Press Room

Who We Are

The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of Galveston Island, Texas... Read more.

Media Contacts

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Office: (409)797-5121

Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5124

Jaree Fortin
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5152

Clayton Kolavo
Engagement Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
  • Head to Galveston This Spring Break for Beaches, Historic Attractions

    Spring break is right around the corner which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Galveston’s beach parks will open March 9, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season.

  • 25 Things to Do on Galveston Island Without Hitting the Beach!

    Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. But, if you're not a sand-between-your-toes kind of traveler, don't worry.

  • Galveston's Next Great Neighborhood

    Marked by its beautiful Victorian architecture and colorfully painted storefronts, Postoffice Street is full of charm, offering an enchanting blend of art galleries, boutiques, antique shops, chic eateries and lively entertainment in downtown Galveston.

Recent Press Releases

Jul 03 2019
Galveston Offers Expanded Lineup of Free Summer Beach Events
Jun 07 2019
Galveston Island to Host Fireworks, Beachfront Parade for July 4th Weekend
May 22 2019
Summer Season Brings Water Safety Awareness to Galveston Beaches
May 07 2019
5 New Reasons to Visit Galveston Island this Summer
Apr 29 2019
Spring in Galveston to Bring Outdoor Festivals Galore
Mar 08 2019
Spring Break in Galveston kicks off this weekend
Feb 26 2019
Second Weekend of Mardi Gras Galveston to Feature Texas Country Star Jason Cassidy, Family Gras
Feb 19 2019
Galveston Mardi Gras Celebration Kicks Off Friday

Galveston in the News

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

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Galveston homes to rent for a weekend getaway

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: AIA Sandcastle Competition brings works of art to East Beach

HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Galveston's Carr Mansion claims spot on Texas Monthly's best new hotels list

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: This summer’s best island festivals in the U.S.


Film Production

Just minutes south of Houston, Galveston Island is a film-friendly city that is rich in unique locations. Expansive beaches, authentic Victorian neighborhoods, historic ships, classic urban alleys, world-class architecture and much more make Galveston Island a wealth of diverse filming locations.


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