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Summer Fun in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Summer time and the livin' is easy in Corpus Christi...literally. Seasonal events like Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series and Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater are only available for a few months in this coastal town. Take advantage of these golden opportunities while they last because spending time outdoors in Corpus Christi is a summer time pleasure!

Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater

Summer days are for fun in the sun, but summer nights are a time to kick back and relax. Once a month, Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a movie in one of the most scenic parks in the Coastal Bend. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket or even an air mattress to the Corpus Christi Watergardens for a free movie screening under the stars! Don't worry about picking up dinner and drinks before-hand, Ride-In Theater has you covered with local food trucks and a full bar on-site.

Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series

Summer is the season of free fun and Corpus Christi is no exception. Every week, from June to August, the Bay Jammin' Concert and Cinema Series offers a Thursday night concert and a Friday night movie, for free! While you're in town, make plans to attend at least one of these awesome evening events at Cole Park and get to know Corpus Christi locals while you relax on the great lawn.

A La Mano (Food Truck Friday)

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Spoiler alert - food trucks are awesome! If you're looking to experience the culinary specialties of South Texas, look no further than A La Mano, hosted by the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center. With nine local food trucks, each specializing in a different cuisine, A La Mano is your chance to taste a little bit of everything all in one place. Throw in some live music, lawn games and a prime location on the Corpus Christi Downtown Seawall, and summer time comes alive at this monthly event. Plan your visit around the last Friday of the month and don't miss Corpus Christi's version of Food Truck Friday.

Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Release

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Nothing demonstrates the beauty of mother nature more than watching dozens of baby sea turtles enter the surf of the Gulf of Mexico. The Padre Island National Seashore is home to approximately 60% of the Kemp's ridley nests found in the United States, with most hatchling releases taking place between May and August. The release dates vary as nesting dates are unpredictable, but if you're visiting Corpus Christi in the summer months, the chances are high that you'll be able to attend one of nature's coolest, uniquely Corpus Christi experiences. Get the latest information on releases, locations and times by calling (361) 949-7163.

Corpus Christi Hooks Baseball

Hooks Game at Whataburger

Baseball is arguably the number one national pastime and while the season may run well into fall, summer is prime time for a day at the ball park. Playing at Whataburger Field, the Corpus Christi Hooks take center stage for summer sports in Corpus Christi. Promotional nights like $1 Mondays and Friday Fireworks, make every night at the ball park special throughout the summer. With grass berm tickets as low as $7, even the most casual baseball fan will be singing "take me out to the ball game."

Life is short and summer is too! Make the most of your vacation in Corpus Christi by experiencing one (or all) of these hidden gems of the summer season. For more information on special events this summer, stop by our Visitor Information Center.


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