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Movie Night on the Strand, every first Saturday of the month, June thru September.  This free event occurs at
Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand.  This summer's Features include "The Breakfast Club," "Ocean's 11," "Mamma
Mia," and "The Sting!"

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends, and enjoy a fine evening of classic movies under the stars. Presented
by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mitchell Historic Properties.


Music Night on the Strand, every second Saturday of the month, June thru September. The event occurs at
Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand, 5pm - 8pm.

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pals, and enjoy a fine evening of live music under the stars. Presented by the
Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mitchell Historic Properties.


Market on the Strand is a free monthly event held the third Saturday of each month at Saengerfest Park. The
Market is sponsored and organized by the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership, a non-profit organization,
and an all Volunteer Committee.

The Market offers a variety of hand-crafted items by local artisans. Relax a bit as you stroll down The Strand, and visit
with our vendors about their items and their individual craft. Browse and shop items ranging from whimsical aprons
to photographs of historic Galveston, bath salts, jewelry, plants, and so much more.


Bands on the Sand summer concert series sponsored by Moody Gardens through mid August at its Palm Beach
attraction.  Popular local groups will entertain you with the best pop, country, r&b, and rock music around...and each
performance ends with a spectacular fireworks display.  Admission is $10. Fridays, June 10 through mid August.  
Performances start at 6:00pm.
See
www.galveston.com for information on any of these events, as well as More Galveston special events!


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Before or after your cruise, be sure to set sail for all the fun Galveston Island has to offer.  From
attractions to nightlife to world-class cuisine, Galveston offers an unforgettable accompaniment
to your cruise vacation!

From soft sandy beaches to famous 19th century architecture, the island is surrounded with
incredible history and unique beauty that you won't want to miss!

Galveston is a small romantic island tucked deep within the heart of south Texas, possessing all the charm of a small southern town and just
40 minutes south of the fourth largest city in the United States (Houston).  The Island has seen its share of calamities, and is the site of the
worst natural disaster in U.S. history, but nothing could erase the tranquility of a Galveston sunset.

Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous
antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest concentrations of Victorian architecture in
the country!

Special Events Every Weekend!...                                                                      (Seasonal)
terminal. The 36-block district offers more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries housed in beautiful Victorian iron-front buildings. The area is
downtown district offer discounts to cruise ship passengers (simply present your cruise credentials as proof.)

Recommended attractions also include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1895 Moody Mansion which portray
early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite; The
Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters; The Great
Storm documentary
detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; the Railroad Museum in the restored Union
Depot;
Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching; the Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame housing one of the finest collections of
restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation;
Moody Gardens featuring a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, tropical
rainforest pyramid,
and a Ridefilm Theater; and the new year-round Schlitterbahn Waterpark - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family
destination.

Getting around the island is easy. You can travel by land, sea and air via
Treasure Isle Tour Train, The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, Galveston
Island Ferry, Galveston Duck Tours, Galveston Harbor Tours, Galveston Island Tours, Painted Lady Tours, Segway Tours,
and aerial tours
through the Scholes International Airport. If romance is what you're yearning for, try an after-dinner ride by
horse-drawn carriage through the
downtown area at dusk.

"Much like New Orleans' Bourbon Street, Galveston's Strand district is bustling with unusual shops, sun and fun-lovers, and live
music fills the streets, while visitors will also enjoy the area's many special events, historic homes, and local attractions! ...
We strongly recommend you spend time in Galveston!"                   ... Great Rates Travel Service

For Full Details and Upcoming Special Events, Visit: www.galveston.com.

For a Complimentary Galveston VIP Discount Coupon Card good for local attractions, shopping,
and dining, email Great Rates Travel at:
greatratestravelservice@yahoo.com or Call 1-800-718-9091.

February...
Mardi Gras! Galveston

April...
FeatherFest
The Grand Kids Festival
Earth Day and Oleander Festival

Yaga's Wild Game Cook-off
Galveston Island beach Revue
Historic Downtonw Strand Seaport
Re-Birth Day Celebration
Galveston ArtWalk starts (every 6 weeks)

June...
25th Annual Sandcastle Competition (6/4)
Great Texas Catamaran Race
Juneteenth
Annual Greek Festival
ARToberFEST
Downtown Lofts Tour

November...
Lone Star Motorcycle Rally
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame Fly Day
Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

December...
Annual Dickens on the Strand
Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
Santa by the Sea

For Exact Dates and Details, see: www.galveston.com.