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Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival is set to Return on
May 5 & 6
Yaga’s Entertainment, Inc. has announced the official overview of the 2017 Galveston Island
Food & Wine Festival scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6. With specialty food items,
culinary events, artisan exhibits, and live musical entertainment, the 8th annual Galveston Island
Food & Wine Festival offers a little bit of something for everyone.
New this year, the festival will be expanding allowing for more attendees, exhibitors, wine and
food. The festival will also be moving to the Galveston Island Convention Center.
The festival will kick off with a pre-event Blind Tasting on April 20 in conjunction with the official
Galveston Island Food &Wine Festival poster unveiling at Bienville Social, 323 23rd Street. On May
5 & 6, the festival will be open to the public, offering the chance to enjoy wines from around the
world paired with delicious local food, plus the opportunity to learn first-rate tips from popular
chefs and wine makers.
Tickets are now available online and include a variety of options, with packages ranging from $30 to $156. In addition, a portion of
the proceeds from the event will be re-invested into local organizations such as Galveston College Culinary Arts, Alvin Community
College Culinary Arts and the Galveston County Resource Crisis Center. Visit for more
details. Any further questions can be directed to or 409.770.0999.
First Ever Galveston Island
April 29
Galveston Island’s first-ever PET-A-PALOOZA - a fun and free family event for pet lovers and a special
day for one’s four-legged family members - takes place Saturday, April 29, between 10am - 4pm.
Benefiting exclusively the Galveston Island Humane Society and presented by Classic AutoGroup
Galveston, PET-A- PALOOZA will be held on the courtyard area and grounds of First Lutheran Church
onWinnie Street, between 24th and 25th Streets in historic downtown Galveston.
The day’s activities will begin at 10am with a “Blessing of the Animals,” officiated by the
Reverend Richard Rhoades, Pastor, First Lutheran Church. Live entertainment will be provided
throughout the day by the legendary Pee Wee Bowen and his band, and the main staging area/
ring in the courtyard will feature pet and pet owner competitions including Best Costume, Best
Pet Dance Move, Best Pet Hairstyle, and Best Pet Trick contests.
Ball High School Media Arts students in partnership with MyBayArea Radio will be
broadcasting live-remote from the festival grounds, while volunteers from the Galveston Island
Humane Society and other local shelters will present animals up for adoption.
Also, attendees can obtain valuable information about proper pet care from local veterinarians
manning the “Ask the Vet” booth, and the first 25 pets brought to the “Ask the Vet” booth will be micro-chipped for free.
Peruse the numerous retail vendors and feast on the fare from a variety of local food trucks.
There is no fee to participate in any of the family-friendly canine contests. For information regarding pet registration,
visit online at or call GIHS at 409.740.1919. All entries must have proof of current Rabies
vaccinations and must be on a non-retractable leash. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Event Chair,
Kate Marx at or 713.582.2894.
Satori School Spring Barbecue and Fundraiser on
may 6
Satori Elementary School is excited to announce their annual Spring Barbecue and
Silent Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, May 6
, at the Garten Verein (2704 Avenue O).
The event will honor the Founding Families and celebrate the school’s 35
year as an
exemplary educational opportunity to the children of Galveston.
This annual barbecue generates essential funds for numerous projects and
improvements that help Satori achieve their mission of providing unique learning
opportunities. This year’s event will support the creation of a science laboratory
complete with lab tables, Bunsen burners, glassware, and supplies that allow kids
to design investigations and engage in scientific reasoning. Funds will also be used
to transform the 4
and 5
grade classrooms into active learning environments
with mobile, height-adjustable desks.
Satori is currently seeking items to be donated for the silent auction. To make a
donation, or for questions or more information, call 409.763.7022. Satori Elementary
School is a 501(c)(3) organization, located at 2503 Sealy Avenue.
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