October is one of our staff's favorite months of the year on the Island- the weather is great, and the best parts of Galveston come to life with celebrations in all corners of our diverse community. From outdoor art exhibits to an array of cultural festivals that bring international flavor to the city streets, and of course, countless ways to celebrate Halloween, October is a gateway to truly appreciating all that our Island has to offer.
It's an opportunity to savor the oh-so-succulent flavors of beef souvlaki, gyros and other traditional foods served during the Galveston Island Greek Festival. Then sink your teeth into strudels and bratwurst and sip a pint of delicious German or Texas craft beer at Island Oktoberfest or Galveston Island Brewing Oktoberfest.
Don't miss ARToberFEST, which transforms the Historic Galveston Postoffice District into an outdoor gallery that showcases the works of more than 115 artists from across the United States. And then as the month is ending some 400,000 bikers and enthusiasts alike will converge on Galveston Island for the famous Lone Star Rally, which offers four days of fun in the sun by the Gulf of Mexico's sparkling waters.
There are also numerous other events that are planned for each weekend during October. Look for a list of planned events in the calendar section.
Enjoy the Island and the cooler weather!