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August 2018 Galveston Calendar of Events

About 2 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
Fireworks Over Gulf Every Sunday
August in Galveston means Fireworks, Summer Pop Band Concerts, the return of the AIA Sandcastle Competition, ARTWalk, and Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival.
 
• Ongoing (Tuesdays), Summer Pop Band Concerts at Sealy Pavilion, 24th Sealy
• Ongoing (Thursdays & Sundays), Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at The Bryan Museum
• Ongoing (Fridays & Saturdays), Tremont Jazz Series featuring Trio du Jour at The Tremont House from 6 to 10 p.m.
• Ongoing (Fridays & Saturdays), Jazz Duo Reg and Cary at Hotel Galvez & Spa from 5 to 10 p.m.
• Ongoing (Fridays & Saturdays), Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens
• Ongoing (Sundays), Stay & Play! Galveston Gulf Fireworks Shows, 9 p.m. weekly
• Ongoing (Sundays), Galveston’s Own Family Market at The Bryan Museum
• Aug. 2 – 4, “9 to 5 The Musical” at East-End Theater Company
• Aug. 4, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Saengerfest Park
• Aug. 4, The Texas Tenors at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Aug. 5, The Boutique Bridal Show at Hotel Galvez
• Aug. 11, Family Day at Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig Museum
• Aug. 12, FREE Second Sundays at the Bryan Museum
• Aug. 11, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Dem Roots (Reggae) at Saengerfest Park
• Aug. 11, Sand Crab 5K/10K Night Run at East Beach with Beer Garden Sponsor Galveston Island Brewing
• Aug. 19, Galveston Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach
• Aug. 25, 32nd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach
• Aug. 25, ARTWalk in Historic Downtown Galveston, 6 to 9 p.m.
• Aug. 25, Robert Earl Keen at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens
Travel Tip: Check the calendar for Kitchen Chick and Clay Cup Studios. You might be able to add a cooking class to your itinerary and an artsy night out.
Plan Ahead
• Sept. 28-29, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival in Downtown Galveston
• Sept. 29, Battle on the Bay Paddle Fest at Moody Gardens
• Sept. 30, Island Girl Triathlon at Moody Gardens
 
Seawall and Downtown Parking Tips
The City of Galveston charges for parking along Seawall Blvd. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from 6th to 69th Streets and from 81st to 103rd Streets. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at a participating business. The location code is 5004. You will need the location code when using this App. Parking is $1/hour.
The City of Galveston charges for parking in the Central Business District (downtown including The Strand District and Postoffice) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at pay stations. The location code is 5689. You will need the location code when using this App. Downtown Parking is $1.50/hour.
 
Galveston Trolley Details:
• Trolley fares are $1 for adults and free for children
• Exact change required; trolley drivers cannot make change
• The trolley operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
• Stops include seven stops downtown, a ride down 25th Street where riders will transfer to the Seawall Trolley and stops all along the Seawall from Stewart Beach through to Moody Gardens
• For information, visit www.galvestontrolley.com
 
Tips
Galveston visitors can now take advantage of Uber as well as Get Me.
 
Discounts:
If you are visiting multiple attractions, visit www.galvestonislandpass.com to receive 40% off 4 or more attractions.
 
Visitor Information:
The Galveston Chamber of Commerce operates a Visitors Center at 2228 Mechanic (just one block from The Tremont House) or look for the maps posted throughout downtown.
 
Book Your Hotel:
For a beach view with history, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.
For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at The Tremont House.
Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.
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