Y’all, this gray, dreary and muggy weather has got me draggin’ my feet. If it’s going to be this hot outside, at least bring out the sun, mother nature! All I want to do is sleep (although, that could be because of the bun I’m currently incubating). But, that’s not going to stop me from all the fun that’s happening around the Coastal Bend this weekend! It’s going to be jam-packed one with weekly and monthly favorites and  the return of the annual Buc Days festival. And, if you’ve glanced at the calendar, you’re already saying “May the Fourth be with you,” and planning a fiesta for Sunday. Let’s get it RightOn this weekend: 



Downtown Corpus

The annual two-week long fiesta is back! There’s plenty to do, from the Stripes Carnival to the rodeo. We’ll highlight some of the events, but there’s plenty of fun to be had for the whole family. You’ll want to walk the plank if you don’t make it out for some of the fun! Find more information here.

ROBOTICS RODEO: Get your tech on Saturday with the Buc Days STEAM Expo at the American Bank Center, presented by Gulf Coast Growth Ventures. Students of all ages are invited to flex their tech, engineering and robotics skills to vie for $10,000 worth of prizes. The competition begins at 7 a.m.

CRAWFISH FOR A CAUSE: All-you-can-eat crawfish? Say less, fam. We love a good crawfish boil and this one just happens to coincide with Buc Days. Online ticket sales are over, but you can still snag one at the gate Saturday.The ticket will get you into festival grounds. The cookoff benefits the Salvation Army of the Coastal Bend, and attendees will enjoy those delectable mudbugs, live music and more. Teams will serve up over 15,000 pounds of crawfish while competing for $7,500 in prizes. Come hungry: the eatin’ starts at noon. 

PBR – PENDLETON VELOCITY TOUR: Grab your tickets to two hours of pyro, music and intense bull riding action, filled with “heart-pounding, bone-crushing action” and a star-studded lineup of riders and animal athletes.

NIGHT PARADE: Do you have your spot staked out yet for the night parade on Saturday at 8 p.m.? Find out more information here, including the route, so you can get the best view. 



Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 12
Downtown Corpus Christi

Chart your courses, mateys, and navigate your way through downtown to find where ‘x’ marks the hidden treasure – or liquid treasure, in this case. Snag your treasure map at Art Walk and make your way to each outpost, including RETRO, Old Kress Live, the Goldfish and more, on the pirate pub crawl. Join in on the fun by channeling your inner Captain Jack Sparrow by donning your best pirate swag.  But  don’t fall victim to scurvy – you don’t have to hit all the stops at once: the crawl lasts throughout Buc Days. Please drink responsibly (…but, still, why is all the rum gone?)



Friday, 5 p.m.

It’s the first Friday of the month, so you know what that means: ARTWALK! Head downtown and catch your favorite local vendors and artisans, groove to live music and nosh on delicious meals from the coolest food trucks. The event spans nearly all of downtown from Lomax Street to Artesian Park, so there’s fun for the whole crew. 



Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Art Museum of South Texas

First Friday also means free admission all day to the Art Museum, presented by Frost Bank! Grab the whole family to take in the rotating exhibits on display. With extended hours, there’s no excuse not to embrace your inner Warhol or Picasso and find your way to the AMST. Bonus: hit the AMST outreach table at Art Walk for giveaways and art activities. (I mean, who doesn’t love free things?!)



Friday through Sunday
Lively Beach Resort

Open your mind and third eye at the Surf & Yoga Festival at North Packery. This festival, which represents a community of yoga, surfing, wellness, art and tribe, brings together many modalities of healing and movement. Come with an open mind and dive into trying new things at this weekend-long workshopping event. Find out more information here and snag your passes at Divine Moon Yoga.  



Friday through Sunday
Crab-N Restaurant, Aransas Pass

Transport your taste buds to a galaxy far, far away with special Star Wars-themed food and drinks perfect for both Jedi and Sith. Grab a Bantha Milk or snap up the Shrimp of Naboo at this satisfying, intergalactic culinary experience. Don’t be a scruffy-looking nerf herder and miss out: grab your lightsaber and your friends to party it up like a Wookiee this weekend at the Crab-N Restaurant.



Saturday, 9 a.m.
5800 Everhart Road

Stock up your pantry with local fruits, veggies and more at the Corpus Christi Southside Farmers’ market. This weekly market is held rain or shine in the Market shopping center at 5800 Everhart Rd. 



Saturday, 9 a.m.
Most Wanted Comics

FREE. COMIC. BOOK. DAY. Enough said. Head down to Most Wanted Comics to celebrate with giveaways, door prizes, cosplay and more. (You had me at “free.”) 



Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Rockport Yacht Club

Take to the high seas and get your shoppin’ on at the Nautical Flea market this weekend. Find all things nautical-related, from fishing, sailing, surfing, boats, jewelry, art, tools and more at the Rockport Yacht Club.



Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Water Street Market

Kick off your Sunday Funday by supporting local vendors and restocking your pantries with fresh veggies, and more, when you head down to the only Sunday farmer’s market at Water Street Market.  



Sunday, 1 p.m.
West Guth Park

It’s time to fiesta! Head over to the Parks & Recreation Department’s Pachanga in the Park to get your Cinco de Mayo on. There’s fun for the whole family, with a moon jump, inflatable obstacle course, food trucks and a beer garden. It’s a whole dance party with a Mariachi performance at 2 p.m. and a DJ playing all the bops. Admission is free.



Sunday, 1 p.m.
Lozano Golf Center

Call up your amigos to really get the fun swingin’ on Cinco de Mayo: enjoy a round of golf and a few rounds of adult beverages at this four-person scramble, which also features prizes and on-course contests. Plus, if you work up an appetite, chow down on some fajitas with all the fixings after your round. Register online here. If you opt to add a super ticket for $40, you and your group will get one mulligan per person and will be entered into the Sombrero Pitch and Grande Putt.  



Sunday, 3 p.m.
The Annex

Love Formula 1? Race down to the Annex to cheer on your favorite driver or team – or just to watch all the fast action unfold on Sunday. While you’re there stay for the next event…



Sunday, 4 p.m.
The Annex

Cinco de Mayo falls on Sunday Funday, so kick up the vibes with The Kickback’s Fiesta by the Bay. Groove to house music and vibes by your favorite DJs, including Denzy, EroSoul, Zesshi and DuanGotti. 


Hey besties!  Got a beat on the hottest things happening around the Coastal Bend? Drop this events writer a line at diandraspicak@gmail.com, or find me on Instagram @deeanndruh or on Facebook. And, as always, email us at righton@rightoncorpus.com. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @rightoncorpus, and DM us there, too! We’re always looking for new things around the Coastal Bend.