Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap April 28-30, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Another weekend jam-packed with fun things 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.

Friday, April 28

Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center A La Mano! (Food Truck Friday at 11 am- 2 pm
Live Music! Lawn Games! Food Trucks
Cost: Free admission
Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center
1590 N Shoreline Blvd.

National Super Hero Day from 11 am to 1 pm
Join 97.5 KFTX REAL COUNTRY and CC Toys N' Hobbies for giveaways and more. Corpus Christi Joker will be out taking pictures, having fun and showing everyone how a Real Cowboy Joker Shoots a Nerf Gun.
Cost: Free
CC Toys N' Hobbies

5433 S. Staples


5th Annual Competencia Folklórica De Tejas from 1 to 5 pm
Mexican Folk Dance Competition that serves as an educational environment where both competitors and spectators can broaden their horizons by observing the many different styles of folk dances from Mexico.
Cost: Tickets are $10 and available at the box office or online
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Janet F. Harte Public Library After School WiiU at 4 to 5:30 pm
Join us for an after school game session with the WiiU. (For pre-teens and teens)
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.


Photo via Buc Days website
Buc Days Rodeo Corpus Christi at 5 pm
Kids Corral Interactive Zone includes the H-E-B Mutton Bustin’ Mania, Tailfins Food Truck, Face Painting and more. Whataburger’s Bring the Heat Jalapeño Eating Competition at 6 pm. Pro Rodeo and concert starts at 7 pm. Cost: Tickets start at $15. Buy online or at box office.
American Bank Center
1901 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Frisco RoughRiders at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm Friday Fireworks postgame, presented by Bud Light. Educator Appreciation Night; contact Zach Kaddatz at 361-561-4714 for information. Sign up at Guest Services to compete in the Texas Lottery Lucky Scratch Ticket Dance-Off.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.


The Epic Vibe Family Movie Night at 7:30 pm
Come watch the movie Trolls in your PJ's and comfy gear!
Cost: FREE Admission is only $7 per family. Concession Stand available.
5858 S. Padre Island Dr. STE #62
Corpus Christi, Texas, TX
361-765-530

Saturday, April 28

5th Annual Competencia Folklórica De Tejas from 8 am to 9 pm
Mexican Folk Dance Competition that serves as an educational environment where both competitors and spectators can broaden their horizons by observing the many different styles of folk dances from Mexico.
Cost: Tickets are $10 and available at the box office
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks! from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. 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


La Retama Central Library Celebrating Books, Art & Music Festival and Chicas Bonitas Exhibit Closing Party from 9:30 am- 3:30 pm
Join us for a fun and exciting festival in celebration of books, art and music. Activities include a mini parade, crafts, games, Dinos Alive, face painting, guest authors and illustrators, fashion show, food trucks and much, much more. Something for everyone.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche


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



Michaels Kids Club Spring 3D Canvas from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick Earth Day themed 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 child, supplies included
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour – Rocks from 10 – 11 am
Unearth the fun to be found when learning all about rocks and minerals. Join us with your little one to discover geology and craft a volcano!
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is preferred. Call 361-826-4667 to register!
1900 N Chaparral St.

University of Texas Marine Science Institute Fishy Behavior Class from 10 to 11 am
Graduate student Alexis Khursigara will be teaching about her current research that focuses on the behavior of fishes! Be a scientist for the morning as we get hands-on and involved with fish science.
Cost: Free. Space is limited; RSVP to Nicole Pringle at npringle@austin.utexas.edu or call 361-749-3153. University of Texas Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, Texas


PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi: Wild Kratts at 10:30 am
This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules - noisy young fans won't be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. This month PBS KIDS at the Alamo Drafthouse features brand new WILD KRATTS episodes, including a special premiere of Deep Sea Adventure. The Kratt Brothers will introduce us to new and beloved animals as they embark on their newest adventures in the animal kingdom. Young explorers and animal lovers will have a blast seeing their favorite characters on the big screen while parents enjoy the great food and beverages the Alamo Drafthouse is known for.
Cost: Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.


Barnes and Noble The Wonderful Things You Will Be Storytime at 11 am
From brave and bold to creative and clever, this rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive



Spring Fiesta and Carnival at 12 pm
Carnival and live entertainment at 7 pm
Cost: Free Admission, Free Parking. Armbands $20 for unlimited riding
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Clay Leaf Pendants from 3 to 4 pm
Make a nature-oriented craft that allows children to explore their creative side! Along with the craft, an exciting science lesson addressing topics such as wildlife, habitat, conservation and more will be discussed. This program is a great opportunity for children to help develop their observation, decision making and motor skills. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: $5 per child. Cost: $5 per child. Register online.
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Buc Days Rodeo Corpus Christi at 5 pm 
Kids Corral Interactive Zone includes the H-E-B Mutton Bustin’ Mania, Tailfins Food Truck, Face Painting and more. Pro Rodeo and concert starts at 7 pm. Cost: Tickets start at $15. Buy online or at box office.
American Bank Center
1901 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Sensory Night: Music Around the World from 5:30 to 9 pm
This evening is an opportunity for children, siblings, families, and friends to explore the museum in a calm environment, in their own way, at their own pace. Stations are set up to allow exploration from continent to continent and discovery of cultural music and instruments from around the world. While exploring the wonderful world of music, you’ll get to create your own musical instruments to take home. Food available for purchase.
Cost: General Admission ($10.95 adults, $8.95 children), Free for members.
1900 N Chaparral St.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Frisco RoughRiders at 7:05 pm
Gates open 5:35 pm. The first 1,750 fans receive a Hooks Jersey in Miller High School colors (purple & gold) from CITGO. Boy Scout Night with a pregame parade and color guard; call Zach Kaddatz at 361-561-4714 to learn more.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Sunday, April 30

Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast at 8 am
Pancakes, sausage and juice are on the menu. There will be a coloring contest with the winner being awarded "Marshall" (firefighter Build A Bear). C.A.R.E. will make the Pink Fire Truck available for pictures, all provided courtesy of the Corpus Christi Professional Firefighters Association.
Cost: Free
6014 Ayers St.

Buc Days Rodeo Corpus Christi at 9 am
Cowboy Chuck Wagon – Free Biscuits & Coffee at 9 am, Cowboy Church with Cory Ross at 10 am, Domingo Live – Broadcast live from outside the American Bank Center at 10:30 am, Kids Corral Interactive Zone includes the H-E-B Mutton Bustin’ Mania, Tailfins Food Truck, Face Painting and more at 12 pm, Pro Rodeo and concert starts at 2 pm. Cost: Tickets start at $15. Buy online or at box office.
American Bank Center
1901 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX

Spring Fiesta and Carnival at 12 pm
Carnival and live entertainment at 7 pm
Cost: Free Admission, Free Parking. Armbands $20 for unlimited riding
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX


La Mas Buena Festival del Dia del Niño at 12 pm
Free snowcones, raffle, pinatas and more!
Cost: Free
Fruit Mix & Etc
1901 Suit-B Baldwin Blvd.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Frisco RoughRiders at 2:05 pm
Gates open 1:05 pm. H-E-B Kids’ Day; children run the bases postgame.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Wizard of Oz Movie Party at 4:30 pm
You know the story. Now, follow your own Yellow Brick road and come live the magic with us at this “Movie Party” presentation ribbon wands, bubbles, preshow games and more. Ruby slippers very much encouraged.
Cost: $14.07. Buy tickets online
7601 S Staples St.
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