GALVESTON — Moody Gardens gears up with one of Galveston’s most popular summertime attractions — Palm Beach.
Beginning Saturday, Palm Beach will open weekends, inviting guests to sink their toes in white sand, lounge beneath a palm tree and splash among a variety of beach attractions. Visitors can even enjoy concerts and fireworks. The beach will be open daily on June 7 through Aug. 24, before opening weekends through Sept. 13.
Guests can enjoy the interactive 650-foot lazy river, wave pool and two 18-foot tower slides. Families can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball on regulation courts or cool off at the Aquarium Adventure play area. The Splashpad automated aquatic water feature offers interactive dump buckets, spray arches and fountains for a day of fun at the beach.
Palm Beach admission is $23.95 for adults, $17.95 for children and seniors or $55 for a season pass.
Visitors can make it a weekend of entertainment with the popular Bands on the Sand summer concert series at Palm Beach. Beginning June 7, this live music celebration series runs throughout the summer following each show with fireworks over the Moody Gardens pyramids and Offatts Bayou.
Admission to each concert is just $12 for all ages and the shows will be held from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Aug. 9.
For information about Bands on the Sand, visit moodygardens.org or call 800-582-4673.
At a glance
Some of the region’s top bands will perform at Palm Beach for Bands on the Sand:
June 7: The Line Up — variety music
June 13: Velvet Punch — alternative, R&B and classic rock
June 14: Jared Waggoner — Texas country
June 20: Intercoastal Pirates — beach, soft rock
June 21: Brandon McDermott — country
June 27: Madigan — rock and roll
June 28: Zydeco Dots — blues
July 4: Jared Waggoner — Texas country
July 5: Rat Ranch — variety of rock and roll
July 11: Space Monkeys — variety
July 12: Radio Live — variety
July 18: Vertigo — 80s pop
July 19: Face This Way — classic rock
July 25: Intercoastal Pirates — beach, soft rock
July 26: Brandon McDermott — country
Aug. 1: Velvet Punch — alternative, R&B and classic rock
Aug. 2: The Line Up — variety music
Aug. 8: Fal Skye — top 40 rock
Aug. 9: Mid Life Crisis — variety