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18 Events Not to Miss This Fall in Corpus Christi

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Arts Alive

September 1-2

Enjoy two days of crazy creative fun at the Art Center of Corpus Christi! Arts Alive is a unique interactive arts festival including visual arts, performance art, music and food. You will be sure to have fun for the entire family!

Corpus Christi 7 Day Film Project Screening


September 2

Check out the film scene in Corpus Christi at the Corpus Christi Film Project Screening! The screening is held at Alamo Drafthouse and offers visitors a unique film experience. Watch films created by local creatives all on the BIG screen! Purchase your tickets to the screening, here.

Rock and Ride 2018

September 8

The biggest motorcycle event in South Texas! Rock and Ride 2018 is a motorcycle run and music festival all in one. The course has seven stops around the Corpus Christi Bay. The music festival is free and open to the public! Headline acts this year are Iron Butterfly and special guests, Back In Black + Hard Wired, Bad Bouys, Old Skool and Reely Rotnz. Also enjoy beer, food trucks, vendors, interactive displays and more.

Hummerbird Celebration


September 13-16

Celebrate the fall migration of the beautiful Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds at the 30th Annual HummerBird Celebration in Rockport Fulton on September 13-16. Don’t be surprised to find Rufous, Black-Chinned, and Buff-Bellied Hummingbirds. If you're a birder or at least enjoy the outdoors, this is the perfect event for you.

Conquer the Coast

September 15

Conquer the Coast packs so much into one ride that no other cycling event quite compares. On September 15, see all of the sights and sounds of the Corpus Christi Bay and neighboring towns of Portland, Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Port Aransas ALL ON A BIKE! With the beautiful Coastal Bend as your backdrop you can survey the very coast you set out to conquer.

Que Bueno Taco Festival

September 15

2018 marks the first year for this much-buzzed about festival! Check out Que Bueno Taco Festival and get your taco fix while enjoying live music, games and other fun activities to take part in.


September 20 - 23

¡Otra Fest! is a brick and mortar three day music festival that features national and regional artists and bands from across the state of Texas. The festival will feature bands from a variety of genres including indie, rock, pop and Americana. ¡Otra Fest! will feature music on two stages inside House of Rock; the IBC stage and the side stage. ¡Otra Fest! is designed to support the strong music scene and artistry of the Lone Star state.

Celebration of Flight


September 28-30

The 20th annual Celebration of Flight at the Hazel Bazemore County Park will take place September 28-30, 2018. Jerry Liguori is the guest presenter and educator at this year's festival. This festival is a celebration of raptor migration at the Hazel Bazemore Park hawkwatch site. It's a family-friendly event with free activities in the park that coincides with peak Broad-winged Hawk fall migration.


October 6

Germany has NOTHING on Corpus Christi when it comes to Oktoberfest. Enjoy a coastal spin on the classic German Octoberfest celebration--SURFtoberfest! This one day street festival in the heart of downtown features a Homebrew Competition, a Beer Stein Holding Contest, German fare, live music and so much more! Happening October 6 from noon to midnight in downtown Corpus Christi outside of the Executive Surf Club.

Steve Martin and Martin Short

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October 7

In need of a good laugh?! Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short will perform a one-night-only show, An Evening You Will Forget for The Rest Of Your Life, at American Bank Center Selena Auditorium on Sunday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets to the show, here.

Texas Jazz Festival

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October 19-21

Jazz lives in New Orleans, but it spends three days a year vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas! Take in the oldest free music festival in the country, Texas Jazz Festival! For more than 55 years this Texas tradition has drawn thousands of visitors to soak in the sweet and soulful sounds of jazz musicians from across the country. Every October, Heritage Park comes alive with three stages showcasing smooth jazz, funky upbeat jazz and everything in between. The best part’s free!

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival

October 27

The third largest Dia de los Muertos festival in the nation, this festival benefits programs at K Space Contemporary, a downtown contemporary art gallery. Featuring live music, a community altar and a cultural explosion of Dia de los Muertos programming throughout Downtown Corpus Christi. Also experience the LIVE Luchadore Wrestling Match-Lucha KABOOM! Check out high flying Luchadores in actoin! 

Harbor Half

November 4

The Harbor Half is the the highest half marathon in Texas and will be guaranteed to challenge even the most seasoned runner!  The goal is to offer a half marathon over the Harbor Bridge that is challenging, yet allows the runners to experience the best that Corpus Christi has to offer.

Greek Festival

Greek Fest

November 2-4

Baklava, gyros and music await you at the annual Greek Festival on November 2-4! There will be good food and good entertainment. Immerse yourself in the food, styles and culture of Greece! 

Ranch Hand Festival

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November 17

The Ranch Hand Festival honors Kingsville, Texas' rich cultural heritage as one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry and will feature food, wine and tequila tasting, live music, cooking demonstrations, art, storytelling, book signings by local authors and more! Team roping and old-time cow camp cooking demonstration will be part of the morning’s activities, along with storytelling, and musical entertainment. Join in for a taste of the cowboy life on historic King Ranch. Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival

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November 17

Take a tour of the wine world at the 2018 Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival --where you can taste so many wines on November 17! Get your palate ready to taste wine and hang out in Heritage Park. Grab your starter pack and get to tasting. Go here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Fest

November 17

There’s nothing more puro South Texas than tamales! The Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Fest brings all the best of tamale-makers together for tamale samplings and competitions! 

Harbor Lights Festival

December 1

The 34th Annual Harbor Lights Festival on Saturday, December 1, 2018, is Corpus Christi's unique celebration to light up the holiday season! This long-standing public tradition in Corpus Christi kicks off the holiday season with a kids parade, The Santa Express and so much more!


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