Don’t miss Galveston’s newest event! The Galveston Steampunk Festival will be Saturday, April 6, 2024, at the Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place, 11 am to 11 pm.
It’s colorful and it’s exciting! Think Wild Wild West!!
Loaded with activities for all ages, the Galveston Steampunk Festival celebrates 19th century technology centered on the railroad. A perfect location for the event, Steampunk enthusiasts will enjoy access to all interactive exhibits, train depot, a marketplace with more than 45 vendors, food and drink court, tea party, teacup racing, costume contest, live entertainment, vow renewals, Time Machine, and much, much more. Cosplay is encouraged so plan to dress for the occasion.
A subgenre of science fiction, Steampunk incorporates retro-futuristic technology and aesthetics inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. The Galveston Railroad Museum offers a unique location for visitors to be immersed in the extensive history of the railroad and mechanical innovation that embodies the steampunk spirit. It is most fitting that Historic Galveston Island, built by Victorian industrialists who used new machines and new fabrication methods to drive economic development, was chosen as the location for the inaugural Steampunk Festival.
A colorful, fun and entertaining event, the Galveston Steampunk Festival is a collaboration between the Galveston Railroad Museum and WebTek Promotions. Activities include costume contest, teacup races, tea party aboard a luxury railcar, depot market vendors, live entertainment, full access to museum exhibits. One ticket and play all day.
Galveston Steampunk Festival, 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Saturday, April 1, hours are 12 pm – 12 am. A full schedule of activities and registration are available online.