The 12th annual Galveston Island Shrimp Festival is set for the weekend of Sept. 24-25 in downtown Galveston.

Sponsored by Yaga’s Entertainment, this year’s event will honor local shrimpers at the kick-off VIP Sponsor Party dinner at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St. in Galveston. Tickets to this event will be open to the public at $50 each and will include a Texas-sized fried shrimp dinner, drinks and live entertainment.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239;

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