For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 series with public maritime festivals held in each port. Kicking off this new event, Galveston Island will play host to the 2018 challenge from April 5-8, 2018. Get your tickets now for this exciting new Gulf Coast maritime event!

GROUP TICKETS – We are happy to extend special discounts to your group of 20 or more. Interested? Contact Brian Mitchell at 409-765-3431 or brian.mitchell@galvestonhistory.org for more information.

GHF MEMBERS – Specially priced member tickets are available. Please contact Julia Muncaster, Director of Membership at 409-765-3405.

The festival will be open April 6-8, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily for ship tours (onboard tours available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), live music, vendors, and more.

FESTIVAL ADMISSION
CLICK FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

ADULTS:
Festival Admission Only: $10
Festival + Onboard Ship Tours: $20

YOUTH (7-12):
Festival Admission Only: $5
Festival + Onboard Ship Tours: $10

CHILDREN (6 & Under):
FREE


 

CLICK FOR VIP TICKETS

Located on the festival grounds and steps away from the pier and our visiting ships, this package includes everything you need to make your weekend unforgettable! This package includes:

  • Harbor House Hotel & Marina Accommodations (2-night Minimum Required)
  • Daily festival admission and onboard tour tickets
  • 2 tickets to a Salute to Sunset party
  • Complimentary parking
SPECIAL EVENTS
CLICK FOR SALUTE TO SUNSET TICKETS

Held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6; Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8.

Toast the ending of the day and beginning of the evening with tickets to our special Salute to Sunset party. Ticket holders will enjoy access to tour one of the participating tall ships after daytime tours conclude, complimentary craft beer, light hor d’oeuvres, and an unmatched setting at the Texas Seaport Museum. Tickets do not include festival admission.


 

CLICK FOR CAPTAIN’S TABLE TICKETS

Held on Saturday, April 7 from 5:30– 7:30 PM

Your presence is requested for an evening of drinks, food and more at our exclusive Captain’s Table night. Enjoy dining with the captains of our festival Tall Ships, live music, an exciting live auction featuring original works of art from regional artists, private access onboard one of our visiting Tall Ships, open bar and much more.


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.

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