What To Do Galveston Island Third Coast Music Festival April 26 – 29

What To Do Galveston Island Third Coast Music Festival April 26 – 29

The inaugural Third Coast Music Festival takes center stage Thursday, April 26th to Sunday, April 29th, 2018.  Forty bands and 50 shows will be held at numerous venues on historic Galveston Island.

This new island festival features bands of numerous genres and venues across Galveston Island. This is a unique experience for guests to hear some of the nation’s best live music while interacting with various venues and locations on Galveston Island.  Click here for a lineup of bands.

GENERAL ADMISSION & VIP WRISTBANDS

General Admission wristbands are $50 and allows access to all official festival performances. VIP wristbands are $125 and allows access to all official festival performances, exclusive VIP only events, merchandise and more. VIP wristbands are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

 

What To Do Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 April 28th

What To Do Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 April 28th

The 10th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 is Saturday, April 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Boulevard.  This popular Bathing Beauties Contest is where vintage past meets present day fun.

Bathing beauty contestants from across the country will catwalk across Galveston’s historic shoreline modeling vintage inspired swim wear and accessories that echo the “good ole days” of Galveston’s summertime history.  Click here for more information.

The Beach Revue continues to grow each year and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kick Off to Summer” event.

HISTORY OF GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH REVUE

The Galveston Island  beauty contest began in the summer of 1920 and since then has been the kick off for tourist season each year. By 1928, the event had become so popular, the Island’s population was said to have tripled during the event weekend.

These beauty contests are said to have been the beginning of what we know today as the Miss Universe Pageant. The famed Galveston Bathing Beauties contests ended in 1932 due in part to the Great Depression.

The Galveston Island Beach Revue was resurrected into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009.

BANDS AND BOMBSHELLS CONCERTS

Galveston Island Bands & Bombshells Concerts

The Beach Revue isn’t just great competitors and vintage cars. It’s also stage to great vintage and vintage inspired music.  Check out the lineup of artists for 2018 and dust off your dance shoes for an afternoon of great live music.

HOT ROD AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Galveston Island Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

The Beach Revue’s newest addition is the Hot Rod and Classic Car Show. This event is also on Saturday, April 28th between 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is free to view the cars and is part of an afternoon of vintage-inspired fun.

Traffic and parking will be a challenge, therefore we recommend using the Galveston Island Trolley Bus. Seazatt View Condo and Useazatt View Condo are a short .2 mile walk to a bus stop located at 69th street and Seawall Boulevard.

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Our favorite italian restaurant on Galveston Island, TX is Sapori Italian Restaurant.  Sapori’s is located at 7611 Steward Road. It’s a .3 mile or a 6 minute walk from both Seazatt View Condo and Useazatt View Condo.

Sapori Italian Restaurant is family owned and offers Old World-style favorites.  Their specialities include spaghetti with eggplant, home made ravioli, and Sicilian riccota dumplings.  All entries are hand prepared, so plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour dining experience.

We suggest starting with the Arancini or Rice Balls. They are made with sweet peas, rag’u sauce and mozzarella cheese.  There are 4 to an order and they are a good size.  All entries are served with Insalata Mista salad and warm, crusty bread with fresh herb and olive oil dipping sauce.

Our favorite dishes are the Pollo Alla Panna and the Gamberi Al Marinara. Portions are plentiful and we typically take leftovers home.

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Arancini
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Gamberi Al Marinara

Another reason Sapori’s is our favorite italian restaurant is it’s BYOB. Diners are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine or two. There is no corkage fee. The staff is friendly and they greet your table with wineglasses in hand. Our bill which includes 2 entrees and a appetizer is typically $60.

Sapori’s is a small place with a casual atmosphere with about 10 tables. It is closed on Mondays and opened Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They also have a lunch menu.

 

Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest

Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest

Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest takes place from Tuesday, April 17th and concludes on Sunday, April 22nd.

Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the country for birding. The island has a rich variety of natural habitats within its 32 miles.

The beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays are home to many common year-round bird species. There are numerous others that visit briefly or for part of the year.

The area is truly one of the best places in the country to bird because the Texas coast is on the Central Flyway, a broad, hourglass-shaped migratory flight path that extends from Alaska to South America.

More than three hundred species of birds stop here on their way south or north, and the best months to see them are March and April.

For a complete list of activities and schedule, visit GalvestonFeatherFest