Sponsored Local Events

Each year TGRE supports more than 50 local organizations and events. We are proud to sponsor initiatives that improve the quality of life on Galveston Island and are focused on art and culture, the environment and education.

Current Coldwell Banker TGRE Sponsored Events:


Saturday August 6
OkraFest 2022 benefitting Galveston’s Own Farmers Market

As the presenting sponsor we hope you come along to this fantastic evening of epicurean local foods prepared by local chefs, a silent auction, a live auction, live music and an OkraHat competition! For more information and tickets: https://okrafestgalveston.com

September 13 & 14

Five Fabulous Chefs benefiting Galveston College Culinary Arts

Two nights of spectacular dining at special fundraising dinners for the college. Chefs train with Galveston’s best restaurants for a week to prepare for the two fundraising dinners. These events support universal access to help more students to secure a college education.

Saturday October 8

Rail Baron’s Ball The Gilded Age benefiting The Galveston Railroad Museum.

A special gala evening to support The Arthur R. Carmody, Jr. Library, a repurposed Amtrak luggage car, will house the Carmody family’s railroad book collection and rare museum documents that will be made available to scholars, students, members and by request. The library car is designed for mobility and will be used for emergency evacuation for safe keeping of documents and exhibits in case of a hurricane. For more information: https://galvestonrrmuseum.org/event/rail-barons-ball/

Friday & Saturday October 21 & 22

40th Annual Oktoberfest

First Lutheran is Texas’ oldest continual German church and is proud to bring Galveston’s premier fall event to the community free of charge with music, food, children’s rides, arts and crafts, and games! For more information: https://galvestonoktoberfest.com/