Festivals, concerts, plays and more, there are lots of events in the area to keep your calendar booked.
Chamber Golf Classic [Oct. 3-4]
The Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser features more than 500 golfers, more than 30 hospitality tents and more than 100 volunteers and enables the chamber to continue its many programs.
Oct. 3-4; Bayou Golf Course, 2800 Ted Dudley Drive, Texas City; www.tclmchamber.com
Friends of the Rosenberg Library Used Book Sale [Oct. 4-6]
This sale, organized annually by the Friends of the Rosenberg Library in Galveston, highlights educational and entertaining selections such as children’s books, Texana, cookbooks, art, all things nautical, treasures, travel, media, sci-fi, textbooks and books on religion. All proceeds from the sale are donated to update and expand the library’s book collection, equipment and other related materials.
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, members only; noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, public sale; 2310 Sealy St., Galveston; 409.763.8854, Ext. 129 or www.rosenberg-library.org/library-events/
Taste of the Bay: Nautical Nights [Oct. 4]
Hundreds of area foodies, wine enthusiasts and the culinary curious will gather for a night of music, delectable tastings and a live auction at the League City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Taste of the Bay event.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 4; South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd., League City; www.LeagueCityChamber.com/taste-of-the-bay
Juried Art Exhibit [Oct. 4-28]
The Galveston Art League’s Texas City gallery will display all entries accepted for its fall juried competition. Visit the gallery to see who won Best of Show plus first-, second- and honorable mention awards in the contest. Artists wishing to participate may drop off up to three pieces from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1.
Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Oct. 4-28; Galveston Art League Gallery, 611 Sixth St. N., Texas City; GalvestonArtLeague.com
Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference [Oct. 5-7]
The inaugural film festival is a three-day event that will include panel discussions, screenings of feature and short films, and networking opportunities with creative minds from all walks of life. The event will allow the public to explore fresh, innovative and creative content from filmmakers throughout the world.
Oct. 5-7; various locations in Galveston; www.galvestonislandfilmfestivalandconference.com
Boo on the Boardwalk [Oct. 5-31]
Face your fears in the terrifying Dungeon of Doom Haunted House or the kids can enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun House. Plus, enjoy pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating and much more.
Celebration Seabrook [Oct. 6]
Celebration Seabrook takes over Meador Park for a day of music, food and art. Celebrating the best of coastal living, this family-friendly festival features the Ahoy Kids’ Zone, gourmet food trucks and a full slate of live music, headlined by the Cory Morrow Band.
11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6; Meador Park, 2400 Hammer St., Seabrook; www.celebrationseabrook.com
Galveston Art League Gala [Oct. 6]
Join the Galveston Art League for “An Evening of Art and Music” at the fifth annual gala. Honorees are the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, Galveston College Community Chorale, Heritage Chorale and Sparky Koerner’s Jazz Ensemble. The event will include dining, live and silent auctions, a raffle and music by the jazz ensemble.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 6; San Luis Resort Grand Ballroom, 5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.galvestonartleague.com, 409.621.1008 or email@example.com
Movie Nite on The Strand [Oct. 6]
Bring a lawn chair to Saengerfest Park and watch a movie after dusk the first Saturday of each month. October’s movie is “Hocus Pocus.”
Oct. 6; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston
The Choir of Man [Oct. 6]
Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 10. This show combines high energy dance, live percussion and foot-stomping choreography with the talent of nine handsome blokes who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
8 p.m. Oct. 6; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Holy Family Catholic School Fall Festival [Oct. 7]
Join the Holy Family Catholic School for its Fall Festival featuring pony rides, moonwalks, a petting zoo, games, booths, food, a cake walk, silent auction and more.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7; 2601 Ursuline, Galveston; 409.765.6607
‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ [Oct. 12 to Nov. 4]
Sir Henry is heir to the vast Baskerville fortune, a legacy that comes with a family curse: Death at the fangs of a horror that prowls the moor. Only Holmes can stop the beast. While mysterious lights signal Baskerville Hall and the hound terrifies the countryside, the sleuthing begins and suspicion falls on sinister servants, butterfly collectors, ladies in distress and escaped convicts.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 12 to Nov. 4; Bay Area Harbour Playhouse, 3803 state Highway 3, Dickinson; 281.337.7469 or www.harbourtheater.com
Bay Area/Galveston County Walk to End Alzheimer’s [Oct. 13]
Sign up for a 5K and dog-friendly walk on the beach to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care.
8 a.m. Oct. 13; Stewart Beach Pavilion, 201 Seawall Blvd., Galveston; www.alz.org/walk
Jamaica Beach Fall Market [Oct. 13]
More than 30 vendors, snacks and food will be offered for donations from Seaside Baptist Church.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13; Jamaica Beach Park, 16721 Jolly Roger Road, Jamaica Beach; firstname.lastname@example.org
Greek Festival [Oct. 13-14]
The 35th annual Greek Festival promises to be a culinary delight with some of the best chefs in the area preparing the fare. Presented by Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, the event features authentic food, wines, dancing, entertainment, gifts and tours of the church.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14; Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1824 Ball St., Galveston; www.galvestongreekfestival.com
Barktoberfest [Oct. 13]
Save the date for a pet-friendly day at the park presented by the Clear Lake Shores Civic Club. Benefiting Bay Area Pet Adoptions, this event will feature a silent auction, dog shows, kids activities, pet competitions, local vendors, pet products, Oktoberfest food, drink and music.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 13; Jarboe Bayou Park, 815 Birch Road, Clear Lake Shores; www.clscivicclub.com/Barktoberfest/
Wine Festival [Oct. 13]
Enjoy a property-wide spread of more than 70 wines to sample.
Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards [Oct. 13]
The Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards recognize outstanding projects and craftspeople involving the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Galveston County’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. The annual award ceremony is named after the late Sally B. Wallace, one of the driving forces behind Galveston Island’s preservation movement and a pivotal figure in saving the antebellum Ashton Villa from demolition. The event includes complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13; 1860 Hendley Building, 2002 Strand, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
ArtWalk [Oct. 13]
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. Oct. 13; Galveston Arts Center, 2127 Strand, and other galleries, Galveston; www.contemporaryartgalveston.org
Music Nite on The Strand [Oct. 13]
Don’t miss free live concerts in downtown Galveston’s Saengerfest Park. Bon Ton Mickey & the Zydeco Hot Steppers will perform in October.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 13; Saengerfest Park, 2300 Strand, Galveston
Aida Cuevas – Totalmente Juan Gabriel [Oct. 13]
Aida Cuevas, the “Queen of Ranchera Music,” presents a one-of-a-kind mariachi performance as she pays tribute to her friend and mentor, Juan Gabriel, who died in 2016.
8 p.m. Oct. 13; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Galveston Symphony Orchestra [Oct. 14]
Conducted by Trond Saeverud, this ensemble of highly skilled amateur and professional musicians will perform a Halloween concert featuring music by Arnold, Franck, Lyadov, Mussorgsky and Dvorak.
4 p.m. Oct. 14; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; www.galvestonsymphony.org
Out to Eat for Education [Oct. 17]
The Galveston Independent School District Educational Foundation’s third annual Out to Eat for Education fundraiser coincides with the Ball High School homecoming parade. Funds will be raised by restaurants contributing a percentage of their food sales generated on Oct. 17 and will support the foundation and its Grants to Teachers and Schools program, which provides resources directly to educators to implement innovative learning strategies in Galveston school district classrooms. The community can support the event by dining out at a participating restaurant on Oct. 17. A list of restaurants will be provided on the foundation’s website.
Oct. 17; various locations in Galveston; www.galvestonedfoundation.org
Bayou Fest [Oct. 20]
This family-oriented festival features a variety of activities, entertainment, food and fun, including a barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts booths, children’s fishing tournament, a pumpkin patch and carving.
Oct. 20; Highland Bayou Park, 1801 Interstate 45, La Marque; www.tclmchamber.com
Fall Sunset Cruises [Oct. 19-20, 26-27]
Departing from the Texas Seaport Museum, guests will enjoy a narrated exploration of Galveston’s historic bay aboard the Seagull II, the museum’s 50-foot twin-engine motor vessel built specifically for harbor sight-seeing excursions and education. These sunset cruises are BYOB and feature the haunted history of Galveston and the port.
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27; Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
‘Sherlock Holmes & The Ice Palace Murders’ [Oct. 19 to Nov. 4]
In 1896, the Winter Carnival is in full swing, but St. Paul’s wealthiest man has lost his head, literally. A young man disappears just before his wedding, and his fiancée already has given back her wedding dress. When a gruesome discovery is made in the Ice Palace, there’s only one man for the job. Sherlock Holmes is summoned to solve a mystery that’s hardly elementary.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 4; Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay; 281.335.5228 or clearcreekcommunitytheatre.com
Fall Plant Sale [Oct. 20]
Don’t miss the annual Fall Plant Sale, hosted by the Galveston County Master Gardeners, featuring fruit and citrus trees, bulbs, fall and winter vegetables, perennials and garden crafts. Choose from thousands of plants adapted to the Texas Gulf Coast area. Volunteer certified master gardeners will be present to answer questions. Customers are urged to bring their own wagons to cart around their chosen plants.
8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Oct. 20, information seminar about plants for sale; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., plant sale; Galveston County Fairgrounds covered rodeo arena at Jack Brooks Park, state Highway 6, Hitchcock; www.aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/index or 409.281.5065
Galveston Island Market [Oct. 20]
The Galveston Island Market offers a festive outdoor event where local artisans, handcrafters and growers can showcase their creations.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20; Mechanic and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.galvestonislandmarket.com
ARToberFEST [Oct. 20-21]
Presented by The Grand 1894 Opera House, ARToberFEST showcases the work of more than 100 artists. During the two-day event, festival attendees can stroll through Galveston’s Historic Downtown while viewing works from a variety of disciplines, including drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and sculpture. The event also features live music, farmers market and art projects for children.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21; Postoffice Street between 21st and 23rd streets, Galveston; www.artoberfest.com
Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts [Oct. 20]
Meet your neighbors and experience a “house concert” featuring a performance by Austin’s Whitney Rose. Clear Creek Harbour House Concerts is a neighborhood concert series for music lovers and live music supporters in League City and the surrounding area. Each concert features a potluck/social meet and greet followed by a live music performance. Address and food details are shared with committed attendees before each show.
5:45 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. performance Oct. 20; www.clearcreekharbourhouseconcerts.org
Halloween Costume Contest [Oct. 20, 27]
Dress up the kids — 12 years and younger — in their spooky best for a chance at prizes.
Oct. 20 and 27; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Zombie Night Party [Oct. 20]
Dress, walk and dance like a zombie at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Oct. 20; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Full Moon Tour of Bishop’s Palace [Oct. 24]
Experience Bishop’s Palace in a whole new light, the moonlight. This special tour lets visitors explore the National Historic Landmark and see how this architectural gem takes on a completely different look in the moonlight.
8 p.m. Oct. 24; Bishop’s Palace, 1402 Broadway, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Galveston Island Oktoberfest [Oct. 26-27]
This fun, family weekend will feature continuous live entertainment on two stages, authentic German food and libations, including three themed bier gartens, featuring a variety of both German and domestic brews and a variety of German-style wines from Haak Vineyards in Santa Fe; holiday shopping for fine arts, crafts and gifts in The Lyceum; a cake wheel, auction, expanded kids zone and games. New this year, Brian Starr, innovations manager for Karbach Brewing Company, will present a beer education class from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.
5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 27; First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2415 Ave. G, Galveston; www.galvestonoktoberfest.com
Ghost Tour at Ashton Villa [Oct. 26-27, 31]
Join your guide for an unprecedented tour of the 1859 Ashton Villa as you hear about the early days of Galveston’s formation and exceptional life, and possible after-life, of the home’s Miss Bettie Brown.
7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Oct. 26-27 and 31; Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Silent Film with Rob Landes – ‘Phantom of the Opera’ [Oct. 26]
An annual Halloween tradition, organist Rob Landes reprises his specially created musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney’s 1925 silent film masterpiece, “The Phantom of the Opera.”
8 p.m. Oct. 26; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Touch-A-Truck and Model Train Festival [Oct. 27]
Take the kids to see more than 45 trucks from monster trucks to dump trucks, cranes to military vehicles, police and fire and more. There also will be face painting, balloon artists and giant corn box. This event is held in partnership with the Texas City Model Train Festival, featuring model layouts, exhibits, videos, trackless train rides and moonwalk.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27; Downtown Sixth Street and Texas City Museum, 409 Sixth St. N., Texas City; www.texascitycommunitycalendar.com
Mini Monster Bash [Oct. 27]
The eighth annual Mini Monster Bash in Saengerfest Park will feature games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, costume contests and trick-or-treat stops at local businesses throughout downtown Galveston.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27; Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, Galveston; email@example.com or www.galveston.com
Witches’ Ball [Oct. 27]
Hosted by The Witchery, this Halloween masquerade party features costume contests, complimentary bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. This year’s event, with a theme of “Bloody Bacchanal,” will benefit the Artist Boat and Galveston Island Humane Society.
8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 27; Galveston Scottish Rite Cathedral, 2128 Church St., Galveston; www.witcheryonline.com
The Doo Wop Project [Oct. 28]
The Doo Wop Project is street corner singing for a whole new generation. The show begins at the beginning, tracing the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today.
4 p.m. Oct. 28; The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston; 800.821.1894 or www.thegrand.com
Day of the Dead Celebration [Oct. 28]
Authentic Dia de los Muertos celebration with fire dancers, mariachi bands, sugar skulls, crafts and more at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Oct. 28; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah; www.kemahboardwalk.com
Sailor’s Superstitions Tour [Oct. 31]
From bananas on board to whistling up a storm, this special hour-long guided tour will delve into the supernatural world of nautical know-how and uncover the ghostly past of the 1877 tall ship Elissa.
2 p.m. Oct. 31; Texas Seaport Museum, 2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
Menard House Trick or Treating [Oct. 31]
Galveston’s oldest residence opens its gates for one night of ghostly fun.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31; 1605 33rd St., Galveston; www.galvestonhistory.org
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