Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap August 4-6, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

First of the month always brings lots of fun events and activities! 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.


Port Aransas Community Theatre Presents Disney's The Lion King at 7:30 pm (and 2:30 pm on Sunday)
Rafiki gathers all the animals to weclome the newborn cub of King Mufasas and Queen Sarabi. The king's jealous brother, Scar, no longer heir to the throne, skips the ceremony, upsetting Mufasa. Young Simba grows into a curious young lion, Mufasas explains the circle of life and that the young Simba will one day be King of the Pirdelands. Young Simba shares this news with Scar, who encourages his nephew to visit the forbidden Elephant Graveyard and the adventures begin as Scar tries to kill Simba and Mufasas. A wonderful family Disney production. A must see. The circle of life.
Cost: Admission is $10. Buy tickets online.
2327 State Highway 361
Port Aransas, TX

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 4 


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.

Retama Library Leather Working Workshop from 1 to 3 pm
Leatherworking workshop geared for ages 10+.
Cost: Free 
805 Comanche St.



Marina Arts District Downtown Artwalk from 5:30 to 10 pm
Art, live music, food trucks and more on every block downtown.
Cost: Free admission
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.


Aquarium at Rockport Harbor Movie and Popcorn Nights at 7 pm
Family friendly movie and popcorn.
Cost: Free. Bring your own drinks.
706 Navigation Circle
Rockport, Texas

Bay Jammin Cinema Series Presents Finding Dory Movie from 8:20 to 10 pm
Cost: Free
Cole Park Amphitheater
1526 Ocean Dr.

Saturday, August 5


Optimist Coastal Bend Chess Federation Back to School: Supply our Students Chess Tournament from 8 am to 4 pm 
United States Chess Federation (U.S.C.F.) Sanctioned Tournament. USCF 6th edition rulebook. 5-Round Swiss in 4 Sections: Primary (K-3), Elementary (K-5/6), Middle School (K-8) and High School (K-12). Time Controls: Game/30;d5 (Thirty minutes per side per game with a 5-second delay if clocks permit) All students grades K through 12. Students who register for sections above their grade level play as individuals only and are not eligible for team trophies.
Cost: $15.00. USCF membership required: $17 for Scholastic (ages 12-under), $22 for Youth (ages 13 -15), or $26 for Young adults (age 16 – 24). Please pay appropriate USCF fees online/on-site OR show proof of current membership for each player. For new chess tournament players, the OCBCF will waive their first tournament fee with proof of a current USCF membership. The OCBCF will reduce the entry fee one dollar for every two school supply items you bring (up to $5). Feel free to bring more to help support “Supply our Students”.
Dr M L Garza-Gonzalez Charter School
4129 Greenwood Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas

14th Annual Kid Katch Youth Fishing Tournament from 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Children 17 and under are invited to participate in three different age categories. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group for Biggest Fish. Free lunch is provided and t-shirts will be given to the first 200 registered. The event is strictly measure and release. Parents may accompany children.  (fishing ends at 11:00 AM)
Cost: Free. There will also be a school supply drive to benefit Gregory-Portland ISD children who cannot afford school supplies.  Donate and make a difference in the life of a child in your community! Register in person
Indian Point Pier
100 Hwy 181.
Portland, TX


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

Home Depot Kids Club from 9 am to 12 pm
Hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a wooden Penske truck to roll some fun into August. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their truck with stickers and paint. All kids get to keep their craft, 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.
All locations participate.

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 Sprout Pencil Toppers 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.

Brightwood College Back to School Event from 10 am to 12 pm
There will be refreshments, a School Pack Walk, fluoride treatments, arts and crafts for kids, popcorn and pickles, music, movie ticket giveaways, campus tours, basic eye exams, hand washing technique demonstrations and raffle prizes.
Cost: Free
1620 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas, TX

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Ready Jet Go at 10:30 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

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann is back with a follow-up to the Pinkalicious book series. Join Peter, Pinkalicious's little brother, as he tries to build a tower of blocks that will reach the moon. Storytime continues with a family trip to the beach in the popular Aqualicious. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

5th Annual South Texas Summer Polkafest from 12 - 7 pm
Doors open at 11 am, Battle dance 12 pm to 6 pm. Polka Band schedule Czechaholics and Majeks Meals available for purchase. Raffle and of course, Kolaches!
Admission: $10
Moravian Hall
5601 Kostoryz Rd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Barnes and Noble Lego Build Event at 12:30 pm
Your kids can learn to build, code, & program Vernie the Robot to perform tricks and complete obstacles!
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive


Michaels Stores MAKEbreak Bling It Out For Back To School from 1 to 3 pm
Put your own spin on back-to-school gear with pom-poms, gemstones and more.
Cost: Buy a pencil box, clutch, notebook, mirror or T-shirt, and the rest of your supplies are free.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Family Favorites Movie at 3 pm
Family friendly movies. "Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them"
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Storytime at 3:30 pm
Join Oso Preserve staff members as they read nature themed children’s books, explore artifacts, and meet the animal ambassadors. Learn more about native wildlife, habitats, adaptations and other topics through relevant children’s stories. This program is FREE of charge and intended for children ages 2-6. Each story will be supplemented with a walk, artifact, animal ambassador or other interactive. 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

City of Ingleside Parks and Recreation Movie in the Park: Jumanji from 8:30 to 11:30 pm 
Watch a family friendly movie in the park! Don't forget your blankets and bug spray.
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Park Ingleside Skate Park
2867 Avenue J
Ingleside, Texas

Sunday, August 6

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.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Song of the Sea at 10 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.


Michaels Slime Sunday from 10 am to 12 pm
Join us in our classroom to customize slime. We'll provide all the supplies, including pre-made slime. Cost: Free
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.
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