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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!
Date(s): September 22-23, 2023
Join us as we kick off the 14th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival with a party for over 800 guests! You don’t want to miss this shrimptastic party featuring a fried shrimp dinner, an open bar, and live music! Must be 21 or older to attend. Secure your spot now, tickets will SELL OUT!
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
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.