Boats and locals fishing in Corpus Christi Harbor

Corpus Christi

Travel Region

Gulf Coast

Population

450,000

With its mix of oceanfront fun and urban amenities like luxury hotels and restaurants, Corpus Christi lets you do it all—in flip flops.

Upcoming Events

An Interplanetary Experience Concert

Feb. 4

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Saturn, and more: This iconic suite by British composer Gustav Holst is enhanced by a multimedia presentation, which includes spectacular photos and images from the different planets of our solar system shown on the massive screen at the Performing Arts Center. In addition, the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month with the music of one America's greatest jazz composers, Duke Ellington.

ccsymphony.org

Grand Finale Concert

March 11

TAMUCC Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

"Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff is one the most famous pieces for choir, soloists, and orchestra. The texts are taken from poems of the 11th and 12th centuries and compiled in cantata form—a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment. The main theme continues to be used throughout the entertainment world, contributing to its universal appeal. Add to this the artistry of extraordinary singers, a massive choir, and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and experience the perfect thrilling conclusion to a spectacular season.

ccsymphony.org

Wine Festival

March 11

Heritage Park , 1581 N. Chaparral St.

The Corpus Christi Wine Festival's intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit health and safety, education, the arts, and veterans. The event features a variety of wines, food, and concerts.

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"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" with Invoke

March 23

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6005 Ocean Drive, Unit 5723

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed," a film by silhouette animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, is featured on the Performing Arts Center's new video screen, while original music is performed live by Invoke, a multi-instrumental band encompassing traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. A Q&A precedes the concert.

pac.tamucc.edu

Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale

April 1

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Bring your plant wagon and load up on hundreds of plants of all kinds. There's also specialty vendors, reptile shows, butterfly releases, food trucks, and a Kids' Zone.

stxbot.org

Explore the Shore

April 15

Mustang Island State Park, 9394 SH 361

A wide array of educational events take place throughout the day. Try fishing with a ranger, kayaking, beach walks, wildlife touch tanks and discussions, and other fun activities that highlight all of the recreational opportunities the park can provide as well as provide education on the important habitat and ecosystems of the park.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island

Birdiest Festival in America

April 26-30

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Spotlighting South Texas' peak spring migration in one of the country’s busiest flyways is the Birdiest Festival in America. The festival features optional guided birding field trips to regional birding hot spots, shorebird/wading bird sites, and private ranches. Plus, "The Raptor Project" presentations, a vendor trade show, and an artisan show.

birdiestfestival.org

Buc Days

May 4-14

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

There's something for buccaneers of every age at Buc Days, including a rodeo, concerts, and carnival rides.

bucdays.com

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