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September 2018 Calendar of Events for Galveston

About 2 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
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September 2018 Calendar of Events for Galveston
September in Galveston includes the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, the beginning of the 2018-2019 Season at The Grand, the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival and more.

•    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. 
•    Sept. 1, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring "The Neverending Story" at Saengerfest Park
•    Sept. 1 - 2, the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival at Moody Gardens    
•    Sept. 2 (last show), Stay & Play! Galveston Gulf Fireworks Shows, 9 p.m. weekly
•    Sept. 8, Family Day at Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig Museum
•    Sept. 8, Music Nite on The Strand featuring The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute) at Saengerfest Park
•    Sept. 9, FREE Second Sundays at the Bryan Museum
•    Sept. 12 & Sept. 13, Galvez Monthly Ghost Tour and Dinner
•    Sept. 14, Kendra Scott Trunk Show at Hotel Galvez benefitting The Galveston County Animal Resource Center (ARC)
•    Sept. 14 - Oct. 6, Wait Until Dark at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company)
•    Sept. 29, Wynonna & The Big Noise at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Sept. 28, National Drink Beer Specials at Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House
•    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

 

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 
•    Oct. 6, The Choir of Man at The Grand 1894 Opera House
•    Oct. 5-7 Galveston Island Film Festival
•    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. 20-21, 21st Annual ARTOberFest
•    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. 28, The Doo Wop Project at The Grand 1894 Opera House

 

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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