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Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop

Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action.

“It’s just for fun, there’s no red pens and you don’t get a grade,” Loomis said of the workshop on April 24-25 at the college, 4015 Ave. Q. “The great thing about the harmonica is that it’s user-friendly.''

“Ultimately, what I want them to get out of it is not only just picking up a new instrument, but to have an understanding of its context in pop music and blues in general, and the history of the instrument,” he said.

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10 Things to Do in Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Before or After Your Cruise

Of course you’re coming to Galveston to take a cruise, but the island is a destination in of itself. With dozens of attractions, there is no shortage of things to do. We’ve compiled a list of the island’s top attractions that you won’t want to miss.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Museum — Maybe it’s just us, but we thought an offshore drilling museum would be a bore. We couldn’t have been more wrong. The museum is consistently ranked as one of the top attractions in Galveston, and it’s right next to the cruise terminal. The museum sits on a retired oil rig and will teach you everything about drilling and exploration for energy in the Gulf’s waters.

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Singapore opening: Galveston Island

Beaches, historic buildings, million dollar mansions, fairground rides and delicious seafood can all be enjoyed on a day out on Galveston Island, Texas.


Galveston's Strand Historic District, centred around the five blocks between 20th and 25th street near the wharf, is a wonderful reflection of the architectural styles popular in the mid- to late 1800s when the city hit its zenith. You can stroll under the high canopies of many shop fronts with their wrought iron balconies perusing the antiques, gifts, T-shirts and all manner of other goods, or take some refreshment in one of the cafes along the way.


We ventured into La King's Confectionery shop where glass cabinets filled with chocolates of all shapes and sizes and multi-coloured candies flank a long seating area. Here you can indulge in a soda, milkshake or float made in a 1920s soda fountain, which is served from behind a marble counter on the other side of the shop.



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25 Best Things To Do In Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Texas

Galveston Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. This lovely barrier island on the Golf Coast has it all: 32 miles of wonderful white sandy beaches, a port for cruise ships, a beautifully restored historic old town and a distinct Southern charm. Elegant Victorian architecture, endless festivals, and fantastic outdoor adventures will make you want to come back. Here are the best things to do in Galveston, Texas.

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»Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry


Until 1929, the only link between Galveston Island and the mainland was the skiff, The Tarpon, and later, two barges. The ferry, when it started taking people back and forth in 1929 was toll-free, but it was so popular that a fee had to be imposed. Today, free again, the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes more than eight million travelers between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula every ye

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