ready to rally! This long weekend event has something for everyone! If you’re looking for anything from concerts to vendors to bike shows, they have you covered. Expect crowds, loud music, and a great time!

November 10

Galveston Island Brewing

The Great Dolphin Beer Rescue Version 2.0
Hosted by the Galveston Island Brewery and the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

After a successful inaugural event last year, Version 2.0 is not to be missed! This family-friendly brewery will host an afternoon of fun with music, pizza, raffles, and award-winning craft beer.

November 17- January 6

Moody Gardens Galveston, TX

 Moody Gardens Festival of Lights & Ice Land

Months and months of preparation have gone into setting up the lights and carving of 2 million pounds of ice! Artists were flown in from around the world to bring the theme, Pole to Pole, to life.

November 23- November 24

Home for the Holidays Gift Market at Moody Gardens Convention Center

Looking for unique gifts and not a fan of Black Friday? This is for you! Featuring over 100 vendors from around Houston, you are sure to find something for everyone on the list! After the market, walk on over to see the Festival of Lights and Ice Land.

November 24

Art Walk

Join the locals in downtown Galveston from 6-9pm for an evening of art and live music! This free event features local artists setting up their work along the streets and in galleries. Stroll along Post Office Street with free wine tastings and take it all in!

November 30- December 2

Dickens on the Strand Galveston

Dickens on the Strand

Experience Christmas Victorian Style! This 19th-century event features a weekend full of fun with parades and live entertainment on 5 stages. Walk the streets surrounded by strolling carolers, jugglers, and costumed vendors selling holiday drinks and snacks. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in more Galveston history and culture, check out our Historical Foundation Attractions Pass!