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Seafarers Center Receives More Than $90,000 Donation By Galveston Naval Foundation

Galveston Island, Texas (May 20, 2014) - Galveston Naval Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting seafaring military men and women, is donating more than $90,000 to the Seafarers Center of Galveston. The generous donation will help to offset the costs of several ongoing maintenance needs facing the Seafarers Center’s more than 140-year-old facility. 

Ernest Connor, a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, along with fellow board members William A.…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 20, 2014 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Vallejo to Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

The sought after Latin Rock band Vallejo will perform at the last Party on the Pier of the season on Sat., October 19. Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® present this free, family-friendly gathering, which takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin musicians.

 

The award-winning rock band of…

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Added by Sarah Harano on September 6, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Zombies Invade Downtown Galveston

The dead are walking at October’s Music Nite on The Strand!  Zombiephiles of all ages are encouraged to invade Saengerfest Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on both Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, October 26. The rock reggae band Idiginis will take the stage first on October 12th, and will set the mood for the Voodoo dance party. The fun continues with a Zombie dance party featuring the popular gypsy rock band Come See My Dead Person, on October 26th as they wake the dead with their…

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Added by Sarah Harano on September 5, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

Trick-or-Treating, Costume Contests and Halloween Fun in Downtown Galveston

Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to join in the Halloween festivities at the 3nd Annual Saengerfest Park Mini Monster Bash from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand.  The free, family friendly Halloween carnival will include assorted games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses, and a costume contest for children ages 0-11 at 3 p.m.

Children will compete for prizes for the scariest, cutest and most…

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Added by Sarah Harano on September 5, 2013 at 11:22am — No Comments

Holiday Laser Light Show Offers Free Fun in Historic Downtown Galveston

This holiday season, in addition to unique shopping opportunities, visitors to historic downtown Galveston can enjoy a free holiday event called “Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park.” During Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, Nov. 30, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, hosts the 2nd annual Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park Celebration. The park will transform into a holiday spectacle with music, a special appearance by Santa…

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Added by Sarah Harano on August 22, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Exciting New Shops Open in Downtown Galveston

Downtown Galveston is abuzz with new shopping options!  The Scentimental Perfumery by Valerie Villarreal and Texas Cowgirl are leasing newly renovated space from Mitchell Historic Properties in the Dargan and Tobyn building and Old Galveston Square respectively on the Strand near the newly opened Cariloha and Del Sol near Saengerfest Park.

The Scentimental Perfumery by Valerie Villarreal opens on Sat., June 15.  The shop is the newest…

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Added by Sarah Harano on June 13, 2013 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Talented Daughter of Willie Nelson, Paula Nelson To Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

Galveston’s favorite heiress of outlaw country is returning for a little “Island Time”!  In a special performance presented by Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21®, Paula Nelson, daughter of outlaw country icon Willie Nelson, will perform at the island’s only harbor-side live music venue.  The free, family-friendly performance takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sat., June 29 at Pier 21®, Harborside and 21st Street. 

Native to…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 31, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Del Castillo to Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

Acclaimed Latin Rock band Del Castillo will perform at Party on the Pier on Sat., July 20.  Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® present this new free, family-friendly gathering, which takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin musicians. 

Del Castillo has won upwards of 18 awards for their eclectic…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 20, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Musician Carolyn Wonderland To Perform at Galveston’s Pier 21®

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (May 10, 2013) –   Galveston has long been home to a thriving art and live music scene.  This year, Mitchell Historic Properties and the restaurants and attractions at Pier 21® are raising the bar with a new monthly event called Party on the Pier.  The free, family-friendly gathering takes place on the third Saturday of the month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through October and features live music and entertainment including performances by award winning Austin…

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Added by Sarah Harano on May 10, 2013 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Mitchell Historic Properties Offers Green Solution for Eco-Conscious Travelers Visiting Downtown Galveston, The Tremont House, and Hotel Galvez & Spa

Galveston is going green with the installation of three convenient electric car (e-car) recharging locations throughout the island.  Mitchell Historic Properties has installed level-2, DC Fast Charge (DCFC) port e-car charging stations by Blink in the Harbor Square parking lot adjacent to popular downtown eateries Starbucks and Jimmy John’s, as well as at the only historic hotel on the Texas Gulf Coast, Hotel Galvez & Spa, and at downtown hotel, The Tremont House.

The…

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Added by Sarah Harano on April 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

April Showers Downtown Galveston with Free Family Fun

Downtown Galveston comes alive with free family activity most weekends, and April is no exception!  This month, catch the fun at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, during Movie Nite on the Strand and Music Nite on the Strand.  Join the rip-roaring fun at Party on the Pier at Pier 21, 21st Street and Harborside Dr.  In addition, be sure to visit the special art installation The Blue Trees by international artist Konstantin Dimopoulos at Saengerfest…

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Added by Sarah Harano on March 27, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Mitchell Historic Properties Welcomes New Businesses Opening Just in Time for Summer

Shoppers can enjoy three new businesses that are opening late this May in Galveston’s historic downtown.  Texas Cowgirls, Del Sol, and Cariloha are leasing newly renovated space from Mitchell Historic Properties in the Dargan and Tobyn building on the Strand near the newly opened Fuddruckers located adjacent to popular Saengerfest Park.

Fuddruckers had a soft opening on January 31 just in time for the first weekend of the downtown Mardi Gras…

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Added by Sarah Harano on March 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Party on the Pier Kicks off Music Season at Galveston’s Pier 21

Pier 21 on the Galveston harbor is kicking off Saint Patrick’s Day weekend with drink specials, live music, and plenty of fun!  The first ever Party on the Pier will start the season with merry making and much celebration as The Classix perform oldies hits for visitors and locals.  Featuring live music monthly from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the third Saturday from March through October, Party on the Pier is Galveston’s newest family friendly event and live music…

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Added by Sarah Harano on March 13, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments

A Free Summer of Fun in Downtown Galveston Island

As the weather warms up, Galveston Island fills up with amazing, free events.  Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies and live concerts throughout the historic downtown.

This March, Movie Nite on The Strand starts the season off right for locals and visitors.  Movies begin just after dusk at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand.  Moviegoers are encouraged to stop for a bite to eat at a wide variety of downtown restaurants before setting up a blanket or chair for a…

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Added by Sarah Harano on February 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Historic Downtown Galveston Offers Free Holiday Fun

The holiday season is just around the corner and this year, Historic Downtown Galveston is offering visitors some extra holiday magic.  Beginning Saturday, Nov. 24, Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, will transform into a must-see holiday spectacular and host the return of “Santa on the Strand” as well as newly introduced “Lasers, Lights and Magic in the Park.”  Saengerfest Park will buzz with “Magical Parties with Disney” courtesy of the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau and…

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Added by Sarah Harano on November 2, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Nonno Tony's Brings Worldly Eats to Pier 21 and Downtown Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (November 1, 2012) – Galveston Restaurant Group (GRG) recently opened their latest dining concept at Pier 21 – Nonno Tony’s World Kitchen.  GRG owners Johnny Smecca, Joey Smecca, and Danny Hart collectively bring more than 100 years of experience to their newest establishment at Pier 21.  Nonno Tony’s is GRG’s seventh restaurant concept and brings together the best dishes from their diverse collection of dining experiences.

“Nonno” is Italian for “Grandfather”…

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Added by Sarah Harano on November 2, 2012 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Internationally Acclaimed Photographer to Display Unique Photography at Tremont House

GALVESTON ISLAND, Texas (September 5, 2012) – The Cowboy Spirit, a collection of moving tintypes by internationally celebrated photographer and Texas native Robb Kendrick, will be on display at The Tremont House from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the January 19, 2013 Galveston ArtWalk.  Kendrick’s exquisite tintype photography will be exhibited at The Tremont House by William Reaves Fine Art for one night only as a precursor to The Tremont House’s 29th Annual Mardi Gras…

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Added by Sarah Harano on October 29, 2012 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Country Western Festival Scheduled for the Second Weekend of Galveston’s Mardi Gras

Grab your boots and dust off your cowboy hat!  A once in a lifetime country music festival is coming to Galveston!  Be sure to include “Boots on the Beach” on your Mardi Gras must do list.  Texas country music fans of all ages are invited to join the festivities on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 during the second weekend of Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration.  The festival will feature a beer garden and food vendors as well as live music and room for dancing.  Infamous Texas songwriter…

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Added by Sarah Harano on October 19, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Downtown Galveston, Texas: More Than Just Shopping - It’s Fun!

Saengerfest Park at 2302 Strand in downtown Galveston is a great meeting place for Galveston residents and visitors. George Mitchell and Mitchell Historic Properties developed the small urban park as the centerpiece of its downtown holdings and, while privately owned, the park is open to the public daily, year round. The park is known for its giant chess set, London-style phone booth and a large compass on one corner. With a central location in the heart of the Strand…

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Added by Sarah Harano on September 19, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Downtown Galveston Offers Unique Deals This Labor Day Weekend

For many, Labor Day Weekend is an opportunity to take advantage of great shopping discounts.  Bargain hunters looking for a deal in downtown Galveston are in luck!  A number of attractions and shops will be offering generous discounts for the holiday weekend.

Visitors can find out about downtown bargains by visiting the Galveston Chamber of Commerce at the corner of 23rd Street and Mechanic.  The chamber will be open to visitors on Labor Day from Noon to 5 p.m. to help lead…

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Added by Sarah Harano on August 30, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

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