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August Events Not To Miss In Galveston

About 10 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
Galveston Beachfront with Duck Tours and Hotel Galvez
Mark your calendar for Galveston’s most popular events in August.
 
August
• Fridays & Saturdays through Aug. 12, Bands in the Sands at Moody Gardens
• Sundays through Labor Day Weekend, Fireworks on the beachfront (9 pm, 37th & Seawall)
• Aug. 5, Sandcastle Lesson at Stewart Beach
• Aug. 5, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “The Secret Life of Pets”
• Aug. 3-6, Island ETC presents “Disaster”
• Aug. 6, Sunday Movie Nights at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier featuring “Finding Dory”
• Aug. 10-12, Island ETC presents “Disaster”
• Aug. 12, Family Day at Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum
• Aug. 12, Music Nite on the Grand featuring Campfire Soul with Zach Person (Blues/R&B)
• Aug. 12, Sand Crab 5k/10K Night Run
• Aug. 13, Sunday Movie Nights at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier featuring “Sing”
• Aug. 20, August Family Beach Challenge at East Beach
• Aug. 26, Dixie’s Tupperware Party at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Aug. 26, Battle on the Bay Paddle Festival
• Aug. 26, ArtWalk
 
Plan Ahead for September
• Sept. 1-3, Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
• Sept. 2, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Captain America: The First Avenger”
• Sept. 9, Music Nite on the Grand featuring The Fab 5
• Sept. 16, The Galveston Island Market (22nd & Mechanic)  
NEW DATE: Sept. 29-30, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
• Sept. 23, Chita & Tune – Two For The Road, Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Sept. 24, Island Tri Girl
 
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.
 
New Galveston Trolley Details:
• The service began Friday June 2, 2017
• The fares will be waived for summer for all riders
• The service will operate seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• The 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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