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Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

From Friday, September 28, 2018 to Saturday, September 29, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29, 2018 Moody Gardens Hotel


Saengerfest Park
2302 Strand St. 

Contact: (409)770-0999

Summary: The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns September 28-29, 2018 to Saengerfest Park.  Don't miss this annual favorite!


Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September, Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 28-29. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.

Event festivities begin on Friday, September 28 at 5:00pm with the VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp Dinner in Saengerfest Park honoring the sponsors and cook-off teams from 7:30pm-10:00pm. VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available to the public for $50.00 and include a Texas Size Shrimp Dinner and libations.

Saturday, September 29, events begin with the Official Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 5K at 9:00am. All fitness levels and ages are invited to join in this non-competitive event. Costumes and teams are encouraged.

The Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Vendor Exhibits and Live Music will be held in the Historic Strand District on Saturday, September 29 beginning at 10:00am. Visitors to the festival will be able to purchase a Gumbo Sampling Cup in advance for $10 for a limited time only. This cup will allow guests to sample gumbo from cook-off teams comprised of amateur and professional cookers from 12:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, September 29. Professional teams from some of Galveston Island's famous restaurants will also be selling various dishes for public purchase. Other events on Saturday include the Lil’ Shrimps Parade at 3:00pm sponsored by Galveston Shrimp Company with festive floats, marching band and bead tossing.

Portion of event proceeds will benefit the University of Texas Medical Branch and The Ronald McDonald House of Galveston.

For tickets and additional information visit www.galvestonislandshrimpfestival.com