14th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue

May 21st

14th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue
  • 21st & Seawall
    Galveston, Texas 77550
  • Location: Beach Central
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Galveston's official kick-off to summer returns May 20 and 21 to historic Seawall Boulevard! Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Beach Revue features classic cars, vintage vendors, live music, and the crowd-favorite Bathing Beauties contest.

Bathing Beauties Contest

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest. Retro swimwear is chic, and vintage is king as contestants from across the country catwalk while modeling vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear and accessories that echo the “good ole days” of Galveston’s summertime history. Classic pinup styles, the likes that Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe, and Bettie Page made famous, heat up the beaches as 30 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.

Classic Auto Group Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

Hot rods, rat rods, vintage trailers, and more line up to take part in the Galveston Island Beach Hot Rod + Classic Car show on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. Car and trailer owners can register for $20 in advance and $25 the day of at www.beachrevue.com. Registration is limited to cars from 1975 or older.

Bands & Bombshells Concert

The 14th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue isn’t just great competitors and vintage cars. It’s also a stage for vintage and vintage-inspired music. Among the musical acts returning for this year’s event is headliner, and longtime Beach Revue performer, Dandy Wellington. Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington, and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930s and 40s and created a world of well-dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand-selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance. This year marks the sixth year of Dandy’s participation at the Galveston Island Beach Revue. Learn more at www.dandywellington.com.

Food & Vintage Vendors

Beach Revue 2022 includes food trucks, novelty options, and the return of our vintage vendor area. Featuring can’t-miss vintage and vintage-inspired items, this specially curated vendor market will be available for shopping from noon – 7 p.m. (or until the end of the Bathing Beauties Contest) on Saturday, May 21.

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