Friday Kick-Off Party | September 27, 2024

Yes, a ticket for the Friday Kick-Off Party is required.  The party includes a fried shrimp dinner with coleslaw and potato salad, an open bar, and live entertainment.

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Famous Gumbo Stroll | September 28, 2024

Yes, a ticket for the Gumbo Stroll is required. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance. Full-price tickets are available on the day of at the festival.    (Tickets are not required to attend Shrimp Festival only to do the Gumbo Stroll)

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Shrimp Dinner Plate | September 28, 2024

Yes, a ticket for the Shrimp Dinner plate is required. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance. Full-price tickets are available on the day of the festival.

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Purchase a Gumbo Stroll ticketin advance at a discount or day of at the festival. 

Upon arrival at the festival report to the Information Booth located at 2302 Strand to redeem your wristband, tasting cup, and spoon. 

Sample gumbo from the participating cook teams and be sure to vote for your favorite! 

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Is This a family friendly event?

Yes! Families are encouraged to bring their kids. Between the live music, gumbo cook-off, and the Lil’ Shrimps Parade there is sure to be something for everyone!

    What are the hotel accomodations?

    There are many hotels on the island to fit all tastes and budgets.

      What other events happen during the Shrimp Festival?

      Friday Kick-Off PartyShrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run, hot gumbo, live music, vendors for shopping, Strand Merchant Walk-AboutLil’ Shrimps Parade, and cold beverages!

        When and where is the Galveston Shrimp Festival?

        The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will take place September 27-28, 2024 and will be held in the Historic Strand District at the intersection of 23rd Stret and Strand Street (2302 Strand)

          Where can I park?

          Galveston Island Shrimp Festival – Historic Strand District: Paid parking is available along the streets of Downtown Galveston and there are also paid parking lots available throughout the district.

          Shrimp Scamper 5k Fun Run – Beerfoot Brewery, 2816 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX 77550: Parking is available on the surrounding side streets, as well as paid parking along Seawall.

            Who is the beneficiary of the 2024 Galveston island shrimp festival?

            The UTMB Justin Hughes Fund and the Resource Crisis Center of Galveston County are the beneficiaries of the Shrimp Festival. A portion of the proceeds will go to the organizations.

              Events will take place rain or shine. There will be no cancellations or refunds.