Galveston Shrimp Fest is a celebration of all things shrimp, hosted by Yaga’s Entertainment in Galveston’s Historic Downtown Strand District! You might expect to eat gumbo, boiled shrimp, shrimp cocktails, pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich… and more!
The gumbo stroll allows participants to taste dozens of contestants’ delicious gumbo to vote for their favorite. Many Galveston restaurants participate, along with local seafood chefs, so you know you’ll get a wide variety of amazing gumbo!
Enjoy vendor booths, the shrimp parade, and a lot of live music! The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is one of the biggest local annual Galveston events, so you won’t want to miss it in the fall season.