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 NOW!
Friday night VIP Sponsor Party tickets are available for purchase. The party includes delicious food, cold drinks and live entertainment. Click HERE for details!
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!
Friday VIP Sponsor Party, 5K run, Hot Gumbo, Live Music, Vendors for Shopping, Strand Merchant Walk About, Lil’ Shrimps Parade and Cold Beverages! Click HERE for a full schedule!
The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival will take place September 28-29, 2018 and will be held throughout the Historic Strand District (Strand, 23rd Street). Click here for the parking map
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.