Tag: Galveston Texas

Galveston, Texas

A- Overview:
Galveston Island has sun, sea and sand galore. Escape to the perfect year-round resort with temperate weather and 32 miles of sparkling Gulf Coast beach. Sample the Island’s 60-plus attractions and unlimited entertainment venues. Explore one of Texas’ most historic cities and visit unique locations such as The Strand Historic District. Venture through a 10-story tropical rainforest and one of the largest aquariums in the world. Go sightseeing by trolley. Visit one-of-a-kind museums! Take a break and relax in the cool shade of a palm tree or enjoy fishing, sun and great family fun. With over 100 shops and a variety of clubs and restaurants, the Island is a getaway that fits any budget. When it comes to fun, Galveston-style, the beach is just the beginning! Experience it all for yourself.

Located less than an hour from bustling Houston, this island community offers the perfect combination of weather and things to do, or not do, year round. As a tourist destination, Galveston tends to busy on most recognized holidays, weekends, and when the kids are out of school, including spring break. With a moderate climate year round, there is no time of year that isn’t good for a visit. Winters are generally mild with the low temperature in the evening still near 50, making it an ideal time for a great meal at one of the city’s many fine restaurants followed by a stroll on the beach. Spring brings a comfortable combination of warm temperatures during the day; warm enough for a dip in the water and yet cool enough at night to enjoy any outdoor activity. Summers are warm and filled with abundant sunshine. This time of year brings a majority of the visitors to the beach to enjoy the warm Gulf waters. Fall is similar to spring but just a little warmer. Whatever the reason for a visit, whether for a day or a week, this island city is waiting with a warm smile, a warm breeze, and a comfortable climate.

Whatever the interest, there is something in Galveston for everyone. Want to enjoy the soft sea breezes? Sunbathing, feeding the birds, wading in the surf, relaxing under the shade of an umbrella are great ways to spend the day, and with the gentle breeze off of the gulf it feels great as visitors work on that perfect tan. Visitors can even tour the entire area by bike. Bicycles are available for rent for those who just want to take a leisurely tour of the area, including four wheel bikes for the whole family. There is an abundance of nature to observe. Nature lovers will find plenty to see with the seagulls, pelicans, cranes and a host of other sea birds, dotting the landscape. Watch out for those seagulls as they are always ready for that next handout as they beg visitors on the beach.

Being a seaside city, there are plenty of fine restaurants for all tastes. Some have waterfront locations which offer great views of the soaring birds, surfers, and swimmers in the water. For the history buff, visitors can walk or drive around the city and see many historic homes, not to mention a variety of museums and other attractions. The East End Historic District has been designated a historic district and has several restored historic homes. Don’t forget to bring the camera. There are many opportunities to create lifetime memories.

Galveston is an island unto itself. It is hard to imagine that just a short distance from this tropical vacation spot is the bustling city of Houston. Whether for a day, a weekend, a week or more; Galveston, on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, has something for everyone. Come see for yourself.

B- City Information:
Population: 57,247

Elevation: 10 feet above sea level

Land Area: 46.2 square miles

Location: Galveston is located on the barrier island directly across from the mainland coast closest to Houston, on the Gulf of Mexico

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (When it’s noon in Galveston, it’s 1pm in New York City and 10am in Los Angeles). Galveston observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
55.6
57.9
64.0
69.9
76.8
82.1
84.2
84.3
81.0
73.9
65.2
57.9

High temperature (°F)
61.9
64.5
70.1
75.3
81.5
86.7
88.9
89.4
86.6
79.8
71.3
64.3

Low temperature (°F)
49.3
51.2
57.9
64.4
72.0
77.5
79.5
79.2
75.2
67.9
59.0
51.4

Precipitation (in)
4.1
2.6
2.8
2.6
3.8
4.1
3.5
4.2
5.8
3.5
3.7
3.5

Climate:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
10
8
8
6
6
7
9
9
9
7
8
10

Wind speed (mph)
11.6
11.8
11.9
12.1
11.5
10.7
9.8
9.4
10.1
10.3
11.2
11.3

Morning humidity (%)
85
84
85
86
84
81
81
81
81
80
83
85

Afternoon humidity (%)
77
74
74
75
73
70
70
69
68
65
72
76

Sunshine (%)
48
51
56
61
67
75
73
71
68
71
59
48

Days clear of clouds
7
7
7
7
6
7
7
6
9
11
9
7

Partly cloudy days
5
5
6
7
11
13
16
16
11
9
7
6

Cloudy days
18
16
18
16
13
9
8
8
10
10
14
18

Snowfall (in)
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Local Seasons:

As a tourist destination, Galveston tends to busy on most recognized holidays, weekends, and when the kids are out of school, including spring break. With a moderate climate year round, every season provides a wonderful opportunity for visiting. Winters are generally mild with the low temperatures in the evenings still near 50, making it an ideal time for a great meal at one of the city’s many fine restaurants followed by a stroll on the beach. Spring brings a comfortable combination of warm temperatures during the day; warm enough for a dip in the water and yet cool enough at night to enjoy any outdoor activity. Summers are warm and filled with abundant sunshine. This time of year brings a majority of the visitors to the beach to enjoy the warm Gulf waters. Fall is similar to spring but just a little warmer. Whatever the reason for a visit, whether for a day or a week, this island city is waiting with a warm smile, a warm breeze, and a comfortable climate.

How to Get There:

By Air

Scholes International Airport at Galveston

409-744-4010

Private charters available, no scheduled service

Ellington Field in Houston

281-481-2828
Served by Continental Express

Hobby Airport in Houston

713-640-3000

The airport is served by many of the regional airlines including: Air Tran Airways, American Eagle Airlines, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Delta Express, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Atlantic Southeast Airlines

George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston

281-230-3000

Located approximately 50 miles away, the airport is served by many of the worldwide airlines as well as certain local and regional carriers.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi, limousine, and shuttle bus service is available the airports as well as at select locations throughout the Island.

By Car

Most visitors travel through Houston which is located 50 miles from Galveston. The Gulf Freeway (I-45) leads directly into the city.

By Bus

Greyhound offers bus service from Houston. The ride is approximately 50 miles and takes less than one hour.

Greyhound

3825 Broadway

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-7731

By Train

Amtrak does not serve Galveston. The nearest depot is in Houston

Amtrak

902 Washington Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

800-USA-RAIL

How to Get Around:

The best way to get around is by either personal or rental car. In addition, Galveston has a restored trolley line that loops through the Strand District before heading to the beach. There is also electric shuttle bus service to certain areas and attractions.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day last Mon. in May

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day 1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Amaze ‘N Texas

327 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-7020

Hours: Open daily: 11am – 10pm except winter; Fri, Sat & Sun

Admission Charged

Fun for the whole family

The Colonel

Docked at Moody Gardens

7 Hope Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

409-740-7797

Hours: 2 cruises daily: 2 – 3pm; 4 -5 pm

Admission Charged

Paddlewheel dinner/dance cruises by reservation

Galveston County Historical Museum
2219 Market St.

Galveston, TX 77550

409-766-2340

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Explore Galveston County’s rich heritage under the impressive vaulted ceiling of the 1921 City National Bank Building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Delight in the sparkle of the lens from the historic South Jetty Lighthouse and learn how lighthouses and lightships have protected the Gulf Coast for more than a century.

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the first inhabitants of Galveston County.

Ghosts of Galveston Walking Tour

4412 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550
409-766-7957

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

1-1/2 hour walking ghost tour of the historic Strand District.

The Great Storm

Pier 21 (second floor)

Galveston, TX 77550

409-763-8808

Hours: Sun -Thu: 11am – 6pm, Fri – Sat: 11m-8pm

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Gulf Greyhound Park

I-45 at exit 15, La Marque

Hitchcock, TX 77563

409-986-9500

Hours: Open year-round, call for additional information

Admission Charged

One of the world’s top greyhound racing facilities is just fifteen minutes from Galveston. Races every 12 to 15 minutes. The track offers four levels of air-conditioned comfort and is open year-round.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Research Center
4700 Avenue U

Galveston, TX 77551
409-766-3670

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The Laboratory was opened in 1958 by the NOAA, and began researching the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and the Loggerhead sea turtle in 1978. Research includes improvements in husbandry techniques, feeding, growth, pathology, tagging, sea turtle strandings, and the treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles.

Mardi Gras Museum
2309 Ship’s Mechanic Row

Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-5930

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The Mardi Gras Museum is a tribute to past and present celebrations of an Island tradition begun in 1867. It houses historical costumes and memorabilia dating to 1876, models and photographs of the Arches for Galveston project, and space for rotating exhibits.

Moody Gardens

One Hope Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77554

800-582-4673

Hours: Vary, call for additional information

Moody Gardens features a 10 story Rainforest Pyramid offering an incredible tropical environment, and is home to the largest bat exhibit in the Southwest. The IMAX 3D keeps visitors jumping out of their seats, and the experience is so real they reach out to touch objects that seem to be just inches away. Palm Beach offers a white sand beach with a blue lagoon and lots of fun for kids. The Discovery Pyramid features a host of interactive exhibits where visitors can learn about the wonders of science, and take a fascinating adventure ride in the IMAX Ridefilm Theater. Another Moody Gardens attraction, the Aquarium Pyramid, is one the largest in the world and features 100,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the waters of the world.

Offshore Energy Center’s Ocean Star
Pier 19

Galveston, TX 77551
409-766-STAR

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) operates its state-of-the-art facility, the Ocean Star.

Visitors step on board, tour the completely refurbished jackup drilling rig, absorb the day-to-day excitement of offshore drilling and production, marine transportation, environmental protection, construction, pipelining – all experienced through three decks of videos, equipment exhibits and interactive displays. It’s a museum, educational attraction and working drilling rig all rolled into one.

Rosenberg Library

2310 Sealy St
Galveston, TX 77550
409-763-8854

Hours: Mon -Thu: 9am – 9pm, Fri – Sat: 9am – 6pm, Sun (Sept.-May): 1 – 5pm

Admission Free

Call for additional information

The Railroad Museum
100 Strand Ave.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-5700

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Shearn Moody Plaza was the headquarters of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe until the offices closed in 1964. The majority of the building is office space for various businesses and organizations, but the large, central waiting room is the original waiting room built in 1932.

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame / Lone Star Flight Museum
2002 Terminal Dr.

Galveston, TX 77554
409-740-7722

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The museum is home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation. Over 40 restored aircraft are displayed and most are in working condition. The collection includes WWII Fighters, Bombers, Liaison Trainers, and Executive Planes.

Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa
Pier 21 at Harborside Dr.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-763-1877

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Welcome to the Texas Seaport Museum, a project of the Galveston Historical Foundation. Share the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship Elissa. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark which has also been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Walk Elissa’s decks and imagine the days when daring sailors challenged the world’s oceans. In the adjacent museum and theater, witness the story of Elissa’s dramatic rescue from the scrap yard and her meticulous restoration.

Beaches & Parks:

Stewart Beach Park & Recreation Area

Intersection of Seawall Blvd. and Broadway

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-5023

Hours: Open March thru mid October

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Snack bar, gift shop & rentals

Big Reef Nature Park

1923 Boddeker Drive

Galveston, TX 77550

409-770-5355

Hours: Open dawn to dusk

Admission Free

Call for additional information

Park is known for bird watching

Galveston Island State Park

FM 3005, W of 13 Mile Rd.

Galveston, TX 77550

409-737-1222

Hours: Open year-round, 8am-10pm

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Seawolf Park
Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway (51st St.)

500 51st Street

Galveston, TX 77551

409-797-5114

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Features a 3-story pavilion, the USS Cavalla, the USS STEWART (destroyer escort – one of only 3 in the world); a Fishing Pier ; and a Playground. The park was built on an immigration station site and offers a three-story pavilion with a view of Galveston harbor, picnic sites, a playground area and a lighted fishing pier.

Sports:

Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course

1700 Sydnor Lane

Galveston, TX 77554

409-741-4626

18-hole course/Open daily

Hours: Open year round, call for tee times

Admission Charged

Galveston Fishing Pier

9001 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

409-744-2273

Hours: Open daily, 24 hours, seasonal

Admission Charged

1/4-mile long pier with 300 ft.“T” head

61st Street Fishing Pier

6101 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
409-744-8365

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

Pier is open weather permitting

Tours and Transport

Air Excalibur

Scholes International Airport

2115 Terminal Drive

Galveston, TX 77554

409-744-0089

Hours: Open daily: 5:30pm – 8pm

Admission Charged

Enjoy an aerial tour of Galveston

Galveston Harbor Tours

2422 Avenue M
Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-1700

Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Enjoy a tour of Galveston by water and see the dolphins play

Galveston Island Duck Tours

1507 Strand St
Galveston, TX 77550

409-621-4771

Hours: Open year round, call for additional information

Admission Charged

Galveston Island Ferry

5400 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551

409-763-2386

Hours: Operates 24 hours a day

Admission Free

Call for additional information

Galveston Island Trolley

2016 Strand

Galveston, TX 77550

409-797-3900

Hours: Mon-Fri: 6am – 6:30pm, Sat-Sun: 8:50am-6:30pm

Admission Free

Enjoy the scenery aboard the free downtown trolley

Island Carriages
2528 Post office St.

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-6951

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Experience Island Carriages’ Victorian Excursion, a tour of Galveston’s East End Historical District. A horse-drawn carriage will guide you along tree-lined streets providing you a vantage point to note architectural details of these Victorian era mansions. Towering pillars, shadowed silhouettes of ornate carvings, a splash of stained glass in a window, wide welcoming porches, a hit of wrought iron fencing, all reminders of Galveston’s “Gilded Age.”

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Amaze ‘N Texas

327 Seawall Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-7020

Hours: Open daily: 11am – 10pm except winter; Fri, Sat & Sun

Admission Charged

Fun for the whole family

Galveston Island Trolley

2016 Strand

Galveston, TX 77550

409-797-3900

Hours: Mon-Fri: 6am – 6:30pm, Sat-Sun: 8:50am-6:30pm

Admission Free

Enjoy the scenery aboard the free downtown trolley

Ghosts of Galveston Walking Tour

4412 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550
409-766-7957

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged

1-1/2 hour walking ghost tour of the historic Strand District.

Moody Gardens

One Hope Blvd.

Galveston, TX 77554

800-582-4673

Hours: Vary, call for additional information

Moody Gardens features a 10 story Rainforest Pyramid offering an incredible tropical environment, and is home to the largest bat exhibit in the Southwest. The IMAX 3D keeps visitors jumping out of their seats, and the experience is so real they reach out to touch objects that seem to be inches away. Palm Beach offers a white sand beach with a blue lagoon and lots of fun for kids. The Discovery Pyramid features a host of interactive exhibits where visitors can learn about the wonders of science, and take a fascinating adventure ride in the IMAX Ridefilm Theater. Another Moody Gardens attraction, the Aquarium Pyramid, is one the largest in the world and features 100,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the waters of the world.

Seawolf Park

Pelican Island via Seawolf

500 51st Street

Galveston, TX 77551

409-744-5738

Hours: Open year-round, dawn to dusk

Admission Charged

Enjoy a 3-story pavilion, a WWII submarine, the USS Cavalla, a WWII destroyer escort, the USS Stewart, a lighted fishing pier, playground, picnic area and more.

Stewart Beach Park & Recreation Area

Intersection of Seawall Blvd. and Broadway

Galveston, TX 77550

409-765-5023

Hours: Open March thru mid October

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Snack bar, gift shop & rentals

Pelican Island via Seawolf

500 51st Street

Galveston, TX 77551

409-744-5738

Hours: Summer, open 24 hours, off season, dawn to dusk

Admission Charged

Call for additional information

Lighted fishing pier.

Offshore Energy Center’s Ocean Star
Pier 19

Galveston, TX 77551
409-766-STAR

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The Offshore Energy Center (OEC) operates its state-of-the-art facility, the Ocean Star.

Visitors step on board, tour the completely refurbished jackup drilling rig, absorb the day-to-day excitement of offshore drilling and production, marine transportation, environmental protection, construction, pipelining – all experienced through three decks of videos, equipment exhibits and interactive displays. It’s like a museum, educational attraction and working drilling rig all rolled into one.

The Railroad Museum
100 Strand Ave.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-5700

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Shearn Moody Plaza was the headquarters of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe until the offices closed in 1964. The majority of the building is office space for various businesses and organizations, but the large, central waiting room is the original waiting room built in 1932.

Texas Aviation Hall of Fame / Lone Star Flight Museum
2002 Terminal Dr.

Galveston, TX 77554
409-740-7722

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
The museum is home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation. Over 40 restored aircraft are displayed and most are in working condition. The collection includes WWII Fighters, Bombers, Liaison Trainers, and Executive Planes.

Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa
Pier 21 at Harborside Dr.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-763-1877

Hours: Call for additional information

Admission Charged
Share the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship, Elissa. Explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark which has also been designated one of America’s Treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Walk ELISSA’s decks and imagine the days when daring sailors challenged the world’s oceans. In the adjacent museum and theater, witness the story of ELISSA’s dramatic rescue from the scrap yard and her meticulous restoration.

E- Events & Entertainment:

Galveston Events & Entertainment

February

Mardis Gras – Galveston

Usually held in mid February

Location: Galveston Island

409-763-4311

Call for additional information
Experience Mardis Gras – Galveston style. With seven parades held over two weekends and over 200,000 visitors annually.

Annual Galveston Home Garden & Leisure Show

Held in late February

Location: Galveston Island Convention Center

409-762-3930

Call for additional information

More than 280 exhibitors and vendors participate. Features exhibits, demonstrations, programs and more. Hours are 10am – 6pm Saturday and 11am – 4pm Sunday.

March

Feather Fest

Held in late March – early April

Location: Varies throughout Galveston Island

888-425-4753

Call for additional information

Birding festival coincides with the spring migration when the Island sees more than 300 species as they travel through the area.

April

My First Triathlon

Held in early April

Location: Moody Gardens

888-425-4753

Call for additional information

Avoid the intimidation factor as hundreds take the plunge for the first time. Includes a 2.5-mile swim along the shore in waist-deep water, 12-mile bike route and 3-mile run. Begins with competitors as young as 6 years old. For those who want to take the plunge for a second time, My Next Triathlon, takes place the same weekend.

The Grand Kids Festival

Held in early April

Location: The Grand 1894 Opera House

409-765-1894

Call for additional information

Family festival is filled with more than 50 activity booths, three performance stages, a storytelling tent, artisans’ tent and much more. Hours are 10am – 5pm

Southcoast Music Festival

Held in late April

Location: The Grand 1894 Opera House

409-765-1894

Call for additional information

Hoopla Streetball Tournament

Held in late April – early May

Location: Wal-Mart parking lot

888-425-4753

Call for additional information

Although basketball is the focal point, there are other fun activities including kid’s court, jumping balloons, air slides, food court, celebrity appearances, music, special event contest courts and more.

Feather Fest

Held in late March – early April

Location: Varies throughout Galveston Island

888-425-4753

Call for additional information

Birding festival coincides with the spring migration when the Island sees more than 300 species as they travel through the area.

May

Yaga’s Wild Game Cook-Off

Held in mid May

Location: Pier 21

713-818-5507

Call for additional information

Includes live entertainment and fireworks. Proceeds benefit the Yaga’s Children’s Fund.

December

Dickens on the Strand
Held the first weekend of December

Location: The Strand National Historic Landmark District
713-280-3907

Call for additional information
Pre-Christmas celebration featuring the world and times of Charles Dickens. Thousands of celebrants dress in turn-of-the-century outfits to enhance the mood. Jugglers, magicians, tightrope walkers and acrobats, choirs, dance troupes and tradition folk music abounds from six stages throughout The Strand National Historic Landmark District.

Entertainment

East End Theatre Company (etc)
2001 Postoffice Street

Galveston, TX 77550
409-762-3556

Call for performance schedule
Island etc (east-end Theatre Company) is a theatrical resident company in Galveston. Its aim is to provide Galveston area audiences with innovative and cutting-edge productions. Look forward to seeing many of the newer works by both known and new playwrights. Along with their unique offerings, they also produce some of the ‘old favorites.’ Island etc is a small, professional theatre with big aspirations. They invite everyone to become a part of a truly extraordinary experience.

Galveston Island Musicals
Performances held at the Moody Gardens Convention Center
409-737-1744

Call for performance schedule
The Galveston Island Outdoor Musicals performs at its home at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.

The Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice St.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-1894

Call for performance schedule and additional information
A widely renowned, magnificently restored theater that has won awards for its excellence of design, and has featured a long list of legendary performers including Sara Bernhardt, Paderewski, and Anna Pavlova. This is a not-for-profit performing arts theater that presents more than 25 productions annually, including dance, drama, Broadway musicals, opera, as well as shows featuring stars of stage and screen.

Pier 21 Theatre
Pier 21 at Harborside Dr.

Galveston, TX 77550
409-763-8808

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Strand Theatre
2317 Mechanic

Galveston, TX 77550
409-763-4591

Call for performance schedule and additional information
The Strand Theatre is located in the heart of the Galveston Island Strand Historical District in the 1871 Oppermann building, 2317 Ships Mechanic Row. This award-winning, million-dollar restoration has created an elegant, intimate 200 seat theatre across from the historic Tremont House. All trolleys stop in front of the theatre; ample covered parking is available at the nearby Moody Parking Garage at 24th and Harborside.

Galveston Ballet

2301 Market Street (corner of 23rd & Market)

Galveston, TX 77550

409-763-8620

Call for performance schedule and additional information

Galveston Ballet is a regional pre-professional ballet company and academy offering a full range of instruction in classical ballet. It serves Galveston County residents, ages three through adult, with a variety of cultural backgrounds and varied socio-economic status.

Galveston Symphony

Located at the College of the Mainland in Texas City

409-763-2481

Call for performance schedule and additional information

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to mastering and performing the full range of symphonic literature. This ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians has been bringing the unforgettable experience of live performances to Galveston audiences since 1979 with a repertoire of compositions ranging from the baroque to the contemporary. In the belief that symphonic music can be enjoyed by anyone who has the opportunity to hear it, the Galveston Symphony Orchestra presents programs that transcend boundaries of culture and differences in economic and educational background.