Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
‘Pippin’ [Through June 4]
Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 4; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Rock the Dock [June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29]
The summer concert series continues on the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night from May to August.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Funfest [June 2-3]
There’s something for everyone at Funfest, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s official celebration of summer. Event highlights include arts and crafts, food, a barbecue cook-off, car show, children’s activities, live entertainment and the “Super Hero” Run by the Bay 5K, 10K and Kids 1K.
June 2-3; Carlos Garza Sports Complex, 3300 Magnolia, Texas City; 409.935.1408 or www.texascitychamber.com
‘Alone Together’ [June 2-25]
A middle-aged couple whose children have finally left the nest are alone, but not for long. Chaos begins when their three sons come back home to live.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from June 2-25; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
AIA Sandcastle Competition [June 3]
Teams of architects, designers and engineers will take their tools to East Beach in Galveston for the 31st annual AIA Sandcastle Competition. This year, more than 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award.
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 3; East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Road, Galveston; www.aiahouston.org
Creative Colors of Life Art Exhibit [June 3]
The Butler Longhorn Museum will present a Creative Colors of Life art exhibit featuring the works of artist Christi Barrett.
4:30 p.m. June 3; Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell St., League City; 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Plankowners’ Sailabration [June 3]
Galveston Historical Foundation’s annual fundraising event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine during the silent auction, buffet dinner, live music and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the tall ship Elissa and the many educational and training programs of the Texas Seaport Museum.
5:30 p.m. June 3; Texas Seaport Museum, 2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org/plankowners
ArtWalk [June 3]
Stroll the streets of downtown Galveston and check out works by local artists and artisans in a wide variety of media.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 3; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Movie Nite on The Strand [June 3]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. June’s showing is “Earth to Echo.”
June 3; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Queen of Peace Festival [June 4]
Make plans to attend the Queen of Peace Festival featuring games, music, raffle, silent and live auctions, enchilada dinners for sale and other food booths as well as a beer/wine garden.
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 4; 1224 Cedar at Laurel, La Marque; 409.938.7000 or 409.770.3085
Texas City Kite Festival [June 10]
Head out to the Texas City Dike for the third annual Texas City Kite Festival featuring single line kite flying for adults and children with professional kite fliers bringing in kites more than 50 feet wide. There also will be tanker surfing, drone flying and a hydrofoil kitesurfing event. Food vendors, arts and crafts, a petting zoo and music also will be available to enjoy.
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 10; Texas City Dike/Levee at the intersection of Dike Road and Skyline Drive; www.texascitykitefestival.com
Hotel Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal [June 10]
The Hotel Galvez & Spa invites couples to renew their vows during its seventh annual Galvez Wedding Vow Renewal. The ceremony is held on hotel grounds and is officiated by Justice of the Peace Jim Schweitzer. Following the ceremony, a small reception is hosted by the hotel. Couples have the option to join in the wedding vow renewal at no cost or book an overnight package. All participating couples receive a courtesy bouquet and boutonniere for the ceremony. Professional photos are available for purchase.
10 a.m. June 10; Hotel Galvez & Spa, 2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.hotelgalvez.com
Music Nite on The Strand [June 10]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, the Blaggards will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Galveston Cajun Festival [June 16-18]
The second annual Galveston Cajun Festival will feature a wide variety of Cajun food vendors, kid rides and live music from a wide array of performers across a variety of genres. In addition, new this year will be a crawfish eating contest, gumbo cook-off, team beer pong contest and an autographing session with professional athletes.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 16, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 17 and noon to 7 p.m. June 18; Kempner Park and the Garten Verein Pavilion, 2704 Ave. O,
Galveston; 409.359.3045 or www.galvestoncajunfestival.com
See How They Run CD release party [June 16]
Paige Lewis and Adrian Bourgeois from the band See How They Run are coming to Galveston to promote their debut EP on Freeman Records. Lewis, a Houston native, and Bourgeois, of Sacramento, Calif., have been playing music together on and off since they were teenagers. They officially joined forces in 2013 as See How They Run in Los Angeles. Continuing in the tradition of California bands such as Fleetwood Mac and CSNY, both songwriters perform each other’s songs in perfect harmony.
8:30 p.m. June 16; Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, 413 20th St., Galveston; 512.536.0698; www.prekindle.com
Galveston Island Market [June 17]
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters and growers can showcase their creations for island residents and visitors.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
Kids art program [June 20, 22, 27, 29]
The Galveston Art League is offering a kids art program for ages 6-12 on topics including painting, papier-mâché, photography, polymer clay and making rain sticks.
June 20, 22, 27, 29; Galveston Art League, 2117 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com
‘Clear to Partly Crazy’ [June 24]
Jaston Williams, of “Greater Tuna” fame, presents his one-man show “Clear to Partly Crazy,” where he holds forth on subjects all Texans understand: cheerleading, tornadoes and certifiably insane blood relatives.
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 24; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Vince Gill [June 29]
One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill will take the stage with his top-notch band.
7:30 p.m. June 29; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Galveston County will mark the 152nd anniversary with several events throughout the month.
Juneteenth Development Corporation Scholarship Gala [June 4]
Women ages 17 to 22 will compete for scholarships and prizes. Contestants are judged on an oral presentation of their goals and aspirations, a creative talent, formal wear and a question-and-answer session.
7 p.m. June 4; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.762.0063 or 409.256.3208
Al Edwards Juneteenth Banquet [June 6]
State Rep. Harold Dutton of Houston will be the speaker at the 21st annual banquet held in the Old Central Cultural Center, home to Texas’ first African-American high school and public library.
7 p.m. June 6; Old Central Cultural Center, 2627 Ave. M, Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Texas City Juneteenth Celebration [June 9, 16, 17, 19]
The city of Texas City invites the public to celebrate Juneteenth at the following events. For information and to download entry forms, visit www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com.
• Gospel Fest: 7 p.m. June 9; Hopewell Baptist Church, 316 S. Pine Road; 409.939.4557 or email@example.com
• Poetry Slam: 7 p.m. June 16, Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Ave. N.; 409.939.8102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Parade and The Charles Brown Celebration: 3 p.m. June 17; Bay Street Park, 800 Bay St. N.; 409.949.3002 or email@example.com
• Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. June 19; Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive; 409.949.3002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Galveston African American Museum Juneteenth Cultural Festival [June 10]
Come out and enjoy the music, food and fun.
3 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 10; GISD Public School Stadium Parking Lot, 27th Street and Avenue L, Galveston; 409.497.6963
Middle Passage Ceremony and Port Marker Dedication [June 10]
This event is hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation’s African American Heritage Committee in partnership with the Middle Passage Project, which serves to honor the 2 million captive Africans who perished during the transatlantic crossing known as the Middle Passage and the 10 million who survived to build the New World.
10 a.m. June 10; Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, Galveston; 409.765.3453
‘Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom’ [June 14]
This annual program features musical performances, presentations on key figures on the Underground Railroad and a coded quilts exhibit.
8:30 a.m. to noon June 14; Historic Menard Campus, 1605 33rd St., Galveston; 409.765.3453
Juneteenth Gala at Ashton Villa [June 15]
This year’s gala features state Rep. James White of Hillister as the guest speaker.
7 p.m. June 15; Ashton Villa Ballroom, 2312 Broadway, Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Galveston Juneteenth Noon Parade [June 17]
The parade will begin at 26th and Winnie streets and end on 41st and Ball streets next to Wright Cuney Park.
Noon June 17; Galveston; 409.497.3203
Galveston Juneteenth Parade [June 17]
The parade will line up on 41st Street (Jack Johnson Boulevard) and roll down Avenue H to 29th Street (Martin Luther King), turn right and cross Broadway to Avenue R, then turn left on Avenue R and end at McGuire Dent Recreation Center.
7 p.m. June 17; Galveston; 409.599.0155 or 832.452.2956
Al Edwards Emancipation Proclamation Reading and Prayer Breakfast [June 19]
The Emancipation Proclamation will be read to commemorate the historic event that occurred in Galveston on June 19, 1865, two years after it was enacted in 1863. Galveston holds the distinction of being the place of the first reading of the Proclamation in the South. A complimentary breakfast will be served.
8:30 a.m. June 19; Ashton Villa, 2300 Broadway, Galveston; 409.599.5520
Juneteenth at Jack Johnson Park [June 19]
Enjoy local entertainment and refreshments in the pavilion.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 19; 2601 Ave. M (next to Old Central Cultural Center), Galveston; 409.392.0317 or 409.599.5520
Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church Historic March and Inspirational Program [June 19]
Bring your family to walk in the footsteps of the ancestors as Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church re-enacts Galveston’s first documented celebration of emancipation. A jubilant march to the historic sanctuary of Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church will be followed by an inspirational program with the theme, Hidden Figures of Galveston.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 19; Marchers should convene at 5:55 p.m. on the steps of the Old Galveston Court House on 21st Street and Sealy. The march to Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2015 Broadway (about three blocks) begins at 6 p.m.; email@example.com
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