10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 19, 2022


Things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 19 | 35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition | Image Credit: Visit Galveston

The Galveston Calendar of Events 2022 is full of exciting activities. And this month is no different!

Here are our top things to do on a budget in Galveston this weekend (August 19 – 21) 35th Annual AIA Sandcastle CompetitionSea Glass Earring Workshop, Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel, Dive Into The Gulf: An Exposition, and lots more!


Deal Alert – Explore Galveston History with a Segway Tour – just $77.13 for 2 Adults!

Top 10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 19, 2022 include 35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition, Sea Glass Earring Workshop, and more!

See many of Galveston’s top attractions in a single excursion—and enjoy a fun and fast-paced way to explore—on this Segway tour of the city. Pick between several daily departure times, meet your guide, and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and discover key city highlights.

Tour the Strand Historic District, admire the 1892 Bishop’s Palace, spot the Moody Mansion, and much more. This introductory tour is perfect for first-time or time-pressed visitors Discover the best of Galveston, all in a single excursion Segways, helmets, and safety training are all provided for your ease Multiple daily tour times are available to suit your schedule

Book your Segway Galveston Magical History Tour Today!!!


Top Pick – Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch

HISTORIC HARBOR TOUR AND DOLPHIN WATCH

Embark on the 50-foot twin-engine motorboat Seagull II for the Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch. This beautiful ship was designed exclusively for port sightseeing tours and educational purposes and is the ideal platform for watercraft experiential learning.
Where: Pier 22 Suite #8, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
When: Open Tuesday-Sunday; Tours are 1-Hour and Depart at 10:15, 11:30, 1:30, 2:45, and 4 pm
How Much: $17

Historic Harbor Tour tickets & additional information


Best Things to do in Galveston this Weekend of August 19, 2022, Friday

Dive Into The Gulf: An Exposition

Learning Scuba at Moody Gardens

Image Credit: Moody Gardens

What: Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition provides an opportunity for the communities to come together for one weekend to enjoy a range of activities like SCUBA and listen to speaker presentations from community experts ranging from the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary to Texas A&M Galveston and more . The event earnings will be donated to the Moody Gardens Conservation Fund.
When: 19-20 August 2022
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How: Starts at $15, depending on activity. Check website for more info.


Deal Alert – Get 33% discount on admission to Palm Beach at Moody Gardens, Galveston

Image 1: Palm Beach Admission at Moody Gardens

Guests can feel relaxed at the water park on a lazy river with 18-foot tower slides and a wave pool. Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2022. Tickets expire on 8/18/22. Children aged 3 and under are free. Coolers and outside food and drink not allowed. Must use all tickets in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Get more information and get book your Palm Beach fun TODAY!!!


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Saturday, August 20, 2022

Adult Dungeons and Dragons

What: Adult Dungeons and Dragons is back at the Rosenberg Library! Whether you’re new to the game, or an experienced player, you’re free to join in.
When: 20 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
how much: Free; Registration required

35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition

35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

What: The AIA Sandcastle Competition is one of the top five revenue-producing events for the City of Galveston and a fundraiser for ArCH Foundation and AIA Houston. Teams competing are focused on taking home the famous Gold Bucket Award with their eyes and shovels. The teams carefully craft their sand heaps on the day of the event, working continuously for five hours along the coastline.
When: 20 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: 1923 Boddeker Dr Galveston, Texas 77550
how much: Free; Registration required

Chess Club

chess club

Image Credit: Rosenberg Library

What: Have you been wanting to learn how to play Chess? Visit Rosenberg Library this weekend and learn some chess basics and enjoy playing games with peers. This is a volunteer-led program.
When: 20 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: 2310 Sealy Ave, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
how much: Free

Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel

Dinner Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

What: Treat your loved ones to the perfect date this weekend with a dinner cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. Take pleasure in stunning vistas of Offats Bayou, a supper buffet, and a cash bar! This Saturday, the cruise will be serving Asian sunset dishes.
When: 20 August 2022 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, United States
How: Starts at $97.43

Paint and Sip Canvas Night – Poppies in Bloom

Paint and Sip Canvas Night - Poppies in Bloom

Image Credit: Clay Cup Studios

What: If painting is something you enjoy, then join this event at Clay Cup Studios and not only enjoy art, but also do so while sipping on great-tasting wine!
When: 20 August 2022 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: 2219 Post Office Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
how much: $35

Sea Glass Earring Workshop

Sea Glass Earring Workshop

Image Credit: G.Lee Gallery

What: Learn how to create a gorgeous piece of jewelry for yourself or as a present by joining jewelry wire wrapping specialist Annette Kinslow. There are no materials lacking. You’ll go home with some lovely wearable jewelry on you. Even without prior experience, you can easily follow Annette’s directions to create your own stunning jewelry.
When: 20 August 2022 | 11:00 a.m
Where: 2217 Beach, Suite 107-B Galveston, TX 77550
how much: $105 per person

Sunrise Yoga on The Beach

What: Watch the beautiful sunrise with your friends and family as SUP Gulf Coast hosts Yoga on the Beach together with the Yoga Haven. The sounds of the ocean and birds will greet you when you awaken with the sun. Grab a paddle board or surfboard after yoga and head outside to catch a glimpse of dolphins or enjoy the waves.
When: 20 August 2022 | 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Where: 29th Street & Seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard tower 27) Galveston, Texas 77550
how much: $15 (add $10 to paddle or surfboard after)


Deal Alert – Save 50% at Kemah Boardwalk & Other Top Attractions around Houston

Image 10: Houston CityPASS Tickets

The CityPASS is the best way to enjoy museums and other popular attractions around Houston. It offers prepaid admission to five must-see attractions, including Space Center Houston, Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo OR Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kemah Boardwalk, OR Children’s Museum of Houston.

Child passes are valid for ages 3–11; adult passes are valid for ages 12 and up. Definitely among the smartest things to do in Houston!

Click here to Save 50% on Admission at Houston Attractions!!!


Things to do in Galveston this Weekend – Sunday, August 21, 2022

AIA Sandcastle Viewing & Free Lessons

AIA Sandcastle Viewing & Free Lessons

Image Credit: Visit Galveston

What: Check out the incredible sandcastles after the 35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition at East Beach a day after the competition, if you prefer a less crowded viewing scenery. Plus, get the chance to learn how to build sandcastles from professionals!
When: 14 August 2022 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: 100 Seawolf Park Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
how much: Free

Wine & Whiskey Dinner at Porch Cafe

What: Come to this event to savor a delicious four-course evening feast prepared by the Executive Chef of Port Cafe. Each course of the dinner is accompanied with a wine or whiskey pairing, along with a description of how each dish pairs with the others.
When: 21 August 2022 | 6:15 pm
Where: 1625 E Beach Dr #2A, Galveston, TX 77550, United States
how much: $75


Deal Alert – 4 Hour Guided Fishing Tour

Top 10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of August 19, 2022 include 35th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition, Sea Glass Earring Workshop, and more!

Have been recognized as being the best fishing charter in the clear lake kemah area. Catch Redfish, Flounder, Bay Snapper near the Houston waterfront aka The Kemah Boardwalk. Trip includes all fishing equipment, live bait when available, fish cleaning

Get more information and book your Guided Fishing Tour TODAY!!!


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