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SEPTEMBER 2017 |
GALVESTON MONTHLY |
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Saturday events begin with the
Galveston Island Shrimp Festival
Official 5K on the beachfront at 28
th
& Seawall Boulevard at 9am. All
fitness levels and ages are invited
to join in this event. Costumes and
teams are encouraged. Registration
includes an event T-shirt, libations,
and a Gumbo Sampling Cup as
entry into the Galveston Island
Wild Texas Shrimp Festival.
The Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off,
vendor exhibits, and live music
will be held in Historic Strand District
on Saturday, September 30 beginning at
10am. Visitors to the festival will be able to
purchase a Gumbo Sampling Cup in advance
for $10 (plus tax) for a limited time only.
This cup will allow guests to sample gumbo
from over eighty cook-off teams comprised
of amateur and professional cookers from
12pm-4pm on Saturday, September 30.
Other events on Saturday include the
Lil’ Shrimps Parade at 3pm, sponsored by
Galveston Shrimp Company with festive floats,
marching bands, and bead tossing, as well
as the Strand Merchant Walkabout from
12pm-4pmwhere contestants will visit
participating Strand Merchants for a chance
to win over $300 in gift cards.
New and fresh concepts for the 2017
event include the expansion of the
Gumbo Cook-off Area to allow for more
teams and vendors to participate in the
Festival, and the Shrimp Scamper Official
5K Run has transformed into a beachfront
5K with a timing feature and route along
the beautiful shoreline of Galveston
Island in the sand.
Event festivities begin on Friday,
September 29 at 7:30pm with the VIP
Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp
Dinner in Saengerfest Park honoring the
Festival’s sponsors and cook-off teams.
VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available to
the public and include a Texas Size Shrimp
Dinner and Libations for $50.
— 8th Annual Galveston Island —
Shrimp Festival Returns September 29th
Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September, Yaga’s Entertainment Inc.
will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 29-30,
featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.
For additional information visit www.GalvestonShrimpFestival.com.