Conference Events

Conference Events

Don Palermo Memorial Fishing Challenge NEW!! 
Sunday, November 3
Time: Arrive by 7:00am, depart dock at 8:00am, return by noon
Cost: $75 per person

This year, instead of golf, we will have a more community-focused event honoring Don Palermo. Join us for a four-hour fishing excursion into the Galveston Bay & the jetties! We have partnered with Galveston Party Boats to charter the Cavalier, a 70-foot Catamaran, for our Challenge. The boat is equipped with advanced fish locating & navigation equipment, a grill & galley and modern restrooms. You’ll fish on your own, however we’ll assign teams for Challenge prizes. There will be both team and individual prizes you won’t want to miss!

Important note: Fishing license and food are included in the fee.

Safety Information: No alcohol, glass, hard/Styrofoam ice chests, buckets, strollers, child car seats, chairs, or anything with wheels are allowed aboard.  Small (six-pack size 8x10x8 inches) soft coolers/insulated bags and one (1) gallon water containers are allowed with non-alcoholic beverages.  All bags are subject to search and persons found with alcohol or contraband will not be allowed aboard.  No GPS devices are allowed aboard.


5k Fun Run & Seawall Stroll
Monday, November 4
Time: 5:15PM - 6:30PM
Cost: $25 per person

Event shirt is included in the registration fee!

Run or walk along the historic seawall in Galveston with your fellow TACRAO members. Take in fresh sea breezes and view the beautiful scenery along your  5K trek.


Dinner on Your Own & Strand Historic District Shopping
Monday, November 4
Time: buses begin running at 5:00pm, end at 9:00pm
Cost: included in registration fee

Enjoy a night out “on the town.” Visit the historic downtown Strand District for an evening of shopping and dining at some of Galveston’s charming downtown shops and restaurants.

Transportation will be available from the conference hotels to the Strand. Buses will depart each hotel and run in a continuous loop to the Strand District and back. The first bus will depart at 5:00pm & bus service will end at 9:00pm.


Back To The Future!

Tuesday, November 5 
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: included in registration fee

Get your leg warmers, jean jackets, high tops, coolest shades & stone washed jeans ready! The Tuesday night Big Event will feature entertainment from The Spazmatics – a high-energy cover band singing some of your favorite 80s hits! Come join the fun & dance the night away in your favorite 80's outfit with your TACRAO colleagues!  Heavy hors' d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Meanwhile, check out the band at