GALVESTON.COM: Moody Gardens Introduces New August Events

Guests are invited to experience three special events in August including an Air, Car and Boat Show; a Bicycle Rideout and Expo and an exposition for the Dive Community. These events are all new to Galveston Island and Moody Gardens.

“We’re always looking for new experiences for visitors to enjoy. From the thrill of the air show with spectacular daytime aerobatics and evening pyrotechnic performances to classic and muscle cars or yachts, we are covering a wide range of interests,” said Moody Gardens John Zendt President and CEO who added that Galveston offers the ideal island setting to hold such events with individual tickets and hotel packages for an end of summer weekend getaway. “Bicyclists are going to love a scenic ride out to the West End of Galveston that the Island Rideout offers and other local points of interest and dive enthusiasts will appreciate the speaker presentations and activities created specifically who love the ocean.”

Air, Car and Boat Show: Aug. 12-14

The Air, Car and Boat show is a big weekend set for Aug. 12 through 14 that will thrill visitors by land, and air. Daytime and evening performances will loop, roll and scream through the air with this unique air show that offers that will range from the glory from the P-63 King Cobra and DH-115 Vampire to the Ghostwriter pyrotechnics show planes with daredevil pilots sending off fireworks trails to light up the night sky. A splashy and spectacular Boat Show will showcase an array of yachts for boat aficionados to appreciate and perhaps find their dream boat at the Moody Gardens Marina. The Car Show is the third focus for this three-day event and a car lover’s dream at the Moody Gardens Convention Center. The Expo Hall will be filled with rows of classic vehicles, muscle cars and more with the stories that accompany them.

Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition

Dive into the Gulf: An Exposition will take place from Aug. 19 through 21 and provides an opportunity for the SCUBA, science, conservation, art, and education communities to come together for special weekend. In addition to booths and vendors, guests can meet experts and presentations from variety of organizations including the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, Texas A&M University Galveston, the Divers Alert Network that focuses on improving the safety of divers and more. Participants can even pre-register, bring their swimsuits and take the plunge to try SCUBA and dive opportunities. Tickets are also available for a community dinner and more diver camaraderie.

Island Ride Out and Bike Expo: Aug. 26-28

Moody Gardens transforms into bicycle central Aug. 26 through 28. An 18-mile ride out on beautiful Galveston Island is the main event paired up a Bike Expo and featuring the latest gear and presentations by celebrity pros. Cyclists can choose from several of the Explore on Your Own tours, check out the Bike Pub Crawl, Reserved Back Alley Bicycler Zone and a Saturday Night Palm Beach Party with fireworks for Rideout participants and hotel guests, and a Breakfast with the Pros event on Sunday morning. Hotel packages include this VIP breakfast, party and a variety of other special perks available through the Moody Gardens Hotel.

Tickets and hotel packages are available now for all three events at

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