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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
Media Contact
Mary Beth Bassett
Director of Public Relations
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5121
Visit Galveston this Spring for Fun  Outdoor Festivals
GALVESTON ISLAND, TEXAS (April 19, 2021) – Galveston Island has the perfect festival line-up for your post-spring break pre-summer fix. Gorgeous weather will set the scene for families and friends to gather on the Island for festival fun and fare.
Here’s what’s in store for spring:
The Grand Kids Festival
Date: May 1, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Postoffice Street from 20th – 23rd streets, Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Description: Galveston can always rekindle the kid in you, but no event will be more exciting for kids of all ages than The Grand Kids Festival hosted by The Grand 1894 Opera House. Designed to introduce children and families to the arts, this year’s festival marks its 25th anniversary and will take place May 1. The event features three blocks of activities, entertainment areas and vendor booths. Attendees will be able to enjoy live performances, storytellers, arts and crafts, face painting and more.
47th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Date: May 1-2 & 8-9, 2021
Time: Varies
Where: Locations vary
Admission: Tickets start at $35, $40 after April 26
Description: Rich in history and standing as a testament to survival, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour will return for its 47th year the first two weekends in May. The tour features numerous historical and architecturally significant homes located throughout the island’s vibrant historic neighborhoods. Organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation, the event gives the public a chance to tour the insides of private residences and homes that are not open to the public during the year.
Yaga’s Wild Game & BBQ Cook-off
Date: May 8-9 2021
Time: Varies
Where: Pier 21, Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Description: Galveston is calling all backyard chefs, sportsmen and women, and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills May 8-9 at the 25th annual Yaga’s Wild Game BBQ Cook-off.  The event will feature a wild game cook-off, live entertainment, silent auction, “Run Wild 5K” and children’s activities. This event benefits the Yaga’s Children’s Fund.
Galveston Island Beach Revue
Date: May 15, 2021
Time: Varies
Where: 2102 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX
Admission: Free
Description: Retro swimwear that is chic and vintage is king at the Galveston Island Beach Revue, which will take place for its 13th year May 15. Contestants from across the country will catwalk across Galveston’s historic Seawall shoreline modeling vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear that echoes the “good ole days” of Galveston's summertime history. Contestants will compete for cash prizes and top honors.
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. For more information on Galveston Island go to or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.
A Message Regarding COVID-19 and Recent Developments in Texas
The Texas Governor has recently lifted mask mandates and capacity limits throughout the state. However, the health and safety of residents and visitors in Galveston remain a priority for the Galveston Conventions & Visitors Bureau and the Galveston Park Board. Our employees will continue to wear face masks for the protection of our staff and guests. Rigid sanitization protocols will remain in place throughout Galveston’s beach parks. The Park Board strongly encourages guests to follow health and government recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while visiting Galveston, including social distancing and using the hand sanitizer stations provided at park grounds and facilities. Individual businesses on the island may still require masks to be worn for entry and service and/or uphold capacity limits as they deem necessary.

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