Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide August 17-19, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer is winding down or already has for some of you. Weekends are still full of fun for the whole family! We've also included some back to school activities as well. 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

The Peddler Show
Friday 12 to 6 pm Saturday 9 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 4 pm Hand-picked market where you can shop from talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country.
Cost: Admission $7 at the door, $5 advance tickets, children Under 12 are free. Free Parking. Paid admission good all weekend.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas


Hurricane Alley Waterpark from 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: $12 Admission before 12 noon and $15 after (Friday)

Friday, August 17

Hot Z95 & MetroPCS Back 2 Back 2 Back 2 Back Backpack Giveaway! from 9 am to 7 pm
Hot Z95 & MetroPCS are teaming up once again for the Back 2 Back 2 Back 2 Back Backpack Giveaway. They will be at 4 Different MetroPCS Locations raffling off 25 School Supplied Filled Backpacks away per location (100 Backpacks total) and 1 Apple iPad per location (4 iPads Total!) Stay tuned for more details! This register to win will be a Kid only entry for kids Ages 4 - 13. One entry per child. Child must be present to win. No purchase necessary.
Cost: Free
HOT Z95
2117 Leopard St.

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


La Costa Dental Corpus Christi Back to School Bash from at 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Enjoy door prizes, school supply kits, pizza and refreshments, community resources and more!
Cost: Free
4506 Kostoryz Rd.

Bay Jammin’ Cinema Presents Presents “A Wrinkle in Time” at 8:30 pm
Bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket and enjoy outdoor family entertainment.
Cost: Free Cole Park Amphitheater
1526 Ocean Dr.

Saturday, August 18


2nd Annual KEDT's Kids Festival from 9 am to 1:30 pm
Family event, where local organizations will offer fun, educational activities for the whole family. Our event will feature 2 Special Guests this year; Clifford the Big Red Dog and SuperWhy!
Cost: Free
205 S. Staples 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

Back2School Supply Giveaway Crossroads Church from 9 am to 12 pm
Supplies and backpacks will be available for every grade in LIMITED QUANTITIES. This is available for Aransas Pass and the surrounding communities.
Cost: Limit 1 bag per person, children must be present to get additional supplies.
Crossroads Church
417 N Houston St.
Aransas Pass, TX


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 Magical Wall Art 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.

LEAD First Foundation Back to School Health Fair from 10 am to 2 pm 
Health Fair, backpacks provided for school age children filled with school supplies and other goodies. Vendors will provide information on things going in the community and resource for the community. Health screenings for Diabetes, High Blood, Vison, and Hearing. Immunizations available.
Cost: Free
W. B. Ray High School
1002 Texan Trl.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Back to School with Daniel Tigers Neighborhood at 10 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.


Doggy Dip Day at H-E-B Pool from 10 am to 3 pm
Owners must provide proof of vaccinations (Distemper, Parvo & Rabies).
Cost: $6 per dog and owner swims free. Additional owners pay $4/adult or $1.25/youth
1520 Shely St.


5th Annual Kids Helping Kids School Supply Drive from 10 am to 12 pm
Please join us for our fifth annual, BIGGER THAN EVER, Kids Helping Kids School Supply Drive! All school supplies will go to the Salvation Army here in Corpus Christi and will help all of the children living at the Salvation Army get started back to school with some new supplies and look good! Come out and help us help the community and set these kiddos up for success! Live music by Chicas Rock and DJ Weasel.
Cost: Free admission
Stingers Coffee
1304 Airline Rd.

Barnes and Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring The Dinosaur Expert  at 11 am
During a field trip to the museum, Kimmy loves to share what she knows about dinosaurs, but when someone asks if girls can be paleontologists, Kimmy loses her voice. Will she find it again?
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library Chess Club at 11 am
Come and have fun! Play against others! All ages and all levels are welcome. Please bring your chessboard if you have one
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Michaels Makebreak Shimmering Slime from 1 to 3 pm
You can never have enough glitter in this slime!
Cost: We’ll provide the supplies, including premade slime.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Rocking Craft Time at 2 pm
Join us for fun-crafted creations! (ages 0-12)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Nature and Crafts Fish Bowl Lanterns from 3 to 3:45 pm
Make a nature-oriented craft that allows children to explore their creative side! Along with the craft, an exciting science lesson addressing topics such as wildlife, habitat, conservation and more will be discussed. This program is a great opportunity for children to help develop their observation, decision making and motor skills.
Cost: $5 per child. Register online.
2446 N. Oso Parkway

La Retama Central Library 50s Sock Hop from 7 to 10 pm
Join us for an evening of family fun including music, dancing, crafts, games, dance contest, hula hoop contest and light refreshments.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Ingleside Parks and Recreation Movie in the Park: The Sandlot at 8:30 pm 
Concession for sale. Don't forget your bug spray and blankets.
Cost: Free
N.O. Simmons Park
Texas 361
2867 Avenue J
Ingleside, Texas

Sunday, August 19

Mans Best Friend Bully Kennels 1st Annual Back To School Giveaway at 2 pm
They will be giving away 250 backpacks filled with the essential supplies needed for students who are in need of school supplies for the 2018-2019 school year. Free haircuts, face painting and more.
Cre8ive Culture
423 William St.


J Styles and Cuts Back to School Backpack and Haircuts from 2 to 5 pm
CC Force Volleyball Club, Luevanos Baseball, Sokol C.C. Gym, JStyles and Cuts have join together to support the community with free haircuts and backpacks to help prepare students for their first day of school.
Cost: Free
Sokol Corpus Christi Gym
5502 Kostoryz Rd.

Musical Minds Back To School Concert at 5:30 pm 
Cost: Free admission
Brewster Street Icehouse
1724 N Tancahua St
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