Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend

The Corpus Christi Downtown Management revealed a new mural Friday at the corner of Chaparral Street and Peoples Street.

Looking for fun things do in Corpus Christi? We have the top events in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, updated every week so you can find something to do.

More: Have some fun at these fall festivals around Corpus Christi in 2023

Kadabra Con

The inaugural Kadabra Con is Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Portland Community Center, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive, Portland. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Join this new anime, gaming, comic and cosplay convention with 20 celebrity guests, featured cosplayers, featured artists, performances, haunted house, raves on Friday and Saturday night (10 p.m. to 1 a.m.), maid cafe, haunted house, gel blaster arena, food trucks, car shows and more. Tickets: $25 Friday or Saturday only; $10 Sunday only; $40 weekend pass; $10 rave; Free for kids 4 and under Friday and Saturday and free for kids 12 and under Sunday. Information:

Rockport Little Theatre presents opening weekend of ‘12 Angry Jurors’

The Rockport Little Theatre presents opening weekend of “12 Angry Jurors” at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays Sept. 29 through Oct. 15, at 99 N. Austin St., Rockport. The dramatic play that contemplates the huge responsibility of 12 ordinary people as they consider the guilt or innocence of a young man accused of the murder of his father. Based on the 1957 film, "12 Angry Men", the jurors bring their own histories, prejudices and biases to the jury room as they work through this life-or-death decision. Cost: $20 general admission. Information: 361-450-1465 or

Harbor Playhouse presents ‘Spongebob: The Musical’

The Harbor Playhouse presents “Spongebob: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 29, at 1802 N. Chaparral St. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. Cost: $20 adults; $15 seniors/military/students (with valid ID); $10 children. Information: 361-888-7469 or

Celebration of Flight: HawkWatch

The annual Celebration of Flight: HawkWatch is Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Hazel Bazemore Park, 4343 County Road 69. Presented by HawkWatch International and the Audubon Outdoor Club of Corpus Christi, this is a family-friendly event with free activities in the park that coincide with peak Broad-winged Hawk migration in September. There will be live raptor demonstrations and education programs along with bird walks, activities for kids and a food truck on site. Gates open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Bird walks begin at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: Free. Information:

‘Brahms: Love, Passion and Tenderness’ a Del Mar College Faculty Recital

Del Mar College Music Department presents “Brahms: Love, Passion and Tenderness” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Wolfe Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center, 101 Baldwin Blvd. Experience the spirit of love, passion and tenderness through the performance of piano and chamber music works by Johannes Brahms. Featuring faculty members pianist David Sutanto, violinist R. Todd Ehle and cellist Susan Sturman performing Brahms’ Piano Trio, Op. 8 and Fantasy, Op. 116. Cost: Free. Information: 361-698-1214.

Rockin’ K Farms

Rockin’ K Farms is open now through Nov. 5, at 5385 County Road 52, Robstown. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28). Explore the huge corn maze and pick out the perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Enjoy the many attractions, such as slides, backyard games, farm animals, cow train, apple blaster, and much more. Don't forget your camera, so you can capture all the fall photo ops around the farm. Hungry? Concessions around the farm serve drinks and delicious foods like burgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese, lemonade, ice-cold water, soda, and more. Opening subject to weather conditions. Cost: $21.95 general admission, $31.95 for a super pass (children 2 and younger are free). Information:

Oktoberfest at Nueces Brewing Co.

Nueces Brewing Co. presents Oktoberfest from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at 401 S. Water St. Break out your lederhosen, start practicing your stein holding and prepare for a day filled with German inspired foods, music and family fun! This year’s festivities will be bigger than ever before. Two live polka bands, stein holding, keg toss, best dressed, a massive tent, and Oktoberfest Beer along with local vendors on site selling delicious German pastries and baked goods. Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase. Information:

Friends of Padre Fall Fiesta

The Friends of Padre Fall Fiesta is from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Briscoe King Pavilion in Padre Balli Park, 15820 Park Road 22. This will be a fun-filled day with music, local vendors, food/drinks, and educational activities. Friends of Padre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and betterment of North Padre Island and the people and wildlife that call it home, and are the organizers behind the annual Billy Sandifer Big Shell Beach Cleanup. Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase. Information:

BRAVO Series: 123 Andrés

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents 123 Andrés as the season kickoff show in the 2023-2024 Furgason Bravo Concert Series at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive. 123 (uno/dos trés) Andrés is a Latin Grammy award-winning husband-and-wife team of Andrés and Christina whose songs and concerts get the whole family singing and learning, in Spanish and English, performing for audiences across the U.S., Puerto Rico, Panama, Mexico, and Colombia. Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids, Free children 3 and under. Information:

‘Preparing Your Lawn for Winter’ seminar at South Texas Botanical Gardens

Renee Brown, TDA-certified Lawn & Garden Applicator, presents the seminar “Preparing Your Lawn for Winter” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St. Learn proper fall lawn care that will help your grass through winter dormancy and green up faster in spring. Reservations required, up to 40 seats available for in-person or via Zoom. Cost: members free; $5 nonmembers. Call to register and get Zoom login information. Information: 361-852-2100 or

Czechfest at St. Thomas Czechfest and

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church presents the 39th annual Czechfest at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at 16602 Farm-to-Market 624, Robstown. This year’s Czechfest features food (including kolaches), children's games, bingo, an auction, a cake walk, craft booths, a country store, and a car show. Cost: Free admission. Information: 361-387-1312.

Harvest Market at Island Presbyterian

Padre Island Market presents its annual Harvest Market from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Island Presbyterian Church, 14030 Fortuna Bay Drive. Enjoy this outdoor market and shop, eat, and play; fun for the whole family. Shop fresh produce, meat, handmade products and other goods. Visitors will find a variety of artisans as well as food trucks, mermaid photo ops, community outreach and kids’ craft corner. Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase. Information:

Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra at Del Mar College in Concert

The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra kicks off its 2023-2024 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Richardson Performance Hall, 101 Baldwin Blvd. Conducted by Del Mar College Music Professor, R. Todd Ehle, the Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra features the talents of music students and community members performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Vaughan Williams and Lehar. Cost: Free. Information: 361-698-1223 or

Koe Wetzel at American Bank Center

Koe Wetzel: Road to Hell Paso Pt. 2 begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Also featuring Wade Bowen and Tanner Usrey. Cost: Tickets start at $39. Information:

The Best of Murphy Givens on KEDT-FM

KEDT presents “The Best of Murphy Givens” at 7:45 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. Fridays on KEDT-FM 90.3 in Corpus Christi and KVRT-FM 90.7 in Victoria. KEDT will air repeats of favorites of Murphy Givens’ local history radio columns every Friday during NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s All Things Considered. Segments will also be available online at Information:

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays at 1900 N. Chaparral St. Visit this 90,000 square-foot facility that is the repository for hundreds of thousands of artifacts and historically significant items while learning about science and history through exhibits and programming to inspire curiosity, understanding and an enduring thirst for knowledge. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information: 361-826-4667 or

Art Museum of South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays at 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd. See multiple exhibitions during your visit, including "Collidoscope: de la Torre Brothers Retro-Perspective," where audiences will become familiar with concepts such as identity, mestizaje, Latinhood, hybridity, globalization, biculturalism (on display through Sept. 30). Cost: $8 adults, $6 military and seniors, $4 students and free for members, A&M-CC students and children 12 and younger. Information:

Texas State Aquarium

The Texas State Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. Visitors of all ages and can get up close and interact with many different kinds of animals, enjoy educational and entertaining exhibits featuring more than 300 species, learn about conservation and how our actions impact the other inhabitants of both the ocean and land, and thrill at exciting presentations featuring bottlenose dolphins, raptors and other kinds of birds, and an assortment of fascinating mammals. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Information and tickets:

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Tour the longest serving Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II. The 16-deck "Blue Ghost" displays military artifacts and more than 20 aircraft, take one of five tour routes, visit the 3D Mega Theater, flight simulator and more. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information:

South Texas Botanical Gardens

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 8545 S. Staples St. Tour the 182-acre showcase on Oso Creek or stop by one of the specialty gardens or the screened Butterfly House, Anderson Bromeliad or Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory. And don't forget to visit the resident reptiles and parrots. Masks are required indoors (including vaccinated individuals). Cost: $9 for adults (13-59 years old); $7 adults 60 and older, active military and college students; $5 children (3-12 years old); and free for members and children under 3 years. Information: 361-852-2100 or

Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Splash Pads

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Dept. offers splash pads May through October from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at Lindale Park, 3133 Swantner Drive; Salinas Park, 1354 Airport Road; and Bill Witt Park, 6869 Yorktown Blvd. Each facility offers different interactive water features and is free to the public. Splash pads are closed Mondays for maintenance (open when holiday falls on Monday). Information:

Collier Pool, Natatorium open for lap and general swim

Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department's Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive and Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Pkwy., are open for lap and general swim for the Fall 2023 swim season. Collier general swim hours are 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 6-9 a.m.;11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Natatorium general swim hours are 2:30-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information:

Southside Farmers’ Market

The Southside Farmers’ Market is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at The Market on Everhart shopping center, 5800 Everhart Road. Rain or shine, come shop local produce, honey, eggs, jams and jellies, pickles and preserves, herbs and spices, snacks, baked goods, body products plus arts, jewelry, crafts and more. COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing are in place and masks and gloves are encouraged. Information: 361-774-4129 or

Downtown Farmers Market at Art Center

The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers Market is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays in the courtyard of the Art Center of Corpus Christi, 100 N. Shoreline Blvd. Vendors will offer fresh produce, locally raised meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, fresh-cut flowers, artisan goods and more. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and social distancing and masks are encouraged. Cost: Free. Information:

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This article originally appeared on Corpus Christi Caller Times: Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend: September 2023