Juneteenth Edition

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, June 18–20

The 155th anniversary of Emancipation Day is finally a federal holiday, so celebrate in style.

06/18/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Hidden Figures

Looking Deeper at the Massive New Juneteenth Mural in Galveston

Who and what will you find in Reginald Adams's "Absolute Equality"?

06/18/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Freedom On The Strand

How Galveston Is Honoring Its Role as the Birthplace of Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Legacy Project pays homage to June 19, 1865, with the new "Absolute Equality" mural.

06/18/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Family Play-cation

Our Favorite Family-Friendly, Houston-Area Hotels

A roundup of local spots where the kids can be kids.

06/08/2021 By Laura Furr Mericas

"On Juneteenth"

Annette Gordon-Reed to Headline a Surprise Inprint Event

The renowned Texas-born historian will talk about her memoir, "On Juneteenth," on June 21.

06/04/2021 By Emma Schkloven

On Deck

Ready to Take a Cruise?

Carnival Breeze and Carnival Vista are back in Galveston, but when will it be vacation time?

05/21/2021 By Raven Wuebker

It’s gonna be May

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, April 30–May 2

Snoop some castle-esque homes in Galveston, pregame Comicpalooza at Karbach Brewing Co., and enjoy Miller’s first outdoor show in over a year.

04/30/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Our Favorite Krewe of Saints Houses in Galveston

Neighborhoods across the island have lit up their homes in celebration of Mardi Gras.

02/10/2021 Photography by Jeff Fitlow

Ahoy, matey

5 Things to Do This Weekend, Jan 29–31 

Finish out the month by exploring Galveston’s historic ships or enjoying some of the best classical music has to offer.

01/29/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Sponsored Content

The Number One Reason to Visit Galveston for the Holidays

The latest additions to the city’s Turtles About Town art project is a fun, free, and safe outdoor activity the whole family will enjoy.

12/16/2020

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