Galveston Island Campground and Local Events
Presentation by Camco
Enjoy hot coffee & donuts while learning more about the company Camco. Camco started in 1966 with one employee and one product, RV antifreeze. Today Camco has 1,500 plus employees, 140 plus patents over 5,600 products and 10 separate manufacturing facilities. Their home office is in Greensboro, NC. where they make about 75% of their products. After the presentation there will be a Q&A session!
Island Treasure Hunts
Looking for a fun way to explore Galveston Island? Bring your mobile device to this presentation & learn about an exciting way to explore our local area at your own pace - whether you want to search for lost treasure, uncover unique Galveston stories or explore Galveston's haunted history. Coffee & donuts will be provided.
Live Music: Dr. B on the Keys
Enjoy live music by Dr. B on the Keys from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Dr. B's self-declared mission is to “bring Texas red dirt music to Galveston Island.” Dr. B's repertoire ranges from Robert Earl Keen to George Strait to The Beatles and Journey. You'll find “energetic” a pertinent word to describe Larry's performances, where having fun is guaranteed!
Paint 'n Sip Class
Join us for this fun event, where you'll leave with your very own painting to keep! No experience is necessary, you'll be guided through each and every brushstroke! This evening's theme will be "Coastal Beach."
$45 cost per person. All supplies provided. Sign-up at the General Store.
Galveston Island KOA Holiday Birthday Party
We have a fun-filled day planned to celebrate Galveston Island KOA's 2-year anniversary! Come on down and join us for:
Acrylic Painting Class
All supplies are provided with the purchased ticket. Sign-up at the General Store.
Vakay RV Rentals
Come enjoy a presentation by Vakay RV Rentals with a side of hot coffee by the Lazy River Pavilion! Vakay RV Rentals offers the best luxury RV rentals in the state of Texas, and can deliver your rental to your location of choice, so all you have to do is have a relaxing Vakay! Click HERE to check out more.
Lazy River Luau
Join us for an afternoon of summer fun filled with great Trop Rock music and a tiki bar! Put on your Hawaiian shirts, coconut bras, leis, or whatever makes you feel like enjoying a day at the beach. Float in the lazy river on tropical floaties & tubes with a delicious beverage from the tiki bar and enjoy live music by Brent Burns.
HOT DEAL: Stay Friday night, May 12th, and get Saturday night, May 13th for just $20*! (*Restrictions Apply. Learn More & Get Offer Here.) The Big Weekend helps raise funds for KOA Care Camps to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. KOA Care Camps distributes more than $2.2 million dollars annually to support 132 oncology camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org .
Live Music: Britney Doyal
Live music poolside by local musician Britney Doyal. Named 2020 & 2019 Best Female Vocalist - Galveston, TX and 2017 Best New Artist - Houston, TX, Britney's travels continue to inspire the works of many of her songs. Rambling Woman, Nashed Out, So Long San Antonio, Ridin', Travelin' Man, and That Guy all came to fruition amongst her many expeditions.
KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend
HOT DEAL: KOA Rewards holders staying as a paying guest on Friday, September 8 get Saturday, September 9, for FREE*. (*Restrictions Apply. Learn More & Get Offer Here.)KOA Rewards Appreciation Weekend is designed exclusively for KOA Rewards holders to say thanks for your loyalty and for trusting your camping memories to us. On this late-summer weekend, we gather to celebrate friends, family and fun in the great outdoors we all adore.
Local Area Events
Galveston Restaurant Week
Nearly 40 restaurants from across Galveston Island come together each year to celebrate Restaurant Week! Each participating restaurant will feature a discounted prix fixe menu with unique and exciting culinary creations. There's no need to purchase special tickets or passes. Simply visit their website for a full list of participating restaurants, then pick your favorite and enjoy an incredible meal at a great price.
Mardi Gras Galveston
At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas' largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that's just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.
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 to be held September 22-23, 2023.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, September 23, 2023. This event will also feature the Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun Run, Ron Hoover Boat Show, vendor exhibits, the Lil' Shrimps Parade, and live music! Click here to view the full festival schedule.
Lone Star Rally
50th Annual Dickens on The Strand
Brush off your bowlers and prepare your petticoats as Galveston Historical Foundation presents the 50th annual Dickens on The Strand. Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events and more. Dickens on The Strand, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on four stages, new additions like Tiny Tim's Play Land, Shopkeeper Skills Village, and roaming characters throughout the festival. Costumed vendors peddle their wares from street stalls and rolling carts laden with holiday food and drink, Victorian-inspired crafts, clothing, jewelry, holiday decorations, and gift items.Want to learn more? Read our full guide to Dickens on the Strand on the KOA Blog!