10 things to do in Galveston this weekend of July 8, 2022

What to do in Galveston this July 8 weekend | Yoga at sunrise on the beach | Image Credit: Visit Galveston

The Galveston 2022 calendar of events is packed with exciting activities. And this month is no different!

Here are our top budget activities in Galveston this weekend (July 8-10): Musical evening on the Strand, Yoga at sunrise on the beach, movies on the beach, Dinner Cruiseand much more!

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Spend the day soaring over the Gulf on thrilling roller coasters and amusement park rides, then dine at a Landry’s restaurant along the pier.

Galveston Pleasure Pier offers one of the best views of the Gulf of Mexico, just before its Iron Shark plunges you into a 100-foot vertical drop at 52 miles per hour. The coaster is just one of many amusement park rides that tower over the pier. For an extreme view, take a scenic ride on the 230-foot-tall Texas Star Flyer. Then try your luck at the games on the Midway, then enjoy a bucket of shrimp or a sizzling steak at Pier’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

  • The attractions: There’s something for the whole family, from intense coasters and the Pirate’s Plunge log flume to kid-friendly carousels and teacup rides.
  • The restaurants: You will find a Landry’s restaurant for all tastes a few minutes from the Quay. Out with the kids? Meet at the Rainforest Café. A romantic date? Try Saltgrass Steakhouse or Landry’s Seafood. Just need a break? Enjoy casual drinks and seafood at Bubba Gump’s.
  • The stores: If you’re looking for a souvenir, prove you survived the Iron Shark with a t-shirt at Pelican’s Bag or grab a bag of nostalgic candies from Lolli & Pop’s for the ride home.

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Best things to do in Galveston this weekend – Friday, July 8, 2022

Summer dinner buffets

What: Enjoy a buffet dinner with a unique view of one of the top 10 golf courses in the state! Fresh fruit, rolls and the chef’s selection of vegetables, starches and desserts are all included in all buffets.
When: July 8, 2022 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Moody Gardens Golf Course, 1700 Sydnor Ln, Galveston, TX 77554
How much: From $20.95

Jazz under the palm trees

What: Enjoy a wonderful evening of beautiful jazz sounds with Trio Du Jour at The Tremont House’s Toujouse Lobby Bar.
When: July 8, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2300 Ship Mechanic Row Galveston, Texas

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Things to do in Galveston this weekend – Saturday, July 9, 2022

Dinner Cruise

Moody Gardens Dinner Cruise

Image Credit: Moody Gardens

What: Enjoy a buffet dinner and cash bar on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat while admiring the beautiful view of Offats Bayou. Watermelon Salad, Shrimp Stew, Creamy Cajun Chicken with Broccoli and Cauliflower, Dirty Rice, and Mississippi Mud Brownies are some of the Cajun dishes offered on this trip.
When: July 9, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
How much: From $97.43

Yoga at sunrise on the beach

Yoga at sunrise on the beach

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What: Watch the beautiful sunrise with friends and family as SUP Gulf Coast hosts Yoga on the Beach with Yoga Haven. The sounds of the ocean and birds will greet you as you wake up to the sun. Grab a paddle board or surfboard after yoga and head outside to spot dolphins or ride the waves.
When: July 9, 2022 | 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Where: 29th Street & Seawall on the sand (near Lifeguard tower 27) Galveston, Texas 77550
How much: $15 (add $10 to paddle or surfboard after)

Music Nite on the Strand – Hard Luck Revival

Musical evening on the Strand

Image Credit: Saengerfest Park

What: This free event in the Saengerfest park invites families to enjoy great live music. This Saturday, the Houston-based band Bad Luck Awakening will play their mix tune of punk rock, outlaw country, bluegrass, garage country and Gulf Coast Blues.
When: July 9, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: 2302 Strand St Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free

Bucket Brigade Beach Interpretive Tours

What: Explore the creatures and features of Galveston’s beaches that make the island’s seas and sands unique on these weekend tours! There’s more to the beach than sand and there’s more to the ocean than waves and water. This guided tour is all about joining activities that explore these island gems, including Galveston’s Troubled Waters, Marine Debris, Sargassum Landings, and more! Among the best things to do in Galveston this weekend!
When: July 9-10, 2022 | 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. – with a duration of 45 minutes for each time
Where: 1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free with a suggested donation of $10

Glass Fusion – Family of Fish Framed Shadow Box

clay cutting studios

Image Credit: Clay Cup Studios

What: Learn how to create your own glass fish family! All materials, instructions, and a design template will be provided for the class, and you can choose the color you want for your masterpiece.
When: July 9, 2022 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 2219 Postoffice Street, Galveston, TX, 77550
How much: $59; $20 RSVP fee

Unfold the universe

What: This free event features 22 fun space-related activities for kids and teens. Learn about star formation, asteroid mining, nebulae, and more while stargazing in a portable planetarium, viewing the sun through a solar telescope, chatting with an astronomer from North Houston Astronomy Club, packing a space telescope and more.
When: July 9, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Galveston Children’s Museum, 2618 Broadway St Galveston, TX 77550
How much: Free

movies on the beach

What: Galveston’s parks and beaches are great places to spend the day. There’s plenty to do in the area, and weekends are even more fun with Movies at the Beach, where one of the many beach resorts hosts a movie for everyone to watch and enjoy. This July 9, the film will be Moana at Stewart Beach.
When: July 9, 2022 | 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Stewart Beach, 201 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
How much: $15 per car

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Things to do in Galveston this weekend – Sunday, July 10, 2022

Galveston Farmer’s Market

Galveston Farmer's Market

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What: Galveston’s Own Farmers Market, founded in 2012, is dedicated to connecting our community to local food year round through weekly farmers markets, food access initiatives, school gardens and opportunities health and food education.
When: July 10, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 2822 Market Galveston, Texas 77550

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