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September Events Not to Miss in Galveston

About 11 month(s) ago by Christine Hopkins "GalvTravelGirl"
Sunflowers with Pleasure Pier in background
Mark your calendar for Galveston’s most popular events in September.
 
September
• Sundays through Labor Day Weekend, Fireworks on the beachfront (9 pm, 37th & Seawall)
• Sept. 1-3, Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
• Sept. 2, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Captain America: The First Avenger”
• Sept. 3, Galveston Symphony at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Sept. 9, Family Day at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig
• Sept. 9, Music Nite on the Strand featuring The Fab 5
• Sept. 15 – Oct. 7 (Thu-Sat), Island ETC presents “Sex with Strangers”
• Sept. 16, Galveston Island Market, 22nd and Mechanic
• Sept. 16-17, Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Sept. 23, Chita & Tune – Two For The Road, Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Sept. 24, Island Tri Girl
• Sept. 29-30, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
 
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 for October & November
• Oct. 7, Jimmy Webb – The Glen Campbell Years at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 14-15, Galveston Greek Festival
• Oct. 15, The Beach Boys at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 21, 27th Annual Clean Galveston Walkabout
• Oct. 21-22, 20th Annual Artoberfest
• Oct. 22, Joshua Bell, violinist, at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 27, “Nosferatu” silent film with Rob Landes at the organ at The Grand 1894 Opera House
• Oct. 27-28, 36th Annual Island Oktoberfest
• Nov. 24, Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
 
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:
• Beginning Sept. 5, fares are $1 for adults and free for children
• The trolley operates daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• 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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