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2018 Big Bang Site Map

Thanks to the generosity of our community partner, the Corpus Christi RTA, complimentary Park & Ride service will be available.


Help us celebrate our nation’s independence with the most spectacular fireworks display in South Texas, brought to you by H-E-B! 

Fireworks will be set off from a barge dock located in the Corpus Christi Bay just north of the People’s Street T-Head. With a viewing area that includes over 4 miles of prime bayfront property, spectators will enjoy the best views in the Coastal Bend!

Fireworks will begin on July 4 at 9:30 p.m. For optimal firework viewing locations, please refer to the Mayor’s Big Bang Site Map above. For a list of public viewing parties being offered by local partners, please refer to the Schedule of Events (coming soon). For Park & Ride information


Kick off a fantastic 4th with a patriotic parade, brought to you by Flint Hills Resources!  A tradition since the Mayor’s Big Bang inception in 1977, parade delegates will dazzle you with floats & fun as they venture down Shoreline Blvd. against the backdrop of Corpus Christi Bay.

Parade-goers should arrive no later than 5:00 p.m.. as the Grand Marshal will begin leading the floats promptly at 6:00 p.m. The route will begin at I-37 & Shoreline Blvd. and travel southbound to Park St.

Interested parade participants: we would love to have you join!  Please submit a Parade Application!

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2019 Parade Map

Family Fun & Music Zone

Kids just want to be kids!  With their very own awesome area designed just for their enjoyment-complete with rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, entertainment and more — they can do just that at the Big Bang Family Fun & Music Zone! 

Featuring a performance from Chica’s Rock, Corpus Christi’s very own youth girl’s band, the little ones can rock it out their way! 

The Big Bang Family Fun & Music Zone will be open on July 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. between Sherrill Park and the Great Lawn on Shoreline Blvd. Please refer to the Big Bang Site Map for further reference.

Food Truck Court

Located next to the Family Fun & Music Zone, attendees will be able to enjoy a diverse offering of culinary fare from specialty food trucks originating from all over the Coastal Bend!  Hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Download a Vendor Application if you'd like to participate.

Harbor Bridge Light Show

Enjoy the beauty of the Harbor Bridge at night with an illuminated 4th of July show choreographed to upbeat music brought to you by Stellar Energy!

Tune your radio to the following stations beginning at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th for the best Harbor Bridge Light Show experience: 92.7FM, 95.5FM and 1440AM.


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