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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Director of Public Relations
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5121

Gigantic Obstacle Course Coming to Galveston’s East Beach This Sunday

 Free Family Beach Challenge to Transform Classic Games into Life-size Fun 

 GALVESTON ISLAND, TX (March 16, 2017) – Giant Jenga blocks, huge dominoes and sandcastle showdowns are coming to Galveston this Sunday with the launch of a new family event series at East Beach.  

 The Family Beach Challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 19, will transform a portion of East Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The course will include eight stations, featuring family favorites like Jenga and dominoes as well as tug of war, sandcastle-building, beach volleyball, foot golf, sack races and more.

 The event is free and participants will have the chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions. For rules and to register in advance, visit

 If you miss the fun on Sunday, Family Beach Challenge will continue monthly at East Beach throughout the spring and summer on the following dates: April 23, May 14, June 18, July 23, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3.

 About East Beach

East Beach is located at 1923 Boddeker Dr. It is home to horseback riding tours, a pavilion and bar, restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals and concessions. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach. Parking at East Beach costs $15 per car during Family Challenge events. For more information about Galveston’s beaches, 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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