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Mom’s Guide to May 2017 {Top Picks for Family Events Around Corpus Christi}

Mom's Guide to May- Top Picks for Family Events Around Corpus Christi- Corpus Christi Moms Blog

Family Friendly Things to Do in the Corpus Christi Area {May 2017}

Wondering what there is to do in and around Corpus Christi? You’re in luck! We put together our Mom’s Guide to May, which outlines our top picks for local activities so you and your family don’t miss a thing! So, get out, try something new, and soak in all the Coastal Bend has to offer! If we’ve missed an event that’s a top pick for you and your family, let us know in the comments below!

Featured Event:

Tuesday, May 23

Bloom, an Event for New and Expecting Moms

Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms- Corpus Christi Moms Blog Top Event Picks

In partnership with CHRISTUS Spohn, Corpus Christi Moms Blog is hosting a very special event for new and expecting moms. Enjoy sweets and eats while you learn from local experts, shop, and mingle. We’ll even have swag and giveaways! Tickets are limited and on sale now.

May 1-6

Budweiser Clydesdales Return to La Palmera Mall

The Budweiser Clydesdales are returning to La Palmera Mall! Don’t miss them! These world famous performers will make a special appearance through May 6. The Clydesdales will be located in the parking area between JCPenney and Firestone off Staples Street. Visit them during the mall’s regular business hours.

May 2

Little Learners Hour-Bugs at CC Museum

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History presents Little Learners Hour on May 2nd and May 27th! Buzz into the museum with your little one to learn all about insects! Discover bees, butterflies, and all kinds of bugs found in the Coastal Bend. Then, participate in a lady bug release! 

May 3

Dream Big With Belle at La Retama Library

Does your little prince or princess want to meet Belle from Disney on Ice? Here’s their chance! Visit with Belle at La Retama Library! Don’t forget your camera to capture this moment! 805 Comanche. FREE!

May 4-7

Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big

American Bank Center brings characters like Tinker Bell, Ariel, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Belle, Elsa, Anna, and more to the ice! Don’t miss the high flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends! Thursday and Friday: 7:30 pm; Saturday: 11:30 am; Sunday: 3:00 pm.

May 4-14

Buc Days Festival & Carnival

Buc Days returns to Corpus Christi Bayfront! There will be lots to do including the Buc Days Festival, the carnival, live music, petting zoo, and two parades! Visit Buc Days for a full schedule of events. 

May 5

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at Heritage Park

The Westside Business Association presents its 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta at Heritage Park. Enjoy Folklorico, food trucks, shopping, and musical performances by Hacienda Record Artists.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration by Herrman & Herrman

Join the Herrman & Herrman Law Office on May 5, 2017 for their 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration! They will have food, games, music, prizes and fun for the entire family. Free admission.

ArtWalk Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Join us at the monthly ArtWalk! Enjoy homemade art, music, and local food throughout The Marina Arts District in Downtown Corpus Christi.  La Retama Park hosts vendors, Food Trucks and Local live art and dance demonstrations. This is a fun family event. Special guests for May’s ArtWalk will be Ballet Folklorico Citlali.

May 6

Buc Days Illuminated Light Parade

Come see this awesome Buc Days Illuminated Parade filled with beautiful floats and bands from the Corpus Christi area. The parade route starts at 8 pm. 

Enjoy the Parade and then head down to the end of the route to enjoy the Buc Days Festival & Carnival!

Hometown Pride Day in Ingleside

Join the Ingleside Parks and Recreation Department for an evening of fun! A Fun Run will begin at 5:00 pm. This 1K is open to kids ages 4-15.  Then, enjoy Face Painting, Music and Activities from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. They will kick off their Movie in the Park after sunset, featuring Moana. Don’t forget your blankets or lawn chairs. Free to the public.

Free Family Saturdays at the Rockport Center for the Arts

Join us Saturday for some family-fun art time at the Rockport Center for the Arts! Simply stop by and participate in a hands on art activity with your children or grandchildren. They present a different project each Saturday.  Just drop in any time between 10 am and 3:30 pm.  They’ll have everything you need to make some special creative memories together! Free!

May 12

Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater’s Free Showing of Mannequin

The Corpus Christi Ride-In Theater is hosting another Free outdoor movie. Check out the 80’s classic, Mannequin. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the movie on the lawn of the Corpus Christi Watergardens. Movie starts at 9pm.

Also, add art and culture to your movie night, and take advantage of the Art Museum of South Texas Dollar Night admission for all Ride-In attendees before showtime.

May 13

Buc Days IBC Bank Junior Parade

The Buc Days Junior Parade returns with fun floats, marching bands, dance teams, cheer teams, color guards units, and more! Note: This year the Junior Parade is occurring at a new time, 6 pm!

Lemonade Day in the Coastal Bend

All young entrepreneurs are welcome to participate in Kleberg Bank’s 5th Annual Lemonade Day Coastal Bend on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Youth in the Coastal Bend are invited to register and receive free educational materials beforehand.

May 20

Stars Wars Day at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Visit a galaxy far, far away as the CC Museum welcomes the Central TX Squad, Star Garrison of the 501st Legion & Rebel Legion. Star Wars comes to life in the Coastal Bend! Attend the public event or the VIP event for extra fun!

May 23

CCMB’s Bloom, an Event for New and Expecting Moms

New and expecting moms, please join the Corpus Christi Moms Blog at Bloom at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History. Let’s celebrate motherhood! From expert panelists, shopping, and mingling to photo ops, swag, and giveaways, we’re geared up for a great time!

In addition to our Top Picks, the Coastal Bend offers many other events you and your family can enjoy. For a more comprehensive list, check out out our family friendly events calendar! There’s always something fun to do!

Please Note: Our event information is updated as we become aware of changes. However, we recommend checking with the appropriate venue or organization to confirm details prior to an event.

Submit your event for consideration as a top pick!

Add your event to our community calendar or email us details at info {at} corpuschristimomsblog {dot} com!

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