Galveston is a naturally beautiful and historically significant city that has attracted thousands upon thousands of visitors every year. September is the perfect time to visit; the weather becomes as wonderful as you could imagine, as the summer heats are slowly slipping away. This month is made all the sweeter by the countless events that will be taking place throughout the city. While there are too many events to attend or even name, here are some of the ones that you will definitely not want to miss!
Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival
This amazing festival comes with good news for all of the shrimp lovers visiting Galveston this September. You would be hard pressed to find a community that is more enthusiastic about their shrimp than Galveston, and it will really show from September 23rd to the 25th at the festival this year. This weekend includes three full days of shrimp prepared in just about every way imaginable. Beyond some of the tastiest shrimp that you will ever have, you can also find awesome live music, cook-offs, parades, 5K runs, and so much more. The event is perfect for people of all ages and is especially friendly to families.
Galveston’s Own Farmer’s Market
While you can catch the farmer’s market every Thursday of the year following the middle of April, there is something special about the Farmer’s Market in September. It is during this time that the weather just beckons you to get outdoors and enjoy the cool breeze rolling of the Gulf through this amazing community event. From 3 pm to 7 pm, you can find the freshest foods imaginable, from fruits and vegetables to cheeses and baked goods; everything is local and delicious! Apart from the food, the energy is what makes this event special and worthwhile, even if you aren’t looking to buy something.
Joy of Djembe Drum Circle
This event offers an amazing way to spend an evening at Menard Park on Saturday, September 17th. From 7 pm to 9 pm, visitors can witness an amazing spectacle in an authentic drum circle. During this event, you have the opportunity to not only enjoy a beautiful performance, but join in on the fun along with the rest of the audience! There will be no shortage of singing and dancing to go along with these festivities. The fact that this event is absolutely free is just another reason that you should give it a try!
Galveston is famous for its awesome beaches and history, but not many people know about these great events. Find your way to Galveston this September to enjoy the island as never before!