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La Izquierda Fest 2024

Galveston’s Surf and Music Festival goes Galactic

Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas 77550

May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2024

Mark your May the 4th weekend for La Izquierda Surf and Music Fest, aka La Izzy Fest, making its grand return to Beach Central, Galveston, TX, this May 3rd-5th. A stellar lineup of musical guests bring a constellation of the different genres and sounds of the third coast while the waves sport surfers competing for prizes in longboarding and SUP.

This family-friendly surf competition and musical event features activities all weekend long, fabulous food trucks and vendors, an art market with curated makers offering their creations, and Galveston Island Brewing keeping the beer taps flowing. The "May the 4th be with you" theme nods to the cosmic adventures that await our festival-goers with space-surf themed VIP spaceship areas, costume contest, and out-of-this-world good times.

Free Locals Friday, May the 3rd

6 PM-11 PM

La Izzy continues the tradition of opening our doors early to welcome in the local islanders who keep the party going year round for a night of free music to kick off the weekend. Island favorites DEM Roots will be hosting a Reggae takeover to bring you a select list of local and regional reggae artists to launch the first night of the festival.

Saturday May the 4th

10 AM - 11 PM

La Izzy Fest kicks off Saturday on the beach stage with live music and surf spectacle. Start your morning with a free yoga class on the sand, and try a sandcastle-building workshop, or chill with a beer in the shade of the art market area. Music will bounce between the beach stage and the main stage throughout the day.

Sunday May the 5th

10 AM - 7 PM

The final day of La Izzy Fest brings the return of Houston hip-hop legend Bun B as well as Galveston’s own Tanya Nolan and more. We’ll celebrate the winners of our surf contest and continue the flow of good vibes. Activities for all ages on the beach and in the fest grounds offer art experiences, movement, and deep chilling.

Stellar Performances: 

This year's lineup is nothing short of cosmic, featuring acclaimed artists such as Bun B, Tanya Nolan, Galvezton, DEM Roots, Reuben Moreno, Ghost Wolves, Garrett T. Caps and NASA Country, Rich O’Toole, Gio Chamba, Bert Wills, Sean Lucy, The Skatastrophics

The Nerve-Curlers, Juan Mendez, Kam Franklin (of the Suffers), Sherita Perez, Astralace, Scoobee Doo Crew, and many more. With "Free Locals Friday" kicking things off with a Reggae flair, attendees can expect an eclectic mix of sounds that celebrate the vibrant diversity of our Third Coast culture.

Surf's Up:

Highlighting our commitment to the surf spirit, the festival includes a longboard surf contest with categories for men, women, SUP, and a special Grom's expression session for the kids, all set against the picturesque Gulf Coast with amazing prizes.

Galactic Family Fun: 

La Izquierda Fest is a universe of enjoyment for all ages, featuring beach yoga, sandcastle contests, live art hooping, art activities, and a space-themed costume contest. Our immersive space decor will transport you and your loved ones to another galaxy of entertainment, with pics to provide a lifetime of memories.

Culinary Constellations: 

Taste the universe with our selection of food vendors and local brews courtesy of Galveston Island Brewing. The Vendor Village will also host a variety of art goods and crafts, perfect for festival memorabilia or gifts.

VIP Experience:

Elevate your festival experience with access to the exclusive future retro Space Bus, designed by the incomparable Misfits Krewe, Galveston’s award-winning Mardi Gras krewe. VIPs get a unique and luxurious vantage point from which to enjoy the festivities from the space bus, and as well as AC restrooms, free drink tickets, and a VIP-only liquor bar.

Join the Cosmic Rendezvous:

For more details, surf contest registration, volunteer opportunities, or sponsorship inquiries, visit Volunteers help make this event happen, and they get a free day pass to the event! Don't miss out on La Izzy Fest 2024, where music, surf, and the stars align for an unforgettable weekend.

About La Izquierda Fest: 

Dedicated to the enrichment of the Galveston and Gulf Coast communities through the celebration of surf, arts, and local culture, La Izquierda Fest stands as a beacon of creativity and environmental stewardship. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we're proud to support local and regional talent, fostering connections that span the cosmos. Profits from the annual La Izzy Fest go to the Save the Locals Summer Concert Series, which brings local and regional music to Menard Park every Thursday evening in June and July.


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