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A Parade, a Gumbo Cook-Off, and More: Check Out the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Foodies will get a little taste of heaven during the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival. The event features some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer. Event festivities begin on Friday, September 27th with the VIP Sponsor Party and Texas-sized Shrimp Dinner in Saengerfest Park honoring the festival's sponsors and cook-off teams.

On Saturday, September 28th, the events begin with the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Official 5K Fun Run/Walk at 28th & Seawall at 9 am. All fitness levels and ages are invited to join in this event. Costumes and teams are encouraged. Registration includes an event T-shirt, libations and a Gumbo Sampling Cup as entry into the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival.

The Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, free Ron Hoover RV & Marine's boat display, vendor exhibits, and live music will be held in the Historic Strand District on the same day, beginning at 10 am. Visitors to the festival will be able to purchase a Gumbo Sampling Cup in advance for $12 plus tax for a limited time only. This cup will allow guests to sample gumbo from over 50 cook-off teams comprised of amateur and professional cookers.

Other events on Saturday include the Lil' Shrimps Parade at 3 pm, sponsored by the Galveston Shrimp Company. It will include festive floats, marching bands and bead tossing, and the Strand Merchant Walkabout from 12-4 pm where contestants will visit participating Strand Merchants for a chance to win over $300 in gift cards.

Admission to the festival starts at $12, and we can’t wait to see you there!

Like you, the professional staff at The Heights at Harper’s Preserve Apartments in Conroe, Texas enjoys a day well-spent in a fun atmosphere. That’s why we encourage you to expand your social horizons and take part in this event on Friday!

Event Time/Date:
Friday, September 27, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Yaga's Cafe
2314 Strand Street
Galveston, Texas 77550

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