Annual Bay Day Festival Returns to Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 14

  • May 09, 2022
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The Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual Bay Day Festival will return to the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is the first time the event will be held in-person since 2019. The festival was held virtually each of the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

This year’s entertainment lineup includes a pair of performances by musician and environmental educator Billy B. His interactive shows teach children of all ages about the wonders of natural science and include original songs and choreography. The complete lineup of performance times and presentations on the Kemah Boardwalk Main Stage is listed below: 

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Billy B
12:30 – 1 p.m.: Houston SPCA wildlife presentation
1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Kemah Aquarium animal presentation
2 – 3 p.m.: Billy B  

The event will also feature several interactive exhibits in the Lighthouse Lot and Main Plaza including hands-on encounters with alligators, snakes, crabs, and more. Attendees can also get their “wingspan” measured to find out what kind of bird they are and paint T-shirts at the popular Fish Print T-shirt Station sponsored by NRG. Additionally, eventgoers will have the opportunity to learn about Galveston Bay Foundation’s education, outreach, oyster shell recycling and dolphin research programs.  

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to once again host the Bay Day Festival in-person at the Kemah Boardwalk,” said Emily Ford, Galveston Bay Foundation’s Volunteer Engagement Manager. “This year’s event features a wonderful entertainment lineup and plenty of exhibits for the entire family to enjoy. We can’t wait to see the smiles on attendees’ faces again!” 

The 2022 Bay Day Festival is made possible with support from event sponsors including the Gulf Coast Water Authority, John P. McGovern Foundation, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Ports America, Port Houston, Reliant Energy an NRG Company, Targa Resources, Transocean, Houston Pilots, WR Grace Foundation, Odfjell, and United Airlines. 

The Bay Day Festival is a free event hosted by the Galveston Bay Foundation. Kemah Boardwalk parking fees and fees for amusements and food may apply. For more information, visit