The Galveston Historic Homes Tour is back and celebrating its 47th annual event this weekend on Galveston Island.
Sponsored by the Galveston Historical Foundation, tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and at the same times next weekend, May 8 and May 9.
The tours open the doors to some of the island’s architectural history by allowing patrons to visit privately owned homes from the grand to some of the out-of-the-way treasures the island has to offer.
The League-Kempner House, built in 1893 at 1702 Broadway; the Charles and Elise Eickholt House, built in 1898 at 2319 Ave. M; and the George and Sarah Prendergast House, built in 1886 at 2007 Ave. M, are just three of 10 homes that will be featured.
Tickets are $40 per person. To purchase tickets and view a complete listing of homes, visit galvestonhistory.org. For more information, call 409-765-7834 or 409-765-3424.
CINCO DE MAYO PARADE
It’s time to celebrate — Cinco de Mayo style.
The city of Texas City and the League of United Latin American Citizens Council No. 255 will sponsor a Cinco de Mayo parade at 10 a.m. Saturday in Texas City.
The parade will travel down 21st Street and end at the Rotary Pavilion in Nessler Park at 2010 Fifth Ave. N.
Afterward, there will be a traditional celebration with mariachis, Ballet Folklorico dancers and other festive activities for all to enjoy. For more information, call 409-643-5990.
DICKINSON SPRING FESTIVAL
If you’re looking for a festival on the mainland to attend, here’s one just for you.
Pine Drive Baptist Church will have its spring festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 705 FM 517 E. in Dickinson.
The festival will feature a car show, games, rides, entertainment, food and a silent auction.
For more information, call Troy Dewberry at 281-337-3413.
KEELS & WHEELS
The 25th annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lakewood Yacht Club at 2322 Lakewood Yacht Club Drive in Seabrook.
The nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage boat show will feature over 200 classic cars and 75 boats, as well as two of the cars that were featured in the 2019 Academy Award-winning movie, “Ford v. Ferrari.”
Admission is $40 per person at the gate.
For tickets and shuttle information, visit www.keels-wheels.com or the event’s Facebook page.
GRAND KIDS FESTIVAL
Don’t forget to grab the kiddos and the entire family and stop by the 25th annual Grand Kids Festival set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday between 20th and 23rd streets on Postoffice Street in downtown Galveston.
The free event, produced by The Grand 1894 Opera House, will have plenty of free and fun children’s activities, live entertainment, pony rides, food and more.
For a complete itinerary, visit GrandKidsFestival.com or call Sarah Piel at 409-770-5066.
BRIAN DEL SIGNORE PLUS BRAHMS
The Houston Symphony will close out the month of April with a concert featuring principal percussionist Brian Del Signore as marimba soloist in a concert written by Del Signore at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. in Houston.
The symphony will be led by guest conductor Robert Spano, recently appointed as music director of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. The concert also will be livestreamed at 8 p.m. Saturday.
In-person and livestream tickets are available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. For more information, call 713-224-7575.