Galveston Experience Podcast

Galveston Experience Podcast
Welcome to the Galveston Experience Podcast, featuring things to do, places to dine, people to meet and upcoming events on the Island. Cover art photo provided by James Connolly on Unsplash:

#57 - Art, Alzheimers and Labyrinth Walks, Greek Festival, Live Music & More - October 11th weekend events
Oct 11 • 7 min
Cooler weather arrives for the weekend and plenty of indoor and outdoor events around the Island this weekend. Hear all about them in Episode #57 of the Galveston Experience Podcast, produced at the studios of at 15th and Seawall. Be…
#56 - Galveston Island Film Festival, East End Garden Tour & Market and more events for Oct 4th weekend
Oct 4 • 5 min
The Fall weather is arriving this weekend with temperatures a bit cooler and plenty of sunshine to enjoy all the Island events including the final weekend of ETC Theatre Company performances of Lobby Hero, Million Dollar Quartet at the Grand Opera House,…
#55 - Galveston Shrimp Festival, Save the Turtles, Bay Explorations & More Sep 27 2019 Weekend
Sep 27 • 5 min
The weather looks likes it will be cooperating for the big Shrimp Festival in Galveston with two full days of shrimp, music, friends and fun - activities include a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, Gumbo Tasting, Official 5k, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Live Music,…
#54 - Family Beach Challenge, Sea Star Base Fishing, Sailing & Adaptive Events, Beach Vollyball & much more
Sep 20 • 6 min
Whether you’re looking for something physical like the family beach challenge, Artist Boat Kayaking, Adventures at the State Park or Beach vollyball - OR, if you’re looking for educational events at the Bryan Museum or Historic tours from the Galveston…
#53 Galveston Island Film Festival
Sep 13 • 7 min
Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference (GIFF-CON) founder Sherrill Hilton stopped by the Galveston Experience Company to let us know the many activities to be held at the Festival and Conference this October 4th - 7th. A BOI, Sherrill is in her 2nd…
#52 - New Beach at 61st and a Musical Weekend on the Island
Sep 13 • 3 min
Great progress on refurbishing the beach this week starting at 61st street and heading West. As of this writing they were up to about 69th street. BEATLES FANS will be gathering Saturday night at Saengerfest Park on the Strand for the FAB FIVE Tribute…
#51 - Home and Garden Show, Kayaking, Schooner Sunday, Train Rides, Farmers Market & More
Sep 6 • 5 min
Weather has been fantastic all weekend and will continue through the weekend, and traffic on the Seawall, beaches and around town is lighter after the madness of the last summer weekend. At the Galveston Experience Company we’ve noticed the visitor…
#50 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival - Vollyball Tournament and more for weekend of August 30th 2019
Aug 29 • 4 min
Looking out the window as I upload this podcast - BLUE WATER has returned just in time for the holiday weekend, and it looks like fabulous weather for the Brewmasters Craft Beer festival, Vollyball tournament and many other events planned for the Island…
#49 Art Walk, Sandcastle Competition, Peace, Love & Music - Woodstock at the Grand - August 23rd Weekend Events
Aug 23 • 7 min
Another busy weekend coming up on the Island for Art fans, the AIA Sandcastle Competition, and great Woodstock music memories at the Grand Opera House - but that’s just the start. Hear all the details on Episode #49 of the Galveston Experience Podcast.…
#48 - Galveston events for weekend of Aug 16th - back to school weekend!
Aug 16 • 4 min
Weather looks like it will cooperate this weekend for several fun outdoor activities including the Sand Crab 5k / 10k evening beach run, Family Beach Challenge, Kayak adventures, last weekend for Free Sandcastle lessons and much more. Be sure to subscribe…
#47 - Galveston Events for Weekend of August 9th
Aug 9 • 3 min
Lots of music happening around the Island this weekend in settings from coffee houses to the Gatlin Brothers at the Grand Opera house. History buffs can check out the new Historic Bus Tours leaving daily from the Galveston Visitor Center at 23rd and…
#46 Aug 2nd weekend - Okrafest, Bridal Fair, Casino action, Sand Castles, Vollyball tournament, Final Mamma Mia and much more!
Aug 2 • 4 min
Another JAM packed weekend of events on the Island, and the weather looks to be awesome! The Turtle Island Restoration network is having a Kendra Scott pop-up party, Bands on the Sand Fri/Sat night at Moody Gardens followed by Fireworks, last weekend for…
#45 - Meet City Manager Brian Maxwell & Galveston Experience Company Update
Jul 27 • 17 min
With over 7 million visitors annually to a small Island with a population of fewer than 60,000 residents, Galveston Island has some unique challenges and has overcome many obstacles since being founded in 1839. As City Manager, Brian Maxwell is the “CEO…
#44 - July Cool front? Great Weekend ahead on the Island - July 26th Weekend Events
Jul 26 • 3 min
Everyone seemed to be talking about the UN-July like 70 degree temps three mornings in a row this week on the Island, and while the weather is warming for the weekend, lower humidity should call for a comfortable weekend for many Island events. Hear all…
#43 - Family Beach weekend, Galveston Historic Tours, Trunk Show & More July 19th weekend
Jul 19 • 5 min
Galveston was named after Bernardo De Galvez, and you can learn all about that history this weekend at the Bryan Museum. Speaking of history, the new HISTORIC tours start Friday from the Galveston Island Visitor Center, a multi-media event on a bus with…
#42 Art Walk Galveston
Jul 12 • 5 min
The Galveston Experience Podcast is produced by and we welcome “Hurricane” Hal Needham to our staff and he will be traveling to all major storm events. Lots of events on the Island this weekend for music, arts and more. The Art Walk…
#41 - Hurricane Hal Historic Galveston Hurricane Tour Returns to Galveston
Jul 7 • 8 min
Dr. Hal Needham has been conducting his hurricane tour on the Island since 2017, and has recently teamed up with the Galveston Experience (GEX) Company to provide his tour using the GEX state-of-the art multi-media tour bus experience. In this episode,…
#40 - 4th of July Weekend on Galveston Island
Jul 3 • 5 min
Lots to do on the Island and it looks like the weather will cooperate. Listen for details on the 4th of July parade, fireworks, the Patriotic Concert at the Galvez performed by the Galveston Community Band, several kayaking opportunities from the Artist…
#39 - Hands on History and Island Events for Weekend of June 28th.
Jun 28 • 3 min
Lots of Music and History on the Island this weekend, lead by the “Hands On History” Saturday at the Bryan Museum. Experience the best living history festival Galveston Island has ever seen! The Bryan Museum is celebrating Texas history with a hands on…
#38 Flamingo Fest, Sunrise Labrinth Walk, Sandcastles, Music and more June 21st weekend
Jun 20 • 4 min
Time to break out the Golf Cart for the Flamingo Fest Pub Crawl - hear about this and the many other Island events for the weekend of June 21st, including a peaceful Labrinth Walk on Friday morning at 17th St. And, Galveston History Buffs - get ready! The…
#37 - Juneteenth Weekend on Galveston Island
Jun 14 • 5 min
It took two and a half years from Abraham Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation for the news to reach Texas. It was on June 19th 1865 that the Union soldiers landed at Galveston with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.…
#36 - Ghost Bus Tours Return - Family Day at Ocean Star and much more!
Jun 6 • 3 min
The Ghost Bus Tours return to the Galveston Experience Company at 15th and Seawall on Saturday afternoon and evening and lots of other family events on the Island including Sandcastle lessons, family day at Ocean Star - free for 18 and under, volleyball,…
#35 - May 31st weekend - Sandcastles, Turtle patrol, movie night on Strand & much more
May 31 • 4 min
First weekend for most kids to be out of school and there is plenty to do on the Island at the State Park, Sandcastle lessons at Stewart Beach, lots of live music, and the new Ghost Bus Tours at the Galveston Experience Company. Hear all about this and…
#34 - Galveston Island State Park activities overview & July Beach Closure
May 26 • 7 min
Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational, and lodging opportunities at the State Park and the Beach side closure starting in July 2019. For a list of daily events happening at the park, view the CALENDAR page at…
#33 Memorial Day Remembrance Weekend in Galveston, Volleyball, Improv, Sand Castles and MUCH more!
May 23 • 2 min
There’s always something to do on Galveston Island, but this weekend, there is SO much to choose from both indoors and outdoors, kayaking, vollyball, sand castles, bugfest, turtles, so many music and arts events, and Ghost Bus Tours 20% off - use the code…
#32 Go Topless Jeep Weekend
May 16 • 3 min
Jeeps invade Bolivar Peninsula and will be seen all around Galveston For the Go Topless weekend. Get all the details on the Calendar page at - many outdoor event including the Family Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach, several…
#31 La Izquirda Surf and Music Festival at Galveston Fishing Pier
May 4 • 9 min
Billy “Blues” Hill of G-town surf talks about all the events coming up May 11th for the FREE La Izquirda Surf and Beer Festival. Hear how it got its name, more details about the Ghost Bus Tours new to the Island, all the bands and a bit of history on…
#30 - Weekend of May 3rd, 2019 - Adaptive Sports and Historic Home Tour Weekend
May 3 • 3 min
It’s Adaptive Sports Weekend on the Island, hear all about it and find out more information about sports for individuals with disabilities at: and also - a charity supported by the…
#29 - April 26th weekend - Cajun Throwdown, Wine Festival, Spamalot & More
Apr 26 • 2 min
Crawfish and Cajun music lovers will be out in full force at 90’th and Stewart Friday night and 11am-11pm Saturday for the Cajun Throwdown. It’s also Wine Festival on the Strand, several events with Kayak Boat, at the State Park and a great Monty Python…
#28 - Easter Weekend events on Galveston Island
Apr 19 • 2 min
This weekend we say THANK YOU to the First Responders with a Chili Cookoff at Tin Cup Driving Range at 90’th and Stewart Road from Noon-6pm. In this episode we also talk about the Full Moon Labyrinth Walk, several events at the State Park, and the…
#27 - BTR Cajun Throwdown
Apr 16 • 12 min
The Galveston Experience Podcast interviewed Daniel “Tiny” Guidry about a MAJOR Crawfish event coming up April 26-27th at Tin Cup Caddyshack. More about the event; Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown LLC is an event owned and operated by Daniel “Tiny”…
#26 - Feather Fest on the Island - Galveston Events weekend of April 12-14th
Apr 12 • 3 min
It’s Feather Fest on the Island through Sunday. For a complete list of activities, check out the CALENDAR page at Saturday morning a National Crime Victims 5K Run/Walk on the Seawall, several activities at the State Park,…
#25 - April Events at Galveston Island State Park
Apr 6 • 6 min
Galveston Island Park Interpreter Lisa Reznicek talks about the many recreational and lodging opportunities for April on the Galveston Island State Park. A reminder that the beach side will close in July, so get out early and enjoy the park! For daily…
#24 Galveston Events for April 5th-7th, 2019
Apr 5 • 2 min
Ironman weekend in Galveston, along with Grandkids festival in downtown Galveston. Lots of events for families and kids and Mary provides an update. For details on all the events, visit the Calendar Page at We’ve also added…
#23 Meet Blues Musician (and Hockey Player) Oliver Penn
Apr 2 • 6 min
Oliver Penn performs Friday April 5th at the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston as part of his 2019 tour. In this interview you’ll hear more about his influences, and how his interest turned from playing Hockey, to playing Blues music. And, a bit…
#22 - March 29th weekend Events - Galveston Experience Podcast
Mar 29 • 3 min
What’s that new yellow building at 15th and Seawall? It is the new home for the studios of, the voice of the Galveston Experience Company. Radio Galveston produces these weekly podcasts and this week our kids event reporter Margaret has…
#21 - Galveston Events for the weekend of March 22nd, 2019
Mar 21 • 1 min
It’s our weekly update on what to do on Galveston Island. This week lots of music and outdoor activities and an update on the new location for the Galveston Experience Company on Seawall Blvd. The podcast is produced by Radio Galveston with 24/7…
#20 - Galveston Island Events for the Weekend of March 15, 2019
Mar 15 • 3 min
Get the family ready for the Beach Challenge at Stewart Beach on Sunday, several events at the State Park, Bryan Museum, Sea Star Base and much more. For complete details visit the Calendar page at
#19 - Galveston Island State Park March events with Lisa Reznicek
Mar 14 • 7 min
Meet Galveston Island State Park interpreter Lisa Reznicek and hear about the many events available every week at the park, and a look ahead at some new April events, including an edible bug hike! You’ll also hear a bit more about what is planned at the…
#18 - Corvette Weekend, Artist Boat, Free Pancakes and more for March 8 - 10th 2019
Mar 7 • 3 min
41st Corvette / Chevy Expo on the Island and several outdoor events from Sea Star Base, Galveston Island State Park, the artist boat and more….and many musical events as the Island gets back to a slower pace after Mardis Gras Galveston 2019. On a personal…
#17 - Mardis Gras Weekend March 1st - 3rd, 2019
Mar 1 • 3 min
Beads and parades galore this weekend on Galveston Island. Listen for a rundown of all the parades and a kids event report from our youth reporter Margaret. For a complete listing of events on the Island, visit the CALENDAR page at…
#16 Mardis Gras Weekend Feb 22nd 2019
Feb 21 • 2 min
Overview of the parties, parades and events happening on the opening weekend of Mardis Gras Galveston. Also a preview of the new Radio Galveston studios coming soon to Seawall Blvd in Galveston. For complete details, check out the CALENDAR page at…
#15 - Valentines Weekend 2019
Feb 14 • 2 min
5K, Comedy, concerts, Battle of Galveston and much more on this episode and Mary has a list of kids events on this episode of the Galveston Experience Podcast, produced by
#14 - Weekend of February 8th
Feb 8 • 2 min
Last weekend of Galveston Restaurant Week, several sailing events, Rugby tournament, several events at the State Park, sailing at Sea Star Base, and a sneak preview of the studio buildout coming soon for
#13 - Feb 1-3 Events - Restaurant Week in Galveston
Jan 31 • 2 min
For details on restaurant week, click on the CALENDAR page of to read about all the deals and details. Aaron Lewis and Jersey Boys at the Grand 1894 Opera house, several outdoor events and an update from our kids event reporter…
#12 - Texas Tail Distillery
Jan 25 • 7 min
Galveston now has a Distillery on the Island! Texas Tail Distillery relocated from Dallas to Galveston recently and produces the highest rated Vodka in Texas along with Whiskey and Moonshine right in their facility at 41st and Seawall. They also have a…
#11` January 24-27 weekend events
Jan 25 • 1 min
Another busy weekend on the Island and a FANTASTIC opportunity to learn about the Island History as Saturday Jan 26th is MUSEUM DAY on the Island. All the deals and details on the CALENDAR page at
#10 - Weekend events Jan 18-20, 2019
Jan 17 • 2 min
Kids event reporter Margaret with an update on youth events, the Oak Ridge Boys, art events and much more. For more details check out the Calendar page at or on the air at
#9 Weekend events Jan 11-13th 2019
Jan 11 • 1 min
Kids reporter Mary updates weekend events in Galveston for January 11-13th. More details online at or listen to for weekend events and 24/7 commercial free music. Photo courtesy of Billy “Blues” Hill and…
#8 David Gaston and Sea Star Base Galveston
Jan 8 • 16 min
Meet David Gaston and hear about the many programs and events happening year-round at Sea Star Base Galveston, online at
#7 Jan 4-6 2019 with Margaret
Jan 4 • 2 min
Margaret’s weekly update on weekend events, more details also available at - click on the CALENDAR page.
#6 with Kids Correspondent Mary - Dec 28th weekend events
Dec 27, 2018 • 2 min
Updated events for the weekend of December 28th with a report from Kids event correspondent Mary. Complete details at the CALENDAR tab on, also a button to SUBMIT your upcoming Galveston events.
#5 Dec 27-31st 2018 events
Dec 26, 2018 • 1 min
Events around Galveston Island December 27th - 31st, produced by - for more details on these events, visit the CALENDAR tab at
#4 - Christmas Day events in Galveston
Dec 25, 2018 • 2 min
Lots to do in Galveston on Christmas day…especially if you are HUNGRY! For more events, check out and click on the CALENDAR tab…Merry Christmas from the Galveston Experience Company!
#3 - December 21st 2018 weekend events
Dec 20, 2018 • 3 min
Hear what is happening around Galveston Island on Christmas weekend featuring our podcast event host Margaret. The weather is going to be AWESOME - see you on the Island!
#2 - Meet the Island Girls
Dec 20, 2018 • 3 min
Meet Mary and Margaret, two young ladies who spend a lot of time on Galveston Island and will be weekly guests on the Galveston Experience Podcast to talk about upcoming events for kids on the Island.
#1 - Livin’ La Vida Local
Dec 19, 2018 • 3 min
Episode 1 introduces you to step 1 of the Galveston Experience, Radio Galveston, available at and on the LIVE365 app. Just download to your device and search GALVESTON - make it a FAVORITE and you can stream commercial free music…