Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Tackle Time [June 29 to July 8]
Hosted by the Texas City Jaycees, the 56th annual fishing tournament includes three divisions: offshore, inshore and youth. Tickets are available at Boyd’s One Stop and Lee’s Bait & Tackle.
June 29 to July 8; Texas City Dike; 409.739.3849, email@example.com or www.tclmjaycees.com
Salsa Sundays [July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29]
Enjoy live music on the plaza stage at the Kemah Boardwalk featuring performances by Calle Swing (July 1), Grupo Kache (July 8), Grupo Latitude (July 15), Soul Klave (July 22) and Enrique Infante & Dejavu Latin Fusion Rhythms (July 29). There will be free salsa lessons every week from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Professional salsa dancers will perform weekly during band breaks.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Fireworks on the beach [July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29]
Enjoy a free fireworks display on the beach every Sunday through Sept. 2.
9 p.m. July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard, Galveston; www.galveston.com
Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show [July 2-8]
The Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show returns to Moody Gardens for the 10th year. Magician and illusionist Curt Miller blends magic, music, dance and comedy in a theatrical show.
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 2-8; Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
League City Fireworks Extravaganza [July 3]
This citywide fireworks display will feature 14 food trucks, live music and entertainment, a play area for children, craft and artist booths. Families are encouraged to take their own lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers are welcome. The fireworks show will start at 9 p.m.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 3; Chester L. Davis Sportsplex, 1251 W. League City Parkway; www.leaguecity.com
Summer Pop Band Concerts [July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31]
The Galveston Island Beach Band, directed by Frank G. Incaprera, performs every Tuesday evening during the summer.
7:30 p.m. July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; Sealy Gazebo, 24th Street and Avenue I, Galveston; www.galvestonbeachband.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
Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration [July 4]
The 123rd annual Friendswood Fourth of July celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a Grand Parade 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. 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
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.galveston.com
Fourth of July Celebration [July 4]
Enjoy live music and a patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay.
9:30 p.m. July 4; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Rock the Dock [July 5, 12, 19, 26]
The summer concert series continues at the Kemah Boardwalk with performances by The Slags (July 5), Diamond Jack (July 12), Velcro Pygmies (July 19) and Escape (July 26).
7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 5, 12, 19 and 26; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Bands on the Sand [July 6-28]
Moody Gardens’ summer concert series continues with performances by Rapture (July 6), The Max (July 7), Flashpoint (July 13), Hattrick (July 14), Tejano Knights (July 20), Shotgun Road (July 21), The Slags (July 27) and Vertigo (July 28). Each show concludes with a firework display over Offatts Bayou overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; Palm Beach, Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston; www.moodygardens.com
An Evening with Bill Engvall [July 7]
Bill Engvall brings this special brand of down-home humor to The Grand.
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. July 7; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [July 7]
Take a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. July’s movie is “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
July 7; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
‘Cry-Baby: The Musical’ [July 12-29]
In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents. When straitlaced Allison falls for a boy from the other side of the tracks, the whole town endeavors to keep them apart.
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from July 12-29; College of the Mainland Community Theatre, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City; 409.933.8345 or www.com.edu
ArtWalk [July 14]
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 14; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Music Nite on The Strand [July 14]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Campfire Soul will perform in July.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 14; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Casino for a Cause [July 21]
Dust off your bellbottoms for the ninth annual Casino for a Cause fundraiser featuring a 1960s theme, casino gaming, an island-inspired dinner and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County.
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. July 21; Moody Gardens Convention Center, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston; email@example.com or www.rccgc.org
‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ [July 21]
Dixie Longate is America’s most famous Tupperware Lady. Rising through the ranks to become one of the top Tupperware sellers in the United States, Dixie decided to parlay her skills into a live stage show. This one-person comedy has become one of the most successful off-Broadway tours of the past decade.
8 p.m. July 21; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu [July 28]
Matisyahu brings his mix of reggae and hip-hop to The Grand for a benefit concert for the 150th anniversary of the Congregation B’nai Israel.
7:15 p.m. July 28; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 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.