Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide November 3-5, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017
It's the calm before the Holiday storm but that doesn't mean that there are any less activities going on this weekend. There are still a ton of fun things to do with your family (plus we get a little bit of daylight time)! Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated event 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 

29th Annual George West Storyfest
A weekend full of fun for the whole family with free admission in downtown George West. Classic Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Little Red Wagon Parade, Storytelling & Music, Living History, Food and Arts & Crafts Vendors, Children’s Area, Texas State Liars’ Contest and much more!
Cost: Free admission
Live Oak County Courthouse Square
301 Houston St.
George West, TX

54th Annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi
Friday from 5-10 pm
Saturday from 12-10 pm
Sunday from 12-4 pm
There will be good food, good entertainment, and a good time to be had by all!
Cost: Free admission
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
502 S Chaparral St.

Friday, November 3

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.


Marina Arts District Downtown Artwalk from 5:30 to 10 pm
Due to the Chaparral Street improvement project, The November ArtWalk has been moved to the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Water Street Market will also have art vendors and live music. More information about ArtWalk activities coming soon!
Cost: Free admission
Art Center of Corpus Christi
Cost: Free
100 N. Shoreline


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.
Voices of South Texas at 6 pm
More than 30 storytellers, re-enactors and experts on local history will tell the story of many who were laid to rest at Old Bayview Cemetery. There will be walking tours of Heritage Park homes, live folk music, re-enactors with South Texas Historians, and food trucks.
Cost: Free
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral St.

Garcia Arts and Education Center Family Night Out from 6-8 pm
Families - enjoy time together, share a meal, and learn about each another through different fun events! Curriculum is delivered by TAMUCC graduate students. Family Night Out includes a variety of educational groups as well as entertaining and therapeutic activities. Groups and activities include: art, games and action exercises, stress management, psycho-education, and community education. The groups and activities focus on decreasing family conflict, increasing family cohesion, and promoting healthy family management. Emphasis is placed on healthy beliefs, family bonding, emotional awareness and expression, and communication skill building.
Cost: Free. RSVP to 361-825-3600 if you plan to attend.
2021 Agnes St.

The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay Día de los Muertos Celebration from 8-10 pm
Get your face painted, enjoy mangonadas, and watch Best Animated Feature Film, The Book of Life. Bring your lawn chairs!
Cost: Free movie
500 N I-69
Robstown, Texas

Saturday, November 4

7th Annual St. John's Family Fest from 12-9 pm
Live music, food, games, silent auction and more!
Cost: Free admission
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
7522 Everhart

Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center Diabetes Awareness Health Fair from 8 am-12 pm
Cooking demonstrations, a variety of health screenings, a photo booth, pumpkin patch and door prizes!
Cost: Free
Dr. Hector P Garcia Clinic
2606 Hospital Blvd.

Kites and Bikes Festival from 8 am – 6 pm
This family friendly event will include: fitness demonstrations, bicycle rides, kite demonstrations, and much more!
Cost: Free
The Water’s Edge Park
600 S. 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

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center "BUCK’ DAY" from 9 am to 6 pm
While tropical color is in top form, before the Plumeria Collection goes into winter storage, while butterflies are abundant, the Orchid Conservatory is in bloom, and a wildlife photography exhibit dresses up the trail, the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center stages. Tortoise Tales at 9 am and 4 pm, Parrot Talk shows at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, Butterfly releases at noon and 3 pm (for the first 100 guests lining up outside the Butterfly House) and I Guana Take A Walk at 3:30 pm with Ivan!
Cost: Admission $1 per person, ages three and above, Members
and under age 3 free
8545 S. Staples


Home Depot Kids Club Military Appreciation Humvee from 9 am to 12 pm
Join our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a custom wooden Humvee to honor all those that have served our country. Once the Humvee is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. 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.

Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at UT Marine Science Institute and Texas Sealife Center Turtle Release at 10 am
Release of rehabilitated sea turtles
Cost: Free
North Padre Island Mile marker 35


Owen R. Hopkins Public Library International Games Day at 10:30 am
Come join us for all types of games. Event is for all ages.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.  

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

Nature Rocks Coastal Bend Event from 10 am to 2 pm
Part of the Voices of South Texas event, enjoy family fun in nature.
Cost: Free
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral St.

Voices of South Texas: Old Bayview Cemetery Comes Alive from 10 am - 2 pm
The Nueces County Historical Society will host their annual walking tour of the Old Bayview Cemetery, the oldest federal military cemetery in Texas. Tour guides and storytellers will lead attendees through the cemetery to hear the stories of those interred there.
Cost: Free
Old Bayview Cemetery Entrance on Ramirez St.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

South Texas Toy And Comic Show from 10 am to 6 pm
Cost: Admission Adults $10, Children $5
Sunrise Mall (next to Burlington Coat Factory)
5858 S Padre Island Dr


Michaels Kids Club Christmas Painted Rocks 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. Free face painting.
Cost: $2 per child, supplies included
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.
Garcia Arts and Education Center Community Health Fair and Career Expo from 10 am - 1 pm
Blood pressure checks, snacks, games, dancing, face paitning,  bike giveaway, and more.
Cost: Free
2021 Agnes St.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Wild Kratts 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.

 Barnes and Noble Bruce's Big Move Storytime at 11:00 am
Our favorite curmudgeonly bear now shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice, too! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan. Join us for this hilarious Storytime that is sure to keep kids giggling.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Mega Festival 11 am-midnight
Come to enjoy fun, games, delicious food. Musical line up includes Grupo Envino, Jaime Y Los Chamacos, and the one and only Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz.
Cost: Free admission
San Patricio County Fairgrounds
219 W 5th St.
Sinton, TX

Rockport Film Festival Saturday Matinee Shorts: Younger Points of View from 12-2 pm
Part of the Rockport Film Festival, films in this film block explore the anxieties, desires, and daily lives of youths. From middle school to college, becoming an adult is all about daring to dream about the impossible and coming to terms with the limitations of experiences.
Cost: Free admission
Texas Maritime Museum
1202 Navigation Circle
Rockport, Texas

Michael's MAKEbreak Merry Mini Tree from 1-3 pm 
Pick out a mini tree and decorate it with Michael's.
Cost: Buy the mini tree and they'll provide the trimmings!
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Art Museum of South Texas Super sARTurday from 1 - 3 pm
Still Life Mixed Media Study Still-Life Mixed-Media Study. For ages K5 – 12. Join them for a fabulous fine art session, as they create four still-life studies using four different techniques including an oil pastel study, a chalk pastel study inspired by Cezanne, a collagraph print inspired by Cubism, and a tempera paint study inspired by Expressionism.
Cost: $5-members/$10-nonmembers. Registration 24 hours before event required.
Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Neyland International Games Week at 3 pm
Bring the family and enjoy playing classic board games and other activities.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Christ the King Catholic Church Fall Festival from 4-9 pm
Music, food, fun games, vendors and a raffle.
Cost: Free admission
3423 Rojo St.

Sunday, November 5

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.

Chuck E. Cheese's Sensory Sensitive Sundays at 8 am
Sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit. The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes less crowding and noise, dimmed lighting, show and music turned off or down, limited appearances by Chuck E. food and games are offered.
Cost: Free admission
5118 S Staples.

Texas State Aquarium Dollar Day from 10 am-5 pm
Check out all the exhibits at the TSA including the new Caribbean Journey.
Cost: Admission is $1 and children under 2 are free.
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church Fall Festival from 10 am-5 pm
DJ, live music with Chicas Rock, food, Bingo, cakewalk, Turkey legs, and more.
Cost: Free admission
1218 Lipan St.

Padre Island Art Walk from 12 to 5 pm
Spend the day looking at art from local artists.
Cost: Free admission
Billish Park
15539 Gypsy St.

Art Museum of South Texas Free Family Day and Grand Opening of the Creation Station Education Center from 1-3 pm
Celebrate the Grand Opening of the Creation Station Education Center and new ARTcade. Bring the family down to AMST to enjoy art-filled activities and explore this museum space designed especially for the young and young at art! This event is sponsored by Navy/Army Community Credit Union and Christus Spohn Health System.
Cost: Free
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Casa de Dios Puerta del Cielo Columbian Food Festival from 1-5 pm
Cost: Free admission
7017 S Staples St.
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