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

Caitlin Carnes
Public Reliations Manager
Office: (409) 797-5121

Clayton Kolavo
Social Media Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
  • Galveston Holiday Events Include Laser Shows, Polar Express and More

    From train rides to the North Pole on the authentic Polar Express to new laser light shows downtown, a 2-million-pound ice land and a world-renowned Victorian festival, Galveston offers no shortage of holiday fun.

  • 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

May 15 2020
Summer Season Brings Safety Awareness to Galveston
Apr 30 2020
Galveston Beaches Open
Mar 26 2020
Learn About Texas History with Galveston Online Resources
Jan 30 2020
Head to Galveston for Spring Break
Jan 23 2020
Mardi Gras! Galveston Announces 2020 Headliners
Jan 07 2020
Celebrate Galveston Museum Day Jan. 25-26
Dec 19 2019
Enjoy Family Fun in Galveston with Lasers and Lights, Ice Land and More
Dec 17 2019
Galveston's Jordan Price Appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malawi

Galveston in the News

13 Fun Things to Do In Galveston

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


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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