Galveston Experience Podcast

Galveston Experience Podcast

By Galveston Experience Company
Welcome to the Galveston Experience Podcast, featuring things to do, places to dine, people to meet and upcoming events on the Island.

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Episode #37 - Juneteenth Weekend on Galveston Island
It took two and a half years from Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation for the news to reach Texas.  It was on June 19th 1865 that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.   Several events are planned around Galveston, and we encourage everyone to visit the Juneteenth Statue located at Ashton Villa, in front of the Galveston Island Visitor Center at 23rd and Broadway (image shown on this podcast preview).  Many other events also happening this weekend including the Juneteenth Fish Fry, Beach Patrol BBQ fundraiser, sandcastle lessons, ghost bus tours, vollyball competitions, kayaking, sailing, beach explorations, historic tours, educational presentations, Juneteeenth fathers day BBQ, and much more.  Hear them all on this edition of the Galveston Experience Podcast as well as complete details on the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
05:08
June 14, 2019
Episode #36 - Ghost Bus Tours Return - Family Day at Ocean Star and much more!
The Ghost Bus Tours return to the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall on Saturday afternoon and evening and lots of other family events on the Island including Sandcastle lessons, family day at Ocean Star - free for 18 and under, volleyball, movie night on the strand and plenty of events at the State Park, Library, and plenty of live music all over Galveston Island.  Tour the Bishops Palace in their basement to attic tour, listen for all details or check out the CALENDAR page at GalvestonExperience.com If you enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends, subscribe, and we'd love you to give us a rating and review!  The Galveston Experience Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms. 
03:38
June 6, 2019
Episode #35 - May 31st weekend - Sandcastles, Turtle patrol, movie night on Strand & much more
First weekend for most kids to be out of school and there is plenty to do on the Island at the State Park, Sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach, lots of live music, and the new Ghost Bus Tours at the Galveston Experience Company.  Hear all about this and much more on episode #35 of the Galveston Experience Podcast, produced by RadioGalveston.com
04:16
May 31, 2019
Episode #34 - Galveston Island State Park activities overview & July Beach Closure
Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational, and lodging opportunities at the State Park and the Beach side closure starting in July 2019. For a list of daily events happening at the park, view the CALENDAR page at GalvestonExperience.com
07:37
May 26, 2019
Episode #33 Memorial Day Remembrance Weekend in Galveston, Volleyball, Improv, Sand Castles and MUCH more!
There's always something to do on Galveston Island, but this weekend, there is SO much to choose from both indoors and outdoors, kayaking, vollyball, sand castles, bugfest, turtles, so many music and arts events, and Ghost Bus Tours 20% off - use the code SAVE20 at www.GalvestonExperience.com   And, if you're looking to do some beach treasure hunting you can even rent a metal detector at the Galveston Experience Company.  Listen for all the details here, and on the CALENDAR page at GalvestonExperience.com - see you on the Beach!
02:36
May 23, 2019
Episode #32 Go Topless Jeep Weekend
Jeeps invade Bolivar Peninsula and will be seen all around Galveston For the Go Topless weekend.  Get all the details on the Calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com - many outdoor event including the Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach, several lunar events, kayking, several events at the State Park and live music all over town all weekend.  And the GHOST BUS TOURS are up and running.  Hear details on this podcast as well as on the Galveston Experience Calendar.  
03:05
May 16, 2019
Episode #31 La Izquirda Surf and Music Festival at Galveston Fishing Pier
Billy "Blues" Hill of G-town surf talks about all the events coming up May 11th for the FREE La Izquirda Surf and Beer Festival.  Hear how it got its name, more details about the Ghost Bus Tours new to the Island, all the bands and a bit of history on G-Town Surf.  More details on the Calendar page of www.GalvestonExperience.com 
09:42
May 4, 2019
Episode #30 - Weekend of May 3rd, 2019 - Adaptive Sports and Historic Home Tour Weekend
It's Adaptive Sports Weekend on the Island, hear all about it and find out more information about sports for individuals with disabilities at: https://thechristinasullivanfoundation.org/events/ and also www.STARskaters.org - a charity supported by the Galveston Experience company to teach kids and young adults with disabilities how to ice skate, and STARskaters also provides a Sled Hockey program for amputees, disabled military and anyone who is unable to play standup hockey due to a disability. If you're into architecture, this is also historic homes weekend in Galveston - click this link for more information: http://www.galvestonhistory.org/events/galveston-historic-homes-tour/galveston-historic-homes-tour-3 These and many more activities on episode #30 of the Galveston Experience Podcast for the weekend of May 3rd, 2019
03:34
May 3, 2019
Episode #29 - April 26th weekend - Cajun Throwdown, Wine Festival, Spamalot & More
Crawfish and Cajun music lovers will be out in full force at 90'th and Stewart Friday night and 11am-11pm Saturday for the Cajun Throwdown.  It's also Wine Festival on the Strand, several events with Kayak Boat, at the State Park and a great Monty Python Lovers event at the 1894 Opera House, and big new for GHOST lovers....the Ghost Bus Tours will start May 3rd - sign up online at www.GalvestonExperience.com - get on the Ghost Bus, and stop by the Galveston Visitor Experience Center at 15th and Seawall for a FREE photo of YOU and our resident GHOST!
02:36
April 26, 2019
Episode #28 - Easter Weekend events on Galveston Island
This weekend we say THANK YOU to the First Responders with a Chili Cookoff at Tin Cup Driving Range at 90'th and Stewart Road from Noon-6pm. In this episode we also talk about the Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, several events at the State Park, and the Galveston Island Market downtown at 10am-4pm.  Details on all these and more events on the Calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com - and stop by our offices at 15th and Seawall for your Free Ghost Photo and Relax-Recharge-Refresh while you learn about Island events and activities. 
02:35
April 19, 2019
Episode #27 - BTR Cajun Throwdown
The Galveston Experience Podcast interviewed Daniel "Tiny" Guidry about a MAJOR Crawfish event coming up April 26-27th at Tin Cup Caddyshack.  More about the event; Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown LLC is an event owned  and operated by Daniel “Tiny” Guidry, a BOI with deep Louisiana roots.  He wants to bring a Louisiana experience like no other to the island he  so dearly loves! He is not only tied to Louisiana, but deeply rooted  within the Galveston County community as well. He loves giving back to  the kids and those in need. He has been a part of past events, both  large and small. He has helped a lot of people, from hurricane  devastation to small fundraisers for great causes. Tiny loves his Cajun  roots, but he loves Galveston County too!  Their goal for this event is to help boost the Galveston  economy, give back to the local community, and be an awesome place  where families and friends can gather. Once a year it will be an  exciting weekend with a Crawfish Cook-off, Cajun Cuisine, awesome  Louisiana Cajun Music, and a great family atmosphere. When spring time  comes, everyone will know that it’s time for The Bon Temps Rouler Cajun  Throwdown Weekend! Y’all come on! Ca C’est Bon!!! And as always, let the good times roll!  Daniel “Tiny” Guidry btrcajunthrowdown.com
12:11
April 16, 2019
Episode #26 - Feather Fest on the Island - Galveston Events weekend of April 12-14th
It's Feather Fest on the Island through Sunday.  For a complete list of activities, check out the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com.   Saturday morning a National Crime Victims 5K Run/Walk on the Seawall, several activities at the State Park, Artist Boat, and Sea Star Base as well as Family Day at Ocean Star - FREE admission for under 18 with chaperone.  And, look for the new Galveston Ghost Bus on the Seawall!  Ghost Bus Tours will begin soon! 
03:18
April 13, 2019
Episode #25 - April Events at Galveston Island State Park
Galveston Island Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational and lodging opportunities for April on the Galveston Island State Park.  A reminder that the beach side will close in July, so get out early and enjoy the park!  For daily event updates, check the Calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com or stop in and visit the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall to RELAX with free wi-fi, RECHARGE with free device charging and REFRESH with $1 water and snacks.  The Galveston Experience Podcast is produced by RadioGalveston.com 
06:39
April 6, 2019
Episode #24 Galveston Events for April 5th-7th, 2019
Ironman weekend in Galveston, along with Grandkids festival in downtown Galveston.  Lots of events for families and kids and Mary provides an update.  For details on all the events, visit the Calendar Page at www.GalvestonExperience.com.  We've also added several tours to the Galveston Experience Company website, for more information and to book, visit the Experience page of www.GalvestonExperience.com
02:05
April 6, 2019
Episode #23 Meet Blues Musician (and Hockey Player) Oliver Penn
Oliver Penn performs Friday April 5th at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston as part of his 2019 tour.  In this interview you'll hear more about his influences, and how his interest turned from playing Hockey, to playing Blues music.  And, a bit about his time volunteering to teach disabled hockey players in the STARskaters.org Sled Hockey program in Houston.  Follow Oliver's 2019 tour and beyond at www.OliverPennMusic.com
06:33
April 3, 2019
Episode #22 - March 29th weekend Events - Galveston Experience Podcast
What's that new yellow building at 15th and Seawall?  It is the new home for the studios of RadioGalveston.com, the voice of the Galveston Experience Company.  Radio Galveston produces these weekly podcasts and this week our kids event reporter Margaret has several great things to do for kids and families on the Island.
03:32
March 29, 2019
Episode #21 - Galveston Events for the weekend of March 22nd, 2019
It's our weekly update on what to do on Galveston Island.  This week lots of music and outdoor activities and an update on the new location for the Galveston Experience Company on Seawall Blvd.  The podcast is produced by Radio Galveston with 24/7 commercial free music at www.RadioGalveston.com - if you know someone who should be featured on an upcoming episode, contact us at podcast@GalvestonExperience.com
01:59
March 22, 2019
Episode #20 - Galveston Island Events for the Weekend of March 15, 2019
Get the family ready for the Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach on Sunday, several events at the State Park, Bryan Museum, Sea Star Base and much more.  For complete details visit the Calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
03:11
March 15, 2019
Episode #19 - Galveston Island State Park March events with Lisa Reznicek
Meet Galveston Island State Park interpreter Lisa Reznicek and hear about the many events available every week at the park, and a look ahead at some new April events, including an edible bug hike!   You'll also hear a bit more about what is planned at the new Seawall offices of the Galveston Experience Company, also home to RadioGalveston.com Be sure to subscribe to be sure to be notified of all future episodes including upcoming Park events and meet many more interesting Islanders.  For more information, visit www.GalvestonExperience.com
07:19
March 15, 2019
Episode #18 - Corvette Weekend, Artist Boat, Free Pancakes and more for March 8 - 10th 2019
41st Corvette / Chevy Expo on the Island and several outdoor events from Sea Star Base, Galveston Island State Park, the artist boat and more....and many musical events as the Island gets back to a slower pace after Mardis Gras Galveston 2019.  On a personal note, the Galveston Experience Company offices are being built out this week which includes the studios for Radio Galveston, our Galveston Visitors Experience Center and several surprises we have planned.  Subscribe to this podcast and keep update on our progress as well as all the happenings on Galveston Island.  More details at the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com 
03:19
March 7, 2019
Episode #17 - Mardis Gras Weekend March 1st - 3rd, 2019
Beads and parades galore this weekend on Galveston Island.  Listen for a rundown of all the parades and a kids event report from our youth reporter Margaret.  For a complete listing of events on the Island, visit the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
03:16
March 1, 2019
Episode #16 Mardis Gras Weekend Feb 22nd 2019
Overview of the parties, parades and events happening on the opening weekend of Mardis Gras Galveston.  Also a preview of the new Radio Galveston studios coming soon to Seawall Blvd in Galveston. For complete details, check out the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com 
02:22
February 21, 2019
Episode #15 - Valentines Weekend 2019
5K, Comedy, concerts, Battle of Galveston and much more on this episode and Mary has a list of kids events on this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast, produced by RadioGalveston.com
02:30
February 14, 2019
Episode #14 - Weekend of February 8th
Last weekend of Galveston Restaurant Week, several sailing events, Rugby tournament, several events at the State Park, sailing at Sea Star Base, and a sneak preview of the studio buildout coming soon for RadioGalvston.com 
02:28
February 8, 2019
Episode #13 - Feb 1-3 Events - Restaurant Week in Galveston
For details on restaurant week, click on the CALENDAR page of www.GalvestonExperience.com to read about all the deals and details.  Aaron Lewis and Jersey Boys at the Grand 1894 Opera house, several outdoor events and an update from our kids event reporter Margaret.  For more Galveston event information, listen to www.RadioGalveston.com
02:22
January 31, 2019
Episode #12 - Texas Tail Distillery
Galveston now has a Distillery on the Island!  Texas Tail Distillery relocated from Dallas to Galveston recently and produces the highest rated Vodka in Texas along with Whiskey and Moonshine right in their facility at 41st and Seawall.  They also have a tasting room with a creative selection of Craft Cocktails for just $5!  Co-owner Nick Droege tells us how he and his partner got into the distillery business and more about their new Galveston operations. 
07:23
January 25, 2019
Episode #11` January 24-27 weekend events
Another busy weekend on the Island and a FANTASTIC opportunity to learn about the Island History as Saturday Jan 26th is MUSEUM DAY on the Island.  All the deals and details on the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
01:28
January 25, 2019
Episode #10 - Weekend events Jan 18-20, 2019
Kids event reporter Margaret with an update on youth events, the Oak Ridge Boys, art events and much more.  For more details check out the Calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com or on the air at www.RadioGalveston.com
02:08
January 17, 2019
Episode #9 Weekend events Jan 11-13th 2019
Kids reporter Mary updates weekend events in Galveston for January 11-13th.  More details online at www.GalvestonExperience.com or listen to RadioGalveston.com for weekend events and 24/7 commercial free music.  Photo courtesy of Billy "Blues" Hill and www.G-townsurf.com
01:19
January 11, 2019
Episode #8 David Gaston and Sea Star Base Galveston
Meet David Gaston and hear about the many programs and events happening year-round at Sea Star Base Galveston, online at www.SSBgalveston.org
16:01
January 9, 2019
Episode #7 Jan 4-6 2019 with Margaret
Margaret's weekly update on weekend events, more details also available at www.GalvestonExperience.com - click on the CALENDAR page. 
02:20
January 4, 2019
Episode #6 with Kids Correspondent Mary - Dec 28th weekend events
Updated events for the weekend of December 28th with a report from Kids event correspondent Mary. Complete details at the CALENDAR tab on www.GalvestonExperience.com, also a button to SUBMIT your upcoming Galveston events. 
02:11
December 27, 2018
Episode #5 Dec 27-31st 2018 events
Events around Galveston Island December 27th - 31st, produced by RadioGalveston.com - for more details on these events, visit the CALENDAR tab at www.GalvestonExperience.com
01:55
December 26, 2018
Episode #4 - Christmas Day events in Galveston
Lots to do in Galveston on Christmas day...especially if you are HUNGRY!  For more events, check out www.GalvestonExperience.com and click on the CALENDAR tab...Merry Christmas from the Galveston Experience Company!
02:07
December 25, 2018
Episode #3 - December 21st 2018 weekend events
Hear what is happening around Galveston Island on Christmas weekend featuring our podcast event host Margaret. The weather is going to be AWESOME - see you on the Island!
03:40
December 20, 2018
Episode #2 - Meet the Island Girls
Meet Mary and Margaret, two young ladies who spend a lot of time on Galveston Island and will be weekly guests on the Galveston Experience Podcast to talk about upcoming events for kids on the Island.
03:49
December 20, 2018
Episode #1 - Livin' La Vida Local
Episode 1 introduces you to step 1 of the Galveston Experience, Radio Galveston, available at www.RadioGalveston.com and on the LIVE365 app. Just download to your device and search GALVESTON - make it a FAVORITE and you can stream commercial free music from Galveston Island 24/7.
03:15
December 19, 2018
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