Galveston Island Campground and Local Events

Campground Events

Care Camp & Mother's Day Weekend Photo

Care Camp & Mother's Day Weekend

Celebrate Big Weekend and Mother's Day with us!  It's a Care Camps fundraising weekend filled with excitement. Stay with us on May 10 & 11, 2024, and 50%* of the cost of the site on the second night will be donated to Care Camps! (Book Your Stay Here!). Throughout the weekend, we'll have special events to raise funds for Care Camps and some fun activities, including raffles, the iconic duck derby, special kid's crafts to make Mom's day memorable, and live music by Bonnie Lang from 2-5 pm. 

Care Camps Weekend is an annual tradition by KOA that raises funds at campgrounds across North America to provide children with cancer the opportunity to make new friends & experience fun activities at summer camp.

Join us for heartwarming moments!

Local Area Events

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Photo

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

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!
Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, the Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off will be held in the Historic Strand District beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.  
This event will also feature the
Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun RunRon Hoover Boat Show, vendor exhibits, the Lil' Shrimps Parade, and live music! Click here to view the full festival schedule.

Visitors to the festival will be able to purchase a Gumbo Sampling Cup in advance for a limited time only. This ticket will sell out!  This cup will allow guests to sample gumbo from cook-off teams comprised of amateur and professional cookers.  Professional teams from some of Galveston Island's famous restaurants will also be selling various dishes for public purchase.  Purchase tickets in advance.  

Heading to town for the Shrimp Festival and Gumbo Stroll?  Stay at Galveston KOA, reserve your spot today