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October Calendar of Events for Galveston

About 8 month(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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Fall offers a full calendar of festivals, shows at The Grand 1894 Opera House and fun giving you plenty of reasons to plan your next Galveston getaway. Mark your calendar for Galveston’s most popular events in October:
 
October Calendar:
Ghostly Galveston: Year-round, Haunted Mayfield Manor
Ghostly Galveston: Year-round, Dash Beardsley Ghost Tours of Galveston Island
Ghostly Galveston: Tuesdays through Fridays in October, Ghost Tour Dinners at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Call (409)765-7721 for advance reservations
October 1, Music Nite on The Strand featuring The Michael Hix Band (Pop, Rock & Soul), 3 to 5 p.m.
October 1, Movie Nite on The Strand featuring “Labyrinth”
October 1-2, Railroad Days featuring Amtrak Exhibit Train at the Galveston Railroad Museum
Foodie Fun: October 4, National Taco Day (buy one; get one free Fish Taco) at Galvez Bar & Grill and Tremont Cafe
October 7, Kendra Scott Trunk Show benefitting Daisy’s Friends charity at The Grand 1894 Opera House (funds tickets to needy children) at Hotel Galvez
October 8, Gritty Goddess 5K Fest
October 8, ArtWalk
October 8, Music Nite on The Strand featuring Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers
Ghostly Galveston: October 9, “Ghosts of Galveston” Book Reading and Signing with Author Kathleen Maca at Hotel Galvez
October 13, Harvest Moon Regatta
• October 15, Toughest 10K Causeway Run
Foodie Fun: October 15, National "Red Wine" Day ($2.50 discount on red wine by th glass) at Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House
October 15, Chubby Checker & The Wild Cats at The Grand 1894 Opera House
October 15, 26th Annual Clean Galveston Walkabout
Ghostly Galveston: October 15, Broadway Cemetery Tours hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
October 15-16, Bike Around the Bay
October 15-16, 33rd Galveston Greek Festival
October 15-16, 19th Annual ARToberfest
October 16, Free Day at 1892 Bishop’s Palace
October 20, Matthew Ryan Unplugged at St. Joseph’s Church, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
October 21-22, 35th Annual Island Oktoberfest
Ghostly Galveston: October 21-22, 27-30, Haunted Harbor Tours Onboard the Seagull II, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
October 22, D’Feet Breast Cancer Fun Run/Walk
Ghostly Galveston: October 27-31, Ghost Tours at Ashton Villa, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
October 27, Schooner America Lecture with Captain Troy Sears, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
October 28, Happy Hour on the Harbor with Schooner America, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
Ghostly Galveston: October 28-29, Lanternlight Tours of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
Ghostly Galveston: October 29, Saengerfest Park Mini-Monster Bash
Ghostly Galveston: October 29, 1838 Menard House Séance, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
Ghostly Galveston: October 29, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (silent film) with Rob Landes at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Ghostly Galveston: October 30, Ghostly Gardens at Moody Gardens
Ghostly Galveston: October 30, “Ghosts of Galveston” Book Reading and Signing with Author Kathleen Maca at Hotel Galvez
Ghostly Galveston: October 31, Menard House Trick or Treating, hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation
Upcoming in November: 
November 3-6, Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
November 12-January 8, 15th Annual Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens
November 12-January 8, ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures A Caribbean Christmas at Moody Gardens
November 13, Elf the Musical at The Grand 1894 Opera House
November 19, Rudolph, The Red-Nose Reindeer, The Musical at The Grand 1894 Opera House
November 25, 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.
 
Tips
If you are visiting multiple attractions, visit 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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