What’s happening This Memorial Day in Galveston, Texas?

Memorial Day in Galveston, Texas, is an experience you don’t want to miss out on. If you’re planning a long weekend getaway on Crystal Beach, we highly recommend that you check out some of the great events happening in the area. You’ll find a variety of Memorial Day events on Galveston Island, whether you’d like to attend a luncheon saluting the veterans, or a weekend full of fun for the kids. Read on to learn about some of the action happening around the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston area this May. 

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Things to Do on Around Memorial Day in Galveston, Texas 

Attend the Memorial Day Program and Salute to Veterans at Fisherman’s Wharf 

You can remember and honor our nation’s veterans while attending a luncheon at a local hot spotFisherman’s WharfAttend the ceremony commemorating the vets in your life, then indulge in some delicious local seafood with a view. The panoramic ocean views are a huge plus for any lunch outing! 

Explore Galveston Naval Museum 

Immerse yourself in our country’s heritage and explore Galveston Naval MuseumYou can take a self-guided tour of the historic WWII vessels or have a tour guide show you the way. While you’re there, you might also want to check out the USS Cavalla, a submarine that destroyed a Japanese aircraft carrier involved in the Pearl Harbor attack. What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than by checking out some of the ships and submarines that played a significant role in U.S. history!  

Spend Memorial Day Weekend on the Beach 

East Beach 

A great way to practice social distancing while celebrating the start of summer is by spending the day outdoors and on the beach! East Beach is the closest of the Galveston Beaches to the Bolivar Peninsula, and it’s always a fun time. This beach is known for hosting amazing festivals because it offers a pavilion, boardwalk, and an entertainment stage. 

Crystal Beach on the Bolivar Peninsula 

Just steps from many of our vacation rentals is Crystal BeachThis is a great beach to hang out on when you want to spend time with the family. Our shore offers tons of fun and activities, like driving around in the sand, hunting for unique shells or shark teeth, boogie boarding, or barbecuing! What better way to spend Memorial Day on the Bolivar Peninsula!

picnic table at vacation rental on beachCelebrate Memorial Day in the Best Crystal Beach Vacation Rental 

No matter how you choose to spend your Memorial Day Weekend on the Gulf Coast, you can always count on having a comfortable place to unwind, rest, and recharge in a Swedes Real Estate vacation rental 

Our Buccaneer House would make the perfect fit for your family vacation. This beachfront rental home offers stunning views, a covered wrap-around deck, picnic tables, a bench swing, BBQ, and an incredibly convenient location! Check our availability, and reserve this dream home today!