Fun Attractions and Things to Do in GalvestonNestled along the beautiful Gulf Coast, Galveston Island is treasure trove of exciting tourist possibilities for the whole family. Spend an afternoon on unforgettable beaches or explore The Strand Historic District for local entertainment. From thrilling amusement parks like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier to fascinating sites like the newly opened Bryan Museum, and long-time favorites Lone Star Flight Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig Museum, 1877 Tall Ship Elisa and Texas Seaport Museum.
Galveston's calendar of events includes free weekly concerts, weekly fireworks, free monthly movies and more. The 2016 Movie Nite on The Strand calendar offers The Fifth Element (April 2), Pitch Perfect (May 7), Dr. No (June 4), A Christmas Story (July 2), Pan (Aug. 6), The Hunger Games (Sept. 3), and Labyrinth (Oct. 1). Music Nite features Harbors Over Highways (April 9), Zach Person Band with Campfire Soul (May 14), The Blaggards (June 11), Ruckus (July 9), Almost Endless Summer (Aug. 13), The Fab 5 (Sept. 10), The Michael Hix Band (Oct. 1) and Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers (Oct. 8). Plus see the Galveston Beach Band every Tuesday during the Summer Band Concerts and free fireworks and concerts every Friday and Saturday at Moody Gardens during Bands on The Sand.