Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap May 5-7, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Whoah! The first weekend in May is here and it's packed with all kinds of fun (a lot of if free or low cost). 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.

All Weekend

Photo via Buc Days Facebook Page
Buc Days Festival and Carnival
Friday 5 to midnight
Saturday 12 to midnight
Sunday 12 pm to 10 pm
Carnival rides, live music and yummy food, petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: $5 Adult – $3 Child – FREE for Child under 36″ tall – $3 Military with ID Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands Friday through Sunday at the Gate are $30
Park Avenue and Shoreline Dr.

Friday, May 5

Art Museum of South Texas Frost Free 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.

Herrman & Herrman Law Office 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta from 4 - 8 pm
Food, games, music, prizes and fun for the entire family.Taking canned food donations in exchange for a chance to dunk your favorite attorney in a dunking booth! All canned food items will be donated to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. Herrman & Herrman will match the donations!
Cost: Free
1201 3rd St.


Food Bank of Corpus Christi Cinco De Mayo Healthy Cooking Fiesta from 5 to 6:30 pm 
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Nutrition Educator, Renata Rivas.
Cost: Free. Register with Renata by email at Rrivas@feedingamerica.org
826 Krill St.


Marina Arts District Downtown Artwalk from 5:30 to 10 pm
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Downtown Artwalk with a folklorico performance and all the usual artwalk fun including vendors, food trucks and more.
Downtown Corpus Christi


Art Museum of South Texas Dollar After Dark from 5:30 to 9 pm
Visit the Museum after hours for a special reduced admissions rate of $1 during Artwalk!
Cost: $1
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.


Disney On Ice Dream Big at 7:30 pm
Through enchanted pixie dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disneys Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into your hometown! No costumes for guests 14 & older.
Cost: Tickets start at $17 plus fees. Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday, May 6


Click here for participating locations in Corpus Christi

Annual CASA of the Coastal Bend Superhero 5K and Walk at 8 am
Race 1K Start Followed by the 5K/2 mile walk. Amazing Prizes, Family Fun Packs, Gift Cards, Superhero Costume for ages 0 to adult. Cost: Registration starts at $10 for kids, $15 for adults (depends on type of race)
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral St.


Early Scholars Academy Summer Fest from 9 - 11 am
Parents: bring your children to kick-off the start of summer at the Early Scholars Academy! Fun learning activities will be presented in all discovery rooms showcasing our summer camps. This is something you won’t want to miss!
Cost: $10. Register online at http://fmp12.esc2.net/ESA/
Early Scholars Academy
1356 FM 43
Corpus Christi, Texas


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

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


Home Depot Mother's Day Kids Workshop from 10 am to 12 pm
Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a flower pot to hold spring flowers to keep or give to Mom. Once the project is complete, your child can paint their project to personalize it. All kids get to keep their project, receive a free certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Cost: Free. Register online so the store will know how many to expect . Make sure to select "change store" to pick your location.
Home Depot Locations


Michaels Kids Club Sprout Mother's Day Frame from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick Easter 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.


Bowlero Kids Fest from 10 am to 2 pm
Enjoy 1 hour of FREE bowling for kids (15 and under), discounts on 1 hour of bowling for adults, and $1 hot dog and soft drink specials for everyone
Cost: Free
6116 Ayers St
361-857-2695


PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood at 10:45 am
Reserve your seat with a donation with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. 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.
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 Dragons Love Tacos 2 Storytime at 11 am
It has just been discovered that there are no more tacos left anywhere in the world! This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. Join us as we read the hilarious companion to the bestselling phenomenon, with activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Disney On Ice Dream Big at 11:30 am, 3:30 and 7:30 pm
Through enchanted pixie dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disneys Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into your hometown! No costumes for guests 14 & older.
Cost: Tickets start at $17 plus fees. Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas


Portland Texas Parks and Recreation Department 4th Annual Splash Course in Water Safety from 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Free swim day at the Portland Aquatic Center. Come out and learn about water safety, requirements for your backyard pool, how to play safe in and around the water, and have a whole lot of fun!
Cost: Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Portland Aquatic Center
2002 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX


Monster Truck Showdown at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.
Two shows. Gates Open at 12 pm with free Pit Party from 12 noon to 1:30 pm and 5:30 pm with free Pit Party from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Cost: $12 advance tickets available at Cavenders (4914 S. Padre Island Dr.) or online. At gate ticket prices adults $20, child $15 (ages 3-12 years old), child 2 and under free. Cash Only
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Equestrian Center
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd
Robstown, Texas

Michaels Stores Make Break from 1 to 3 pm
Design and create a coaster set for mom.
Cost: Buy a mug and supplies are free.
Michaels
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360


Toys R Us LEGO Star Wars Event from 12 to 2 pm
Make and take a micro LEGO Princess Leia and go on a clue hunt! In-store only. Event for children ages 6 years and up. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
1220 Airline Rd.


Janet F. Harte Public Library Padre Island National Seashore Special Guest and Storytime at 2 pm
Join us - as a Park Ranger or volunteer from Padre Island National Seashore presents the picture book "Tammy the Turtle" and tells us about the dangers of litter in the oceans and seashore. Children will be offered the chance to touch many articles from the seashore, including a big turtle shell. Geared for early elementary-aged children and younger
Cost: Free and open to all ages
2629 Waldron Rd.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. San Antonio Missions at 7:05 pm
Gates open 5:35 pm. The first 2,000 fans receive an Alex Bregman Bobblehead from Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.


Ingleside Parks and Recreation Hometown Pride Day from 5 to 8 pm
Face Painting, Music and Activities. Movie (Moana) in the park after sunset.
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Skate Park TX 361 and Avenue J
Ingleside, Texas


Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade at 8 pm
Annual tradition with floats and bands down the parade route.
Cost: Free
Parade starts at Buc Staduim and ends at Coopers Alley St. Route available here.

Sunday, May 7


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. Save time at registration by registering online.
1581 N. Chaparral St.


Corpus Christi Hooks vs. San Antonio Missions at 2:05 pm
Gates open 12:35 pm.
H-E-B Kids' Day; children run the bases postgame. Bark in the Park, presented by Animal Hospital Padre Island. Bring your four-legged friend out to the game!
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Disney On Ice Dream Big at 3 pm
Through enchanted pixie dust, Tinker Bell takes you on a journey of beloved Disney tales LIVE ON ICE. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf from Disneys Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you to always be strong, kind and fearless. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget. Believing is just the beginning when Disney On Ice presents Dream Big skates into your hometown! No costumes for guests 14 & older.
Cost: Tickets start at $17 plus fees. Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Weekend Recap photo courtesy Chicas Rock by Diego G. Martinez
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