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4th of July Events in the Coastal Bend {2017}

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Looking for the best 4th of July events in the Coastal Bend?

We’ve compiled a list of the Corpus Christi area’s biggest and best 4th of July events, including the best places to catch amazing fireworks displays!

Corpus Christi Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration

  • When: July 4th
  • Fireworks: Start at 9:30pm at 2 locations – the USS Lexington and off a barge dock located in the Corpus Christi Bay just north of the People’s Street T-Head
  • Parade: Arrive no later than 5:00pm, parade starts at 6:00pm. Begins at I-37 and Shoreline Blvd. and travels southbound to Park St.
  • Kids Zone: Rides, bounce houses, rock wall, petting zoo, face painters and more – Open from 3:00pm to 6:00pm between Sherrill Park and the Great Lawn on Shoreline Blvd.
  • Food Truck Court: Operating from 11:30am to 9:00pm next to the Kidz Zone
  • Harbor Bridge Light Show: Tune your radio to 92.7FM, 95.5FM, or 1440AM at 9:00pm to experience an illuminated show choreographed to patriotic tunes

Texas State Aquarium’s 4th of July Celebration

  • When: July 4th at 6:45pm
  • Where: Texas State Aquarium (2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.)
  • What: Musical entertainment, a limited number of exhibits open to the public, and a great view of the Big Bang Celebration fireworks. Food and drinks available for purchase including beer, wine and margaritas
  • Price: $15 for members, $25 for non-members (Kids under 2 are free!)
  • Bonus: VIP tickets available for $85 – Includes private premium firework viewing area, catered dinner by South Texas BBQ (with 2 drinks), and access to private cash bar

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History’s Red, White, and Kaboom!

  • When: July 4th at 6:00pm
  • Where: Museum of Science and History (1900 N. Chaparral St.)
  • What: Carnival style games, science shows, face painting, music, craft activities, a petting zoo, a great view of the Big Bang Celebration fireworks (chairs included!), and more
  • Price: Advanced tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members (add $5 at the door)
  • Bonus: Food available for purchase via food trucks on the plaza

Corpus Christi Hooks’ Independence Day Fireworks

  • When: July 5th at 7:05pm
  • Where: Whataburger Field (734 E Port Ave.)
  • What: Baseball game followed by fireworks display (you can also see the Big Bang Celebration fireworks from the stadium)
  • Price: Included in ticket price of baseball game
  • Bonus: Whataburger Family Day – Buy one ticket, get one free

Harrison’s Landing’s BYOB Fireworks Cruise

  • When: July 4th at 8:15pm
  • Where: Harrison’s Landing (108 Peoples Street T-Head)
  • What: Cruise to watch the Harbor Bridge light show and Big Bang Celebration fireworks from the water
  • Price: $25 per person (advanced purchase required)
  • Bonus: BYOB and snacks

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi’s Independence Day Celebration

  • When: June 29th at 4:00pm
  • Where: Naval Air Station Corpus Christi’s Sunfish Beach
  • What: Family fun (inflatables, carnival rides, rock wall, water activities, photo booth, petting zoo, and more), food vendors, and a fireworks show
  • Price: Free admission (only those with access to Naval Air Station Corpus Christi are able to attend)

North Padre Island’s Fireworks

  • When: July 4th around 9:00pm
  • Where: Padre Island Yacht Club (13402 Whitecap Blvd.)
  • What: 30 minute firework show over the water
  • Price: Free

Red, White & Blues at Schlitterbahn

  • When: July 4th at 10:00am
  • Where: Schlitterbahn Riverpark & Resort Corpus Christi ()
  • What: All day ‘Blues Festival’ on two stages along with food and drink specials
  • Price: Included in ticket price of park admission
  • Bonus: North Padre Island Fireworks display viewing party beginning at 8:30 PM open to resort guests, park guests and the general public

Port Aransas’ 4th of July Bash

  • When: July 4th at 5:00pm
  • Where: The Tarpon Inn (200 E. Cotter Ave.)
  • What: Live music in the Courtyard
  • Price: $25 per person (RSVP by July 1, 2017)
  • Bonus: Serving brisket, sausage, ribs and all the fixins’

Port Aransas’ Fireworks

  • When: July 4th at dark thirty
  • Where: Roberts Point Park
  • What: Firework show over the ship channel
  • Price: Free

Annual Wendell Family Fireworks Show

  • When: July 4th around 9:30pm
  • Where: Rockport Beach Park
  • What: Fireworks show celebrating its 52nd year
  • Price: Free

Naval Air Station Kingsville’s 75th Anniversary/Patriotic Celebration

  • When: June 30th through July 2
  • Fireworks Extravaganza: June 30th from 3:00pm-10:00 at Naval Air Station Kingsville (554 Mccain St.). Musical entertainment, food and drink vendors, a kid zone, and the city’s only firework show. Open to the public with free admission and parking on base but bring cash for vendors
  • Parade: July 1st at 11:00am. Begins at the Courthouse and travels west on Kleberg Ave., ending at City Hall on 3rd Street. General, bike, and pet parades with no fee to participate
  • Community Dance: July 1st from 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall (1600 N. 14th Street). Music provided by Bay Rock Orchestra/Little Big Band with no fee to enter and cash bar available
  • Golf Tournament: July 2nd from 8:00am-12:30am at L. E. Ramey Golf Course (2522 E. Escondido Rd.). $75 entry fee for two man scramble, includes shirt, lunch, and chance at prizes

If you know of any other 4th of July events in the Coastal Bend or have some helpful tips, please let us know in the comments below! We hope you enjoy your Independence Day celebrations!

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One Response to 4th of July Events in the Coastal Bend {2017}

  1. Sara June 27, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Just saw events in Riviera as well as at Hurricane Alley, too!

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