Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

September 23-25, 2016

Galveston Island Shrimpfest
“Three full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun begins on Friday, September 23 and runs through Sunday, September 25, 2016! Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Free Outdoors Show, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music, Vendors, Kids Area and a Strand Merchant Walk-About! There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!” –

2016 AIA Sandcastle Competition

August 20, 2016

AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition
“The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. On the day of the event the teams, stretched along the beach front, meticulously sculpt their piles of sand and work non-stop for five hours.” –