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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Gilbert

What's Happening on the Island?!?


Get ready for an action-packed calendar of events in the upcoming months! From Mardi Gras to New Years and everything in between, there's something for everyone to look forward to.  Read on to find out about Galveston's upcoming events!


First up, we have Mardi Gras, which will be celebrated on February 2nd & 3rd as well as February 9th & 10th. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, lively parades, and festive atmosphere that Mardi Gras is known for.


As we move towards the middle of February, love is in the air with Valentine's Day on February 14th. Whether you're planning a romantic date or celebrating with friends and family, this day is all about spreading love and appreciation.


Next up on the calendar is Spring Break from March 8th -16th. It's time to let loose and enjoy some well-deserved time off from school or work. Whether you're hitting the beach or exploring new attractions, Spring Break is all about creating unforgettable memories.


For all the cheerleaders out there, mark your calendars for United Cheer-United Nationals on March 9th & 10th. This event brings together talented cheer teams from across the country to compete for national recognition.


Fitness enthusiasts will be thrilled about Ironman 70.3 taking place on April 6th &7th. Prepare yourself for an exciting race that combines swimming, cycling, and running - a true test of endurance and determination. Spectators are welcome.


If you're looking for some beachside fun in April, don't miss out on United Cheer Beach Blast happening on April 13th &14th. Enjoy thrilling performances by cheerleading squads against a backdrop of sun-soaked beaches.


FeatherFest, happening from April 18th to 21st, is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Join us for a celebration of all things feathery, with birdwatching tours, educational workshops, and interactive exhibits that will leave you in awe.


But the excitement doesn't stop there! On May 18th, get ready to strut your stuff at the Flamingo Parade and Pub Crawl. Don your brightest feathers and join us as we take to the streets in a vibrant display of flamboyant flair. Sip on delicious drinks, dance to infectious beats, and revel in the joyous atmosphere.


Memorial Day Weekend awaits us from May 24th -26th. It's a time to honor and remember those who have served our country while also marking the unofficial start of summer with barbecues, outdoor activities, and quality time spent with loved ones.


Kick off your summer with a bang on July 4th as we celebrate Independence Day. Then, gear up for a long weekend of relaxation and fun during Labor Day Weekend from August 30th to September 1st.


Mark your calendars for the AIA Sandcastle Competition on September 20th and 21st, where you can witness incredible sand sculptures come to life. And if you're a fan of seafood and Cajun flavors, don't miss out on the Shrimp & Gumbo Festival on September 27th and 28th.


Rev up your engines for the thrilling Lone Star Rally from October 31st to November 3rd. This motorcycle extravaganza is a must-see event for all bike enthusiasts.

As we approach the end of the year, gather your loved ones together and give thanks during Thanksgiving from November 27th to 30th. To help you get into the holiday spirit, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Dickens On The Strand December 6th and 7th.


Next, it's time to plan for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. From December 22nd to January 7th, embark on a blissful Christmas Break. Whether you choose to spend it cozied up with loved ones or exploring the coastline, make this holiday season one to remember.



And finally, let's bid farewell to this year with a bang! On December 31st, join us for an unforgettable New Year's Eve celebration. Raise a glass as we countdown together towards new beginnings and endless possibilities.

So get your calendars ready and start counting down the days to these incredible events. There's something for everyone to enjoy as we embrace the upcoming months filled with celebration, excitement, and plenty of fun!


Safe travels!

Jan 22 2024

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