Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide October 5-7, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018
October is here already so get ready for weekends full of Fall Festivals and Halloween fun! 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 Harbor Playhouse Presents The Addams Family 
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm
A comedy musical. Bring the kids and follow Gomez and Morticia Addams as they struggle with the age-old problem of welcoming their daughter's new boyfriend into the family.
Cost: $10 kids, $18 Adults
Harbor Playhouse
1802 N Chaparral St.

Friday, October 5


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 First Friday 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

Saturday, October 6


Coastal Bend Custom and Classic Car Show, Swap Meet and Food Truck Rally from 8 am to 4 pm All proceeds benefit local veterans and other community worthy causes.
Cost: Free for the public.
Redfish Bay Boat House
322 Huff St.
Aransas Pass, 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


Home Depot Kids Workshop Fireboat from 9 am to 12 pm
Celebrate National Fire Safety Month in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model fireboat to put out shoreline or shipboard fires and transport emergency personnel and rescue workers. Once your firefighting vessel construction is complete, you and your hero can decorate it with paint and stickers and give it a name like the historically famous fireboats that precede your new firefighting craft. 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.
Cost: Free. Register online.
All locations participate.

National Alpaca Farm Days at Shear Bliss Alpacas from 10 am to 4 pm 
Owners Mike and Laura kindly open their farm to the community twice a year so you can learn about the alpacas and you also get the chance to buy some alpaca products!
Cost: Free admission
Shear Bliss Alpacas
605 Silver Creek Rd.
Sinton, Texas


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


Fannin PTA Dino George Museum from 10 am to 2 pm
Cost: $3 per person
2730 Gollihar


Michaels Kids Club Paper Pumpkins 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 Kratts Creepy Creatures 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.

La Retama Central Library Elevenses with a Twist Mad Hatter's Tea Party at 11 am
Celebrate National Mad Hatter Day with us. Join us for an elevenses (tea) party, including crafts, game and treats. Family Fun.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Janet F. Harte Public Library Super Saturday at 11 am
Special activities, experiments, or guests! All ages.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Barnes and Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring Builder Brothers: Big Plans at 11 am
HGTV's favorite twins have written a children's book! Drew and Jonathan think up big plans for even bigger projects, but will their plans go the way they hope?
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.


Asbury United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch Grand Opening Celebration from 12 to 6 pm
Food Trucks, Free Games, Pumpkin Patch, Free Inflatables and Music from 12-4:30 pm. Live Worship with 1SN, Free Puppet Show, Free Gospel Face Painting from 5-6 pm.
Cost: Free admission
7501 S. Staples St.

Surftoberfest 2018 from 12 to 9:30 pm
Outdoor fall festival that features, food, LIVE MUSIC, fun for all ages, and of course, lots and lots of BEER! Activities will include a Stein Holding Contest, a Lederhosen Contest, arts and crafts activities for the kids, and so much more!
Cost: Free admission
Texas Surf Museum
309 N Water St.


Michaels Kids Kids Party from 1 to 3 pm
Bring your kids in store for fun activities, a special prize (with completed activity sheet) and discounts! Event intended for children ages 5 – 11.
Cost: Free, parent or guardian must remain on premises. One prize per child. While supplies last.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Michaels Kids MAKEbreak Great Pumpkin Event from 1 to 3 pm
Cost: Buy the craft pumpkin, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Fall-O-Ween at 2 pm
Join us for games, a haunted house, pumpkin giveaway, costumes & family fun!
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton


Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest from 5-9 pm
German Food and Drink. Live music - the Majek Polka Band will be playing in the big biergarten tent! Kids area includes bounce house, kiddie train, face painting and games with prizes! All free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Craft and novelty booths! Wear your lederhosen, dirndls and Oktoberfest hats! Benefiting Harvey disaster relief.
Cost: $2 adult admissions, kids under 12 are free with adult. $13 pre-sale food tickets include admission and German food plate. Schnitzel, German potato salad and sauerkraut. (Call the church office for pre-sale purchase 361-884-4041.) A la carte food booths include bratwurst, big yeasty pretzels, potato salad, desserts and German beer!
808 Louisiana Ave.

Sunday, October 7

Marina Arts District BridgeWalk from 8:30 am to 10:30 am  
Registration starts at 8:00 am 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.

National Alpaca Farm Days at Shear Bliss Alpacas from 10 am to 4 pm 
Owners Mike and Laura kindly open their farm to the community twice a year so you can learn about the alpacas and you also get the chance to buy some alpaca products!
Cost: Free admission
Shear Bliss Alpacas
605 Silver Creek Rd.
Sinton, Texas


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at UT Marine Science Institute Sea Turtle Release at 10 am
3 large sea turtles will be released back into the Gulf of Mexico.
Cost: Free
Tony Amos Beach at marker 35 on Mustang Island. From Access Road 1 in Port Aransas, drive south on the beach.


Texas State Aquarium Dollar Day presented by Union Pacific Foundation from 10 am to 5 pm
Experience the Aquarium’s jungle featuring free-flying birds as well as aquatic exhibits featuring up-close encounters with sharks, dolphins, otters, alligators and coral reef fish, plus more than 460 other species. The Aquarium will also offer continuous screenings of “The Deep 4D: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet.” Due to the significant increase in attendance on Dollar Days, regular presentations and visitor programs will not be provided.
Cost: $1. Children 2 and under will receive free admission, and parking is included with admission.
Texas State Aquarium
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

All Saints' Episcopal Church Blessing of the Animals from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Annual Pet Blessing service. They will gather on our Labyrinth for rayer, music, communion, and a celebration of all God's creatures great and small.
Cost: Free. They will be collecting donations of dog & cat food, toys, and bedding for the Gulf Coast Humane Society.
All Saints' Episcopal Church
3026 S Staples St.


Hispanic Heritage Festival from 1 to 9 pm
Vendors, live Music, food, and so much more! A fun full event for the entire family.
Cost: Free admission
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX


Corpus Christi Seventh-day Adventist Church Fall Festival from 2 to 6 pm
An afternoon of food, games and fun for the entire family! A variety of Fall-related activities including a Pie Contest, Story Time, Face-painting, Hayride, Photo Booth, Arts & Crafts, Scavenger Hunt, Prizes and festive food!
Cost: Free
Corpus Christi Seventh Day Adventist Church
6645 Downing St.
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