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Mom’s Guide to November 2017 {Top Picks for Coastal Bend Events}

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

Family Friendly Things to Do in the Coastal Bend {November 2017}

There’s always something fun to do around Corpus Christi, so we put together our Mom’s Guide to November. This guide to family events around Corpus Christi 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 South Texas 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!

November 3

ArtWalk Dollar After Dark

The Art Museum is open until 9 pm with Dollar After Dark as part of the Downtown Management District’s ARTWALK. Enjoy reduced admission of $1 per person, stroll the galleries, and experience an architectural landmark!

St. Nicholas’ Annual Greek Festival of Corpus Christi

Join in on the celebration of Greek Culture and cuisine as St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church launches its annual Greek Festival for 2017 (November 3-5). Only a few more weeks and our Greek Festival will be here. Make plans now as this is an event you won’t want to miss. Food, dancing, wine, beer music. Everything needed for a great weekend. Family and child friendly. Come join and celebrate Greek heritage!

November 4

Corpus Christi Kites & Bikes Festival

Pack a healthy picnic lunch and head to The Water’s Edge Park (600 S. Shoreline Blvd) from 8 am to 6 pm to celebrate the Corpus Christi Kites & Bikes Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017. This family friendly event will include: fitness demonstrations, bicycle rides, kite demonstrations, and much more!

Victoria’s BFF (Big Freakin’ Fleamarket)

Head out to Victoria Community Center 2905 E North St, Victoria, Texas 77901 on November 4 from 9 am to 3 pm, Shop and visit dozens of booths from local vendors and neighbors selling their arts and crafts, gifts, food, and household belongings. It is family friendly and a lot of fun!

St. John the Baptist’s 7th Annual Family Fall Festival

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church hosts their annual family fall festival. Play games, eat food, and listen to live music. Look for Dirty River Dixie Band, Scarecrow people, and more musicians! Come on out to the parish grounds of Yorktown and Everhart from 12-9 pm for lots of family fun!

November 5

Paw Patrol Live!: Race To The Rescue

Paw Patrol Live is coming to the American Bank Center (1901 N Shoreline Blvd. CC, TX 78401) Nov. 5 at 11 am! To make the visit extra special grab a VIP Package and become a VIP Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat special souvenir gift and exclusive access to a Meet and Greet with Ryder and two PAW Patrol Characters after the show. Each adult and child (age 1 and up) in a group must have a VIP ticket. Pick up your VIP Packet at the VIP Check in table prior to the show.

November 7

Santa Arrives at La Palmera’s Illuminated Night Parade!

Come experience Santa’s arrival at La Palmera Mall. Join your friends and watch for Santa’s festive illuminated parade! Family fun free event.

November 11

Family Science Exploration! Birds!

From 10 am -12 pm explore science topics as a family at Oso Bay Preserve and Learning Center! This 2-hour program provides a science exploration experience similar to camps or field trips, but you get to bring your family!

Birds! – There is no place like south Texas in the entire country, the diversity of birds here is amazing. Corpus Christi families might just need a few tips to become knowledgeable birders and start noticing the incredible diversity right in their back yards. Families will learn to use binoculars, how to use field guides to ID birds, how to begin learning different bird calls. 
• Program fee is $5 per person.
• This program is open to individuals and families with children 5 and up. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult.
• Online registration is required at

Corpus Christi Jewish Food Festival

November 11-13 is the 30th Annual Jewish Food Festival! Food, music, family friendly entertainment, vintage shop, silent auction, raffle, and more! 

November 17

33rd Annual Cottonfest!

The 33rd Annual Cottonfest from 5 pm – 12 am is returning to Robstown. This family-friendly event includes concerts (Michael Salgado and the Spazmatics), lots of food, school age performances, and a carnival!

Ranch Hand Festival

The City of Kingsville celebrates a weekend of food, fun, and family at the Ranch Hand Weekend. The festival honors the city’s heritage and ranching industry with food, wine, live music, cooking demonstrations, art, storytelling, local authors and more! On Friday, be sure to stay for the lighting of Downtown and their Christmas tree.

November 18

3rd Annual Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Fest 

The 3rd Annual CC Hot Tamale Fest (400 N. Chaparral St., CC TX, 78401) is a festival season for Tamales, Art, Culture and much more! This years festival proceeds are to benefit Chica’s Rock, an organization that builds esteem in under privileged girls through MUSIC! Free admission and family friendly! The Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Street Fest will be showcasing South Texas’ best tamales. Visit the beautiful Marina Arts District of Downtown Corpus Christi, while having your fill of a variety of Tamales from some of the best restaurants in town. In addition, try out a selection of beers and beverages with the tamales. See who wins Corpus Christi’s Best Tamale and Best Creative Tamale. Relax and enjoy a variety of entertainment including a children’s talent show, local live music acts and much more. And, don’t forget to be there for Corpus Christi’s first Hot Tamale Eating Contest, too.

27th Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast

A highlight of the Ranch Hand Weekend in Kingsville is the annual Ranch Hand breakfast. Enjoy a breakfast of eggs, refried beans, biscuits and gravy, sausage, tortillas, coffee and juice. While you’re there, watch team roping demonstrations, re-enactors, musical entertainment, poetry, and storytelling.

November 25

Food Truck Christmas Village Corpus Christi 2017

On Saturday, November 25 form 12 pm to MIDNIGHT “Food Truck Christmas Village” in the Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay! Bring your family out for a night, not to be missed, for a Christmas Celebration! The Food Trucks are coming to town! Gourmet food trucks will gather on location offering all of your food favorites. Come fill your ears with Christmas music from local bands and entertainment at the Jolly Stage & Santa’s Elves Play Zone. Bring your camera or let us take your child’s photograph with Santa Claus. A mailbox in the village will be ready to receive Santa’s letters. Have your child drop by to write his or her wish list to Santa. Santa’s elves will make a special trip to pick up all the letters. Bring your shopping list, this pre-Christmas event will offer a unique shopping experience with many stores to jump start your Christmas shopping. Free admission with Family Fun. 

In addition to our Top Picks, the Coastal Bend also offers many other events you and your family can enjoy. For a more comprehensive list, checkout out 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.
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One Response to Mom’s Guide to November 2017 {Top Picks for Coastal Bend Events}

  1. Nick @ November 10, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    Festival season is winding down, but there’s still plenty to do! Time to enjoy these events before the craziness of the holidays kicks in.