Festivals
in Corpus Christi, TX

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While many city tourists and locals visit places to admire the big city or the beautiful parks, the festivals in America are a big part of what makes the country grand and the event worth attending. Each city brings its own cultural and historical heritage that are celebrated through various festivals and events. Some cities have similar types of festivals or events, and others have unique annual celebrations.

See how many festivals you can fit on your itinerary! These celebrations are going to give you memories of a lifetime as they reflect the art, culture, heritage and the music of each city in the most exciting way. Show up and have fun with your friends, make memories and celebrate the love of food, wine, music, art, history, culture, traditions, and more at these gatherings.
Aransas Pass Shrimporee
Aransas Pass Shrimporee

(361) 758-2750

Aransas Pass, TX
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Join Aransas Pass Shrimporee's yearly grand festival, where you get to devour some of the best shrimp dishes South Texas has to offer, leaving your tastebuds happy.

As you roam the grounds, try out the Shrimp Eating Contest, enjoy the Folklorico Dancers, Mariachis, and Belly Dancers, and take your kiddos to the Kidz Zone, Magic Show, Pony Rides, Arts & Crafts, and check out the Culinary Stage, Games, Carnival, and the Exotic Animal Exhibit.

Relax a bit from the recreations and check out the 80-plus vendors, where you can enjoy shopping and a large variety of food from gumbo to funnel cakes and shrimp. Visitors can also expect to enjoy a wide variety of music that will provide continuous entertainment that should appeal to young and old alike.

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon
Beach to Bay Relay Marathon

(361) 980-1182

Corpus Christi, TX
Website

Be a part of a Corpus Christi tradition by running in the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon, the largest and most beloved long-distance race, celebrated by many runners, reuniting them with friends they’ve made from marathons past.

Test your endurance and sign up for the six-leg running event that honors the men and women serving in the United States Military with sincere pride, and all it takes is a little sweat, an occasional tear, and a bunch of smiles.

Blue Angels | Wings Over South Texas Air Show
Blue Angels | Wings Over South Texas Air Show

(361) 289-0191

Corpus Christi, TX
Website

The Wings Over South Texas Air Show takes place every other year, featuring the world-famous Blue Angels. Witness how their flying superiority and preciseness result in one heart-pounding aerial show above Corpus Christi Bay.

Be sure to catch the next Blue Angels air show at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and Naval Air Station Kingsville. These two locations host the event, featuring the military's aircraft, showcasing their skills with a few other crowd-pleasing attractions.

Buc Days Celebration
Buc Days Celebration

(361) 882-3242

1823 N. Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Check out one of the biggest festivals that Corpus Christi has to offer, the annual Buc Days Celebration, where you can enjoy the Stripes Carnival, the Shops at Treasure Island, Buckin’ Marlin Stage, BBQ On The Bay, Robotics Rodeo, and the Wings Over South Texas.

Celebrate the people and communities that make the city shine. During the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days, you’ll see marching bands, spirited dancing, dazzling floats, and the Official Wrecker Service, Apollo Towing, clear the route for all the fun. There’s something for buccaneers of every age right here in the heart of the city by the sea.

Día de los Muertos Street Festival
Día de los Muertos Street Festival

(361) 887-6834

623 N. Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Experience what is perhaps the most curious, peculiar, yet extraordinarily fantastic festive moment ever imagined, Día de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead Street Festival, celebrating the lives we knew and miss and yet joyfully inviting all to pay respects to those who passed on and celebrate the life that makes and solidifies our cherished memories.

You’ll find Día de Los Muertos themed artworks, Wall and Altars of Remembrance, craft items, jewelry, fun children’s activities, challenging games, and plenty of food as the festival takes over several blocks of Downtown. This rich Mexican tradition has multiple stages of live entertainment, traditional Mexican cultural performances, and local bands.

Fulton Oysterfest
Fulton Oysterfest

(361) 463-9955

Fulton, TX
Website

Get to shuckin' at the Fulton Oysterfest, where you can enjoy the carnival rides, games, food, an oyster eating contest, live music, and unique vendor booths, all on the beautiful Rockport-Fulton bayfront.

Oysterfest officials have been working with seafood sources along the Texas Gulf Coast to locate the freshest oysters and other seafood for the event as well as the most popular entertainment.

Portland Windfest
Portland Windfest

(361) 777-4650

1211 US Hwy 181
Portland, TX 78374   Directions Website

Grab your sails and suit up for the Portland Windfest, a family festival with endless fun, where you can enjoy three on three Basketball Tournaments, a BoardHouse Skateboard Show, Racing Pigs, Swimming Pigs, and a Tug-of-War Challenge, which is sure to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Portland Windfest will blow you away with fun over classic favorites like Noahs Way Exotic Petting Zoo, Antique Tractor Show, Mechanical Bull Ride, Pony Rides, Youth Golf Tournament, Horseshoe Tournaments, Chili, Rib, Brisket, and Kid’s Pizza Cook-off, the All Dog Costume Parade, Arts and Crafts, Food Booths, Parade and Carnival.

Rockin’ K Farm
Rockin’ K Farm

(361) 876-3276

5385 County Road 52
Robstown, TX 78380   Directions Website

Grab your friends and family and treat yourself to a tradition you'll cherish forever at Rockin’ K Farms, where you can enjoy the annual Fall Festival and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Explore the massive Corn Maze and pick the perfect pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch. Enjoy the 20-plus attractions, like the Giant Slide, Backyard Games, Farm Animals, Cow Train, and the Apple Blaster.

Get your camera ready to capture the fun photo opportunities around the farm. Hungry? There are concessions around the farm that serve drinks and delicious foods like burgers, hotdogs, grilled cheese, lemonade, ice-cold water, soda, and more.

Rockport-Fulton Seafair
Rockport-Fulton Seafair

(361) 729-6445

319 Broadway
Rockport, TX 78382   Directions Website

Take a trip to the Rockport-Fulton Seafair, a 3-day sea-themed festival, where you and your entire family can have fun and indulge in all your favorite seafood.

Enjoy the festival's live entertainment, the Gumbo Cook-Off, Seafood Cooking Classes, Vendors, the Carnival, Cardboard Boat Races, a Parade, and more.

Texas Jazz Festival
Texas Jazz Festival

(361) 215-7556

Corpus Christi, TX
Website

Venture out and have fun at the annual Texas Jazz Festival, the longest free-running festival in the world. This three-day festival has taken place for more than 50 years, bringing the city jazz music for every age.

The Texas Jazz Festival is a free event welcome to all ages and features three stages of live jazz music, incredible food, and market vendors.

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