Staycation time! Moody Gardens has all your summer fun

HOUSTON – Moody Gardens is where it is at for all your summer fun. Check out some of the great events they have coming up.

For car, plane, or boat lovers the ‘Moody Gardens Air, Car & Boat Show’ runs all weekend long from August 11 through 13. This is a big weekend that will thrill visitors by land, sea and air!

Air show performances will loop, roll, and scream through the air. The airshow is unique in that there will be both daytime flying demonstrations and spectacular evening performances with pyrotechnics coming off the planes. And as a special addition this year, visitors can experience plane rides!

The boat show will provide a splashy and spectacular showcase for boat aficionados to appreciate and perhaps even find their own dream boat!

And, the car show is a car lovers dream. The Moody Gardens Convention Center hall will be filled with rows of classic vehicles and the stories that accompany them. This year there will be an original Batmobile replica.

KPRC 2 Melanie

The Moody Gardens Air, Car, & Boat Show runs all weekend long August 11–13. An original Batmobile replica will be one of the cars to see for sure!


The Galveston Island Wine Festival is back this Labor Day weekend. For the first time in its ten year history the event will be held at Moody Gardens and it will be bigger than ever! The Galveston Island Wine Festival runs September 1 through 3.

The weekend of wine, chefs, food, and live entertainment kicks off on Friday Night that evening the ‘Seven On Seven Seafood Extravaganza’ features seven chefs and pairings from seven regions. MasterChef Winner Christine Ha of Houston restaurant The Blind Goat, and Chef David Cordua will be amongst the culinary luminaries.

On Saturday, at the Penguins & Pinot: Grand Tasting at the Aquarium Pyramid guests will take a tour of the world’s oceans with wine, chef presentations and marine life all along the way. A highlight for sure will be the painting sessions with the Moody Gardens penguins.

If you are planning a girlfriends getaway, the spa is the prefect spot for a pre-game pampering. Get ready for the grand tasting by getting your hair and makeup done along with your mani pedi for a perfectly glam night out!

On Sunday Freedom Stories Bourbon Tasting will pair light hors d’oeuvres with bourbon. The evening features a special salute to the military with honorary veterans sharing their stories.

For both events, tickets and hotel packages for the Moody Gardens Hotel are available online click here to go to or call 409-744-4673. But remember to book early as hotel packages will sell out!

About the Author:

Melanie Camp is a correspondent on KPRC 2’s Houston Life.