As the weather warms up, Galveston Island becomes home to a number of amazing, free events.  Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy free movies and live concerts throughout the historic downtown district.

Movies begin just after dusk at Saengerfest Park located at 2302 Strand Street.  Moviegoers are encouraged to stop for a bite to eat at the wide variety of downtown restaurants before snuggling up with a blanket or setting up a chair for a free movie under the stars. Movie Nite takes place the first Saturday of each month March through October.

Upcoming movies are:

April 1: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – Sponsored by: Kelley Kelley ReMax Leading Edge

May 6: Star Wars Episode: Rogue One – Sponsored by: Gulfside Cleaning

June 3: Earth to Echo – Sponsored by: Gracie’s

July 1: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – Sponsored by: Moody National Bank

August 5: The Secret Life of Pets – Sponsored by: The Downtown Partnership

September 2: Captain America: First Avenger – Sponsored by: Head to Footsies

October 7: The Addams Family – Sponsored by: The Haunted Mayfield Manor/Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast

Beginning in March, music enthusiasts, looking for a great live music scene, will enjoy Music Nite on The Strand.  A dance floor and limited seating are provided so crowds can dance to the beat and rest between songs.  Bands perform at Saengerfest Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own seating. Music Nite takes place the second Saturday of each month March through October, with additional dates in March and October.



This year’s Music Nite schedule includes:

March 25: Almost Endless Summer (Blues/ R&B) – Sponsored by: Casa Del Mar

April 8: Los Vertigos – (Country Rock) – Sponsored by: Standard Parking SP+ & A-Rocket Moving & Storage

May 13: Heights Funk Collective – (Rock, Soul) – Sponsored by: Platinum Fire Protection

June 10: Blaggards (Irish Rock) – Sponsored by: Fuddruckers

July 8: Jason James (Country) – Sponsored by: The Spice & Tea Exchange

August 12: Campfire Soul w/ Zach Person (Blues & R&B) – Sponsored by: Stewart Title

September 9: The Fab 5 (Beatles Tribute Band) – Sponsored by: Yaga’s Cafe  

October 14: Harbors Over Highways  (Americana) – Sponsored by: Shrimp N’ Stuff Downtown

Movie and Music Nite is brought to you by Mitchell Historic Properties and the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information on both Movie and Music Nite on The Strand and weekly event updates, please visit


About Mitchell Historic Properties


Mitchell Historic Properties oversees Galveston properties owned by the Cynthia and George Mitchell family, including three hotels, The Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House, and Harbor House Hotel & Marina, as well as, commercial and residential properties located downtown and at Pier 21® along Galveston’s historic harbor.  The Mitchell’s ongoing preservation of Galveston’s historic downtown helped spark the resurrection of The Strand National Historic Landmark District and Pier 21® as a tourist destination. “The Mitchell family shares a deep appreciation for Galveston’s heritage,” said Grant Mitchell, President of MHP, “and we remain inspired by the vision of my parents. The buildings they saved speak to us as much as they did to them. My family is firmly dedicated to preserving my parents’ legacy.”  For leasing information, visit or call (409) 761-4110.