Bah Humbug

Galveston's Dickens on the Strand Cancelled for 2020

The annual Victorian-themed holiday festival will return to the island in 2021.

11/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Merry and Bright

Moody Gardens’ Holiday in the Gardens is Back to Light Up Your Holiday Season

The Galveston tourist destination’s annual Christmas event kicks off this weekend and runs all the way through January 2.

11/19/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Close to Home

Here's What Galveston Has Cooked Up for the Holidays

Events still abound this November through January—is a day trip in order?

10/21/2020 Photography by Gwendolyn Knapp

amuck amuck amuck!

Houston’s Halloween 2020 Happenings

From symphony concerts, to family friendly activities, to screenings of "Hocus Pocus," there’s a haunted event for you.

10/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

out of the rubble

One Galveston Artist Is Embodying the Island's Hope As He Recreates Lost Artwork

The sculpture, which will be installed in a new city park, memorializes the Great Hurricane of 1900 while also looking toward the future.

09/08/2020 By Brittanie Shey

Life's a Beach

Remember These Creations from Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition in Galveston?

Covid swept away this summer's iteration of the popular beachy pastime, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some masterpieces from years past.

08/21/2020 Photography by Emma Schkloven

You can see the bee's knees

Historic Galveston Island Beach Revue Celebrates Centennial Online

Don't worry, the annual vintage swimsuit competition has made the virtual leap.

07/31/2020 By Isabella Goodman

Carnival Time

Riding for the First Time in Mardi Gras Galveston

A tale of beads, beers, and zany golf carts.

02/21/2020 By Carlos Brandon

Prix Fix Preview

5 Great Menu Finds For Galveston Restaurant Week

Head down to the Sea Wall for date night because some of these deals are too good to pass up.

01/24/2020 By Timothy Malcolm

Sponsored Content

50 Days of Galveston Holiday Magic Is Happening Now!

Head to Galveston this November and December for the island’s 50-plus days of holiday attractions and events.

11/19/2019

Sponsored Content

Vienna Boys Choir–Christmas in Vienna Comes to Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House This Friday

The world-famous choir will take to the stage for one performance only.

11/19/2019

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ONCE comes to Galveston’s Grand 1894 Opera House This Weekend

Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards, ONCE tells the story of going for your dreams, not living in fear, and the power of music to connect us all.

11/12/2019

Holly, Jolly Houston

Deck Your Christmas Calendar With These Events

Get your dose of holiday culture.

10/28/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Newcomer's Guide

H-Town for Families: A Bucket List

25 must-dos everyone, big or small, young or old, will love.

10/01/2019 By Jeff Balke

Haunted Texas

An Evening of Revelations at Galveston’s Hotel Galvez

Some say the hotel was built atop the graves of victims from the Hurricane of 1900. Since then, there have been rumors of strange happenings.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

Haunted Texas

A Tour of Haunted Texas

In honor of Halloween, we visited three of the spookiest hotels in Texas—in Seguin, Galveston, and Jefferson—to spend the night where spirits (supposedly) dwell.

09/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney, Abby Ledoux, Dianna Wray, and Chris Gray

Grand Design

Galveston's Legendary Grand 1894 Opera House Turns 125

The Romanesque Revival theater on Postoffice Street has been a beacon for the island city’s artistic life since its doors opened in January 1895.

09/25/2019 By Chris Gray

Sand Man

Somebody Made AstroWorld Out of Sand

The Travis Scott-inspired creation was just one of dozens of spectacular structures at last weekend's 2019 AIA Sandcastle Competition.

08/29/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Alexa, Play "Sandcastles" By Beyoncé

The To-Doux List: August 23-25

This weekend brings sample sales, sandcastles, and style talks.

08/22/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Beachy Keen

On the Market: A Charming Coastal Getaway on Galveston's East Beach

For $3.5 million, all your troubles will just melt away.

06/26/2019 By Dalya Mawlawi and Abby Ledoux