Because it’s your Bay

You can participate in a number of events throughout the year dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support our ongoing work to preserve the integrity of Galveston Bay. Because of your continued support and attendance, we’re able to maximize the impact of our work—and deliver the greatest benefits to the Galveston Bay system.

For more specific information on each event and when it’s scheduled to occur, check out our events calendar.

Community Volunteer Days

You can help protect Galveston Bay at one of our many community-wide volunteer days. From planting marsh grass to cleaning up shorelines, we’ve got something for everyone to do to help Galveston Bay. Check out our events calendar for more detailed information on each volunteer event and registration links and be sure to sign up for our volunteer e-mail list.

Bay Day Festival

Galveston Bay Foundation is thrilled to host our annual Bay Day Festival IN-PERSON once again at the Kemah Boardwalk on Saturday, May 14 from 11am to 4pm! Bay Day is a one-day celebration of all things Galveston Bay, complete with live animal exhibits, stage performances, crafts and more. Admission to the Bay Day Festival is FREE! Bring your family to this fun and educational event.

Opportunities are available to exhibit, sponsor and volunteer at Bay Day 2022. More information below.

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.

Exhibit at Bay Day Festival

Complete the Bay Day Exhibitor Application here!

Exhibit space is FREE for non-profits! 

Does your organization or business have an exciting, engaging environmental message to share? If you would like to be considered to exhibit at Bay Day Festival 2022, please fill out and submit the Bay Day Exhibitor Application by May 4, 2022.

Sponsor Bay Day Festival

Download the 2022 Bay Day Sponsor Packet

Bay Day is funded in part by donations from local corporations that are recognized as Bay Day sponsors. Sponsor benefits may include logo on the official Bay Day event t-shirt, banner, social media recognition and more. Download our 2022 Bay Day Sponsor Packet for more information and to submit your sponsorship.


Volunteer at the Bay Day Festival

Sign up here to volunteer at Bay Day!

Volunteers at Bay Day help set the event up, run educational booths, and more! Fill out the volunteer interest form at the link above, or contact Emily Ford for more information about volunteering at Bay Day.

Bike Around the Bay

Experience the most scenic bike ride along the Upper Texas Coast while raising critical funds to help ensure Galveston Bay is protected and preserved for generations to come!

Join us on October 22-23 for this year’s Bike Around the Bay event. Riders are given the option to participate in the full Bike Around the Bay two-day route from Baytown to Galveston and back or can select to ride one day.

Additionally, riders can choose to participate in Bike Around the Island, a separate one-day ride on Galveston Island that offers a 20- or 43-mile out-and-back route. This ride starts and ends at Moody Gardens and will take place on the Saturday of Bike Around the Bay weekend.

We hope you can join us for these one-of-a-kind fundraising rides that give you an opportunity to see and experience Galveston Bay on your bike. Pick the ride option that works best for you. Riders of all skill levels are welcome!

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Guardian Gala

Our annual Guardian Gala recognizes companies, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated a serious commitment to preserving and protecting the natural resources of Galveston Bay. 

The funds raised from each year’s Gala directly benefit Galveston Bay Foundation programs in education, advocacy, restoration, conservation and protection initiatives around the Bay.

If you’d like to learn more about this event, please contact Nicole Scanlin at or 281 332 3381 x213.

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