On The Island 2013 Calendar of Events

AUGUST
30-31 - BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival
31 - The Grand 1894 Opera House presents Robert Earl Keen in concert at 8 pm. A Grand favorite, this will be a good old Texas reunion with Robert Earl and his melodies and oddball characters brought to life in song!

SEPTEMBER
6 – Open Mic Nite at Saengerfest Park hosted by Ocean Roots!  Musicians, comedians, magicians and performers of all kinds are welcome to sign up for a chance on the stage from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Performers are encouraged to sign up early by emailing jeb@usbackline.com.
7 - Movie Nite on the Strand featuring Superman: The Movie (rated PG) starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman.  Movie begins at Saengerfest Park shortly after dusk.
14 - Music Nite on the Strand featuring The Fab 5.  This popular Beatles Tribute band returns the stage at Saengerfest Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Festivities will include costume and dance contests with prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
21 -  Galveston Island Market at Beach Central, 21st and Seawall.  Check out the amazing goods produced by local artists and artisans at the Island Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
21 – Party on the Pier featuring Pee Wee Bowen Band.  Help shake the dock as this local favorite Classic Rock band takes over Pier 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
22 - Ironman 5150 Galveston
26-29 - Redfish Rodeo
27-29 - Gritty Goddess 5K Fest
27-29 - Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
28 - Adopt-A Beach Clean Up
28 -  Music Nite on the Strand featuring Hypersoul.  Dance the night away to Oldies hits at Saengerfest Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
30-31 - BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival

OCTOBER
5 -  Movie Nite on the Strand featuring Beetlejuice (rated PG) starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton.  Movie begins at Saengerfest Park shortly after dusk.  Viewers are encouraged to bring their own seating.
5-6 - Railroad Museum Model Train Show
5-31 - Halloween Activities
12 - Voodoo Dance Party at Music Nite on the Strand featuring Idiginis.  The free, family friendly mini-festival takes place at Saengerfest Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to wear their best Voodoo attire!
12-13 - Bike Around The Bay
17 - Harvest Moon Regatta
19 - Galveston Island Market at Beach Central, 21st and Seawall.  Check out the amazing goods produced by local artists and artisans at the Island Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
19 – Party on the Pier featuring Vallejo.  The popular Austin band takes over the Pier 21  stage from6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating or enjoy the show from the balcony of one of the 3 nearby restaurants.
19 - Toughest 10K Causeway Run
19 - Railroad Museum Hobo Night
19 - 23rd Annual Walkabout
19 - D'Feet Breast Cancer
19-20 - 16th Annual ARToberFEST
25-26 - Oktoberfest
26 – Zombie Dance Party at Music Nite on the Strand featuring CSMDP.  The dead are rising as the popular Gypsy Rock band takes the stage at Saengerfest Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
26 -  3rd Annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash.  This free, family carnival features trick-or-treating through downtown Galveston, face painting, games, treats, and a costume contest for children ages 0-11 with prizes for spookiest, cutest and most creative costumes!
27 - Ghostly Gardens
31 - Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

NOVEMBER
1-3 - Lone Star Motorcyle Rally
11 - Veterans Day Salute
16-30 - Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
16 - Party on the Pier 21
22-24 - Home for the Holidays Gift Market
24 - Holiday Half Marathon
29 - Hotel Galvez Holiday Lighting Celebration
30 - Lasers, Lights & Magic in the Park

DECEMBER
1-31 Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
6 - Victorian Homes Tour
7-8 - 40th Annual Dickens on the Strand
14 - Breakfast with the Sandhill Cranes
14 - Santa Train at Railroad Museum
19 -28 - A Magical Christmas 2 Dinner & Show
Starring Curt Miller & Friends
21 - Party on the Pier 21
22 - Santa Hustle

JANUARY 2014
1-4 - Moody Gardens Festival of Lights
12-25 - Galveston Restaurant Week
17-19 - Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest

FEBRUARY
28 - Mar 4 - Mardi Gras! Galveston