Centennial Birthday Celebrations at the Hotel Galvez

Happy 100th Birthday, Hotel Galvez!  First opened on June 10, 1911, the beautiful Galveston Island venue known as the “Queen of the Gulf” is home to old world elegance that blends with new age tradition. 
This weekend, to honor its Centennial Celebration, the Hotel Galvez plans a full schedule of entertaining and exciting events for the entire family. 

Ongoing
Life-size Paper Flamenco Dress Made of Historic Photos on Display in Hotel Galvez (June 1 – June 30)
Hall of History Exhibit in Lower Level of Hotel Galvez (permanent exhibit)
Self-guided Tours of Hotel Galvez (tour booklet available at concierge desk) 

Centennial Weekend Celebration Schedule
Friday, June 10

8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Spanish guitar and dancers in the hotel lobby

Saturday, June 11, 2011
10:30 a.m. – Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rededication of the Bernardo De Galvez Marker
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Children’s Activities on Hotel Galvez Grounds

  • Roaming clowns featuring balloon art
  • Face-painting and caricatures
  • Game Zone
  • Sweets Tent with cookies, cupcakes, Italian ice, and candy display
  • Paint by Number Mural Project coordinated by the Artist Boat
  • Hands-on Sea-life Activity coordinated by Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Seacamp Program

 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Commemorative Poster Signing with Artist Gabrielle McNeese

Marionette Shows
11 a.m. – noon – “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” by Harms Marionettes
1 – 2 p.m. – Storytelling with Puppets by Drusilla Woods 
3 – 4 p.m. – Nitsana and her Magical Friends
5 – 6 p.m. – “Aladdin and His Magic Lamp” by Harms Marionettes
Storytelling with puppets with Drusilla Woods between shows.
 
Concerts at Beach Central (across the street from Hotel Galvez)
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Judd Johnson (Alternative Rock)
1:45 – 3:15 p.m. – Lucky Tubb & Modern Day Troubadours (Country)
3:45 – 5:15 p.m. – Ezra Charles Band (Rockabilly/Rhythm and Blues)
5:45 – 7:15 p.m. – Wayne “the Train” Hancock (Rockabilly)
7:30 – 9 p.m. – Radiostar (80’s Pop)
 
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Concerts and Children’s Play Area at Beach Central (across the street from Hotel Galvez)
1 – 5 p.m. – The Line-Up (Rock/Pop) 
Sunday Concerts and Play Area Sponsored by Yaga’s Entertainment Inc. 

Source: http://www.discovergalvestontexas.com/discover-galveston-hotel-galvez/ap-centennial-weekend-celebration-1302624973.php

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