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Two full days of shrimp, music, friends, and fun held annually in September in Historic Downtown Galveston.
Event activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5K, Lil’ Shrimps parade, live music, vendors, kids area, and a Strand Merchant Walk-About. There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy!
Perks of the 5K Fun Run include performance t-shirts, participation medals, a costume contest, one free beer at runner’s happy hour and TWO free beers after the run! The 5k Combo tickets allow runners to enjoy the best of both worlds by including the downtown activities. Choose from the 5k + Gumbo Stroll, or 5k + Shrimp Dinner Plate to truly round out your experience.
Presented by Moody National Bank
Join us as Galveston’s Historic Strand District is transformed into a melting pot of flavors! Sample gumbo from talented cook teams, award-winning cookers & backyard roux roughneck. Be sure to come early to try them all! Register for the Gumbo Stroll here.
Whip up a batch of your best gumbo recipe and bring it on down to the Galveston Historical Strand. Compete in the Amateur or Professional divisions for the gold and Shrimp Gumbo Champion bragging rights. Although every gumbo has its own unique taste, they can’t all be winners. Here is your chance to light up those judges’ taste buds and show ‘em what you got! There is a $1,000 cash prize. Sign up early and receive lots of perks.