Looking for fun things do in Corpus Christi? We have the top events in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend, updated every week so you can find something to do. Some businesses may continue to limit seating and require masks as a precaution, check directly with organizations for more information.
‘Frozen Jr.’ at Port Aransas Community Theatre
The Port Aransas Community Theatre and Port Aransas ISD presents “Frozen Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 through Saturday, Feb. 19 and and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2327 State Hwy. 361, Port Aransas. A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. Cost: $10 general admission. Information: 361-749-6036 or http://www.portaransascommunitytheatre.com.
Aurora Arts Theatre presents ‘Our Lady of the Tortilla’
Aurora Arts Theatre presents “Our Lady of the Tortilla” at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays Jan. 28 through March 12 at 5635 Everhart Road. The Cruz family is volatile even in the best of times, but when one finds the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla, the miracle brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on the Cruz’s lawn. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts, old and new, the endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle. Cost: $20 general admission. Information: 361-851-9700 or https://www.auroraartstheatre.com/shows/our-lady-of-tortilla.
Peddler Show at RMB Fairgrounds
The Peddler Show will be at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd., Robstown Feb. 18-20. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Be inspired as you shop from an exclusive selection of talented designers, artisans, creators, and craftsmen from all over the country. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Cost: Tickets must be purchased online, no onsite ticket sales. $5 per day or $8 weekend pass; Free for children 12 and under. Information: 800-775-2774 or https://peddlershow.com/.
Stage Door Canteen at USS Lexington Museum
The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay presents its annual Stage Door Canteen at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Featuring music by the USS Lexington Big Band Orchestra, attendees are encouraged to wear their dancing shoes and dress in business casual, 1940s-era fashion, or a WWII military uniform. Appetizers, a cash bar, and entertainment provided and complimentary valet parking available at the base of the pier. Cost: $100 individual. Information: https://www.classy.org/event/2022-stage-door-canteen/e385733.
2022 Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics
The Corpus Christi Police Department Law Enforcement Torch Run Team presents the 2022 Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Texas at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Water’s Edge Park, 602 S. Shoreline Blvd. All money raised provides year-round sports training and competition, health, and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community. Cost: $25 adult, $20 under 18 years. Information: https://givebutter.com/CCPP2022.
7th annual Teen Bookfest by the Bay
The 7th annual Teen Bookfest by the Bay will from be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. This is a FREE public event where the community can meet and speak with 22 local and national young adult authors. The day will be filled with author panels, writing workshops, manga workshops, meeting authors face to face, prizes/giveaways, and much more. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/teenbookfestbythebay.
Rockport-Fulton Market Days
Rockport-Fulton Market Days will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20 at 100 Seabreeze Drive, Rockport. The outdoor market has plenty of space for social distancing and other COVID-19 policies in place. Find more than 100 art, craft and resale vendors, food trucks, live music, activities for the kids and all in a pet-friendly environment. Cost: Free admission, items available for purchase. Information: 361-463-0125 or https://www.facebook.com/rockportmarket/.
Market in the Park
Market in the Park will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Don & Sandy Billish Park, 15601 Gypsy St. CaTS Market’s mission is to support small businesses and promote shopping local. This market is family and pet friendly, with a little something for everyone. There is a playground, basketball court, and volleyball area to keep the kids busy while you shop. Cost: Free admission, items available to purchase. Information: https://www.facebook.com/CaT.S.MarketUNA/.
Felipe Esparza at Mesquite St. Southside
Comedian Felipe Esparza performs at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 at Mesquite St. Pizza Southside, 4535 S. Padre Island Drive Suite No. 1. Catch Felipe Esparza: The Unmasked Tour. For 21 and older only. Cost: $30 general admission, $40 VIP. Information: https://funny.ticketleap.com/.
Winter Lecture Series at botanical gardens
The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center presents the 2022 Winter Lecture Series Jan. 19 through Feb. 23 at 8545 S. Staples St. and via Zoom. Join a new guest speaker each week from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Up to 30 may attend in-person, wearing masks, regardless of vaccination status or can attend the Zoom class (call 361-852-2100 to reserve your spot). The Feb. 16 speaker is Renee Brown of the Plumeria Society of South Texas with the program “Waking up your plumeria.” The Feb. 23 speaker is Cindy Meredith with The Herb Cottage with the program “Growing, using, preserving herbs.” Cost: Free for members; $5 nonmember. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.
The Best of Murphy Givens on KEDT-FM
KEDT presents “The Best of Murphy Givens” at 7:45 a.m. and 5:44 p.m. Fridays on KEDT-FM 90.3 in Corpus Christi and KVRT-FM 90.7 in Victoria. KEDT will air repeats of favorites of Murphy Givens’ local history radio columns every Friday during NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR’s All Things Considered. Segments will also be available online at https://www.kedt.org/. Information: https://www.kedt.org/murphy-givens.
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays at 1900 N. Chaparral St. Visit this 90,000 square-foot facility that is the repository for hundreds of thousands of artifacts and historically significant items while learning about science and history through exhibits and programming to inspire curiosity, understanding and an enduring thirst for knowledge. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information: 361-826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/.
Texas State Aquarium
The Texas State Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays at 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. Visitors of all ages and can get up close and interact with many different kinds of animals, enjoy educational and entertaining exhibits featuring more than 300 species, learn about conservation and how our actions impact the other inhabitants of both the ocean and land, and thrill at exciting presentations featuring bottlenose dolphins, raptors and other kinds of birds, and an assortment of fascinating mammals. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Information and tickets: https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/.
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Tour the longest serving Essex Class aircraft carrier of World War II. The 16-deck “Blue Ghost” displays military artifacts and more than 20 aircraft, take one of five tour routes, visit the 3D Mega Theater, flight simulator and more. Masks and social distancing are encouraged for visitors who are unvaccinated. Tickets and information: https://usslexington.com/.
South Texas Botanical Gardens
The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 8545 S. Staples St. Tour the 182-acre showcase on Oso Creek or stop by one of the specialty gardens or the screened Butterfly House, Anderson Bromeliad or Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory. And don’t forget to visit the resident reptiles and parrots. Masks are required indoors (including vaccinated individuals). Cost: $9 for adults (13-59 years old); $7 adults 60 and older, active military and college students; $5 children (3-12 years old); and free for members and children under 3 years. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.
Collier Pool, Natatorium open for lap and general swim
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive and Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabanis Pkwy., are open for lap and general swim for the spring 2022 season. Collier general swim hours are 4:30-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 5–7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Natatorium general swim hours are 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lap swim hours are 5-6:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.cctexas.com/swim-programs-pools.
Southside Farmers’ Market
The Southside Farmers’ Market is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at The Market on Everhart shopping center, 5800 Everhart Road. Rain or shine, come shop local produce, honey, eggs, jams and jellies, pickles and preserves, herbs and spices, snacks, baked goods, body products plus arts, jewelry, crafts and more. COVID-19 precautions such as social distancing are in place and masks and gloves are encouraged. Information: 361-774-4129 or https://www.facebook.com/CCFarmersMarket/.
Downtown Farmers Market at Art Center
The Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers Market is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays in the courtyard of the Art Center of Corpus Christi, 100 N. Shoreline Blvd. Vendors will offer fresh produce, locally raised meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, jams and jellies, pickles, fresh-cut flowers, artisan goods and more. COVID-19 precautions will be in place and social distancing and masks are encouraged. Cost: Free. Information: https://www.facebook.com/GrowLocalFarmersMarket/.