Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) founder Sherrill Hilton stopped by the Galveston Experience Company to let us know the many activities to be held at the Festival and Conference this October 4th - 7th.
A BOI, Sherrill is in her 2nd year with the film festival and this year is bigger and better than ever with more films, speakers, conference sessions, and NEW this year is a Location Tour. Tickets and more information available at www.giff-con.com
Thanks to Billy "Blues" Hill of G-TownSurf.com for the great cover shot!
Great progress on refurbishing the beach this week starting at 61st street and heading West. As of this writing they were up to about 69th street.
BEATLES FANS will be gathering Saturday night at Saengerfest Park on the Strand for the FAB FIVE Tribute Band. Paul Anka also in town at the Grand 1894 Opera House, and the Harvest Moon Labyrinth Wak at 17th and Seawall.
Plenty of outdoor events at the State Park, Kayaking, and Sea Star Base...check out Episode #52 for details and be sure and let us know if your organization has an upcoming event to feature on the Podcast, online Calendar and RadioGalveston.com
See you on the Beach!
Weather has been fantastic all weekend and will continue through the weekend, and traffic on the Seawall, beaches and around town is lighter after the madness of the last summer weekend. At the Galveston Experience Company we've noticed the visitor profiles have gone from outside of Texas and the USA to much closer in-state Houston, Austin, Dallas visitors.
What better way to start the Fall season than with the Home and Garden show at the Convention Center, while we still enjoy summer temperatures on the beach? Listen to the podcast for a special DISCOUNT code you can redeem at the Galveston Experience Company at 1522 Seawall or online for our Historic and Ghost Bus Tours at www.GalvestonExperience.com
See you on the Beach!
Looking out the window as I upload this podcast - BLUE WATER has returned just in time for the holiday weekend, and it looks like fabulous weather for the Brewmasters Craft Beer festival, Vollyball tournament and many other events planned for the Island this weekend. And, we just got out BEER & WINE license for the Galveston Experience Company - so stop by and introduce yourself, maybe take a Ghost Bus Tour or one of our highly rated HISTORIC tours that leave daily from the Visitor Center!
And Happy 125th Birthday to the 1894 Grand Opera House!
For all the happenings on the Island this weekend - check out Episode #50 of the Galveston Experience Podcast.
Another busy weekend coming up on the Island for Art fans, the AIA Sandcastle Competition, and great Woodstock music memories at the Grand Opera House - but that's just the start. Hear all the details on Episode #49 of the Galveston Experience Podcast.
RadioGalveston.com will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock all weekend featuring Woodstock artist during the hourly 'Buried Treasure" feature which airs every hour at :15 past. And, every night it's 70's at 7pm on RadioGalveston followed by 80's at 8pm and after 9pm Rock all night with PIRATE RADIO Galveston.
Enjoy your weekend on the Island and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to hear our special interview coming up on the Galveston Island Film Festival (GIFF) happening in October!
Weather looks like it will cooperate this weekend for several fun outdoor activities including the Sand Crab 5k / 10k evening beach run, Family Beach Challenge, Kayak adventures, last weekend for Free Sandcastle lessons and much more.
Be sure to subscribe to get weekly notifications of podcast releases, including an interview with Sherrill Hilton, Founder of the Galveston Island Film Festival of which the Galveston Experience Company is proud to be a sponsor.
If you're on the Seawall, we invite you to stop into the Galveston Experience Company for free Wi-Fi, free cell phone charging, cheap drinks and snacks and all the information you need to plan your stay in Galveston.
Lots of music happening around the Island this weekend in settings from coffee houses to the Gatlin Brothers at the Grand Opera house. History buffs can check out the new Historic Bus Tours leaving daily from the Galveston Visitor Center at 23rd and Broadway. Saturday night is live music on the Strand, another free sandcastle building lesson weekend, family day at the Ocean Star Museum and so much more.
Hear all the details for this weekend in Episode #47 produced by RadioGalveston.com and thanks to Billy "Blues" Hill for the great cover photo for this week's episode! Check out his cameras online at G-TownSurf.com
Another JAM packed weekend of events on the Island, and the weather looks to be awesome! The Turtle Island Restoration network is having a Kendra Scott pop-up party, Bands on the Sand Fri/Sat night at Moody Gardens followed by Fireworks, last weekend for Mamma Mia at ETC.
Historic Bus tours leaving daily from the Visitor Center at 23rd and Broadway. OkraFest 2019 at Garden Verein at 27th and O to benefit GOFM, 7-11pm, silent auction, live music, food drinks and much more. CASINO for a Cause is Saturday night at Convention Center.
Movie night on the Strand Saturday night - "Ralph Breaks the Internet" at Sangerfest Park 23rd and Strand.
Vollyball tournament on East Beach starting at 9am, Summer Bridal Show at Bryan Museum 11am-3pm Sunday hear details on all these events or check out the Calendar page at GalvestonExperience.com
With over 7 million visitors annually to a small Island with a population of fewer than 60,000 residents, Galveston Island has some unique challenges and has overcome many obstacles since being founded in 1839. As City Manager, Brian Maxwell is the "CEO of Galveston", and as a BOI has a unique perspective on the city's past, present and future.
For those who've never had the pleasure of meeting Brian Maxwell firsthand, we invite you to spend a few minutes with him on episode #45 of the Galveston Experience Podcast.
Everyone seemed to be talking about the UN-July like 70 degree temps three mornings in a row this week on the Island, and while the weather is warming for the weekend, lower humidity should call for a comfortable weekend for many Island events. Hear all about them on Episode #44 of the Galveston Experience Podcast, including the new Galveston Historic Tours featuring the Port, Pirates & Architecture leaving daily at 10;30am, 12N and 1:30pm from the Galveston Island Visitors Center at Ashton Villa, 23rd and Broadway. For details, visit www.GalvestonExperience.com
See you on the Island!
Thanks again to Billy "Blues" Hill from G-Townsurf.com for another great Island cover shot!
Galveston was named after Bernardo De Galvez, and you can learn all about that history this weekend at the Bryan Museum. Speaking of history, the new HISTORIC tours start Friday from the Galveston Island Visitor Center, a multi-media event on a bus with dual A/C, which could be helpful this warm weekend.
It's also FAMILY BEACH Challenge at Stewart Beach, also the Surfin' Dog Competition, several great free events for the kids at the Rosenburg Library, and much more on this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast. Be sure to subscribe to get notified of our updates. For more information, check the CALENDAR page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
Thanks to Billy "Blues" Hill of G-TownSurf.com for the great photo!
The Galveston Experience Podcast is produced by RadioGalveston.com and we welcome "Hurricane" Hal Needham to our staff and he will be traveling to all major storm events. Lots of events on the Island this weekend for music, arts and more. The Art Walk happens Saturday night from 6-9pm, hear more about it on episode #42 of the podcast as well as FREE admission to youth 18 and under at the Sea Star Oil Museum, several events at the State Park, Basement to Attic tour at Bishops Palace, Menopause the Musical, Bands on the Sand, Music Night on the Strand, Mamma Mia the Musical at ETC Theatre, Last Bay exploration at the Beach before the State Park closes the Beach side, Bingo at the Elks Club, and several Ghost Bus Tours from the GalvestonExperience company . Hear these details and more on this edition!
Dr. Hal Needham has been conducting his hurricane tour on the Island since 2017, and has recently teamed up with the Galveston Experience (GEX) Company to provide his tour using the GEX state-of-the art multi-media tour bus experience. In this episode, "Hurricane Hal" describes how he started his journey into this field, a preview of the tour which provides images and content rarely seen before by the public.
To find tour availability, visit the EXPERIENCES page at www.GalvestonExperience.com
Lots to do on the Island and it looks like the weather will cooperate. Listen for details on the 4th of July parade, fireworks, the Patriotic Concert at the Galvez performed by the Galveston Community Band, several kayaking opportunities from the Artist Boat. The Beach side of Galveston State Park will close July 15th so this is one of the last opportunities to enjoy Beachcombing 101 at the State Park. Get a FREE BEER for helping with the Star Spangled Beach Cleanup, lots of music around the Island including Robert Earl Keene, FREE MOVIE NIGHT at the Strand on Saturday.
You can get more information on the CALENDAR page at GalvestonExperience.com - and be sure to subscribe to get weekly updates on Galveston Island events.
And..THANK YOU to the great Galvez photo taken by Billy "Blues" Hill of G-townsurf.com
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Lots of Music and History on the Island this weekend, lead by the "Hands On History" Saturday at the Bryan Museum. Experience the best living history festival Galveston Island has ever seen!
The Bryan Museum is celebrating Texas history with a hands on event featuring live music, a chuckwagon, Medicine Show, branding, gunsmith, Buffalo Soldiers, games, costumed historical reenactments, , WWII vehicles, delicious BBQ, and more!
Hear all about this event and more on this week's Galveston Experience Podcast. Or, check out the calendar page at www.GalvestonExperience.com for Galveston Ghost Tours, music around the Island, vollyball tournament, beach exploration at the State Park and many more Island Happenings this weekend. You can also hear Galveston Island event updates hourly on Radio Galveston at www.RadioGalveston.com
Time to break out the Golf Cart for the Flamingo Fest Pub Crawl - hear about this and the many other Island events for the weekend of June 21st, including a peaceful Labrinth Walk on Friday morning at 17th St. And, Galveston History Buffs - get ready! The Galveston Experience Company Historic Island Tours start very soon from Ashton Villa at 23rd and Broadway in Galveston. Be sure and subscribe to be notified of our weekly podcasts, as well as special interviews with Islanders and business leaders. And join us for Ghost Bus Tours at 15th and Seawall - details at www.GalvestonExperience.com
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
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
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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
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
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!
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.
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
It's Adaptive Sports Weekend on the Island, hear all about it and find out more information about sports for individuals with disabilities at:
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:
These and many more activities on episode #30 of the Galveston Experience Podcast for the weekend of May 3rd, 2019
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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!
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