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Free Things to do in January 2019

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Hello 2019! Make your resolution to save some cash and check out all the ways you and your family can enjoy Corpus Christi, totally free!

Downtown Farmers' Market

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Wednesdays from 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.

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 and Wednesdays at 5:30 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.

Open Mic Night at House of Rock

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Every Tuesday Night through January

Show off your skills at the House of Rock! Sing a song, recite a poem, show your strange talent, or just watch and support what others bring to the table! Free and open to all ages. 511 Starr St.

Guided Nature Walks at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

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Every Saturday through January

Get outside and explore nature on Saturday mornings. 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.

Polar Bear Plunge

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January 1, 11:15 a.m.

Join in for a New Year's day Fun Run and Polar Bear Plunge happening on North Beach behind Fajitaville! It's the perfect way to ring in the New Year! 221 S. Hotel Pl.

Free First Friday at Art Museum of South Texas

Must Visit Art Venues -Art Museum of South Texas

January 4, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Come and visit theArt Museum of South Texas  this first Friday for FREE ADMISSION! The Art Museum offers diverse exhibitions and educational programs that reflect the rich multicultural heritage of the region. Outreach and enrichment programs include bilingual gallery talks, artist residencies, videos, dance, theatrical and musical performances. Try to get in by January 8 to see the beautiful works of Dorothy Hood sprinkled all across the museum.  1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Open Mic Night by Executive Surf Club

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Every Wednesday at 9:00 p.m.

Do you have what it takes to perform at an open mic night? No worries! If you don't, simply come to Executive Surf Club and enjoy what people bring to the stage! Enjoy the live performances along with a large food and beer selection with an outdoor patio.309 N. Water St.

Mesquite St. Comedy Open Mic Night

January 3, 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

In need of a good laugh? Head over the the Mesquite St. Comedy for Open Mic Night happening on January 3! While you're there, be sure to grab some delicious pizza and a nice cold one to enjoy the evening. 615 N. Mesquite St.

First Friday Artwalk

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January 4, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

It's that time again! It's First Friday Artwalk in Downtown Corpus Christi. Experience almost 100 art vendors, food trucks and live entertainment in downtown. It's the perfect evening to head downtown and watch the streets come alive with art and color! 326 N. Chaparral St.

Downtown in a Flash: Digital Art Show at House of Rock

January 4, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Check out the newest art show at House of Rock this first Friday! See a photography exhibit showing off different shots of downtown Corpus Christi. Show is free and open to the public. 511 Starr St.

Sunday Bridgewalk

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January 6, 8:30 a.m.

Experience the Harbor Bridge like never before AND kick off the New Year! 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 afterward 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.

Rockport Market Days

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January 18-20

Shop til' you drop at the Rockport Market Days! Come dive into a surreal world at Rockport Fulton Market Days as we celebrate and promote the Artists that make the Coastal Bend Art Community. Come join in for our 4th Rockport Fulton Art Walk at Rockport Fulton Market Days!

Winter Evening of Folk Music at Rockit's Whiskey Bar and Saloon

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January 24, 9:00 a.m.

Head on over to Rockit's Whiskey Bar and Saloon for a full night of local Folk music. Hear from the talented Jimmy Wilden, The March Divide, Josh Glenn Experiment and Yosh and Yimmy. 709 N. Chaparral St.

South Texas Underground Film Festival


January 28, 2:30 p.m

Check out the South Texas Underground Film Festival at Del Mar College! South Texas Underground Film is proud to present Animation and Experimental Films at the 6th Edition the STUFF Film Festival. 101 Baldwin Blvd.

Walk Along North Beach

Get a wonderful view of Corpus Christi at North Beach! With only minutes away from attractions like the USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium, ride the Fajitaville Ferris Wheel and choose from plenty of dining, it's sure to be a great time! Surfside Blvd.

Watch Sailboats Race Along the Marina

Wednesday Evenings

Get those cameras out! Sailboat regattas are held every Wednesday evening on the Corpus Christi Bay; spectators can appreciate the view from the Marina! 400 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Go fishing at Bob Hall Pier

The best thing about Bob Hall Pier is that there's no need for a parking permit! There is plenty of space to park your vehicle, set up your camp at one of the many picnic tables, and go fishing on the pier (only $4)! Afterward, stop by Mikel May's located right on the pier! An all-in-one spot for the PERFECT one day vaycay. 15820 S. Padre Island Dr.

Walk Along the Downtown Seawall


Walk, bike, jog or stroll along the 1.5 mile Seawall! There's so much to see and do. You can even take a “Journey through the Solar System” - an exhibit along the downtown seawall! N. Shoreline Blvd.

Take a Walking Tour at Heritage Park


Are you looking to immerse yourself in the history of Corpus Christi? Heritage Park is the best place to start! Heritage Park is a collection of 12 historic homes. Each home is rich in architecture, history and culture but more importantly each of the homes tell a story of the early residents of this community. Take a look at the historic markers in front of each home and use this walking tour as a guide to learn the story behind Corpus Christi’s heritage. Be sure to stop by the Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center to pick up a printed out packet of the walking tour! 1581 N. Chaparral 

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