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4th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival 2013 - Expired Event

Location 2314 Strand Street
Galveston, TX 77550
September 27, 2013 - September 29, 2013 - CONFIRMED!
Description: 4th Annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival Returns September 27th
Galveston Island is a seafood lover's paradise all year round, but this September Yaga's Entertainment Inc. will bring foodies a little taste of Heaven at the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival to be held September 27-29. Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer.
Event festivities begin on Friday, September 27 at 5:00pm when the FREE Boat & RV Show open along with various vendor exhibits and conclude with the VIP Sponsor Party and Texas Size Shrimp Dinner in Saengerfest Park honoring the sponsors and cook-off teams from 8:00pm-10:00pm. VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available to the public for $50.00 and include a Texas Size Shrimp Dinner and libations. Purchase tickets at
Saturday events begin with the Shrimp Scamper 5K Fun Run down Seawall Boulevard at 9:00am. All fitness levels and ages are invited to join in this non-competitive event. Costumes and teams are encouraged. Run entry fee includes event t-shirt, gumbo tasting cup, and festive Shrimp Scamper surprise!
The Shrimp Gumbo Cook-Off, FREE Boat & RV Show, Vendor Exhibits and Live Music will be held in Historic Stand District on Saturday, September 28 beginning at 10:00am. Visitors to the festival will be able to purchase a Gumbo Sampling Cup in advance for $8 for a limited time only. This cup will allow guests to sample gumbo from over 60 cook-off teams comprised of amateur and professional cookers from 11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, September 28. Professional teams including Gaido's, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Fuddruckers, Joe's Crab Shack, San Luis Resort, Yaga's Café, Float Pool & Patio Bar and more will also be selling various dishes for public purchase. Other events on Saturday include the Lil' Shrimps Parade at 1:00pm sponsored by Galveston Shrimp Company with festive floats, marching band and bead tossing and the Lil' Shrimps Kids Area open from 11:00am-5:00pm.
Festivities continue on Sunday, September 29, 2013 with the FREE Boat & RV Show, Lil' Shrimps Kids Area and Sunday Funday events in the Park.
Portion of event proceeds will benefit the University of Texas Medical Branch and the Ronald McDonald House.
Event sponsors include Landshark Lager, Del Papa Distributing, Galveston Shrimp Company, Patron Tequila, Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mitchell Historic Properties, The Daily News, Islander Magazine, Ron Hoover and Dougets Rice Milling.
For tickets and additional information visit
Contact nameErin Dhonau
Event Website
Show hoursFri. 5pm-10pm, Sat. 11am-5pm Sun. 12pm-5pm
Year #4
ActivitiesGumbo cook-off, tastings, 5k Fun Run, FREE boat &RV show, live music, vendors, Lil' Shrimp Parade, kids area and a Strand merchant walk-about.
Art/Craft Space
Vendors 12x12 $160

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Maps and Directions (from Google Maps)
Take I-45 South
Continue onto TX-87 N/Broadway Avenue J
0.7 mi
Turn left onto 51st St
0.5 mi
Turn right onto Harborside Dr
2.0 mi
Turn right onto 23rd St
Destination will be on the right
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