Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2019 in Galveston

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With all of the back-to-school preparation, work stress, and kids’ activities, it’s time to enjoy a little play and relaxation as summer comes to a close. By the way, did you know that playtime is actually really good for your health? It’s proven to relieve stress, improve brain function, and stimulate creativity in both kids and adults. Put it like this: playtime is much better for you than screen time! Thankfully, there’s plenty going on around Galveston to get you out of the house and having some fun. With live music, nature excursions, family-friendly activities, and a top-rated beer festival, you’ll find plenty to do. But remember to find some relaxation time over the weekend. Here’s to Labor Day Weekend 2019 in Galveston!

Nature Activities in Galveston Labor Day Weekend 2019

Artist Boat Kayak, East End Lagoon, Sunday September 1, and Monday September 2  Artist Boat is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment. They have tours Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend at the East End Lagoon. You’ll explore the 5-mile jetty into the Gulf of Mexico watching herons and large cargo ships in action. Book your trip online at

Bay Explorations, Galveston Island State Park, Sunday, September 1, 11am-1pm Join one of the weekly explorations of Galveston Bay where the mainland and Galveston Island meet. While you’re there, you’ll see everything from the sea life in the bay to the grass and critters of the marshland. 

Grown-Up Events 

Brewmaster’s Craft Beer Festival, Moody Gardens, Friday August 30 to Sunday, September 1  This 3-day festival has graced the list of Top 3 beer events by USA TODAY. The 10th annual festival will be held over Labor Day weekend. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, get ready to taste hundreds of craft beers including rare “Taste it First” selections.

Family-Friendly Activities 

Train Rides at Galveston Railroad Museum, 11am-1:45pm  Take the family to view 100 years of locomotive history. You’ll see everything from the 1892 Southern Pacific Engine to the passenger cars of today. After you tour the museum, hop on the caboose of the Harborside Express. Your friends and family will enjoy the one-mile, open-air train ride.

Live Music Labor Day Weekend Galveston 2019

There’s always live music happening somewhere on Galveston Island. On Saturday, August 31st, you can choose from live jazz music at the Galvez Bar & Grill, (5 pm), the Tremont House at (6pm), or catch them both! But if you’re in the mood for a fusion of folk, rock, country,  and punk, catch Brightwire at Mod Coffee House (7pm). Or you can catch some blues and country music on piano with Chris Bergeron at 23rd Street Station Piano Bar (9pm).

If you have a minor or major medical emergency over Labor Day Weekend, Hospitality Health ER in Galveston is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Visit us here.