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Free Things to do in November 2017

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Free Things November

November is finally here! It's the season for beautiful fall weather here in Corpus Christi and there are SO MANY AWESOME THINGS TO DO!

Here is the roundup of the FREE THINGS you, your friends and your family can enjoy this month!

Downtown Farmers' Market

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Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every Wednesday at the Art Center of Corpus Christi, expect to find a whole lot of produce, breads, cheese, food trucks, music and art at the Downtown Farmers' Market! Come out and support our local farmers while tackling your grocery list for the week. Bring the kiddos along for either Family Art Time or the kids activity offered at the market! 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Family Art Time at the Art Center of Corpus Christi

Family Art Time

Every Wednesday and Saturday

Looking for a family activity to fill up your Saturdays? The Art Center of Corpus Christi opens up its doors every 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.

Guided Nature Walk at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

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Every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in November

Get outside and explore nature this Saturday morning. Come out and experience the natural environment of the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center. See many different species of plants, trees and animals. The guided nature walk is free and great for some family fun! 1446 N. Oso Pkwy.

First Friday Artwalk

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November 3, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

It's that time again! It's First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Corpus Christi. Experience art vendors, food trucks and live entertainment! Artwalk is at the Art Center of Corpus Christi this month. It's the perfect evening to head downtown and watch the streets come alive with art and color! 100 N. Shoreline Blvd.

54th Annual Greek Festival

Greek Fest

November 3-5

Come together for one of the oldest festivals in Corpus Christi! It's the Annual Greek Festival at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Experience the culture and delicious cuisine of the festival. 502 S. Chaparral St.

BUCK DAY at South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center!


November 4, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Explore the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center for only a buck! For just one dollar you get to explore through the trails of the gardens, see the butterflies, talk to parrots and smell the roses! Is there really a better way to spend your Saturday? 8545 S. Staples St.

Corpus Christi Kites and Bike Festival

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November 4, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fly kites and ride bikes with one of the prettiest views in the city! There will be stunt kite flyers, kite making stations, a bicycle and pedestrian loop uninterrupted by traffic, bike safety demonstrations and tons of activities for you and your family to enjoy.  600 S. Shoreline Blvd.

Turtle Release

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November 4, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Rise early for a real treat as you experience the sea turtle release! Check out the releasing of 5 sea turtles on November 4 at 10:00 a.m. at marker 35 on Mustang Island. Come on out and enjoy the release of these awesome creatures!

Sunday Bridgewalk

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November 5, 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. Get that fitness kick started in style and catch the mesmerizing view of the city while you're up there. 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.

Centennial House Tour

Centennial House (Britton-Evans House)

November 5, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Explore Corpus Christi's oldest house, the Britton Evans Centennial House! See the history and culture of old Corpus Christi. Tours run all day long this Sunday. 411 N. Upper Broadway

Padre Island Farmers' Market

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November 9, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Get in on the fun at the Island Farmers' Market this week! Fresh produce, food trucks, live music, and much more! Make a trip out to Padre Island and support the local farmers and get your grocery list tackled at the market! Event is free and open to the public. 14030 Fortuna Bay Dr.

Corpus Christi Jewish Food Festival

November 11, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and November 12, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The event with ALL THE FOOD and ALL THE CULTURE! It is the 30th Annual Jewish Food Festival at the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood. Come out for live music, delicious foods and lots of shopping! 4402 Saratoga Blvd.

A La Mano-Food Truck Friday at Heritage Park

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November 17, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the hottest food truck action in the heart of historic Corpus Christi while the weather is cool! Relax under a shade tree in Heritage Park, play some lawn games and listen to live music all while noshing on some of the best cuisine in the city. Food Truck Fridays will bring tasty food to your fingertips the last Friday of the month at Heritage Park from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 1581 N. Chaparral St.

33rd Annual Cottonfest in Robstown

November 17-18

Enjoy the 33rd Annual Cottonfest!  There will be a BBQ cook off, food, music and a large carnival. Friday headliner is Michael Salgado and Saturday night is the Spazmatics. Festival is held at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

Hot Tamale Festival


November 18, 12:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

The Hot Tamale Festival is a free street festival to end all street festivals - simply because it’s about getting your tamale on!  Live music, TWO tamale contests and loads of fun, here’s a list of reasons why you can’t miss the Hot Tamale Festival on November 18 in downtown Corpus Christi. 601 N. Water St.

Corpus Christi Food & Wine Festival

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November 18, Noon-11:00 p.m.

Take a tour of the wine world at the 2017 Corpus Christi Food & Wine Festival --where you can taste so many wines on November 18! Get your palate ready to taste wine and hang out in Heritage Park. Grab your starter pack and get to tasting. 1581 N. Chaparral St.


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