Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap August 18-20, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer is winding down or already has for some of you. Weekends are still full of fun for the whole family! 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


The Peddler Show
Friday from 11 am to 4 pm
Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday from 12 to 6 pm
Hand-picked market where you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country.
Cost: Admission $7 at the door, $5 advance tickets, children Under 12 are free. Free Parking. Paid admission good all weekend.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas


Aurora Arts Theater Presents Fiddler on the Roof at 7:30 pm (and 2:30 pm on Sunday)
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Cost: Tickets $16. Purchase tickets online or at Box Office.
5635 Everhart Rd.

Friday, August 19

K&M Premier Real Estate 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway from 10 am to 1 pm
They will be giving away 300 backpacks filled with school supplies at their Staples office while supplies last/first come, first serve!
Cost: Free (1 backpack per student, student must be present)
7002 S. Staples, Suite 104
Corpus Christi, Texas


Janet F. Harte Public Library Summer Reading Closing Program: John O'Bryant Magician at 10:30 am 
Bring the kids down and be amazed at the magical skills of John O'Bryant.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

La Retama Central Library Summer Reading Closing Program: John O'Bryant Magician at 2 pm 
Bring the kids down and be amazed at the magical skills of John O'Bryant.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche St.


PETEY's Back to School Bash 2017 from 4 to 7:30 pm 
This is an annual event from Project Turnaround and the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation. This event will feature games and activities for youth and families, live entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways, and free backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 300 youth. Immunization shots and physicals will be available at the event on the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation Mobile Clinic. Entertainment by: Z Live Fit studio, Sisters of the Dance, JonMikael Mrez, and PETEY's Mascot Dance-off! 250 free hotdogs and water! While supplies last. In addition, there will be businesses and organizations around the Coastal Bend sharing information and resources, along with food trucks (Papa's Lumpia Hut, Taquitos Mi Tierra, LaLa's Crepes LLC, Divine Treats) selling their delicious food!
Cost: Free admission
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
5633 S. Staples #700
Corpus Christi, Texas

Saturday, August 19

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


Michaels Stores Make Kindness Rocks from 9 am to 9 pm
Join them in the classroom for free rock painting. Bring a rock and they'll provide all the supplies! Age 3 and up welcome.
Cost: Free. No registration required.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

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 N. Shoreline


Michaels Kids Club Kids Club Pom Pom and Gem Art from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick 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 Parks and Recreation Department Doggy Dip from 10 am­­ from 1pm
This will be the last big splash of the summer before the pool closes for the season. Bring your dog to the pool for this fun end-of-summer event! It’s a safe no-leash environment where your pet can frolic in the water and play with other dogs. Each year, tail-waggers and their owners are thrilled to join our popular events. It’s a great way to cool off from the summer heat. Dogs swim at their own risk and that of their owner’s. Any dog owner wishing to participate must provide proof of Distemper, Parvo, and Rabies shots before their dog will be permitted into the pool facility. The leash law will not be in effect; however, unruly pups and pooches will be asked to leave. All owners are expected to clean up after their dog. Females in heat will not be allowed.
Cost: Pool admission is $5 per dog and one owner (additional owners pay $3 per adult, $1 per youth).
H-E-B Pool
1520 Shely St.

LEAD First Foundation Back to School Health Fair from 10 am to 12 pm 
Health Fair, backpacks provided for school age children filled with school supplies and other goodies. Vendors will provide information on things going in the community and resource for the community. Health screenings for Diabetes, High Blood, Vison, and Hearing. Immunizations available.
Cost: Free
1 Battlin Buc Blvd.

Nueces County Public Libraries Ozobot at the Outlets from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Learn  to code, play, and create. Ages 6 and up.
Cost: Free
The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay Food Truck Pavilion
500 North 69 Highway 77
Robstown, Texas


Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Ready Jet Go at 10:15 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.
Corpus Christi, TX

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Summer Reading Closing Program: John O'Bryant Magician at 12 pm 
Bring the kids down and be amazed at the magical skills of John O'Bryant.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Art Museum of South Texas Super sARTurday! Back-to-School Blowout from 1 - 3 pm
What better way to end summer vacation than with a Super sARTurday! Join us for this fun-filled workshop as we create Japanese fish kites, shark sun-catchers and bubble prints in this jam-packed end of summer extravaganza! This program is for children ages K5-12.
Cost: members $5/nonmembers $10. Registration and payment two business days in advance are required. Online registration and payment available at www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org or contact the AMST Education Department by phone at 361-825-3504. Snacks provided for this extended session.
Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas


Michaels Makebreak from 1 to 3 pm
Create art inspired by your favorite season. Adults can enter their artwork in our 3rd Annual Art Challenge!
Cost:Buy a canvas, and the rest of the supplies for your art project are free.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Summer Reading Closing Program: John O'Bryant Magician at 3 pm 
Bring the kids down and be amazed at the magical skills of John O'Bryant.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Market Day from 4-9 pm
There will be free live music, moonjump, and face painting for the kids as well as food trucks and vendors.
Cost: Free admission
Red Cactus Funk and Junk
9450 SPID #6A
Corpus Christi, Texas

City of Ingleside Parks and Recreation Movies in the Parks: Sing at 8 pm
Don't forget your blankets and bug spray!
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Park Ingleside Skate Park
2867 Avenue J
Ingleside, Texas

Sunday, August 20

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: The Secret Life of Pets at 10:30 am
All summer long enjoy classic and family favorites for a low price. Catch a returning blockbuster, share a modern classic, or help fuel summer reading with a rollicking book adaptation from our handpicked selection of films for children ages 3 - 12.
Cost: $1, $3, or $5 — your choice! All proceeds benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend. Normal No Talking/ No Texting rules do apply to all Kids Camp screenings. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX
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