Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap October 7-9, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Another jam-packed October weekend full of festivals and fun. Good luck deciding what to do! Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated information or if you have any questions. We appreciate the shares and likes. If we're missing something, let us know! Compiling this information takes work, please credit or link back to Corpus Christi Fun for Kids when sharing.
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Friday, October 7

Art Museum of South Texas Free First Friday from 10 am - 5 pm
The first Friday of every month is free public admission to the Art Museum of South Texas. The Gift Shop and Hester's Cafe also are open to the public.
Cost: Free
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Webb Elementary Starfish Festival from 5-9 pm
Come join us for Food, Games, Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, & let's not forget their Silent Auction & Classroom Baskets!
Cost: Free admission
6953 Boardwalk Ave.

Rockport-Fulton Seafair from 5 to 11 pm
Family fun all day including ... gumbo and chili cook-offs and more delicious seafood as well as live national entertainment, festival rides, games, arts and crafts vendors, wake boarding competition, a parade, dessert and salsa cook-off, and wildly popular crab races.
Cost: Wristband $25, Adult $10, Kids 6-12 yrs (5 and under free) $3
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
101 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX

Corpus Christi Downtown Artwalk Chess Optimist Coastal Bend Chess Federation from 4 to 10 pm
Please join us to play chess with the community at our local first Friday art walk festival. By challenging our chess kids, you are helping to prepare them for upcoming tournaments.
Cost: Free

Marina Arts District Downtown Artwalk from 5:30 to 10 pm
On the first Friday of every month you’ll find artists, musicians and all things creative converge in the Marina Arts District. It's where Downtown comes alive with bands on every block, food trucks serving up South Texas fare, and art galleries featuring local and national artists. Take in the free live music and local flavors outside, find a nice watering hole to duck into for a quick drink, or grab a bite to eat.
Cost: Free
Downtown Corpus Christi

Art Museum of South Texas Dollar After Dark from 10 am - 5 pm
The Museum will be open late at a reduced admission price for the community to explore the Dorothy Hood exhibition.
Cost: Free
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

First Friday Art Walk Ghost Story Share at Black Tie Roses from 6 to 9 pm
If you have had a supernatural experience or know someone who has, grab them and come for a bonechilling, hair standing on end, good time!! Food, local art, muscic, and sugar skull mermaids! Cost: Free Black Tie Roses
1015 N Chaparral St.

Los Encinos Elementary Fall Festival from 6-8 pm
Cost: Free admission
1826 Frio St

Harbor Playhouse Presents Treasure Island at 7:30 pm
Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.
Cost: Ticket prices - Adult $18, Military $15 (Must provide a valid Military ID), Senior $15 (65+), Student $15 (Must provide a valid school ID), Child $10 (13 and Under)
1901 N Chaparral St.

Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater Free Outdoor Movie: Poltergeist from 7:30 to 10 pm
"Go into the light, Carol Anne!" Please join us for our final movie of the year. Bring a comfy chair or a blanket to jump feet first into the Halloween season with the FREE screening of this classic thriller. We'll have eats and drinks for sale on site. Outside alcohol is prohibited. This movie is rated PG
Cost: Free
Corpus Christi Water Gardens
1900 N Chaparral S.

Saturday, October 8

Early Scholars Academy Family Explorer Days: All Things Living from 9 to 11 am
Parents bring your children for an educational experience like no other. Come visit our state of the art facility for interactive learning in one of our 3 thematic pods. Our self guided lessons will lead you and your child as you discover and learn together. All Around the World consists of the Tropics, Ocean, and Polar discovery centers. All Things Living consists of the Greenhouse, Amazing Me, and Animal discovery centers. Destination Exploration consists of the Space, Earth, and Community discovery centers. Self-guided lessons will lead you and your child as you discover and learn
Cost: Per person $7.50 (child/adult) $10 at the door. Pre-register
F.M. 43 (next to London ISD)

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks! from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. The parking lot is now open. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Binoculars and field guides will be loaned on a first come first served basis. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

2016 Fall Bird Mart from 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: $4 admission for adults, Free military with ID and kids under 12
Al Amin Shrine Center
2001 Suntide Road, C
Little Free Libaries of the Coastal Bend Library Crawl from 10 am to 2 pm
steward will have a meet-and-greet at their library and will offer snacks and activities. Visit 3 or more libraries and your name will be entered in a drawing for a Half Price Book gift card!
Cost; Free
3026 S. Staples; 529 Naples St.; 4629 Weiskopf Cir.; 7738 Starnberg Lake Dr.; 3221 Seafoam Dr., 449 Pennington Dr.

Rockin' K Maze Farming is for Family from 10 am - 8 pm
Special admission offers for grandparents bringing their grandkids and for teachers. Grandparents are just "big kids" at heart! For all grandparent's bringing their grandchildren we'd like to offer you our student field trip price which will also include a trip on the cow train! (Grandparents only... Children regular admission, age 2 and under are Free!) Teacher and all school personnel (administrative, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, coaches, custodial, librarians, maintenance, principals, and office, secretaries and substitute teachers) receive FREE admission. Please bring a valid id or copy or screen shot of a pay-slip (just name and employer is all we will need) ton for yourself this weekend!
Cost: Admission prices (3-64) $10.00 + tax, Seniors (65+) $ 8.00 + tax, Children 2 and under are free! Cow train ride is $1. Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before posted closing time.
FM 666 and CR 52
Robstown, TX
361-537-3308

Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show HERPS from 10 am-5 pm
Browse hundreds of vendor tables that will include thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, feeders, and other exotic pets. There will be educational talks both days, a new Kid’s Corner for an amazing hands on experience, as well as a silent auctions to benefit TxARK and USARK at all shows. Keep up with us on Facebook for updated vendor lists, news, specials, and ticket giveaways.
Cost: Admission: One day pass $10 for adults $5 for children 10 and under Children under 3 FREE Two day pass $15 for adults $8 for children 10 and under Children under 3 FREE
Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall A
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 10 am to 2 pm
Free fun art time for families every Saturday! Families of all ages are welcome. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, drop-in art activity, no registration. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
100 North Shoreline
Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull at 10 am
It's the ultimate tug of war challenge... and a GREAT team-building event! Gather a team of 10 and join in the Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull Challenge. Your team will play "tug of war" with a 55,000-lb fire truck on. Registration is at 9 am. Visit for more info!
Cost: Free to watch (Registration fee is $300 per team of 10 or $30 per person)
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Port Aransas 2016 Old Town Festival and 3rd Annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival
Celebrating the Port Aransas Island Community! Parade, chapel tours, surfing contests, boat festival and more.
Cost: See website for details
Port Aransas Museum
101 E Brundrett St.

City of Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District Fall Festival from 10 am to 2 pm
Open to the public and fun for all ages! Games, activities, door prizes, pumpkin patch, bouncy house, flu shots available, Zumba demo & more!
Cost: Free
1702 Horne Rd.

Rockport-Fulton Seafair from 10 am to 11 pm
Family fun all day including ... gumbo and chili cook-offs and more delicious seafood as well as live national entertainment, festival rides, games, arts and crafts vendors, wake boarding competition, a parade, dessert and salsa cook-off, and wildly popular crab races.
Cost: Wristband $25, Adult $10, Kids 6-12 yrs (5 and under free) $3
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
101 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX

Michaels Stores Kids Club Clothespin Bat from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Ben F. McDonald Public Library: Have Fun Playing Chess! from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Not a chess tournament. All ages and levels of players welcome. You may bring your own chess set and snack.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Family Fun Day from 11am – 4pm
It’s Hispanic Heritage month and we will be celebrating at the museum! Come enjoy fun crafts and activities as we learn about the rich Hispanic culture.
Cost: FREE for members, General Admission Adults: $9.00 Senior Citizens: $7.00 Military (w/ active I.D.): $4.50 Children (ages 3-12): $7.00 Children (ages 2 & under): Free
1900 N Chaparral St
361-826-4667

Barnes and Noble Tek the Modern Cave Boy Storytime at 11 am
Tek is a caveboy in love with technology! His tablet, video games, phone and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore - and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: "UGH"! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world? Join us at Storytime to find out!
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive


Toys R Us Build & Play Event: LEGO Race Car & Race Ramp Experience from 12 - 2 pm
Event is intended for ages 6-up. Parental supervision is required at all times for minors. All giveaways and event materials available while supplies last and distributed to participants only. Limit one per customer. Quantities limited. No rain checks.
Cost: Free
1220 Airline Rd.

Michaels Stores Fun Family Craft Time - Halloween T-Shirt from 1 - 3 pm
Make a pumpkin themed t-shirt.
Cost: Buy the t-shirt and the rest of the supplies are free.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

The Cattery Cat Shelter 9th Anniversary Open House from 1 to 4 pm
Help us celebrate with tours of the shelter and mobile clinic! Please bring an item off our wishlist: Tidy Cats Clay Litter, hand sanitizer, paper towels, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, Friskies or Fancy Feast canned food, Swiffer Dry Pads. Free pizza and lemonade!
Cost: Free (please bring donation for shelter)
8201 Weber Rd
361-854-6369

Photo from Lake Corpus Christi State Park FB page
Lake Corpus Christi State Park Paddle with the Rangers from 2 to 4 pm
Ever want to learn how to kayak? Come down to the picnic area by the long fishing pier and take one out for a spin on beautiful Lake Corpus Christi! Park Rangers will have all of the kayaks, paddles, and equipment available for check out and will provide instruction. So come on out and take a paddle with the Rangers!
Cost: $5/person entrance fee to the park, children 12 and under free
23194 Park Road 25
Mathis, Texas


Janet F. Harte Public Library Family Loom Knitting at 2 pm
Join us as we learn how to loom knit! Loom knit kits are available for check out Bring your favorite yarn or use some of ours. Ages 10 and up
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Fall Festival at the Villa from 2:30 to 4 pm
Come one, come all to the Fall Festival!...at the Villa! We will have Pumpkin Ring Toss, Fish Pond, Corn Hole Toss and other games, along with fresh baked cookies, popcorn and I'm sure a whole lot of laughs! This is a great opportunity to bring your family and friends. It is especially nice for the residents to visit with children this time of year and as we get closer to the holidays. All ages are welcome. Join us!
Cost: Free
Villa South Assisted Living
4834 Yorktown Blvd.

La Retama Library 3-D Art Fun at 3 pm
For kids ages 8-12. Space is limited.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche St.

Haunting on the Blue Ghost from 7- 10:30 pm
Strange things are creeping along Corpus Christi Bay. LEX will be haunted from and the ghosts will be waiting for you! The terrifying tour takes the bravest of souls down to the 2nd and 3rd decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier to spaces never before opened to the public. You should be ready to handle steep ladders, dark corridors, creaky hatchways and unimaginable sights, screams and sounds. This is an intense haunted experience – think twice before enlisting! Ages 6 and up, must be able to navigate ladders and confined spaces.
Cost: General admission $20
USS Lexington
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.

Harbor Playhouse Presents Treasure Island at 7:30 pm
Based on the masterful adventure novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.
Cost: Ticket prices - Adult $18, Military $15 (Must provide a valid Military ID), Senior $15 (65+), Student $15 (Must provide a valid school ID), Child $10 (13 and Under)
1901 N Chaparral St.

Sunday, October 9

Marina Arts District BridgeWalk from 8:30 am - 11 am 
Registration starts at 7:15 am and Walk begins at 8:30 pm,  BridgeWalk is a monthly opportunity to get some exercise with a one of a kind view. The bridge route takes you up and over the beautiful Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge. The Alternate route for those with strollers, small children, and animals can take the scenic route down along the water to the Marina T Heads and back. Both routes are measured to be 6020 yards (3.42 miles).
Cost: Free
1581 N. Chaparral St.

St. Paul the Apostle BBQ and Crafts Fall Fest from 9 am – 3 pm
Arts and crafts. BBQ plate $10.
Cost: Free admission
2233 Waldron Road (Flour Bluff)
361-937-3864

Houston Exotic Reptile and Pet Show HERPS from 10am-4pm
Browse hundreds of vendor tables that will include thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, feeders, and other exotic pets. There will be educational talks both days, a new Kid’s Corner for an amazing hands on experience, as well as a silent auctions to benefit TxARK and USARK at all shows. Keep up with us on Facebook for updated vendor lists, news, specials, and ticket giveaways.
Cost: Admission: One day pass $10 for adults $5 for children 10 and under Children under 3 FREE Two day pass $15 for adults $8 for children 10 and under Children under 3 FREE
Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds, Exhibit Hall A
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Rockport-Fulton Seafair from 10 am to 6 pm
Family fun all day including ... gumbo and chili cook-offs and more delicious seafood as well as live national entertainment, festival rides, games, arts and crafts vendors, wake boarding competition, a parade, dessert and salsa cook-off, and wildly popular crab races.
Cost: Wristband $25, Adult $10, Kids 6-12 yrs (5 and under free) $3
Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor
101 Seabreeze Drive
Rockport, TX

Boathouse Bar and Grill Wind and Wave Demonstrations from 10 am to 4 pm
FREE Demos of kayaks and paddleboards. Come out for the fun and the new: "The Predator PDL is the most highly-anticipated sit on top kayak of the year. Its predecessors, the Predator 13, Predator MX, and Predator Minn Kota, have all been top selling kayaks. This boat too has been highly touted, and was awarded “Best in Show” at the Las Vegas Icast Awards this year. It features an easily operable/removable Pedal Drive system offering fast and maneuverable, one-hand-operated rudder steering. Smooth, quiet, and easy to pedal; this kayak will surely be a hit with anyone interested in pedal-driven kayaks."
Cost: Free
15241 Leeward Dr.
Hispanic Heritage Festival from 12 to 8 pm
Music, food, arts and crafts, vendors.  Fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free admission
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Our Lady of Pilar​ Catholic Church Annual Jamaica Fall Festival from 12 to 8 pm
Live music, food, drinks, and sweets, bingo, cakewalk, children's games, moonwalk.
Cost: Free admission
1101 Bloomington St.

Rockin' K Maze Farming is for Family from 1 - 5 pm
Special admission offers for grandparents bringing their grandkids and for teachers. Grandparents are just "big kids" at heart! For all grandparent's bringing their grandchildren we'd like to offer you our student field trip price which will also include a trip on the cow train! (Grandparents only... Children regular admission, age 2 and under are Free!) Teacher and all school personnel (administrative, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, coaches, custodial, librarians, maintenance, principals, and office, secretaries and substitute teachers) receive FREE admission. Please bring a valid id or copy or screen shot of a pay-slip (just name and employer is all we will need) ton for yourself this weekend!
Cost: Admission prices (3-64) $10.00 + tax, Seniors (65+) $ 8.00 + tax, Children 2 and under are free! Cow train ride is $1. Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before posted closing time.
FM 666 and CR 52
Robstown, TX
361-537-3308

Port Aransas 2016 Old Town Festival and 3rd Annual Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival
Celebrating the Port Aransas Island Community! Parade, chapel tours, surfing contests, boat festival and more.
Cost: See website for details
Port Aransas Museum
101 E Brundrett St
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