Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap October 20-22, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Another jam packed October weekend! There is always so much for your family to do in the Fall. 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.

Don't forget to check out the Pumpkin Patch Guide!

All Weekend


57th Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Friday 5-12pm Saturday 12 pm - midnight Sunday 12-8pm four stages of live jazz music, access to incredible Food and Market vendors and the Solomon Ortiz Center. Click here for schedule and lineup.
Cost: Free admission and free parking via Corpus Christi RTA Park & Ride. Park at the Nueces County Courthouse OR City Hall and the RTA Jazz Bus will pick you for FREE, and drop you off at the festival; to include the 4th Stage at the Ortiz Center.
Heritage Park
1581 N Chaparral St.

Friday, October 20


Morgan Pediatric Center October Fun from from 2:30 to 5:00 pm 
Pumpkin Patch to take pictures and free face painting. All ages are welcome!
Cost: Free
2418 Morgan Ave.


St. James Episcopal School of Corpus Christi Annual Pumpkin Patch by the Bay from 4 - 6 pm
Lots of fun and festivities, 75 ft. Monster Slide, Mini Golf, Inflatables, Music, Pumpkin Painting & Bowling, Face Painting, a Mini Maze, meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and much more! Pumpkins range in price.
Cost: $10 admission. Free admission to pumpkin patch.
601 S Water St.


St. Patrick School 55th Annual Halloween Carnival 5:30 - 7:30 pm
There will be rides, games, food booths, live entertainment and a silent auction.
Cost: Free admission
3340 S. Alameda
Sisters of Strength Trunk or Treat from 5:30 to 7 pm
A family fun event for everyone, especially those affected by Harvey.
Cost: Free
Church Unlimited Rockport
902 Main St.
Rockport TX

Dr JA Garcia Elementary School Fall Festival from 6 to 8 pm
Food and fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free admission
1945 Gollihar St.

Funtrackers Trunk or Treat from 7 to 9 pm
Come dressed in your best Halloween costume (or just dressed for fun) and Trunk or Treat from car to car getting candy and treats from crazy, spooky and creepy cars all decorated for your Halloween fun! Trunk or Treat festivities are free for kids and their families. PLUS! Stay and play at Funtrackers with great specials to enjoy Go Karts, Games, Mini Golf and great food too!
Cost: Free admission. $20 Vehicle Registration to decorate car for trunk or treat and includes a guaranteed parking spot and Buddy pass good for (2) 2-hour unlimited ride wristbands, expires 30 days from day of event (given at the conclusion of the event). Register vehicle online.
9605 S Padre Island Dr.

Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House from 7 pm to midnight
The Hauntings of Boogeyman is a haunt that is over 3,000 square feet. It is a maze of monsters and scares. The Hauntings of Boogeyman centered the rooms of the maze around most people's deepest fears in hopes of giving a true memorable scare. All ages are welcome but small children must be able to walk.
Cost: $20 for both haunts
4813 FM 666 (4813 Main St.)
Mathis, Texas
361-288-5006

USS Lexington Haunted House - Haunting On the Blue Ghost: Blackout Friday from 7-10:30 pm 
Experience 20 minutes of Total Darkness, 2 Floors, 85 Rooms, over 100 Monster, and a small battery operated candle. The terrifying tour takes the bravest of souls down to the 2nd and 3rd decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier. You should be ready to handle steep ladders, dark corridors, creaky hatchways and unimaginable sights, screams, and sounds. This is an intense haunted experience – think twice before enlisting! Ages 6 and up, must be able to navigate ladders and confined spaces.
Cost: General admission $20
USS Lexington
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.
 
Nightmares on Swantner Street from 7:30 - 10:30 pm
The all new haunted house of horrors! Kid friendly (children ages nine and younger must be accompanied by an adult to enter the haunted house).
Cost: Admission is $3 per person Lindale Recreation Center
3133 Swantner Dr.

Saturday, October 21



Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Sunburst most beautiful baby pageant MISS Sunburst USA to be held at Sunrise Mall on Saturday 10/21 optional Halloween costume contest!
Cost: Entry fee starts at $50
5858 S. Padre Island Dr.


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

Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Presents "Treasure maps aren't just for pirates!" from 9 to 10 am
Treasure maps are not just for pirates! Not only can you use a map to find something, like a treasure, but maps can also be used to discover a hidden pattern or to learn more about our surroundings. The Coastal and Marine Geospatial Lab researchers create and use maps to solve problems and address unanswered questions about the Gulf of Mexico coastline. Come and learn about how these researchers use maps to discover new information about sea turtle habitat and to find ways to protect us from storms and sea level rise. Participants will use a map to find hidden treasures throughout the preserve, discovering fun facts about maps and wetlands along the way.
Cost: Free, registration required. Register online or call 361-826-3947.
2446 N. Oso Parkway


Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 10 am - 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

St. James Episcopal School of Corpus Christi Annual Pumpkin Patch by the Bay  from 10 am - 5 pm
Lots of fun and festivities, 75 ft. Monster Slide, Mini Golf, Inflatables, Music, Pumpkin Painting & Bowling, Face Painting, a Mini Maze, meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and much more! Pumpkins range in price.
Cost: $10 admission. Free admission to pumpkin patch.
601 S Water St.

Michaels Kids Club Vampirina Friendship Bracelets from 10 am - 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.

Texas State Aquarium Creature Tales Early Childhood “Owl-o-ween” at 10 am
Join us as we bring a children’s story to life for you and your young learner. These 30 minute, monthly programs combine reading and wildlife as a way to build early language skills, peak curiosity for nature, and support family learning time in a safe and exciting environment. After listening and participating along with the storyteller, children will meet an animal from the story. This program is specifically designed for families with children ages 6 and under and takes place in the
Cost: Member Price: $7 for each child/adult pair. One additional child per adult $5. Members login for your discounted price. Non-Member Price: $10 for each child/pair plus Aquarium admission. One additional child per adult $5, plus admission. LIMITED spots available. Register online in advance.
Texas State Aquarium Learning Center (2nd floor)
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.


Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Halloween Special 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

Barnes and Noble Good Day, Good Night Storytime at 11 am
In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children's book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow. rage to face his fear? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive
361-992-1339

Rockin’ K Maze from 11 am - 8 pm
Explore a 6-acre Maze, Pumpkin Patch (purchase pumpkins separately), Hamster Wheel Roll, Lil’ Farmer Korner, Dummy Steer Roping, Farmer Foosball, Corn Hole Toss, Rope Spider Web, Giddy-Up Bouncers, Lil’ Farmer Sandbox, Pumpkin Bowling, See Saws, Tractor Swings, Dress the ScareCrow, Rockin’ Goats, Chicken Coop, Pumpkinhead tetherball, The End Zone, Tube Slide, Barnyard KrowKay, Kiddie Korral, Tug-o-war and Photo Props around the farm Purchase Pumpkins Plenty to Eat: The Kountry Kitchen will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, French fries, various sodas, and bottled water.
Cost: Admission prices (3-64) $10.00 + tax, Seniors (65+) $ 8.00 + tax, Children 2 and under are free! This weekend only employees of the United States Postal Service, DHL Express, FedEx and UPS get free admission with badge ID or proof of employment. Tickets for spouse and dependents can be purchased at a group rate discount. Additional fee activities: Cow train $ 1.00, Apple Blaster $5 for 6 apples or $10 for 12 apples. Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before posted closing time. This year you can also prepurchase your tickets online!
FM 666 and CR 52
Robstown, TX

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Bippity Boppity Boo! at 11 am
Story, craft and costume party.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.


PetSmart Halloween Spooktacular from 12 to 3 pm
Dress your pet in their Halloween best for an exclusive photo-op with PetSmart’s Chance the dog! Pet parents will also take home a FREE pet collar safety light, treat & apparel coupons.
Cost: Free
5214 Blanch Moore Dr.

Collector's Planet Star Wars: Journey To The Last Jedi with Trent Westbrook Event from 12-5 pm
Special event to celebrate the release of the Topps collectible card series, STAR WARS: JOURNEY TO THE LAST JEDI with art created by official Star Wars artist and Corpus Christi native, Trent Westbrook. Official Lucasfilm approved sketch cards as well as art prints and more will be available for purchase.
Cost: Free
Collector's Planet
2033 Airline Rd. Suite E-1(Windchase Shopping Center)

Michaels Stores Make Break: Glow in the Dark Slime from 1 - 3 pm
Add glitter and glow-in-the dark beads to give your slime an eerie glow.
Cost: Free. All supplies will be provided, including premade slime.
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360

Toys R Us L.O.L. Surprise! dolls and Num Noms Trading Event from 1-3 pm
Twap and collect Num Noms and L.O.L Surprise dolls with fellow fans, plus take home an exclusive L.O.L key chain and Num Noms activity sheets! Psst... For children, ages 6 and up. Parental supervision required at all times.
Cost: Free while supplies last. You can reserve your spot in advance online!
1220 Airline Rd.

6th Annual Corpus Christi Zombie Walk from at 3 pm 
Walk starts promptly at 6 pm. There will be Zombie Face Painting at 1 pm at House of Rock. Costume Contest at 4 pm. Prizes for 1st place You must be checked in before 5:30 pm in order to walk. 100% of the ticket sales will go to Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend.
Cost: Price - $10 adults 16 and older. Kids 15 and under are free with at least 1 paid adult. You can buy your tickets online.
House of Rock
511 Starr St.

Pumpkin Carving at Eleanor's from 4 to 7 pm
All pumpkins will be cleaned out and ready for carving with all the tools you need, we'll also have lots of seasonal treats to snack on!
Cost: $20 includes 1 pumpkin to carve. Register at Eleanor's, no refunds or exchanges and sign up closes on Friday, October 20.
4231 S. Alameda St.
361-452-1018

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Family Fest Festival from 5 to 10 pm
Annual Parish Festival. Great food, live music, games and raffle.
Cost: Free admission
540 Hiawatha Street

 
City of Portland 12th Annual Boo Bash from 6 to 9 pm
Events will include a costume contest, pumpkin carving/decorating contest, carnival games and inflatables. Contests are limited to the first 30 pre-registered in each age group. Register for contest 6:00-6:45 pm. Contest begins at 7 pm. Food trucks on site. The Blood Mobile will be on site; parents donate blood and save a life.
Cost: Free admission
Joe Burke Pavilion
2003 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX

Hauntings of Boogeyman Haunted House from 7 pm to midnight
The Hauntings of Boogeyman is a haunt that is over 3,000 square feet. It is a maze of monsters and scares. The Hauntings of Boogeyman centered the rooms of the maze around most people's deepest fears in hopes of giving a true memorable scare. All ages are welcome but small children must be able to walk.
Cost: $20 for both haunts
4813 FM 666 (4813 Main St.)
Mathis, Texas
361-288-5006

USS Lexington Haunted House - Haunting On the Blue Ghost from 7-10:30 pm 
The terrifying tour takes the bravest of souls down to the 2nd and 3rd decks of the WWII era aircraft carrier. You should be ready to handle steep ladders, dark corridors, creaky hatchways and unimaginable sights, screams, and sounds. This is an intense haunted experience – think twice before enlisting! Ages 6 and up, must be able to navigate ladders and confined spaces.
Cost: General admission $20
USS Lexington
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.

Realm Of Evil Haunted House​ at 7 pm
Adult haunt and kids haunt. Box office opens at 6:30 pm.
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids
Sunrise Mall
5858 SPID (between New Life church and Burlington Coat Factory)

Sunday, October 22

St. James Episcopal School of Corpus Christi Annual Pumpkin Patch by the Bay from 10 am - 5 pm (Pets welcome 1-5 pm)
Lots of fun and festivities, 75 ft. Monster Slide, Mini Golf, Inflatables, Music, Pumpkin Painting & Bowling, Face Painting, a Mini Maze, meet Charlie Brown and Snoopy, and much more! Pumpkins range in price.
Cost: $10 admission. Free admission to pumpkin patch.
601 S Water St.

Rockin’ K Maze from 11 am - 5 pm
Explore a 6-acre Maze, Pumpkin Patch (purchase pumpkins separately), Hamster Wheel Roll, Lil’ Farmer Korner, Dummy Steer Roping, Farmer Foosball, Corn Hole Toss, Rope Spider Web, Giddy-Up Bouncers, Lil’ Farmer Sandbox, Pumpkin Bowling, See Saws, Tractor Swings, Dress the ScareCrow, Rockin’ Goats, Chicken Coop, Pumpkinhead tetherball, The End Zone, Tube Slide, Barnyard KrowKay, Kiddie Korral, Tug-o-war and Photo Props around the farm Purchase Pumpkins Plenty to Eat: The Kountry Kitchen will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, French fries, various sodas, and bottled water.
Cost: Admission prices (3-64) $10.00 + tax, Seniors (65+) $ 8.00 + tax, Children 2 and under are free! This weekend only employees of the United States Postal Service, DHL Express, FedEx and UPS get free admission with badge ID or proof of employment. Tickets for spouse and dependents can be purchased at a group rate discount. Additional fee activities: Cow train $ 1.00, Apple Blaster $5 for 6 apples or $10 for 12 apples. Ticket booth closes 30 minutes before posted closing time. This year you can also prepurchase your tickets online!
FM 666 and CR 52
Robstown, TX

Realm Of Evil Haunted House​ at 7 pm
Adult haunt and kids haunt. Box office opens at 6:30 pm.
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids
Sunrise Mall
5858 SPID (between New Life church and Burlington Coat Factory)
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