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15 Events Not to Miss This Fall in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

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Fall brings on all kinds of fun with a FULL calendar of events that you need to see --15 to be exact! Nearly every weekend in the fall is filled with fests, food and so much fun. Check out this big list of must-attend Corpus Christi events!


Celebration of Flight Hawk Watch Festival

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September 27-29

The 21st annual Celebration of Flight at the Hazel Bazemore County Park will take place September 27-29, 2019. This festival is a celebration of raptor migration at the hawkwatch site, in which Corpus Christi is the largest and most diverse in the country. Bring the whole family out to Hazel Bazemore County Park for free activities in the park that coincides with peak Broad-winged Hawk fall migration.


Surftoberfest

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October 5

Germany has NOTHING on Corpus Christi when it comes to Oktoberfest. Enjoy a coastal spin on the classic German Oktoberfest celebration--SURFtoberfest! This one day street festival in the heart of downtown features a Homebrew Competition, a Beer Stein Holding Contest, German fare, live music and so much more! Happening October 5 from noon to midnight in downtown Corpus Christi outside of the Executive Surf Club.


Texas Jazz Festival

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October 18-20

Jazz lives in New Orleans, but it spends three days a year vacationing in Corpus Christi, Texas! Take in the oldest free music festival in the country, Texas Jazz Festival! For more than 59 years this Texas tradition has drawn thousands of visitors to soak in the sweet and soulful sounds of jazz musicians from across the country. Every October, Heritage Park comes alive with three stages showcasing smooth jazz, funky upbeat jazz and everything in between. The best part is...it’s free!


Goo Goo Dolls

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October 26

Grammy-nominated pop rock superstars, the Goo Goo Dolls, take the stage of the American Bank Center! Jam out to some of your favorite late '90s and early 2000s hits from this Buffalo-based band.


Bailando Festival

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October 3-5

Experience the freedom and beauty of modern dance in Corpus Christi with the Bailando Dance Festival at the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi! This event is a great opportunity to see and learn modern dance from dance enthusiasts alike.


Día de los Muertos Street Festival

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November 2

The streets of Downtown Corpus Christi come to LIFE through the colors, music and people at Día De Los Muertos Street Festival! It's a full-on cultural explosion, with sugar skulls everywhere, art vendors lining the streets, music rumbling the ground and lots and lots of culture at the 3rd largest Day of the Dead celebration.


Harbor Half Marathon

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November 2

See the city from new heights as you run (or walk) the Harbor Half Marathon! The Harbor Half is the the highest half marathon in Texas and will be guaranteed to challenge even the most seasoned runner!  The goal is to offer a half marathon over the Harbor Bridge that is challenging, yet allows the runners to experience the best that Corpus Christi has to offer.


Greek Festival

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November 1-3

Baklava, gyros and music await you at the annual Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church on November 1-3! Immerse yourself in the food, styles and culture of Greece.


Jewish Food Festival

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November 9

The event with all the food and all the culture! The annual Jewish Food Festival at the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood features live music, delicious foods and lots of shopping.


Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival

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November 23

Take a tour of the wine world at the 2019 Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival --where you can taste so many wines on November 23! Get your palate ready to taste wine from vineyards across the state of Texas and hang out in Heritage Park. Grab your starter pack and get to tasting.


King Ranch Ranch Hand Festival

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November 23

Join in for a taste of the cowboy life on historic King Ranch at the Ranch Hand Festival! Experience the rich cultural heritage of one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry. Enjoy an authentic cowboy breakfast from a chuckwagon, wine and tequila tastings, live music, team roping and old-time cow camp cooking demonstrations, art, storytelling, book signings by local authors and more! 


Hot Tamale Fest

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November 23

There’s nothing more puro South Texas than tamales! Give your taste buds a treat and kick off tamale season at the Hot Tamale Festival in Downtown Corpus Christi. Enjoy all the tamales from the best tamale-makers, live entertainment and more.


Kites & Bikes Festival

November 12

Fly kites and ride bikes with one of the prettiest views in Corpus Christi at The Water’s Edge! 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.


Harbor Lights Festival

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December 7

This long-standing tradition kicks off the holiday season in Corpus Christi! The 34th Annual Harbor Lights Festival brings holiday cheer to The Water's Edge with a kid's parade, a Santa Express and the lighting of a 65-foot Christmas Tree.


Merry Days by the Bay

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All December Long

The month-long Merry Days by the Bay is a collaboration featuring holiday happenings nearly every day of the month. Celebrate the season with holiday-themed events, lots of shopping and family-friendly fun in Corpus Christi, Texas! See the roundup of all holiday events, here.


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