Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide May 4-6, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018
The first weekends of the month are always busy and the first weekend in May is even busier! There are a ton of activities for your family to choose from! Th 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

Buc Days Festival and Carnival
Friday 5 pm to midnight
Saturday 12 pm to midnight
Sunday 12 to 10 pm
Carnival rides, live music and yummy food, petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: Adult $6, Child, military with ID and senior $4 FREE for Child under 36″, Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands Friday through Sunday at the Gate are $30
Water's Edge Park
602 S. Shoreline Dr.

Disney on Ice Reach for the Stars
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 3 and 7 pm
Sunday 3 pm
Get ready to enter a world of excitement with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they host a showcase overflowing with magical moments from across the kingdom. Families of all ages will be delighted by adventurous moments from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast and traditional Disney stories told like never before, in a brand-new ice spectacular.
Cost: Tickets start at $17 plus fees. Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Friday, May 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.


Art Museum of South Texas ArtWalk 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.

Marina Arts District Downtown Artwalk from 5:30 to 10 pm
ArtWalk will feature exhibits at venues and galleries throughout Downtown. Click the link above for exact locations.
Cost: Free



6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Art Contest Scholarship Kickoff from 6 to 11 pm 
A fun evening for Family, Friends to come together and enjoy some food from local food trucks. Be entertained with our Live Music, and Folklorico dancers get some shopping done with many unique vendors. Doing this while helping us raise funds to help our community and provide scholarships. No outside food or drink allowed bring your own chairs. Also Chihuahua Races. Register Onsite at 6 pm Races begin at 6:45pm. Pet friendly prizes will be awarded.
Cost: Free admission
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral Street


La Retama Central Library May the 4th Be with You from 7 to 10 pm
Join us as we celebrate all things Star Wars. Great fun for the family and all ages. Event includes crafts, games, costume contest, photo ops and more!
Cost: Free
805 Comanche


Harbor Playhouse Presents Grease at 7:30 pm
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. NOTICE – Please be advised that this production of GREASE contains ADULT CONTENT. ​
Cost:Adult $18, Military, Senior, student $15, Child (under 13) $10. Buy tickets online or at the box office.
Harbor Playhouse
1802 N Chaparral St.


Buc Days and Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater Present Hook from 8:30 to 11:30 pm
Steven Spielberg offers his own take on the classic story of Peter Pan, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, and Julia Roberts. Movie screening at Buc Days! You must purchase a ticket to enter the carnival and see the movie. Be sure to bring a blanket to enjoy the the movie on the lawn! Chairs are prohibited when entering the carnival. Hook is rated PG. Parental discretion is advised.
Cost: Adults $6, Minors over 36" $4, Minors under "36 Free Buc Days
1823 N. Chaparral

Saturday, May 5

13th Annual CASA Superhero 5K Run/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. Benefits foster children in the Coastal Bend area.
Cost: Registration on day of event at 7 am. Registration starts at $1 for kids 12 and under, $45 for 13 and over.
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral St.

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 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


Find a list of participating locations in the list above.


Home Depot Kids Workshop Windmill Planter from 9 am to 12 pm
Discuss the benefits of non-polluting sustainable energy in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model windmill that holds a beautiful seasonal flower or low maintenance herb just in time for Mother’s Day. Once your windmill planter 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.

Early Scholars Academy Summer Fest from 9 to 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. Come enjoy a special performance from the Sam Houston Dribblers and Dance team., they will perform at 9 am.
Cost: $10 with online registration, $12 in person
Early Scholars Academy
1356 FM 43
Corpus Christi, Texas


Coastal Bend Companion Bird Club and Rescue Mission Spring Bird Mart from 9 am to 5 pm
Huge selection of Birds, Cages, Toys, Feed, Seed and much, much more. Everything that a bird lover could ever want.
Cost: $4 for adults; kids under 12 are FREE
Al Amin Shrine Hall
2001 Suntide 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


Michaels Kids Club Mother's Day Cards 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 for kids 3-6, $5 for kids 6+. Supplies included.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 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 cell phones 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 Llama Llama Loves to Read Storytime at 11 am 
Llama Llama is becoming a reader and can't wait to show his mother everything he's learned. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring this beloved character.
Cost: Free
Blanche D Moore Drive

Portland Texas Parks and Recreation Department Free Splash Day from 12 to pm
A Splash Course in Water Safety and swim event. Free swim, safety stations, information booths, CPR demo and instruction, giveaways, food and fun!
Cost: Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Portland Aquatic Center
2002 Billy G. Webb
Portland, TX


Michaels Kids MAKEbreak Mother's Day Box from 1 to 3 pm
Create a sweet gift for Mom.
Cost: Buy the box, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Ingleside Parks and Recreation Hometown Pride Day from 6 to 8 pm
Water Slides and games 6  to 8 pm, Movie in the Park (Cars 3) Sunset
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Park
Texas 361 2867 Aveune J
Ingleside, Texas

Harbor Playhouse Presents Grease at 7:30 pm
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. NOTICE – Please be advised that this production of GREASE contains ADULT CONTENT. ​
Cost:Adult $18, Military, Senior, student $15, Child (under 13) $10. Buy tickets online or at the box office.
Harbor Playhouse
1802 N Chaparral St.


Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade at 8 pm
The 81st annual Buc Days Navy Army Night Parade will feature floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 3.2 mile route.
Cost: Free
Parade starts at Buc Stadium and ends at Coopers Alley St.

Sunday, May 6 

Chuck E. Cheese's Sensory Sensitive Sundays at 8 am
Sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. 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.

Marina Arts District BridgeWalk from 8:30 am - 10:30 am am 
Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and Walk begins at 8:30am. 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. There is an Alternate route for those with strollers, small children, and animals – this scenic route goes down along the water to the Marina T Heads and back. Both routes are approximately 6,020 yards (3.42 miles). Updated regarding weather or other interference can always be found on website and social media pages.
Cost: Free
Heritage Park
1581 N. Chaparral St.


KSAB / KUNO 2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival from 1 to 8 pm
Cost: Free admisssoin
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall A
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas
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