Galveston Island Beach Revue

Galveston Island Beach Revue, Presented By TGRE, Returns May 20-22 To Celebrate Seawall Boulevard’s Vintage History

The Galveston Island Beach Revue continues to grow each year through events, contestant participation, and attendance and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event.

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About Galveston Island Beach Revue

Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the Fourteenth Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. Presented by TGRE – and held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd., this year’s revue will be held on Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22. The annual revue showcases vintage-inspired fun, headlined by the Bathing Beauties contest, next to Galveston’s historic shoreline. Saturday’s events occur from noon to 7 p.m., and standing-room-only tickets are $5. Reserved admission is $20 for a reserved pod for two or $40 for a reserved pod of four. Admission includes access to the classic car show, food and vintage vendors, concessions, and more located throughout Beach Central.

Tickets and more information are available at www.beachrevue.com.

Galveston Island Beach Revue contestants stand in vintage bathing suits with pageant sashes while holding a large check.
Galveston Island Beach Revue
Beach Revue History

Dubbed the “Pageant of Pulchritude” by C.E. Barfield, the Galveston beauty contest began in the summer of 1920 and from then on marked the kick-off for tourist season each year. By 1928, the event (which had morphed into the “bathing girl revue”) had become so popular, the Island’s population was said to have tripled during the event weekend.

These Island pageants are said to have been the beginning of what we know today as the Miss Universe Pageant. The famed Galveston Bathing Beauties pageants ended in 1932 due in part to the Great Depression and were resurrected in 2009. The event’s location is footsteps away from its original location in the early 1920s.

2022 Highlights
Galveston Island Beach Revue

Held at Beach Central on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:30PM, The Revue Prevue Party is a specially crafted night of great music, food, drink, and the first public introductions of the 2022 Bathing Beauties!

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Galveston Island Beach Revue

When: May 20, 2022 from 10PM to 12AM. Welcome to the Queen City Cabaret, a hot Jazz induced evening of vintage frivolity and scintillating burlesque at the newly opened Grand Galvez Founder’s Bar, where the unexpected is always on the menu.

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Galveston Island Beach Revue

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 across Galveston’s historic shoreline modeling vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear and accessories that echo the “good ole days” of Galveston’s summertime history.

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Galveston Island Beach Revue

Hot rods, rat rods, vintage trailers and more are lining up to take part in the Galveston Island Beach Revue Car Show! It's an afternoon of can’t-miss vintage-inspired fun on Revue Day: Saturday, May 21 from 12PM to 5PM.

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Grand Galvez Brunch With Dandy Wellington & Band

When: May 22, 2022 from 11AM to 1PM
Where: Grand Galvez

Details: The Grand Galvez’s famous Sunday Brunch gets taken up a notch with the addition of Dandy Wellington & His Band on Sunday, May 22, 2022 (the day after to Galveston Island Beach Revue). Click here to learn more. Details, reservations, and pricing are available by calling The Grand Galvez at (409) 765-7721.

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Event hosted by Galveston Historical Foundation and presented by Tom's Galveston Real Estate.

Beach Revue is a fun way to welcome the summer and celebrate a historical event from a century ago. This one-of-a-kind event brings a colorful story to life along Galveston’s famous seawall... Dwayne Jones, GHF Executive Director