Local Area Events Near Galveston Island KOA Holiday
Local Area Events
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!