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Taste the Best of Galveston This September

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Among Upcoming Events
GALVESTON, Texas (July 7, 2014) September may mark the end of summer, but it doesn’t mark the end of fun on Galveston Island. Next month’s calendar is full of special events to draw you to the island, from the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to the Ironman 5150.

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 26-28. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, this year’s festival features an expanded area in Galveston’s historic downtown with a free boat & RV show, seafood cook-off, a 5K run, children’s activities and more. For details, visit  

Ironman 5150 in Galveston
On Sept. 21 Galveston will host a race for champions with the island’s Ironman 5150. Part of the new Ironman 5150 Triathlon Series, competitors at this event will swim 1.5 kilometers in Offats Bayou and bike 40 kilometers through Galveston’s west end before making a 10K run through scenic Moody Gardens. Visit for details.

Redfish Rodeo
Scores of women from across the country will reel in a catch for a cause as part of the 20th annual Redfish Rodeo – a three-day ladies fishing tournament to take place Sept. 18-21 at the new Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston.  More than 100 women representing dozens of teams will compete for money to donate to their favorite charity. For more information, visit

Live Theater Performances
Galveston will offer a variety of exciting shows for the lover of performing arts. On Sept. 13, The Grand 1894 Opera House will open its season with The Pointer Sisters, popular for their stirring 80’s hits including He's So Shy and Dare Me. Then, don’t miss The Official Blues Brothers Revue as it lights up the stage at The Grand on Sept. 20. An eight-piece rhythm & blues revue band will recreate the passion and fun of the original Saturday Night Live Blues Brothers. Visit for details. Finally, Island ETC Theatre will present “The Dixie Swim Club” Sept. 12-27. For details, visit

Free Movie & Concerts
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows and head to downtown Galveston for a free, family-friendly movie or concert this September.  Movie Nite on the Strand will take place at 8 p.m. Sept. 6, with a showing of the film Gravity at Saengerfest Park, located at the corner of 23rd and Strand streets. On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, the park will host free, live concerts from 6-9 p.m. at Music Nite on the Strand. On Sept. 13 the park will feature Bon Ton Mickey and the Zydeco Hot Steppers. On Sept. 27, it will feature Gary Michael Dahl Band.  If you prefer to listen to music with your toes in the sand, head to East Beach for a free, live concert from 3-6 p.m. Sept 7 featuring the band Ocean Roots. 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 September, 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 www.galveston.comor call 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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