Galveston Island End of Summer and Autumn Events

Galveston Island End of Summer and Autumn Events

08/17/2019 | by abseascape | Uncategorized

Galveston Island has amazing weather in the late Summer and early Autumn with tons of activities and festivals to fill your day.  Galveston Island is busy with over a hundred festivals and competitions for all to enjoy.  AB Sea Resorts has the perfect vacation property for you while you visit our island and enjoy the many activities of late summer and early autumn.

The 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition will take place on Saturday August 24th at East Beach in Galveston Texas.  This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award.  On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours creating some very creative and spectacular sand art.

You are sure to light up your taste buds September 28, at the annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival.  Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of Heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival with a Gumbo Stroll, FREE Boat Show and more.

Savor the oh-so-succulent flavors of the Greek Isles featuring many of your Greek Favorites such as Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka, Baklava and other traditional foods served during the Galveston Island Greek Festival.

Then sink your teeth into some strudels and bratwurst and sip a pint of delicious German and Texas craft beer at The Island Oktoberfest. This celebration of Galveston’s German roots, held at the First Lutheran Church of Galveston, has been an island tradition for more than 30 years.

Art lovers, don’t miss this festival, ARToberFEST, which transforms the  Historic Strand District into an outdoor gallery that showcases the works of more than 125 artists from across the country.  You are sure to find treasures to take home and add to your collections.

The Harvest Moon Regatta® has been hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club every year since 1987. The offshore race begins in Galveston and ends with a party in Port Aransas. This is definitely a sight to see all of the sailing beauties with colorful sails and spinnakers racing along the Gulf of Mexico.

Thousands of Bikes and people line up at the Galveston Island Lone Star Motorcycle Rally, October 31 – November 3, 2019.  The Lone Star Rally is known as the largest motorcycle rally in North America.  The motorcycle rodeo and long distance rides also captivate the public. Hundreds of vendors offer a variety of motorcycle accessories, crafted jewelry, and hand-tooled leather. Some of the legendary bike builders from all over the country show their best in custom paint and design.  This is a fun event for all motorcycle enthusiasts.  Call AB Sea Resorts today to reserve for the rally and be sure to ask how to get your FREE night stay!

If you’re here in November or December, check out the 50 days of events that transform Galveston into the Winter Wonder Island, including, Festival of lights and Ice Land at Moody Gardens, Victorian Homes Tour, Downtown lights and Lanterns and the always popular Dickens on The Strand.

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