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Art Fans, Beer Lovers in Luck with Galveston’s August Event Lineup

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, Artwalk Coming Up in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (June 10, 2014) –
There is still plenty of summer to celebrate, and if you’re a fan of the arts or a lover of beer, August will be the perfect time to visit Galveston Island.

While you’re enjoying Galveston’s beaches and attractions this season, don’t forget to check out special events like Artwalk or Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival – one of the largest craft beer festivals in Texas!

Here’s a look at special events taking place in Galveston this August:

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Don’t miss one of the largest craft beer festivals in Texas as Galveston’s Moody Gardens hosts the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival Aug. 29-31. The event will feature more than 400 craft beers with a celebration showcasing award-winning “brewmasters” at two signature events: the BrewLicious Brews & 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

On Aug. 23, Galveston’s art galleries and businesses will open their doors to the public for an evening of art viewing and hors d’oeuvres amid the beautiful Victorian architecture of historic downtown Galveston. The event, hosted by the Galveston Arts Center, will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. Artwalk is free to attend and occurs every six weeks. For details, visit

Summer Season at The Grand 1894 Opera House
Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show will kick off August performances at The Grand 1894 Opera House with side-splitting humor Aug. 9 and Aug. 10. Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence will light up the stage performing a mixture of music and conversation. On Aug. 23, sway to the sounds of the “Big Easy,” as Dr. John & The Nite Trippers and Aaron Neville deliver a night of high-flying entertainment  for The Grand’s summer season finale.  From Dr. John’s “voodoo” boogie and blues to Aaron Neville’s melodious soul and doo-wop, music-lovers won’t want to miss these true icons of American culture. For more information, visit

Bands on the Sand at Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens may be known for its fascinating pyramids, but summertime at the popular adventure resort means Palm Beach – a kids’ water park and sand beach – is open. Moody Gardens will host its popular Bands on the Sand concert series on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the month. Each concert will be followed by a fireworks display over Offats Bayou. Bands on the Sand concerts are held from 6- 10 p.m. at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach. Tickets are $12 per person. For details, visit

Movie Nite on The Strand
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows and head to downtown Galveston for a free, family-friendly movie or concert this July.  Movie Nite on the Strand will take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 2, with a showing of the film Despicable Me at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets. On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, visitors can catch free, live concerts from 6-9 p.m. in Saengerfest Park at Music Nite on the Strand. On Aug. 9 the park will feature the band Classix. On Aug. 23, it will feature Eric Tessmer Band.

Live Music at East Beach
Grab your beach gear and head to the island’s party beach for a free, live concert series from 3-6 p.m. every Sunday throughout the summer. Next month’s lineup includes Anne B! Band Aug. 3; Noise Poets Aug. 10; Zach Tate Aug. 17; Robert Kuhn Aug. 24; and Blunderbuss Aug. 31.  For more information about East Beach and the island’s other public beach parks, visit

For a full list of events happening in Galveston this August, 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. For more information on Galveston Island visit or call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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