Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide June 29-July 1, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018
June is just about gone and Summertime fun is going strong. There is always something fun to do with the kids on Summer weekends! 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

Hurricane Alley Waterpark from 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: $12 Admission before 12 noon and $15 after
702 E. Port Ave.

Friday, June 29

Austin Reptile Shows Summer Reading Program at Bell/Whittington Public Library from 10 to 11 am
Austin Reptile Shows will be performing a live Reptile Adventure show. Meet a dozen live reptiles from around the world and learn about types of reptiles, adaptations, conservation and unique reptile features! Cost: Free
Bell/Whittington Public Library
2400 Memorial Pkwy.
Portland, Texas

La Retama Central Library Summer Matinee at 2 pm
Join us for a family movie. Popcorn and snacks will be served while supplies last. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Cost: Free
La Retama Central Library
805 Comanche


Mathis Freedom Fest at 3 pm
Enjoy a BBQ Cookoff, Live Music, Food Trucks, Car Show, Kid Zone, and more.
Cost: Free
411 E. San Patricio Avenue
Mathis, TX


The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay Danny Green Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm 
San Antonio Spurs Guard Danny Green is coming back to Corpus Christi for his annual Basketball clinics! Fans will be allowed to bring outside items to be signed, and items will be available for purchase on site.
Cost: Free
The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
500 North Highway 77 (IH69) Suite 421
Robstown, Texas

Garcia Arts and Education Center Family Night Out at 6 pm 
Free event offered by the to encourage family fun and bonding. It includes free dinner, a fun icebreaker activity, an overview of a topic related to building family support, some fun activities based on that topic
Cost: Free. RSVP to 361-825-3600 if you plan to attend, so they can plan to make enough food.
2021 Agnes St.

Corpus Christi Chamber Orchestra Summer Concert at 7 pm
The pinnacle of the Summer Orchestra Camp, in which area school students join the Orchestra and play alongside regular members, the performance will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, Mozart and Bach.
Cost: Free
Wolfe Recital Hall Del Mar College East Campus
101 Baldwin Blvd.

Bay Jammin Cinema Series Presents Despicable Me 3 from 8:30 to 10 pm
Cost: Free
Cole Park Amphitheater
1526 Ocean Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX

Saturday, June 30

Padre Island National Seashore Turtle Hatchling Release at 6:45 am 
A turtle hatchling release is expected June 30th through July 2nd. Dates are always tentative but you can call the Hatchling Hotline the morning of to make sure it at 361-949-7163 for the latest information about the release
Cost: Free
Visitor Center Padre Island National Seashore
20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, 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 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

Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull Challenge from 9 am to 12 pm
Watch the ultimate tug of war challenge. Watch teams play "tug of war" with a 55,000-lb fire truck. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull will be named the Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions!
Cost: Free
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

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 Classic Camp Crafts 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: Wild Kratt's Marathon 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.


City Hall at the Mall from 11 am to 5pm
Over 50 City departments will be available to provide information for a variety of services. Get your child fingerprinted, pick-up a library card, meet your City Council members, or play games with Parks and Recreation. The first 100 people attending will receive a free goodie bag and those visiting booths will have an opportunity to win prizes. Participants are encouraged to use the mall entrance located near Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.
Cost: Free
La Palmera
5488 S Padre Island Dr.

Barnes and Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate at 11 am
Before he was the beloved Pete the Cat, he was Pete the Kitty! Join Pete on a cat-tastic playdate as he learns a lesson about sharing with his friend, Grumpy Toad. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Michaels Kids MAKEbreak Red, White, and Blue Projects from 1 to 3 pm
Show your national spirit!
Cost: Buy a blank base of your choice, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Mathis Freedom Fest at 3 pm
Enjoy a BBQ Cookoff, Live Music, Firework Show, Food Trucks, Car Show, Kid Zone, and more. Fireworks start at 11:20 pm
Cost: Free
411 E. San Patricio Avenue
Mathis, TX

Sunday, July 1

We're celebrating the 4th of July and our church anniversary. Every year we enjoy food, music, fellowship and fun. Look for the Snowie Bus for sno cones. We'll have a pinata and PLENTY of door prizes. We're also giving away a family 4-pack to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. And come hear some great music provided by KSAB-FM's Danny Perez.  
Cost: Free
1610 Comanche St. 


Corpus Christi Municipal Band Concert at 8:30 pm
The Corpus Christi Municipal Band delights audiences with a variety of tunes– ranging from marches and pops to light classical music and show melodies.
Cost: Free
Retama Room (2nd floor of Harvin Center)
101 Baldwin Blvd.
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