Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend

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

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SoundWaves Classical Music Festival

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents the sixth annual SoundWaves Festival Sept. 26-29 at several locations around Corpus Christi. The SoundWaves festival features cutting-edge classical music programming and educational opportunities that includes concerts, a Composition Masterclass with guest composer Viet Cuong, and yoga to the tune of live music. Cost: Many events are free, check schedule for details. Information:

A&M-CC presents original play on Dr. Hector P. Garcia

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presents performances of the new original play "House Bill 3979 Amendment #10: The Life and Works of Dr. Hector P. Garcia" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at A&M-CC's Warren Theatre, 6300 Ocean Drive. Learn about the remarkable life of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, which includes many of the most pivotal historical moments of the 20th century for the Mexican American community, and comes to life in an exciting new biographical stage production created by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 students, military and seniors with valid ID. Information:

TobyMac The Theatre Tour

TobyMac The Theatre Tour with special guest Terrain begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Cost: Tickets start at $24.50. Information:

Halestorm Tour 2022

Halestorm Tour 2022 begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Also featuring New Years Day and The Warning. Cost: Tickets start at $39.50. Information:

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – Back on Tour

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias – Back on Tour begins at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Cost: Tickets start at $50.50. Information:

Czechfest at St. Thomas Church and 5k/10k race

Join St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church for its 38th Annual Czechfest and 5k/10K race. Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Czechfest features food, children's games, bingo, live and silent auctions, a raffle, a cake walk, a country store, craft booths and a car show at 16602 Farm-to-Market 624, Robstown. Or join the inaugural 5k/10k race hosted by VFit Productions at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Water’s Edge Park, 402 S. Shoreline Blvd. on Saturday morning hosted by VFit Productions. Cost:Free admission for Czechfest, items available for purchase. 5k is $25 fee and 10K $35 fee. Information: 361-387-1312 or

CC Movie Nights at Whataburger Field

The Corpus Christi Hooks and Reliant Energy present CC Movie Nights at Whataburger Field at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 734 E. Port Ave. Movies are back on the big screen every Saturday in October. Up first, get your vocals ready for “Sing 2.” All movies are free, and doors open at 6 p.m. with seating in the outfield and seating bowl. Traditional ballpark food and beverages will be available for purchase. Cost: Free, food available for purchase. Information:

Heritage Park Market Days

CaTS Market's presents the October Heritage Park Market Days from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 1581 N. Chaparral St. This market is family and pet friendly, with a little something for everyone. Come spend the day in beautiful Heritage Park and meet some of the friendliest people in South Texas. Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase. Information:

Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra in Concert at Del Mar College

The Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Richardson Performance Hall, 101 Baldwin Blvd. Directed by Music Department faculty member R. Todd Ehle, the orchestra kicks off their 20th season with a concert featuring Giochino Rossini’s The Barber of Saville Overture, Armas Jarnefelt’s Praeludium, Norman Dello Joio’s The Dancing Sergeant, the “Air” from Gustav Holst’s Brook Green Suite and Charles Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette. Cost: Free. Information: or 361-698-1223.

Harvest Market at Island Presbyterian

Padre Island Market presents the Harvest Market from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 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. Cost:Free admission, items available to purchase. Information:

Corpus Christi Mystic Market Holistic Fair

The Corpus Christi Mystic Market Holistic Fair will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Emerald Beach Hotel, 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd. Find balance, clear your mind, lift your spirit and re-charge your body. Featuring metaphysical and holistic practitioners focused on wellness guidance and tools. Cost: Free admission and parking, items available for purchase. Information: 714-926-4131 or

Harbor Playhouse presents ‘Heathers: The Musical’

Harbor Playhouse presents “Heathers: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Sept. 16 through Oct. 23, at 1802 N. Chaparral St. “Heathers The Musical” is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. Contains strong language, dark issues, adult (sexual) themes and acted violence; please use discretion when booking tickets for children. Cost: $20 adults, $15 seniors/military/students, $10 kids 12 and under. Information: 361-882-5500 or

Aurora Arts Theatre presents ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Aurora Arts Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Show” at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October, at 5635 Everhart Road. A flat tire in a storm strands the innocent and newly engaged Brad and Janet. They seek shelter in the eerie mansion of a transvestite scientist by the name of Dr. Frank-n-Furter. Through elaborate dancing and singing, he reveals his ultimate creation. Contains mature language and themes; recommended age is 17 and older. Cost: $20 general admission. Information: 361-851-9700 or

‘I'll Be Back Before Midnight’ at Port Aransas Community Theatre

Port Aransas Community Theatres presents “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Sept. 22 through Oct. 9 at 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas. A psychological thriller in the best tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, Jan has recently had a nervous breakdown, and her husband Greg has rented an old farmhouse in the country where she can recover. Soon Jan finds herself tormented by strange sounds in the night, and visions of a vengeful ghost. Cost: $22 general admission. Information: 361-749-6036 or

Rockin’ K Farms

Rockin’ K Farms is open Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 6 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. 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! Wet weather can close the grounds, so check before heading out. Cost: $24.95 general admission, $34.95 for a super pass (children 2 and younger are free). 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

Free admission at 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 never before seen works from the permanent collection. Social distancing and masks are encouraged. Cost: Free admission through Dec. 31 thanks to underwriting by HEB. Information: 361-825-3500 or

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

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 2022 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:

Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Splash Pads

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Dept. offers splash pads 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. Open through Oct. 31. Splash pads are closed Mondays for maintenance. 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:


Ray Class of 1962

The Ray H.S. class of 1962 60th class reunion is Oct 7-8, at Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina, 707 N. Shoreline Blvd. Join dinner and dancing from 6 p.m. to midnight on both Friday and Saturday nights. Mix and mingle to catch up with friends old and new. Information: Contact Marcia Cable at 361-852-0756 or

Carroll Class of 1972

The Mary Carroll Class of 1972 will celebrate its 50th high school reunion on October 14-16. The main event is 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at Omni Hotel Corpus Christi, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd. There will be dinner, dancing and announcement of the memorial scholarship recipients. Additional Friday, Saturday and Sunday events available on website. Cost: $65 per person for Friday and Saturday evening events. Information:

Moody Class of 1972

The Moody High School Class of 1972’s 50th reunion is Oct. 21-22. A meet and greet is from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at Bubba’s 33, 1921 S. Padre Island Drive. Dress is casual. A dinner and dance is from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Corpus Christi Firefighters Event Hall, 6014 Ayers St. Dress is semi-formal and DJ Donnie Williams will provide the music. Cost: $50 presale, $60 at the door. Information: Contact Terry Deleon 361-442-3026.

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This article originally appeared on Corpus Christi Caller Times: Things to do in Corpus Christi this weekend: August 2022