Gulf Coast Concierge

Sweet Summertime in Galveston

Summer is finally here! Are you ready to get on Island Time? Check out upcoming Galveston events that are not to be missed.

Weekly Happenings


  • Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market (Check it out year-round!)
    Join us every Sunday at Bryan Museum (1315 21st Street) for family activities, live music & a market! Featuring local vendors, you will find everything from honey to coffee to meat. Right now we’re loving the delicious salsa & bagels! During the summer, the market is 9am- noon.
  • Stay & Play Fireworks (6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26, 9/2)
    Set up at the Jetty on 37th Street & Seawall Boulevard, these fireworks run all summer until September 2nd. Fireworks start at 9pm and go until around 9:30. If you’re feeling wild and craving s’mores, follow up the fireworks with a bonfire on the beach!


  • Galveston Beach Band Concert (6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/24)
    This year celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the legendary Summer Pop Band Concerts. Located at Moody Northern Plaza (24th Street & Sealy), this free concert starts at 7:30pm. Lead by Frank Incaprera Jr, Galveston Beach Band features jazz, show tunes, and big band numbers. Make sure to participate in the Children’s Parade held every week at the concert!


  • Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market (Check it out year-round!)
    Go to this market for a more intimate version of the Sunday Farmer’s Market. There are always fun activities for kids, but there is not a yoga session on Thursdays. Great for mixing and mingling with the locals! The market goes from 3- 6 in the afternoon.


  • Bands on the Sand (6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10)
    Join Palm Beach at Moody Gardens every Friday and Saturday from 6pm- 10pm for live music & fireworks! Float the lazy river or hang out on the white sand beach to enjoy the evening. Each night features a different band. With all types of music throughout the summer, you’re sure to find one you love! Admission is $15 per person. This is the perfect way to end a day Moody Gardens! We have you covered with discounted tickets.


  • Sandcastle Building Lessons (6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/27, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18)
    Let your sandcastle dreams run wild at Stewart Beach (201 Seawall Boulevard) on Saturdays! The fun starts at 8am with a professional sandcastle builder working their magic creating a castle until 11am. Lessons are held at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Limited equipment is available so it is recommended that you bring your own sandcastle bucket and shovel. Lessons are free after you pay the Stewart Beach admission. If you’re spending your day here in the sun, don’t miss out on our Beach Package that will ensure you shade and cold drinks!
  • Bands on the Sand (6/16, 6/23, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/27, 8/4, 8/11)
    Bands on the Sand is the same on both Friday and Saturday nights with live music and fireworks. Want to go Friday and Saturday? No worries, the music will be different! What won’t be different are our ticket prices!

Individual Happenings


  • June 16         ESPN 97.5 & Yahoo Sports Radio Super Fun Fest
    Starting promptly at 9am in East Beach, this beach volleyball tournament calls for a day of fun! Hosted by the Gulf Coast Volleyball Association, coed doubles, coed recreational and junior teams will be participating. Load up on your sunscreen and be prepared for a day in the sun! Don’t worry, we have canopies that will keep you out of the sun.
  • June 16         Galveston Island Brewery Celebrate their 4th Anniversary!
    Galveston Island Brewery will be hosting their celebration from noon- 8pm. Known as a family friendly brewery, GIB features a playground for children. Live entertainment along with new specialty beer releases & local food make this the place to be. Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream, Maceo Spice & Import Company along with the lovable food truck, Jenny from the Block, will be serving it up! Stick around until 9:30 to view the Moody Gardens fireworks!


  • July 4             179th City of Galveston Independence Day Celebration
    You won’t want to miss this parade and firework extravaganza for 4th of July! The parade procession begins at 7:30pm on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and finishing at 25th Street. This is a busy event so we suggest arriving early to get your spot. Following the parade at 9:15, a firework show will take place at the 37th Street jetty! Not a fan of just sitting on the sand? Have your chairs delivered to your rental before the event!
  • July 7             Movie Nite on the Strand
    Grab your snacks and blankets to enjoy a movie night at Saengerfest Park (2300 Strand Street). The free event starts at 7:45pm and will be showing “It’s A Wonderful Life”. So round up your family and head on out! Start your morning with a Dolphin Tour leaving from Pier 21 followed by exploring the downtown area and finish it off with a movie.
  • July 14           ArtWalk
    As a classic Galveston event,  ArtWalk has been happening for over 25 years. If you want a true island experience, head on over to the Downtown Historic District for an evening of art galleries, shopping, wine, & live music. This event goes from 6pm-9pm and mostly takes place on Post Office Street.
  • July 14             Music Nite on the Strand
    Join Campfire Soul (Blues, Rock) at Saengerfest Park (2300 Strand Street) for a night of fun and dancing! Music starts at 6pm and lasts until 9pm.
  • July 20-22     Galveston Cajun Festival
    Hosted at Beach Central Park (2102 Seawall Blvd), this event highlights the best of Texas & Louisiana- style food, fun, and live entertainment! Adults- $6, Children 10 & under are free!

Don’t forget Schlitterbahn is hopping with their summer season right now. We have your tickets and coolers for cold drinks and snacks!

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