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Mary Beth Bassett
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Office: (409)797-5121
mbassett@galvestoncvb.com

Ivette Wilhelm
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Office: (409)797-5124
iwilhelm@galvestoncvb.com

Jaree Fortin
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5152
jfortin@galvestoncvb.com

Clayton Kolavo
Engagement Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120
ckolavo@galvestoncvb.com


Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office(409)797-5121
Email: mbassett@galvestoncvb.com
Spring in Galveston to Bring Outdoor Festivals Galore
 
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (March 5, 2019) – This spring, pleasant weather in Galveston Island will usher in a plethora of outdoor festivals. Foodies, families and fans of feathered friends will certainly find a reason to head to the island for some fun.
 
Here’s what’s in store for spring:
 
The Grand Kids Festival
Date: April 6, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Postoffice Street from 20th – 23rd streets, Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Info: www.thegrand.com
 
Description: Galveston can always rekindle the kid in you, but no event will be more exciting for kids of all ages than The Grand Kids Festival hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House. Designed to introduce children and families to the arts, this year’s festival marks its 24th anniversary and will take place April 6. The event features three blocks of activities, entertainment areas and vendor booths. Attendees will be able to enjoy live performances, storytellers, arts and crafts, face painting and more.
 
Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3
Date: April 7, 2019
Time: 5 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, TX
Admission: Free for spectators
Info: www.ironman.com
 
Description: Galveston will host some of the nation’s finest athletes April 7 as they compete in the annual Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas triathlon. The race will begin with a 1.2-mile saltwater swim in Offats Bayou followed by a 56-mile bike course along the Gulf Coast and a 13.1-mile run that will lead athletes to the finish line at Moody Gardens’ Discovery Pyramid. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN 70.3 Texas is also a regional IRONMAN TriClub Championship race.
 
FeatherFest & Nature Photo Festival
Date: April 11-14, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Locations vary
Admission: Prices vary
Info: www.galvestonfeatherfest.com
 
Description: As one of the nation’s top locations for birding, Galveston Island will host the 17th annual FeatherFest birding and nature photography festival April 11-14. FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The event features unique outdoor field trips, workshops and social events for nature enthusiasts of all skill levels. FeatherFest is held during the spring bird migration – the best time to visit world-renowned Galveston area birding hot spots, such as Bolivar Flats and High Island.
 
Galveston Island Wine Festival
Date: April 26-27, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Locations vary
Admission: Tickets start at $89
Info: www.galvestonfoodandwinefestival.com.
 
Description: Historic downtown Galveston will be transformed into a wine lover’s paradise April 26-27 for the annual Galveston Island Wine Festival. The event will feature wines from around the world and culinary events where attendees can learn first-rate tips from popular chefs and renowned winemakers.
 
NEW! Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown
Date: April 26-27, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Tin Cup’s Caddyshack, 9020 Stewart Rd., Galveston, TX
Admission: Prices vary
Info: www.btrcajunthrowdown.com
 
Description: Are you ready to let the good times roll? The Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown is sure to be the spiciest island event taking place April 26-27, 2019, featuring a crawfish cook-off, Cajun cuisine, awesome Louisiana Cajun music and a great family atmosphere.
 
45th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Date: May 4-5 & 11-12, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Locations vary
Admission: $25
Info: www.galvestonhistory.org
 
Description: Rich in history and standing as a testament to survival, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour will return for its 45th year the first two weekends in May. The tour features numerous historical and architecturally significant homes located throughout the island’s vibrant historic neighborhoods. Organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation, the event gives the public a chance to tour the insides of private residences and homes that are not open to the public during the year.
 
Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-off
Date: May 10-11, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: Pier 21, Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Info: www.ycfund.org
 
Description: Galveston is calling all backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills May 10-11 at the 23rd annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off.  The event will feature a wild game cook-off, live entertainment, silent auction, “Run Wild 5K” and children’s activities. This event benefits the Yaga’s Children’s Fund.
 
Galveston Island Beach Revue
Date: May 17-18, 2019
Time: Varies
Where: 2102 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Info: www.galvestonbeachrevue.com
 
Description: Retro swimwear is chic and vintage is king at the Galveston Island Beach Revue, which will take place for its 11th year May 17-18. Contestants from across the country will catwalk across Galveston’s historic Seawall shoreline modeling vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear that echoes the “good ole days” of Galveston's summertime history. Contestants will compete for cash prizes and top honors.
 
About Galveston Island
Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas’ premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. For more information on Galveston Island visit www.galveston.com or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.
 
 
 
 
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