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Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, Free Beach Concerts in Galveston over Labor Day Weekend

GALVESTON, Texas (Aug. 5, 2016) – There is still plenty of summer left to celebrate, and if you’re a fan of music or a lover of beer, Labor Day weekend will be the perfect time to visit Galveston Island.

While you’re enjoying summer’s last hurrah amid Galveston’s attractions and relaxed beach vibes, don’t forget to check out special events like the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival – the largest craft beer festival in Texas!

The festival will take place Sept. 2-4 at Moody Gardens and will feature more than 400 craft beers with a celebration showcasing award-winning “brewmasters” at two signature events: the BrewLicious Beer & Food Pairing and the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting. Attendees can hoist their mugs while enjoying live music, beer and food pairing seminars, educational events about brewing and more. For details, visit

In addition to the main Beerfest activities here’s a look at other special events taking place on the island this Labor Day weekend:

Free! Movie Nite on The Strand

Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows and head to downtown Galveston for a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. Movie Nite on the Strand will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, with a showing of the film The Hunger Games at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets.

Free! Concerts at East Beach

During Labor Day weekend, you can enjoy a free live concert at Galveston’s East Beach pavilion. The concert, featuring local band Canonazo, will take place from 3-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4. For details, visit

Beach Brews & Bands at Moody Gardens

Beerfest attendees can also head over to Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach for live concerts as part of the festival’s Beach Brews and Bands event. The concerts will take place from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 3 with a performance by The Line Up and Sept. 4 with a performance by The Rat Ranch. Tickets to Palm Beach are $15 per person. For details, visit

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, including several National Historic Landmarks. Galveston Island is home to popular amusements such as, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, as well as a variety of museums and recreational activities from surfing to birding. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.


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