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Mom’s Guide To May Events 2018 {Top Picks Around Corpus Christi}

Mom Guide To May Events 2018 {Top Picks Around Corpus Christi}

Family Friendly Things To Do Around Corpus Christi {May 2018}

There are so many fun things to do around Corpus Christi this time of the year, so we put together our Moms Guide To May. This guide to family friendly events around Corpus 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 that the Coastal Bend has to offer! If we missed an event that is a top pick for you and your family, let us know in the comments below.

May 3-6

Disney on Ice Presents: Reach For The Stars

The American Bank Center will host Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy as they set the stage for a star-studded talent extravaganza: Disney On Ice presents Reach For The Stars. Unleash the magic with the music you love and iconic characters such as royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Olaf, Ariel, and more! Note that costumes are not permitted for guests 14 years & older.

May 3-13

Buc Days

Held on the Corpus Christi Bayfront each Spring, Buc Days has something for everyone, including a Pro Rodeo, Carnival, and two Parades.  Over 120,000 attendees line the streets each year awaiting the Buc Days Pirate Queens and Buc Days King scholarship contestants on our Buc Days float at the Buc Days Illuminated Night Parade. Checkout their schedule of events here.

May 5

Cinco de Mayo Spring Fling Water Fest

Join MWR Corpus Christi for a day of fun introduction to water activities! Instruction from Certified Instructors on the following activities: Kayaks, Paddle Boards, Kite Boards and free use of equipment. A prize drawing will be held for four (4) LEGOLAND Florida Resort Tickets. For more information, call 361-961-1293.

Tres Chic N Sassy Bag Event

Go shopping in their Featured Selection section and fill your bag with as much merchandise as you can. All you pay is $50! Get there early. First come, first serve.

May 6

State Historic Sites Free Day

Celebrate Texas Historical Commission’s State Historic Sites Free Day! In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!. Visit any one of the sites (including the Sam Rayburn House, the Eisenhower Birthplace in Denison and the Sam Bell Maxey House in Paris.) From military strongholds to house museums, plantations, and American Indian settlements, these historic sites offer visitors the opportunity to truly experience the real places of Texas and the stories they preserve.
Several of the THC’s sites are currently undergoing renovations or restorations, so check the site’s homepage to ensure it is open.

May 9

Ocean Love: Kids Yoga And Craft Series

Join Ashley Chapa at the Texas Surf Museum for a new yoga and craft series just for kids! The series is held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:30pm until 6pm. They will combine ocean based arts and crafts with themed yoga sequences to educate youth on the importance of decisions, actions, and choices when it comes to helping save our seas. Each class will begin with a 30 min ocean themed yoga sequence followed by an educational arts & crafts activity with recycled and environmentally friendly materials. This a FREE event! Donations accepted.

May 10

Go Red for Women Luncheon

American Heart Association (AHA) will host its highly-anticipated Corpus Christi Go Red for Women® Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the American Bank Center with an expected attendance of over 700 guests. Guests will enjoy a heart-healthy lunch while learning more about the Go Red for Women Campaign and how they can become a beacon for change among the women in their own lives. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

May 11

Free Swim Day at Parker Pool

Come get to know your public community pool, and take a swim for FREE! You can sign your kids up for swim lessons, sign up for water aerobics, apply for a job as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor, and more! Learn all the ways you can volunteer and support Parker Pool, a former City-run pool, which was taken over by community volunteers. It relies on community support to remain open.

May 11-12

8th Annual Brush to Bay Fishing Tournament

The 8th Annual Texas Deer Association Brush to Bay Fishing Tournament is always a great weekend filled with good people and a little friendly competition! Prizes are awarded to winning teams. Catch you there!

May 12

6th Annual Lemonade Day Coastal Bend

Help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow… one lemonade stand at a time! For questions, or information on how you can get involved contact Yvette Lara, Executive Director for the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Foundation, at 361.881.1800 or email [email protected]!

May 19

Corpus Christi Montessori School’s 11th Annual Crawfish Boil

Corpus Christi Montessori School is raising money for a covered top for their basketball court and an outside learning/exploration area for students. Tickets will be sold on campus at 822 Ayers Street and at the event!

Harry Potter Trivia Night

Spend the evening with Board & Brush and dressed in your best Harry Potter attire. This fun filled Harry Potter themed night will include butter beer and pizza. A Harry Potter movie will play during the workshop and there will be trivia with prizes! SEATS ARE LIMITED SIGN UP NOW!

May 26-27

22nd Annual Rockport Festival of Wine and Food

The Rockport Festival of Wine and Food started in 1997 as an annual fundraiser for the Texas Maritime Museum, and is the largest fundraiser for the year. The festival helps raise the needed operational funds for the Museum, but also provides a venue for entertainment and fun. Over 2,500 visitors from 26+ states are welcomed on the grounds of the Museum to experience wine, VIP wine tasting, lectures, food vendors, live bands, shopping vendors and beer booths. Wine may be purchased by the taste, glass, bottle or case and this is the only festival of its kind that allows you to try expensive vintage wines by the glass.

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.
Submit your event for consideration as a top pick!
Add your event to our community calendar or email us details at [email protected]

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