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both German and domestic brews
and a variety of German-style wines,
as well as superb food and drink
including smoked sausage, bratwurst,
knockwurst, and “Wurstabendessen,”
a sausage dinner comprised of
German- and Polish-style Wurst with
all the traditional German side dishes.
Hand-made pretzels, freshly-popped popcorn, and a variety of soft drinks will also
be sold. For a sweet finale, try homemade
Helmut’s
strudel (freshly baked on site)
or a variety of tempting home-made desserts specially prepared by
congregation members from family recipes.
The historic and beautifully-renovated Lyceum (circa 1860) will
again be open from 5-9pm Friday evening and from 11am-7pm on Saturday with
vendors showcasing exceptional hand-crafted arts, crafts, and gifts.
Admission is free. German costumes encouraged. Please, no pets. For more
information, visit www.GalvestonOktoberfest.com, call 409.762.8477, or follow the
event on Facebook at Island Oktoberfest.
among a variety of antique shops,
boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants
in and around the festival site. During
the two day event, festival attendees
can enjoy strolling through Galveston’s
Historic Downtown while viewing
works from a variety of disciplines
including drawing, painting, ceramics,
photography, and sculpture.
This special 20
th
anniversary
celebration also features live music both
days from 3pm-5pm and glass-blowing
and wood-turning demonstrations,
as well as the return of the popular
children’s area, Haak Winery booth, and
The 34th Annual Greek Festival, presented by Assumption
of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, will be held
Saturday, October 14 from 11am-8pm and Saturday, October
15 from 12-6pm at 1824 Ball Street.
Enjoy imported Greek wines and beer while savoring
traditional Greek favorites like shish kabobs, gyros, and
vegetarian dishes ranging from $2-$8, or try the complete
dinner of pastitsio, salad, dolmades, olives and meat balls for
$16. Homemade Greek pastries baked by the ladies in the community include baklava
and made-to-order loukoumades, homemade sweet bread drizzled with honey.
The gift shop will feature an array of Greek gifts and younger ones will enjoy the
petting zoo on the patio. The parish priest will conduct educational tours of the
church, and returning again this year is the talented Alex Kalos who plays the clarinet,
Galveston’s premier fall festival kicks off
Friday evening, October 27 from 5-11pm and
continues Saturday, October 28 from 11am-
11pm, on the grounds and streets adjacent
to First Lutheran Church, located at 24th and
Winnie in historic downtown Galveston.
This fun, family weekend will feature
continuous live entertainment on two stages,
music and dancing, authentic German food
and libations, Cake Wheel, fine arts, crafts and
gifts, an exciting auction,
fun, and expanded
children’s activities. New
this year, Oktoberfest will host a special wine
tasting with Haak Winery and a beer tasting
with event co-sponsor Del Papa.
Island Oktoberfest
will open Friday evening
with themed-Bier Garten venues featuring
Galveston’s Historic Downtown Cultural
Arts District will come alive in vivid
color as The Grand 1894 Opera House
presents the 20
th
anniversary celebration
of
ARToberFEST
. Considered the Island’s
premiere art event,
ARToberFEST
will
be held in the heart of the district on
Postoffice Street between 21
st
and 23
rd
Streets, Saturday, October 21 from 10am
to 6pm and Sunday, October 22 from
11am to 5pm.
Drawing more than 7,500 attendees last
year,
ARToberFEST
showcases the work
of over 125 artists, both established and
new, in a relaxed atmosphere nestled
ART
ober
FEST
Celebrates 20
th
Anniversary
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34th Annual Greek Festival
Galveston’s Own Farmers Market.
A
dmission is $5 for adults;
children under 12 free. A portion of
admissions will benefit the Educational
Outreach Programs of The Grand 1894
Opera House. For additional information
contact Festival Director Sarah Piel at
409.770.5066 or spiel@TheGrand.com.
bouzouki, and many other
instruments. The Galveston
Nisiotes Greek dancers
will perform every two
hours beginning at noon,
and dance participation
following each show is
encouraged.
Free and open to the
public. Rain or shine. Complimentary
parking. For more information or to
purchase advance dinner tickets (before
October 10) call 409.762.7591 or visit
www.GalvestonGreekFestival.com.
Things To Do
People To Know
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