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July Not To Miss Events for Galveston

About 1 year(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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Galveston’s summer calendar is filled with free events, shows at The Grand and more. Also, check with your favorite attractions for special events and unique tours. New to Pier 21 is Texas Pedal Tours.
 
July 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
Summer Santa Sightings: July 1-31, Santa diving at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid (2 p.m. daily)
Summer Santa Sightings: July 2, Surfing with Santa at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Summer Santa Sightings: July 2, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “A Christmas Story” (1983)
Foodie Alert: July 10, National Pina Colada Day – $4 off Pina Coladas at Galvez Bar & Grill and the 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House
July 9, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Ruckus (Rock)
July 15, Kendra Scott Gives Back Trunk Show at Hotel Galvez benefitting Galveston Arts Center
Summer Santa Sightings: July 16, Visit with Santa at ArtWalk at The Grand 1894 Opera House
July 17, Surf Dog Competition
July 16, ArtWalk
July 16, Island Market
July 16, Jaston Williams and Lauren Lane starring in “A Wolverine Walks into a Bar” at The Grand 1894 Opera House
July 21-23, Texas Race Week Regatta
Summer Santa Sightings: July 23, Santa’s Undersea Voyage at SpongeBob SubPants Adventure at Moody Gardens
July 23, Galveston Island Brewing Second Annual Pub Crawl (Check-in at noon at The Tremont House)
July 23, Kendra Scott Gives Back Trunk Show at Hotel Galvez benefitting Galveston Arts Center
July 23, Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Foodie Alert: July 29, National Lasagna Day - In celebration of National Lasagna Day enjoy a serving of Lasagna, garden salad, and garlic breadsticks for $10 Galvez Bar & Grill and Tremont Café with purchase of lunch or dinner (excludes room service)
 
Upcoming in August and September
August 6, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Pan”
August 13, Sand Crab 5k/10k Night Run
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, Island Market
August 27, ArtWalk
Craft Beer Alert: September 2-4, Brewmaster’s Craft Beer Festival
September 2-4, Galveston Island Market Fest
September 23-25, Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
 
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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