Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Galveston: Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

September 29, 2017 - 7:30pm to September 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival is held annually at the Historic Strand District in Texas. One of the highlights of this event is the Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, which features over 60 participating teams of both local restaurant and just-for-fun contenders. There’s plenty of other delicious food so if seafood’s not your fare, you’ll still find something you’ll enjoy. Also featured at this event is live music and entertainment, a free boat and RV show, a 5k run along Galveston’s Seawall, and the Lil’ Shrimps Parade. With activities for both adults and kids, this Shrimp Festival is a fun event for the whole family!


  • The Strand Historic District
  • 2314 Strand Street
  • Galveston, Texas
  • 77550