Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Doll exhibit [Through July 30]
The Texas Association of Original Doll Artists will hold a special exhibit, “Galveston, Oh Galveston,” featuring art dolls representing local places and events.
Noon to 6 p.m. through July 30; Galveston Art League Gallery, 2117 Postoffice St.; www.galvestonartleague.com
Wrestlefest on Sixth Street [July 1]
Join the Reality of Wrestling for a one-of-a-kind wrestling event in the middle of downtown Sixth Street in Texas City. Come early for food trucks, music and dancing.
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 1; Showboat Pavilion, 416 Sixth St. N., Texas City; www.realityofwrestling.com or www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [July 1]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. July’s showing is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
July 1; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show [July 1-7]
The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show returns to Moody Gardens for the ninth year with new surprises for 2017. Magician and illusionist Curt Miller blends magic, music, dance and comedy in a theatrical show.
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 1-7; Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
Bands on the Sand [July 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29]
Enjoy this summer concert series on Friday and Saturday nights featuring local and regional bands. Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 12, Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston, www.moodygardens.com
Fireworks on the beach [July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30]
Enjoy a free fireworks display on the beach every Sunday through Sept. 3.
9 p.m. July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston; www.galvestontx.gov
Summer Pop Band Concerts [July 3, 6, 11, 18, 25]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. July 3, 6, 11, 18, 25, Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston, www.galvestonbeachband.org
Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration [July 4]
The 122nd annual Friendswood Fourth of July celebration, with a theme of “Salute to America, Texas Style,” kicks off at 10 a.m. with a Grand Parade. With more than 100 entries, the parade will begin on Friendswood Drive (FM 518) at Heritage Drive and concludes at Stevenson Park. In the park after the parade, there will be rides, games, food and live entertainment until about 3:30 p.m. Evening festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park with music from Decades. A fireworks display, synchronized with patriotic music, will begin about 9:20 p.m.
July 4; Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, and Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood; 281.996.3220 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Texas City Independence Day Celebration [July 4]
The city of Texas City will celebrate Independence Day with a parade starting at 10 a.m. Line-up is at 9 a.m. at the Sanders/Vincent Community Center, 501 Fourth Ave. N. The parade will turn right and travel north on Sixth Street, make a right on Ninth Avenue, travel east down Ninth Avenue, then turn left on Bay Street and end at the corner of Bay Street and 14th Avenue. Evening festivities include live entertainment at the Bay Street Amphitheater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a fireworks display at dusk.
July 4; Texas City; 409.643.5990; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
City of Galveston Independence Day Parade and Fireworks [July 4]
Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard at 59th Street and proceeding east to 25th Street. After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. July 4; Seawall Boulevard, Galveston; www.galvestontx.gov
Fourth of July Celebration [July 4]
Enjoy live music and a patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay.
July 4; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Rock the Dock [July 6, 13, 20, 27]
The summer concert series continues at the Kemah Boardwalk with performances every Thursday night through August.
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 6, 13, 20, 27; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Music Nite on The Strand [July 8]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. This month, Jason James will perform.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 8; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Ezra Charles ‘The Story of Boogie Woogie’ [July 9]
Ezra Charles performs what was originally called “Texas-Style Piano” accompanied by his son Jakob on percussion.
3 p.m. July 9; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
‘Song of Singapore’ [July 13-30]
Step back in time to 1941 in a seedy waterfront bar in Singapore where the band plays on while Japanese invaders approach.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from July 13-30; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
ArtWalk [July 15]
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. July 15; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Libbie’s Place Learning Dinners [July 18, 25]
Libbie’s Place, a senior day program, will host learning dinners for people with dementia and their caregivers. A complimentary light dinner will be followed by a panel discussion with dementia care professionals.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 18 and 25; Moody Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 53rd Street and Avenue U, Galveston; 409.741.2538 or 800.272.3900
Flippin’ the Chips [July 21]
Join the Butler Longhorn Museum for this casino night fundraiser featuring food, drinks and a silent auction. Casino games include black jack, roulette, craps and poker.
6 p.m. to 11 p.m. July 21; Butler Longhorn Museum, 1220 Coryell,
League City; 281.332.1393 or www.butlerlonghornmuseum.com
Ladies Casting for Conservation [July 22]
This one-day women’s fishing tournament brings together fishing enthusiasts while helping to protect Galveston Bay’s natural resources. This tournament is for everyone, from first-timers to those who know how to reel in the big catch. It’s a day of fun while learning about Galveston Bay.
July 22; Crystal Beach; www.galvbay.org/events/ladies-casting-for-conservation/
Casino for a Cause [July 29]
Dress to impress for the eighth annual Casino for a Cause fundraiser featuring an old Hollywood theme, a photo booth, walk of fame and more. All proceeds benefit the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County.
6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 29; San Luis Ballroom, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; email@example.com or www.rccgc.org
Riders in the Sky salutes Roy Rogers [July 29]
Comedy and Western favorite Riders in the Sky returns to The Grand with a salute to country legend Roy Rogers.
8 p.m. July 29; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
In case of cancellations or changes to events, check with venues for updates. To submit an event, send pertinent information to firstname.lastname@example.org.