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
Director of Public Relations
Office: (409)797-5121

Clayton Kolavo
Digital Content Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120

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

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

Jul 27 2021
Galveston to Bring in Fall Season with Festivals, Ghost Tours
Jun 18 2021
Retrace Juneteenth History with Galveston Freedom Walk
Jun 09 2021
Celebrate World Ocean Day in Galveston
Jun 07 2021
Celebrate the 4th of July on the Beach in Galveston
May 17 2021
Summer Season Brings Safety Awareness to Galveston Beaches
May 04 2021
The Ten Best Reasons to Visit Galveston this Summer
Apr 23 2021
Galveston to Launch Significant Beach Nourishment Projects
Apr 19 2021
Head to Galveston for Spring Festival Fun

Galveston in the News

READERS DIGEST: Best Islands for Retirement

THC The Medallion: Learning the Ropes

Retrace the Life and Legacy of Jack Johnson in Galveston

Cheapest Beach Towns to Live In

Galveston Perfects Bleisure Travel


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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