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Free things to do in September

Its finally September! Here's a list of all of the FREE happenings here in the Coastal Bend you and your family can enjoy.

Downtown Farmers' Market

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

Wednesday Night Regatta-Sailboat Races


Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Get those cameras out! Sailboat regattas are held every Wednesday evening on the Corpus Christi Bay; spectators can appreciate the view from the Corpus Christi Municipal MarinaPeoples St. T-Head

Explore the Art Museum of South Texas

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September 1, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 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 exhibitions and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Enjoy and be enlightened with the artwork on display for FREE! 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Family Art Time at Art Center of Corpus Christi

Family Art Time

Every Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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 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.


Nature Guided Walks at Oso Bay Wetlands and Nature Center

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Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Get outside and explore through 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.

Corpus Christi Ride-In presents Better Off Dead

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September 8, After dark

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the 80s classic Better Off Dead on the lawn in the Corpus Christi Watergardens! 🎉 Movie begins at 9:00 p.m., but get there early to enjoy food from Iron Piñata andMìse En Place Mobile cafe and Fulton Kettle Corn plus Corpus Christi Liquor Catering serving from their full bar. 🍹 1900 N. Chaparral St.

Diez Y Seis de Septembre Festival

September 16, Noon- 5:00 p.m.

The 16 de Septiembre Festival & Mercado will be held at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center on September 16, 2017, and consists of both indoor and outdoor events. Come celebrate this day with delicious food, shopping and fun! 402 Harbor Dr.

Masterpiece in a Day


September 23, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Downtown Corpus Christi is going to become an outdoor arts experience! Masterpiece in a Day is an all day live competition in four categories. There will be live artists all over downtown preparing their entries in visual art, original music, original spoken word and food truck culinary art. Immerse yourself in culture and check out the talent and artistry of the city. 309 N. Water St.

DOGA at Gulf Coast Humane Society

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September 24, 10:00 a.m.

DOGA-as in...Dog Yoga!? Yeah, that's correct! This is an unforgettable experience! Enjoy doing yoga alongside playful and excited dogs from the Gulf Coast Humane Society!

A La Mano-Food Truck Friday

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September 29, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Food Trucks in Corpus Christi are popping up everywhere and sometimes it can be hard to track down your favorite truck. Look no further than A La Mano, which translates to “on hand” and in the case of the food truck culture, aptly describes the serving style from the window of the truck. Enjoy lawn games, good music, great food and an amazing experience on the Corpus Christi Bay. You can enjoy the A La Mano – Food Truck Friday event on the last Friday of the month. 1590 N. Shoreline Blvd


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