Bay Day is a one-day celebration presented by the Galveston Bay Foundation and numerous community partners. It is a fun event for families and adults that allows attendees to experience and learn more about Galveston Bay, the largest bay in Texas and one of the most productive estuaries in the country! Bay Day highlights include hands-on, interactive exhibits, activities and demonstrations that emphasize the beauty and value of Galveston Bay.
Mark Your Calendars for 2013 Bay Day!
When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11 am - 4 pm
Where: Kemak Boardwalk
For sponsorship or exhibitor information, please contact Jessica Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the event, please contact Emily Demmeck at email@example.com. If you'd like to volunteer, sign up here or email Emily Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Bay Gazer Photo Contest is Open!
Do you have photos that exhibit the natural beauty of Galveston Bay? Give GBF your best shot by submitting up to three photos to the Bay Gazer Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes and have your photo professionally framed and showcased around the Bay Area. Submissions are being accepted through May 26th. Then come out and join us at Bay Day, at the Kemah Boardwalk on June 1st, for photo judging and announcement of the winners! There are three aged-based entry levels starting from age 11 and up. Submissions must represent Galveston Bay scenes, animals or people within the last year (June 2012 - May 2013). Help celebrate nature through imagery with GBF by showcasing Galveston Bay through your lens! Learn more about the contest and submit your photos at http://galvbay.org/photo_contest.html.
2012 Bay Day
The 2012 Bay Day Festival took place on June 9th, at the Kemah Boardwalk. This free family event drew in people from across the region who came to celebrate Galveston Bay! Local exhibitors showed children and adults how important Galveston Bay is in our everyday lives. Attendees interacted with different types of bay wildlife including live crabs, fish, oysters, snakes, and alligators; learned about the local watershed; and even made their own fish print t-shirts to take home. Thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers who continue to make Bay Day a success!
2012 Bay Gazer Photo Contest Results
GBF is pleased to announce the 2012 Bay Gazer photo contest winners. Over forty photos focusing on the beauty of Galveston Bay were entered into the fourth annual Bay Gazer Photo Contest in conjunction with the Bay Day Festival. Finalists from each entry level--ages 14-17 yrs and ages 18 plus--were carefully selected and voted on by the public at the Bay Day Festival on the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, June 9. Congratulations to Allison Buchtien, Vivian Griffey and Irene Quiroga and for being this year's winners! Each winner will enjoy cash prizes donated by CenterPoint Energy. You can view the winning photos on our facebook page.