Crystal Beach, Texas Hosts Jane Long Festival This Weekend At Fort Travis
Posted By David/ Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Crystal Beach, Texas Hosts Jane Long Festival This Weekend At Fort Travis

Wahoo the weekends have been great and weather awesome, enjoy this one and Explore Bolivar'll love it!!!

With another weekend comes plenty to do on Bolivar and in Crystal Beach, Texas. The weekend kicks-off with the Jane Long Festival at beautiful Fort Travis Friday at 4pm. Don't miss the fireworks Friday Night at the festival about dark!!! Cooler mornings have made a stroll on the beachfront great with coffee in hand and the afternoon sunsets have been breathtaking. During the day explore Bolivar, enjoy some great seafood or just hang-out and enjoy the beauty Bolivar Offers. Weekends are always full of something to do so take the break you deserve and get-away for the weekend and come visit Bolivar Peninsula, Texas!

Coastal Outdoors Group- will be having a Bolivar Breakfast at Ocean Grille on November 9th at 9am. This will be a time area businesses can come and see just what Coastal Outdoors Group is doing to promote Bolivar Peninsula for Tourism and Economic Growth thru a 12 month online banner campaign, Social Media, in Print and website expansion set for November 2016. Video infomercials planned for use online and in Social Media. We'll lay-out our 12 month ad campaign that started in September 2016 and and what we've seen so far, what we expect as it runs thru August 2017. What it's built to do and what we have planned. Meet area business owners, hear about advertising options for any sized advertising budget. How Coastal Outdoors can help you through their extensive Social Media platform and more. We'll also cover Grand Openings for New Businesses and Open House for existing Businesses wanting to build awareness. Lite Breakfast will be provided along with coffee and juice. This is open to individuals and business owners that want to see how we're helping build Tourism and Economic Growth for the future for Bolivar Peninsula.

Wahoo... October Bolivar Business of the Month is..... Ocean Grille
You'll love the family atmosphere, long wide-open bar and friendly service from wait staff and the owners, yes Chad and Shelly are always up for a chat!!! It's a one stop eatery no matter the craving, Fresh Seafood with the Crab Stuffing made in-house, Shrimp Grilled, Blackened or Fried, If you like Alfredo try their Blacked Shrimp Alfredo it's a full meal.  Pizza with homemade dough is a daily treat, Burgers made to order and Fresh Garden Salads topped with fresh cut onions, Croutons and Cheese with your favorite dressing. No matter the craving from adults to kids, you're sure to find a platter to quench your hunger..... If you're a Wine Lover look no further, you'll love the wide assortment of wine by the glass or bottle.... With a built-in Wine Rack displaying each bottle served.

Lunch Specials daily Monday thru Friday give you a full plate and a full meal to keep you going for the day from Texas Sized Chicken Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes to Tender Beef Tips and Gravy over Rice or Chicken Fried Chicken. Each day is something great and specials always come with a drink and dessert for only $7.95 served 11am-3pm Monday-Friday. Monday Night Special is back.... 1/2 price Large Pizza or Wings along with $2.00 draft for dine-in customers.  See what the daily special is every day by 10:30am on their Facebook page or for weekend features.
Congrats to the staff and crew of Ocean Grille for being this months Bolivar Business of the Month!!!

For those visiting on Bolivar this Fall and Winter and need internet to keep up with friends, family or maybe the office, the following restaurants  and businesses have FREE WIFI for customers to use, Stingaree Restaurant, Ocean Grille, Hardheads, Jose’s, Tiki Beach Bar and Grill, The Gulf Range and Saloon, get-out enjoy a meal and stay connected while you enjoy your time on Bolivar.

Live Music this Weekend in Crystal Beach, Texas on Bolivar Peninsula!!!

Stingaree Restaurant- Friday Night, "Bobby Enloe and the Texas Hold'em Band"

                                    Saturday Night- "Lee Pelly"

Events this weekend or happening soon...

Special Thanks... The Gulf Range and Saloon wanted to send out a Thank You to all that attended their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting last weekend, the turnout was unbelievable with visitors coming in from as far as League City, Anahuac and Winnie to take part. Jim and Jimmy wants everyone to know they appreciate the local and out of town support for their new venture. Hours are Monday- Thursday 3pm-after dark, Friday thru Sunday 9am- after dark.

The Jane Long Festival is this weekend October 14th and 15th at Fort Travis and this year, yes it's a 2 day event with more fun for the whole family, Live Music and a fireworks Show kicks it off Friday Night. Saturday games for the kids and scavenger hunt, live music, rein-actors and tours of the old gun batteries which have been cleaned and lighted. What better way to spend a couple days than a history lesson with live music, arts/crafts, kids games and more... See video below of "Fort Travis From Above"

Peninsula Sport Park- Grand Slam Flounder Tournament, October 22, 2016 6am-5pm. Out of the Bolivar Yacht Basin raising funds for rebuilding the Peninsula Sports Park for our youth on Bolivar Peninsula. Bringing Baseball back to Bolivar for our youth!!! 

Brad and Big Rich's Cajun Chef's Cookoff, October 29 2016. Love Cajun Music, can you cook... well gather your team for the Stingaree Restaurant and Marina-1st Brad & Big Riches Cajun Chef's Cook-off!!! With Live Cajun Music planned for the day and 15 of the best cajun cooking teams it's sure to be an event to savor. Pot's and Pit's fire-up around 7am and top-teams named at 3:30pm. Seafood Gumbo, Chef's Choice and Bloody Mary are the set categories for each team. Entry Fee will be $175, 1st- $500 plus trophy, 2nd $250 plus trophy and 3rd $100 plus trophy, Peoples Choice Awards- Trophy. Sample cups sold for a taste of the best Seafood Gumbo and Bloody Mary on the upper Texas Coast. Make your plans now for October 29th 2016 to be at Stingaree Restaurant and Marina!!! For a sign-up form for your team or more information visit the Cajun Chef's Cookoff webpage!!!! Moneys raised will be donated to the Holtzclaw Memorial Foundation. BIG NEWS!!! Mega Raffle to one lucky winner, $1650 value!!! We've put together a package sure to make you want to try your luck, Package Includes- $1000 Gift Certificate for a Beach House Vacation Rental from Swedes Real Estate, a 1/2 Day 2 Person Bay Fishing Trip from, $100 Visa Gift Card from Coastal Outdoors Group and a $50 Gift Certificate from Stingaree Restaurant and Marina. One Lucky Winner, tickets are 1-$20 or 6-$100 and can be purchased from Stingaree Restaurant from 11am-5pm Monday-Friday or at the Coastal Outdoors Office 1698 Hwy 87 in the 3rd Coast Internet Office from 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday. Tickets will be on sale thru 2:30pm the day of the event at Stingaree. Information and signup forms are now online for printing. Click here for Information and Sign-up Form 

For information on any of the above events please follow their link or visit our Events Calendar for all the yearly events on Bolivar Peninsula and in Crystal Beach, Texas. 

For information on anything in Crystal Beach, Texas or on Bolivar Peninsula visit our website at and check-out our LIVE Music Calendar or our Events Calendar for complete details.

Until my next thought, enjoy your weekend on our 27 Miles of Paradise known as Bolivar Peninsula, help Keep Our Beaches Clean and always Shop Local. Explore Bolivar'll love it!!!


The beauty of Fort Travis is like no other, overlooking the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay with the Bolivar Light House in the background. Picnic areas covered, bathrooms, play ground and history all in one stop on Bolivar Peninsula.

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