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Free Things To Do in May

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas


Kick off the beginning of summer RIGHT! Check out ALL THINGS FREE happening during the month of May! 

Cinco de Mayo PRO

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May 4-7

Who says you have to be a surfer to be a part of a surf competition? Cinco De Mayo Pro is the fastest growing surf competition on the Third Coast! Spectators are more than welcome to come out and be a part of the event! There will be live music, surfing, volleyball, stand up paddle boarding and horseshoe competitions happening all weekend long. To view the schedule for this event, click here.

Frost Free Friday at Art Museum of South Texas

Art Museum of South Texas

May 5, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Every first Friday of the month, the Art Museum of South Texas opens its doors to the public at no cost. This is a fantastic way to check out the new exhibits on display at the museum.The museum offers diverse exhibition and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Come get educated and enlightened with the artwork on display for FREE! 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Heritage Park

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May 5, 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate this historical day in Mexican history with the Westside Business Association at Heritage Park on Friday, May 5. Enjoy a night filled with live music, food trucks, shopping and Folklorico dancing! While you're there celebrating history, take a look at this Heritage Park walking tour to learn more about the history of the park. 1581 N. Chaparral St.

First Friday Artwalk

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May 5, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

On the first Friday of every month you’ll find artists, musicians and all things creative converge in Downtown Corpus Christi. It's where Downtown comes alive with bands on every block, food trucks serving up South Texas fare and art galleries featuring local and national artists. With almost 100 art vendors lining the streets, something will surely catch your eye! 326 N. Chaparral St.

Sunday Bridgewalk

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May 7, 8:30 a.m.

Experience the Harbor Bridge like never before! Take it head on by walking (or running) over the bridge alongside hundreds of other people. The walk begins and ends at Heritage Park. Don't forget to stay afterwards and jump into Zumba, Yoga and/or Tai Chi. Get your fitness on at Bridgewalk! Walk begins right at 8:30 a.m., so make sure to get there a bit early so you don't miss kick off. 1581 N. Chaparral St.

CC Ride-In presents FREE Outdoor Movie: Mannequin

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May 12, 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the 80s perfection of Mannequin on the lawn in the Corpus Christi Watergardens. Movie starts at 9:00 p.m., but get there early to enjoy food from local vendors including Fulton Kettle Corn and Iron Piñata!

Mother's Day Weekend at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center


May 12-14

Celebrating the moms of the Coastal Bend! All mommies get in free during mothers day weekend at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center. Bring along the entire family and celebrate her by exploring nature, observing animals and smelling the flowers. What a perfect way to spend the weekend with mom! 8545 S. Staples St.

A La Mano-Food Truck Friday

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May 26, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Food Truck Fridays will bring tasty food to your fingertips the last Friday of the month at North Bayfront Park from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Live Music! Lawn Games! Food Trucks! We promise you'll be back at your desk within the hour! 1590 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Downtown Farmers' Market

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Every Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

GROW Local South Texas presents the Farmers' Market downtown located at the Art Center of Corpus Christi. Enjoy fresh local produce along with Corpus Christi food trucks, live music and a beautiful view. 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Family Art Time at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Family Art Time

Every Wednesday and Saturday

Looking for a family activity to fill up your Wednesdays and Saturdays? The Art Center of Corpus Christi opens up its doors every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. There are different classes that offer arts and crafts projects to complete as a family. Explore that creative side with your loved ones! 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.


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