Fall Festivals Kick Off in Galveston

From Greek and German festivals to celebrations of fine art, there is no shortage of festivities in Galveston this fall By: Skye Mayring
The 28th annual Galveston Island Greek Festival will feature Greek food and entertainment. // © 2011 The Greek Food
The 28th annual Galveston Island Greek Festival will feature Greek food and entertainment. // © 2011 The Greek Food

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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
www.galveston.com

With cool Gulf breezes and an average high temperature of 80 degrees, October in Galveston, Texas, is filled with outdoor festivals and activities to entertain visitors. The island will host three major festivals in October, including the 14th annual ArtoberFest on Oct. 15-16. The fine art festival will feature more than 125 artists, food and live music in downtown Galveston’s art galleries and shops. Admission is $5 for adults with proceeds benefitting the AIDS Coalition of Coastal Texas and the Galveston Island Humane Society.

The Island Oktoberfest will celebrate its 30th year of operation at Galveston’s First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Oct. 21-22. With German food, drinks and music, this event will celebrate German heritage. The weekend will also include live performances, games, an auction and a raffle. Admission to Oktoberfest is free, and attendees are encouraged to dress in traditional German costumes.

On Oct. 29, Galveston will host the 28th annual Galveston Island Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church. Visitors can expect plenty of Greek food, drinks, entertainment, children’s activities and more. Admission to the festival is $4.

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