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

Bay Day Festival is our annual celebration of all things Galveston Bay. Participants will learn about the importance of Galveston Bay in our everyday lives through a variety of engaging educational exhibits. Learn how to catch a crab, see birds of the Bay, see oysters in action as they filter water, and more!


Exhibit at the Bay Day Festival

Exhibitors with environmental messaging and activities for kids are encouraged. If you would like to exhibit at Bay Day Festival 2021, we will begin accepting exhibitor inquiries in January 2021 at eford@galvbay.org


Sponsor the Bay Day Festival

Sponsor benefits can include company recognition in event press releases and on social media, and more.
Contact Greg Loushine at gloushine@galvbay.org


We will begin accepting volunteers in January 20201 for Bay Day Festival 20201. Please contact Emily Ford at eford@galvbay.org for more information about Bay Day Festival.

Bike Around the Bay

This year, Bike Around the Bay is a one-day ride in Chambers County due to Covid-19. However, typically it is a two-day, 170+ mile bike ride in which cyclists circumnavigate Galveston Bay on bike, taking you through gorgeous scenery with bayfront views. Throughout your ride, you can expect to:

· Ride around Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and along the Gulf of Mexico

· Cross the Intracoastal Waterway at High Island

· See dolphins while crossing from the Bolivar Peninsula to Galveston Island

· Cycle across the Galveston Causeway and the Texas City Levee

· Conquer the Fred Hartman Bridge on the way to the finish line

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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. This year, the Guardian Gala is going virtual on Friday, November 13, 2020! For event details, please visit galvbayevents.org.

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 nscanlin@galvbay.org or 281 332 3381 x213.

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