Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Shrimp Festival 2018

What is it?

There is so much to do on the Island and this is one event you don’t want to miss! The Galveston Shrimp Festival is a festival that features

  • parades
  • cook offs
  • a gumbo stroll along with music, friends and fun!!
  • gumbo tasting
  • 5k
  • Live music

There is something for everyone in your family whether you love shrimp or not! ūüôā

When is it?

The Galveston Shrimp Festival begins on Friday, Sept 28 -Saturday,  Sept. 29

  • Friday, September 28, 2018-

7:30- 10 PM= VIP party with open bar, fried shrimp dinner and live music

  • Saturday, September 29,2018-

9AM= Official Galveston Shrimp Festival

10AM= Vendors Open Downtown

11AM= Information Booth Opens

12PM= Live Music

12-4PM= Strand Merchant Walk-About and Public Gumbo Tasting

3PM= Lil Shrimps Parade

6PM= Awards Ceremony

9PM= Event Area Closes

How Can I Buy Tickets:

The festival itself is free to the public., but if you want to taste some of the delicious Gumbo, you must buy tickets in advance. To buy tickets click here  There is a multitude options for tickets depending on your preference.

What are the Ticket Options?

  • Gumbo Stroll Ticket-$15- You get to sample gumbo from amazingly talented cook teams
  • Shrimp Dinner Ticket-$20- With this ticket you get do enjoy a nicely cooked shrimp dinner with a 16-ounce beer included
  • Gumbo Stroll+5K Run Ticket-$46 to $66- Eat and Run!!
  • VIP Sponsor Party Ticket-$50- Enjoy a Texas sized dinner, an open bar, and live music

Also note, that The¬†UTMB Justin Hughes Fund and the Resource Crisis Center of Galveston County¬†are the beneficiaries of this year’s Shrimp Festival.