Bay Day Festival


Celebrate Galveston Bay at Bay Day Festival!


Saturday, May 18, 2019 at  Kemah Boardwalk from 11am – 4pm

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 annually draws more than 5,000 attendees to experience and learn more about Galveston Bay, the largest bay in Texas and one of the most productive estuaries in the country! Festival highlights include bay-themed arts and crafts, live animal demonstrations and touch tanks, a scavenger hunt, science and marine exhibits and more. Children and adults will have fun learning about the importance of Galveston Bay in our everyday lives as they engage with a variety of local nature and environmental exhibitors.

* There is no charge to participate in the Bay Day Festival. Kemah Boardwalk parking fees may apply, as well as other costs associated with using Kemah Boardwalk amusements and restaurants, etc.

For more information about the event or to become involved, contact Emily Ford at or 281-332-3381 ext. 207

Exhibit at Bay Day Festival 2019
Please contact Emily Ford at to check space availability or to request an exhibitor application
Sponsor Bay Day Festival 2019
Bay Day is made possible each year thanks to our many, wonderful sponsors. Benefits to sponsoring Bay Day can include logo placement on festival banners and t-shirts, recognition in our social media, e-news, print newsletter, and more! Contact Genevieve Genest at or 281-332-3381 ext. 204 to learn more about sponsoring Bay Day.
Volunteer at Bay Day Festival 2019
Volunteers help educate the public and work behind-the-scenes at Bay Day! To receive notification when Bay Day volunteer registration opens, please join our volunteer e-mail list.

Want to learn more about how Galveston Bay Foundation is educating youth and families about Galveston Bay? Check out our environmental education programs.


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Thank you to our 2018 Bay Day Sponsors:


John P. McGovern Foundation

2017 Sponsors:
NRG Reliant Energy
John P. McGovern Foundation
Port Houston
Targa Resources
Gulf Coast Authority
Afton Chemical
Houston Pilots
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.
W.R. Grace Foundation
TPC Group
Gulf Coast Water Authority