FAQs

Do I have to buy a ticket to go to the festival?

The festival is free to the public. You only need a ticket to sample Gumbo. Advanced tickets can be purchased online and must be brought to the Information Booth at 23rd & Strand in Saengerfest Park to redeem your gumbo tasting cup, spoon and wristband. Gumbo Tasting Cups can be purchased day of festival also. Tickets On Sale Soon!

Friday night VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available for purchase. The party includes delicious food, cold drinks and live entertainment. Click HERE for details!

How do I become a sponsor of this event?

To become a sponsor, or to get more information on sponsorship’s, please contact us at info@yagaspresents.com.

How do I sample gumbo?

Once you have redeemed your gumbo tasting cup you are free to sample gumbo from any of the Cook Teams along Strand and 23rd Street. Don’t forget to wear your wristband or they won’t serve you!

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes! Families are encouraged to bring the kids. Between the Live Music, Gumbo Cooking, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, and Kids Area 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. Click HERE for hotels

What other events happen during the Shrimp Festival?

Friday VIP Sponsor Party, 5K run, Hot Gumbo, Live Music, Vendors for Shopping, Strand Merchant Walk About, Lil’ Shrimps Parade, Kids Area and Cold Beverages! Click HERE for a full schedule!

When & where is the Galveston Island Shrimp Festival?

The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will take place September 29-30, 2017 and will be held throughout the Historic Strand District (Strand, 23rd Street). Click here for the parking map

Who is the beneficiary of the 2017 Galveston Island Shrimp Festival?

The Ronald McDonald House of GalvestonUTMB Justin Hughes Fund and Galveston Educational Foundation are the beneficiaries of Shrimp Festival. A portion of the proceeds will go to these organizations.

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