Mardi Gras

February is Mardi Gras, our first excuse to hit the beach and party! Join the crowds that line the highway to watch the parade, and enjoy the delicious food and great country music that follows. Of course, Mardi Gras in Galveston ( a short ferry ride away) is always a memorable experience!

Spring Break

March is the beginning of the summer season for Crystal Beach. College students kick off the season with parties, beach bands and dances. However, the beach is big enough for all ages with areas that remain family friendly.

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4th of July

Book early for this very popular holiday. Crystal Beach comes alive with revelers from all over. Concerts, beach barbeques, bonfires and all-night spontaneous firework displays rival big city shows and makes this weekend a non-stop party location for the whole family.


Go Topless Jeep Weekend

Crystal Beach is the destination for hundreds of jeepers every summer. Jeep enthusiasts parade their spectacular vehicles along the beach where spectators watch with envy.


Crab Fest

Every Mother's Day weekend Crystal Beach pulls out all of the stops to celebrate one of our most famous critters - the crab. Carnival rides, bands, vendors and, of course, great food are the ingredients of this family-oriented event. This is a don't-miss festival.


Dickens on the Strand

Every December, Galveston's historical Strand district is transformed into a ninteenth-century marketplace. Characters right out of Dickens, A Christmas Carol, stroll the sidewalks and sale their wares. Carolers fill the air with the sounds of Christmas. It is a magical experience for visitors of all ages. There's nothing like a Dicken's Christmas!

The Lone Star Rally

Each year in November, Galveston hosts the third largest motorcycle rally in the nation. Over 200,000 bikers converge on the island for this exciting 3-day event. Come one and all and don't forget your earplugs!