DETAILED FESTIVAL MAPS AND PARKING LOCATIONS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY FEBRUARY.

The ticketed festival area of TALL SHIPS® GALVESTON will be held from Pier 20 – Pier 22 and Harborside on Galveston harbor. Additionally, programming on The Strand, immediately across the street from the festival, will occur throughout the weekend.

MAIN FESTIVAL GROUNDS

SAIL AWAY VILLAGE GROUNDS AT TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY GALVESTON

FESTIVAL PARKING WITH SHUTTLE SERVICE

Three main locations are available for general festival parking with a scheduled shuttle between parking and the event entrance. Parking is $20 per car, per day at 3402 Seawall and 3402 Church Street. Parking is $12 per car, per day at Stewart Beach. Spots are available beginning at 9 a.m. daily at these locations. Shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

FESTIVAL AND SAIL AWAY PARKING WITH WATER TAXI SERVICE
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY GALVESTON 

Please note: Parking will be available for Sail Away guests all three days. However general festival parking is only available on Saturday and Sunday.

Going on a sail away or looking for a unique way to enter the main festival grounds? Texas A&M University Galveston (TAMUG) will be providing paid parking for our sail away reservations and guests wanting to travel to the festival grounds via water taxi. Water taxi service is free and on a first come / first served basis and will run every 30 minutes between the main festival location at Pier 21 and the sail away village at TAMUG.

Most GPS devices find our campus when entering Texas A&M University at Galveston, TAMUG, or 200 Seawolf Parkway Galveston. There are three options to park at Texas A&M University at Galveston:

1. Best Value/Preferred Method – Purchase a conference parking permit for only $5/day. You can purchase this permit online, print your confirmation, and place on your dashboard. Click here to purchase now. This is the quickest method to get into the parking lot, park, and enjoy the festival!

2. To pay using our Park Mobile App. You will be able to park in the Sea Aggie Center Parking Lot (Zone 7733). Published rates will apply:

  1. DURATION
    Entry – 1 HR
    1 HR – 2 HRS
    2 HRS – 3 HRS
    Each Additional Hour
  1. 6 AM – 4:59 PM
    $2
    $4
    $6
    $1
  1. 5 PM – 5:59 PM
    $1
    $2
    $3
    $.50

3. You can pay using our Pay Station Kiosk, however, this method does not allow for an extension of time and you may experience a wait as there is only one kiosk. We strongly encourage you to purchase a parking permit or download the parking mobile app for a more efficient parking experience. You will be able to park in the Sea Aggie Center Parking Lot (Zone 7733). Published rates will apply:

  1. DURATION
    Entry – 1 HR
    1 HR – 2 HRS
    2 HRS – 3 HRS
    Each Additional Hour
  1. 6 AM – 4:59 PM
    $2
    $4
    $6
    $1
  1. 5 PM – 5:59 PM
    $1
    $2
    $3
    $.50
DOWNTOWN PARKING

Downtown Galveston offers numerous public parking spots through various garages, surface lots and paid street parking.

TAXI & RIDE SHARING

Galveston Island offers numerous taxi and ride-sharing services. For more information, please contact them directly below:


PLEASE NOTE

Tickets are non-refundable. The festival is open rain or shine. GHF is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. We are committed to making the event special needs accessible. If we can assist with arrangements, please contact us at 409-765-7834 in advance of your visit. Open carry firearms, pets and ice chests are not allowed. Scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden. Guests bringing in costume weapons and props must have them secured and will be asked to go through additional screening.

16 Responses

    • Will Wright

      There is a trolly station kiosk near the parking area that the shuttle will pick up at. There will be volunteers there to assist.

      Reply
  1. Larry Rutledge

    Can you ride Shuttles at Seawall Parking if you do not use parking. We are staying at Commorde just two blocks away

    Reply
  2. Chris Holley

    We are attending on Friday, and are A&M grads. Can we park at TAMUG and take the water taxi from there?

    Reply
    • Will Wright

      Chris, only day sail parking is available on Friday at TAMUG. You will need to use one of the other lots to access. Although water taxi usage will be available to go to TAMUG (taxis are free) all day.

      Reply

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