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Mardi Gras! Galveston Takes Place Feb. 6 – 17, 2015

One of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations in the nation will once again bring a bit of The Big Easy to the Texas Gulf Coast this February as revelers gather in Galveston’s Entertainment District to “laissez le bon temps rouler.” Marking its 104th year in 2015, the 12-day getaway from everyday life includes the tossing […]

Dickens on the Strand, Galveston, TX, December 5 – 7, 2014

Even Ebenezer Scrooge’s frown could turn upside down this December when Galveston’s historic Strand District once again morphs into a merry vision of Victorian England for a celebration of the holiday season that will have festival fans quoting Dickens’ famous miser who makes the transformation from greedy to good: “I will honor Christmas in my […]

Top 10 Texas State Parks for Dogs

Looking for an inexpensive day trip or camping getaway with your dog? The answer just might lie in one of the many dog-friendly Texas state parks. From beaches to lakes, piney woods to rolling plains, you and your four-legged buddy will find an array of parks that offer miles of hikes, swims, and relaxation for […]

Texas Halloween Fun

‘Tis the season for shrieks and screamin’, and whether you want to enjoy a trip down memory lane with a traditional trick or treat experience for the little ones or a trip into terror at a haunted house, follow owing are just a few of the array of All Hallow’s Eve-themed attractions that will make […]

Mardi Gras Galveston, February 6 – 17, 2015

The third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the nation invites guests to Galveston for a 12-day party that brings a bit of the Big Easy to the Texas Gulf Coast. Marking its 104th year, Mardi Gras Galveston includes: Parades Be among the tourists to catch beads tossed from the floats that will file past as […]

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights

In the words of the holiday classic, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” to be in Galveston as Moody Gardens gets visitors in the mood for the Christmas season with its annual Festival of Lights. 2014 Activities and Attractions Letting his reindeer rest up for the big day, Santa Claus is coming to […]

Mardi Gras Galveston, February 1 – 12, 2013

Get ready to “laissez les bon temps roulez” at the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the nation as 300,000 revelers gather in Galveston to sample the spirit of The Big Easy. For its 102nd year more than 3 million beads will be tossed to tourists over the course of the 12-day pre-Lent party, which […]

Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest, Galveston, TX, January 19, 2013

It may be the season for freezin’, but foodies can conquer the cold at a festival that will warm both body and soul. Chili Quest Eighty teems with a hunger to taste victory will compete in the categories of Good Ol’ Fashion Chili and Exotic Chili in the Chili Cook-Off. The public can partake of […]

Santa Hustle, Galveston, TX, December 23, 2012

Christmas is just a few days away, and while the real Santa is getting ready for his annual trek around the globe 2,500 fake St. Nick’s are preparing for a holly jolly jog in Galveston. On December 23rd a sea of Santas sprinting along Galveston’s sea wall will help make the season bright for spectators […]

Moody Gardens Festival of Lights, Galveston, TX, Nov. 10, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go, and that includes Moody Gardens in Galveston, which will celebrate the start of its 11th year of the Festival of Lights’ seasonal entertainment on November 10th. Activities and Attractions Santa Claus is coming to town to switch on the million-light display on opening day, […]

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