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May 2016 Must Do Galveston Events

About 11 month(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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Galveston, Texas is filled with festivals, shows, concerts as well as seasonal attractions including Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Jet Boat Thrill Rides at Pier 21 and Extreme Water Sports which offer flyboarding.
 
May Calendar:
April 30-May 1 & May 1-2, 42nd Annual Historic Homes Tour
Foodie Alert: May, National Hamburger Month – “Buy One Get One Free” traditional and Texas Burger available at Galvez Bar & Grill (excluding Memorial Day Weekend)
May 7, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Pitch Perfect”
Foodie Alert: May 10, National Shrimp Day – “Buy One Get One Free” Shrimp Tacos at Tremont Café
May 8, Paul Anka at The Grand 1894 Opera House
May 13-14, Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-Off
May 13-14, Mamma Mia at The Grand 1894 Opera House
May 14, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Zach Person Band with Campfire Soul (Rock, Soul)
May 20-21, Galveston Island Beach Revue at Beach Central
May 21, Island Market
Upcoming in June
June 4, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Dr. No” (1962 James Bond)
June 4, ArtWalk
June 10, 105th Anniversary of Hotel Galvez
June 11, Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal
June 12, Tremont House Afternoon Tea
 
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. Visitors can pay via PayByPhone or at pay stations. The location code is 5689. You will need the location code when using this App. Effective April 1, 2016, parking is $1.50/hour and charged daily.
 
Tips
If you are visiting multiple attractions, visit galvestonislandpass.com to receive 40% off 4 or more attractions.
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.
 
Pick a date and book your stay at one of this fabulous hotels: 
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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