Galveston Island is FULL of special events.  We’re a city built around festivals and the fact that there’s always something to do here is probably why we have the good fortune to have so many visitors pop in from Houston, spend their day (and dollar) here and be able to be back before the work whistle blows on Monday morning.

We can always tell that the Spring and Summer festivities are drawing near because of two things:
1. the BALM.  It’s that sticky humidity that starts to make the little hairs on your head begin to curl up and reminds us why we’re so lucky wool clothes are now fashionable only in the winter.  (Except for May 19th when a modest woolen 1-piece might just be the fashion-forward style that lands $750 greenbacks in your pocket!


2.  our windows begin filling up with posters.

This past Easter weekend was gorgeous and folks sure took advantage of it at the monthly return of Movie Nite on the Strand on Saturday.  Stay tuned – next MNOS will feature The Blind Side on May 5th!  (Thanks to MHP and the Park Board for bringing this super fun and super FREE feature to us each month.)

Coming up this week there’s plenty more to pencil in too: April 12-15th is the 10th Annual Featherfest and Nature Photo Fest, The Grand Kids Festival returns Friday evening April 13th and 14th, and you won’t want to miss the vendors, cuisine, music and celebrations of the Ja-Ga Reggae Festival Friday through Sunday along Galveston’s Pier 21 in honor of Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence!  Saturday the 14th will bring the return of another monthly favorite, Music Nite on the Strand featuring the musical stylings of Come See My Dead Person!  (I promise there are no actual dead people…. Just great tunes!)

a brown pelican spotted on Galveston Island

I’m pretty fired up about the week and to celebrate, I’ve begin doing a little Featherfesting of my own…  Here’s the shot I captured of the rare woodious brownus Pelicanus…  Guaranteed not to fly away!





Adrienne has been an IBC since 1998 when she came to Galveston to attend Texas A&M. Together with her husband and chocolate lab, she owns and operates Nautical Antiques & Tropical Decor (better known by the website address as the shop!). She's also an ordained minister!

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