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Free Things to do in October 2019

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

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It's finally October! Here's a list of all of the FREE happenings here in Corpus Christi for you and your family to 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

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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

Family Art Time at Art Center of Corpus Christi

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Every Wednesday and Saturday

Looking for a family activity to fill up your Wednesdays and Saturdays? The Art Center of Corpus Christi opens up its doors every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-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.

Jazz Night at The Gold Fish

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Every Thursday, 8:00 p.m.

Enjoy a night of live smooth jazz at The Gold Fish! A local jazz band brings soul to life during their sets creating the perfect ambiance. Check them out every Thursday with your favorite katz for a relaxing evening. 724 N. Mesquite St.

Sunday Funday Yoga at Texas Surf Museum

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Every Sunday, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Did someone say free yoga? That's right! Every Sunday at the Texas Surf Museum, expect to find yogis from all over coming together at one of the coolest venues in the city. This is donation based yoga, so bring along a little bit of cash to compensate. See you there, and Namaste. 309 N. Water St.

Free Movie Under the Stars at Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark

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Every Friday and Saturday, 7:15 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Enjoy a FREE movie under the stars at Waves Resort featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark! Watch a family-friendly flick on a 42-foot outdoor theater from the comfort of your tube or chair. The full park closes at 6:00 p.m. but admission to this event is free. 14353 Commodores Dr.

First Friday Dollar Day at the Art Museum of South Texas

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October 4, 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 for $1! 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 just a dollar! 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd.

First Friday Downtown Artwalk


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

Artwalk is a monthly Corpus Christi event held in the Marina Arts District on the first weekend of every month! Check out art displays, live music, and entertainment throughout the Downtown area at local galleries and shops! 326 N. Chaparral St.


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October 5, Noon-9:00 p.m.

Germany has NOTHING on Corpus Christi when it comes to Oktoberfest. Enjoy a coastal spin on the classic German Oktoberfest celebration--SURFtoberfest happening in Downtown Corpus Christi! 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!


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October 6, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Explore and overlook the Corpus Christi Bay in four different ways! Both pedestrian walkways on the Harbor Bridge are opened specifically for first Sunday Bridge Walkers. The BridgeWalk offers four different BridgeWalk routes—run the Harbor Bridge, walk the Harbor Bridge, run the Shoreline Route-BridgeWalk Without a Bridge, or walk the Shoreline Route-BridgeWalk Without a Bridge. There's also Yoga, Zumba and Tai Chi! Something wonderful for everyone. Walk begins and ends at Heritage Park1581 N. Chaparral

Island Farmers' Market

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October 10 and 24, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Get in on the fun at the Island Farmers' Market! Fresh produce, food trucks, live music, and much more! Make a trip out to Padre Island and support the local farmers and get your grocery list tackled at the market! 14030 Fortuna Bay Dr.

Nightmare on Water Street: A Halloween Market at Nueces Brewing Company

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October 12, 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Come all ghouls and spooky souls to celebrate everything Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and the fall season at Nueces Brewing Company!  The newest downtown brewery transforms into a haunted market that the whole family will love. Shop from local artisans while you sip on ice cold beer, listen to live music and trick or treat in your best costume. 401 S. Water Street

Corpus Christi Veg Fest

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October 12, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Heritage Park turns into a veg head heaven on October 12! Come ready to eat and learn about the vegan lifestyle with speakers, fun and of course, tons of food at Corpus Christi Veg Fest. 1581 N. Chaparral

Corpus Christi Culture Fall Fest

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October 12, Noon-7:00 p.m.

Experience cultures from all around the world at Bar Under the Sun during the Corpus Christi Culture Fall Fest! Shop from booths that feature crafts from different cultures, watch performances from local cultural groups and order a craft cocktail to enjoy during the day. 702 N. Chaparral St.

59th Annual Texas Jazz Fest

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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. 1581 N. Chaparral

Trunk or Treating at In The Game Funtrackers

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October 18, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Start the Halloween fun early at Funtrackers Family Fun Center! Bring the whole family out for games, contests, decorated trunks, $1 mini-golf and of course lots of candy. Get your costume ready for some trick or treating! 9605 S. Padre Island Dr.

57th Annual St. Patrick Halloween Carnival


October 18, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Eat, drink and be batty at the St. Patrick's Halloween Carnival happening on October 18! Dress up in your best costume and enjoy carnival rides, a dunking booth, silent auction and there will be tons of candy to devour. 3340 S Alameda St.

Corpus Christi Holistic Fair

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October 19-20

Enjoy art by local community artists and spiritual guides at this FREE and unique Holistic Fair! Happening at the Emerald Beach Hotel, you can find tarot reading, hand crafted jewelry and apothecary wizards. 1102 S. Shoreline Blvd.

Bark in the Park 

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October 26, 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Calling all doggo lovers! Head to The Water's Edge for the cutest costume contest ever. No pet? No problem! There is plenty for the whole family with a kid's zone, food, music and all the cute dogs dressed in their best costumes. 402 S. Shoreline Blvd.


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