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October 2018 Calendar of Events for Galveston

About 2 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
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October is festival season in Galveston so mark your calendar for Oktoberfest, ARToberfest and Greek Festival. Plus, see our blog on Haunted Happenings for more ideas.
 
• 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.
• Oct. 5-7 Galveston Island Film Festival
• Oct. 6, The Choir of Man at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 6, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring "Hocus Pocus" at Saengerfest Park
• Oct. 13, Family Day at Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig Museum
• Oct. 13, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers at Saengerfest Park
• Oct. 13-14, 35th Annual Galveston Greek Festival
• Oct. 13, Aida Cuevas - Totalmente Juan Gabriel at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 20, 28th Annual Clean Galveston Walkabout
• Oct. 20, Toughest 10K Causeway Run
• Oct. 20, Galveston Island Market in Downtown Galveston
• Oct. 20-21, 21st Annual ARTOberFest
• Oct. 26, Kendra Scott Gives Back Trunk Show benefitting Galveston Ballet at Hotel Galvez
• Oct. 26, Phantom of the Opera - Silent Film with Rob Landes at the organ at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 26-27, 37th Annual Oktoberfest
• Oct. 26 & Oct. 27, Costumes and Cocktails at the Toujouse Bar - Win a Weekend Getaway at The Tremont House
• Oct. 28, The Doo Wop Project at The Grand 1894 Opera House
 
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:
• Nov. 1 - Nov. 4, Lone Star Rally  
Nov. 7 & Nov. 8 , Galvez Monthly Ghost Tour and Dinner
• Nov. 10, Kendra Scott Trunk Show benefitting The Salvation Army at Hotel Galvez
• Nov. 10, Gabriel Royal: Underground Cello at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Brunch at Hotel Galvez & Spa
• Nov. 23, City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
• Nov. 24, ARTWalk
• Nov. 24, Official Kick-off of Lanterns & Lights in Historic Downtown Galveston
• Nov. 24, Asleep at the Wheel: Merry Christmas Y'all at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Nov. 25, The Priests at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Nov. 30, A Christmas Carol at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 45th Annual Dickens on The Strand
 
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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