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Galveston Island Market:
10am-4pm. Open air market centered
at 23rd and Mechanic in downtown Galveston, just one block
off The Strand. All items hand made or designed and made by
small local craftspeople. Free
Galveston Heritage Day:
12-6pm. Enjoy the music, food and
entertainment from numerous cultural groups and associations
throughout the day while learning more about the early days
of Galveston’s immigration movement. Featured activities and
events include live music, immigration lectures, vendors, food
trucks, and a craft beer tent. Held at Hendley Green, 20th Street
and Strand. galvestonhistory.org. Free.
Galveston Island Brewing Oktoberfest:
12-9pm. Stop by
for a free, family friendly event filled with food, dancing,
stein holding competitions and beer specials. Local
restaurant, Shrimp N’ Stuff will be on site serving traditional
German fare. Grab your dancing partner, The Happy Wanderers
Polka Band & Auf Geht’s will be playing classic Oktoberfest
music throughout the day. For more information 409.740.7000.
OCTOBER 22
HFCS Fall Festival:
11am-5pm. Holy Family Catholic School’s
annual fall festival features great family fun for all ages.
Activities include bingo, pony rides, a moonwalk, basketball
toss, a meltdown, soccer darts, prize/spin games, silent auction,
and more. Enjoy great food like sausage-on-a-stick, turkey legs,
hot dogs, and other items. Also, Shrimp ‘N Stuff will provide
plate lunches for $10 (11am-2:30pm). Held at Holy Family
Catholic School, 2601 Ursuline. Will be held rain or shine.
409.765.6607. Free
Joshua Bell:
3pm. A soloist, chamber musician, recording artist,
and conductor, Joshua Bell is one of today’s most-celebrated
violinists who has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering
Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Echo Klassik awards,
as well as the Avery Fisher Prize. This amazing artist will be
performing with his pianist. Held at The Grand 1894 Opera
House, 2020 Postoffice. 800.821.1894 or thegrand.com
OCTOBER 26, 27, 31
Ghost Tour at Ashton Villa:
7pm, 8:15pm. Enjoy unprecedented
rare guided tours of this 1859 building for three nights only as
you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and
exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss
Bettie Brown. Held at 1859 Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway. $30
per person. galvestonhistory.org.
OCTOBER 27-28
Galveston Island Oktoberfest:
This fun, family weekend will
feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic
German food and libations, cake wheel, fine arts, crafts &
gifts, an exciting auction, tempting treats, expanded children’s
activities, and much more. Friday 5-11pm and Saturday 11am-
11pm. Held in streets around First Evangelical Lutheran Church,
2415 Winnie. 409.762.8477. galvestonoktoberfest.com. Free
Bishop’s Palace Lantern Light Tour:
7pm. This special rare
tour lets visitors explore this 1892 masterpiece and see how
this architectural gem takes on a completely different look
in the night. With lantern in hand, explore the nooks and
crannies of Galveston’s beloved Bishop’s Palace while learning
about the history of the Gresham family and the house itself.
There is a second tour on Friday, October 27 at 8:30pm. Held
at 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway. $30 per person.
galvestonhistory.org. 409.762.2475
OCTOBER 27
“Nosferatu - A Symphony of Horror”:
8pm. Prepare yourself for
another “Howling Halloween” as Galveston favorite Rob Landes
performs live organ accompaniment to one of the influential
early masterpiece of cinema -
Nosferatu
, the 1922 German
Expressionist horror film directed by F. W. Murnau and starring
Max Schreck. Held at The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020
Postoffice. 800.821.1894 or thegrand.com
OCTOBER 28
Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Bash:
1-4pm. Games and
prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses,
face painting and a costume contest. Children will compete
for prizes for the scariest, cutest and most creative costumes
for ages 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-11. The park will be decorated
to provide the ideal backdrop for Halloween photos. Held at
Saengerfest Park, corner of 23rd and Strand. Free
OCTOBER 28, 29
Haunted Zombie Tour:
6:30-9:30pm. Head to Seawolf Park
for a haunted tour of the zombie-infested
USS Cavalla
submarine. Guests will have to brave through the apocalyptic
smoke and flashing emergency dive lights as zombies roam
the haunted submarine. Held at Seawolf Park, 100 Seawolf
Park Blvd. $6 per vehicle; $5 age five and older (children
under 12 must be accompanied by adult). 409.770.3196 or
americanunderseawarfarecenter.com.
OCTOBER 31
Menard House Trick or Treating:
5-7pm. Galveston’s oldest
residence opens its doors for one night of ghostly fun. Bring
your kids by for treats (and a few surprises) to the 1838 Michel
B. Menard house, located at 1605 33rd Street. Free for all, be
sure to bring your ghost hunting equipment!
novemBER 2-6
Lone Star Rally:
The streets of Galveston will be rumbling with
the sound of tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts
as they ride into town for a 4-day weekend filled with free
concerts and 100’s of vendors and manufacturers showcasing
all things Harley Davidson. With juried bike shows, truck, jeep
& classic car shows and free concerts on two stages, this year’s
Lone Star Rally is jam packed with entertainment for all ages,
day and night, all weekend long. Visit LoneStarRally.com for the
latest news and event happenings.
novemBER 10
Float the Boat:
6-9:30pm. Celebrate nature at the Artist Boat
fundraising gala with live music, dinner, a silent auction and an
art auction. Held at the Trolley Station, 2021 Strand. Reserved
seating $100 per person, standing room $80. Purchase tickets
at www.artistboat.org/float-the-boat. Call 409.770.0722 for
more information.
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