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August Must Do Events in Galveston

About 8 month(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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Summer isn’t quite over yet and there are plenty of reasons to plan your next end of summer getaway. Following are August’s most popular events:
August Calendar:
Ongoing – August 6 (Every Friday & Saturday), Bands on the Sand and Fireworks at Moody Gardens
Ongoing – August 30 (Every Tuesday), Summer Band Concerts at Ashton Villa
August 5 & 6, Jeanne Robertson at The Grand 1894 Opera House
August 6, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Pan”
August 13, Sand Crab 5k/10k Night Run
August 13, Kendra Scott Gives Back Trunk Show at Hotel Galvez benefitting Daisy’s Friends at The Grand 1894 Opera House
August 13, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Almost Endless Summer (Oldies)
Foodie Alert: August 16, National Rum Day - Enjoy $4 off All Rum drinks at Galvez Bar & Grill and the 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House
August 20, 30th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach
August 20, Island Market
August 27, ArtWalk
 
Upcoming in September and October
Craft Beer Alert: September 2-4, Brewmaster’s Craft Beer Festival
September 2-4, Galveston Island Market Fest
September 3, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “The Hunger Games”
September 10, The Texas Tenors at The Grand 1894 Opera House
September 10, Music Nite on The Strand featuring The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute Band)
September 23-25, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
October 15-16, 19th Annual ARToberfest
October 21-22, 35th Annual Island Oktoberfest
 
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.
 
Tips
If you are visiting multiple attractions, visit www.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.
 
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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