As summer approaches, Galveston’s historic downtown district is gearing up for a variety of free monthly weekend events held at Saengerfest Park, 23rd and Strand. The popular Movie Nite on the Strand is scheduled on the first Saturday of the month through October.  Movie goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and grab dinner as they enjoy these free outdoor movies.
 
Upcoming movies include “Goonies” on June 5 at 8 p.m.; “Top Gun” on July 3 at 8:30 p.m.; “Footloose” on Aug. 7 at 8:30 p.m.; “Rocky” on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.; and “Vertigo” on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Movie Nite is sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mitchell Historic Properties and the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership.
 
Visitors to downtown Galveston can also enjoy live music during the monthly Music Nite on The Strand scheduled on the second Saturday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. at Saengerfest Park. Upcoming groups include The Zydeco Dots on June 12; Irie Time on July 10; Electric Blues Crew on Aug. 14; contemporary country favorite Matt Rawls Band on Sept. 11; and The Convertibles on Oct. 9. Music Nite continues through October and is sponsored by the Galveston Island CVB and Mitchell Historic Properties.
 
The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership launched a new Market on The Strand in February. This outdoor market is scheduled on the third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Saengerfest Park. Also every Sunday, The Lunchbox Café, 213 23rd, hosts a Farm Box Market from noon to 3 p.m. featuring local farm fresh produce, yard eggs, pasture raised beef, goat cheese and freshly made bread and desserts.
 
For more information on upcoming events, visit www.Galveston.com or find Galveston Island CVB at www.Facebook.com/galvestonisland
 
Mitchell Historic Properties owns and maintains Saengerfest Park.  Mitchell Historic Properties oversees properties owned by George Mitchell and the Mitchell family. For commercial and residential leasing information, visit www.mitchellhistoricproperties.com or call (409) 763-5806.