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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

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

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

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
Media Contact
Leah Cast
Director of Communications
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5152

Water Advisories Lifted for Galveston Island Beaches
GALVESTON, Texas (March 9, 2018) – As of 12:00 p.m. today, the Texas General Land Office confirmed that there are no high level bacteria advisories for Galveston Island, which includes the 35 locations tested daily along the island’s beaches. For real time updates, visit:
Galveston expects to welcome many visitors in the coming days to take advantage of spring break activities including:
·       Popular Attractions & Museums – Many of Galveston’s popular attractions will be open daily and offer new activities during spring break. At Moody Gardens, visitors can explore the newly redesigned Aquarium Pyramid. Schlitterbahn Galveston’s indoor water park will be open daily March 10-18 and then on weekends for the rest of the month. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier will also be open March 10-18, giving visitors a chance to check out its new 5D Theater Ride. The island’s many historic mansions and museums, such as Bishop’s Palace and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, will also be open daily throughout the season.
·       Galveston Family Challenge –The challenge, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m March 18, will transform a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course, allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games. The event is free and offers the chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to popular Galveston attractions.
·       Downtown Cultural Arts & Entertainment District – The district is home to an intriguing selection of theaters, shops, restaurants, and museums that are well worth visiting. The Victorian architecture of Strand Street makes for a charming stroll while shopping for unique finds or trying sweets at LaKing’s Confectionery. Saengerfest Park at 23rd and Strand is a free family park home to a life-size chessboard and regular live entertainment. On March 10, visitors to downtown Galveston can enjoy a free concert from 6-9 p.m. at Saengerfest Park with Music Nite on The Strand.
·       Shows at The Grand 1894 Opera House – An exciting lineup of performances is in store for spring break, including Montana Repertory Theatre: “On Golden Pond” (March 10); the Galveston Symphony Orchestra (March 11); and The Rob Landes Trio: The Fabulous 50s! (March 18).
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