Bay Day Festival


Come celebrate Galveston Bay at Bay Day 2020!

On Saturday, May 16 of 2020 from 11am to 4pm, the Kemah Boardwalk will be transformed into a fun, educational, environmental atmosphere complete with all things wet, furry, scaly, feathery, muddy and more that define Galveston Bay. The Bay Day Festival is free to attend!

Visitors to the Galveston Bay Foundation’s annual Bay Day Festival learn all 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 Galveston Bay Explorer game, science and marine exhibits and more. Children and adults learn about the importance of Galveston Bay in our everyday lives as they engage with a variety of local educational exhibits. Check out the 2019 Bay Day photos here!

Exhibit at the Bay Day Festival
Over 3,000 people attend Bay Day each year. Exhibitors with environmental messaging and activities for kids are encouraged. Exhibit space is free for non-profits and includes a 10×10 covered space, table and two chairs (This same space is $200 for private businesses). Please contact Emily Ford at for more information.
Sponsor Bay Day Festival 2020
Support this well-known event in year 2020 by becoming a Bay Day sponsor. Sponsor benefits may include logo on our festival banner, logo on our event t-shirt that is given out to all exhibitors and volunteers, recognition in event press releases and on social media, and more. Please contact Emily Ford at 281-332-3381 X 207 or email her at for more information.
Volunteer at Bay Day Festival
Volunteers help educate the public and work behind-the-scenes at Bay Day. Click here to sign up to volunteer at Bay Day 2020.

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 2019 Bay Day Sponsors: 

John P. McGovern Foundation