Y’all, I’m totally invested in this Texas showdown playing out in Houston and Arlington. I’m not ashamed to say that my weekend activities include scoping out what events will show the ALCS games. It’s a house divided here, with my boyfriend rooting for the Rangers and my bleeding blue and orange. Let’s go ’Stros! The baseball postseason aside, you might find me in my Altuve jersey at the Texas Jazz Fest or petting all the pups at Howl-O-Ween. Here’s what’s going on this weekend in the Coastal Bend:
Friday through Sunday
The biggest, longest-running jazz festival in the world is back: head over to Heritage Park for the 62nd Texas Jazzfest. Catch multiple toe-tapping acts on three stages over three days at this free festival. Acts include Left Hand Devil, Europa, and a host of more talented musicians from the Coastal Bend and beyond.
Friday, 5 p.m.
Get into the game at a spooky, fun-filled Halloween Fest with a free trunk-or-treat at Funtrackers. For $25, get $15 of play credits, admission to your attraction of choice, a pick-your-own pumpkin and decoration station. The trunk-or-treat is free!
HOT YOGA, COLD BEER
Every Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Are you feeling a little downward dog? Eclipse season got your chakras all out of alignment? Do you feel a little more limber with some liquid help? This donation-based class is held weekly in the brew room of Nueces Brewing. Grab a cold one for some hot yoga, and we promise you, you’ll feel like a happy baby in no time.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Is this the Krusty Krab? No, this is RightOn. OK, so we’re no comedic geniuses like SpongeBob, we admit. Dive down to Bikini Bottom at the Harbor Playhouse’s run of ‘SpongeBob the Musical’. Join SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and the whole crew when chaos erupts and their undersea home faces total annihilation. Can the power of optimism really save the world? Secure your tickets now for this musical – but don’t wait too long, the run ends Oct. 29.
Friday, 7 p.m.
Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
Get ready for a night of fabulousness, celebration and festivities at the first ever Coastal Bend Pride Center Gayla. Jam out with guest entertainers Howl at the Moon dueling piano company. Profits from the Gayla will support the center’s mission of supporting the local LGTBQ+ community by helping establish a one-of-a-kind scholarship program. Incoming college freshmen to masters level students will be able to apply for a $5,000 or $2,500 scholarship. Tickets are sold out, so look forward to the next Gayla!
Now through Nov. 5
Embrace all things autumn at Rockin’ K Farms this season. From the huge corn maze to the pumpkin patch, there’s photo opportunities for the fam everywhere. Have some festive fun with “The Big Tex,” the farm’s giant slide, and with other attractions like the cow train, apple blaster, backyard games and farm animals. The fun runs all season long, so grab your tickets here.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Hit the ground running and burn off some of those Halloween candy calories in advance at this year’s Monster Mash Cupcake Dash. Set your goal and enjoy the reward: Cross that finish line and indulge in a sweet cupcake treat. Funds raised by the race will be used to increase access to mental health services by providing counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples and uninsured families. Find out more and sign up here.
SOUTHSIDE FARMERS’ MARKET
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 and Sunday, 11 a.m.
Dive into a chillingly fun day at the aquarium with ‘Boo! In the Blue.’ This family-friendly event, presented by Whataburger, features gruesomely fun activities, photo ops, spooky decor, a virtual costume contest, diver pumpkin carving contests, animal encounters and – of course – candy. All activities are included with admission or membership, and kids (ages 3 to 12) in costumes will receive a 50% admission discount (with the purchase of a full-priced adult admission). Skip the line by grabbing your tickets online.
Water Street Market
Surf on down to Executive Surf Club for a third coast spin on Oktoberfest. Participate in the home brew competition, grab some brats and sauerkraut and jam out to live music. Keep up with the workout regimen to participate in the beer stein holding contest.
Friday through Sunday
Come sail away at the Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival. Grab your whole crew, from the family skipper to the captain, for the family boat build. Shop with local vendors and nosh on delicious offerings for food trucks. This family-friendly, weekend-long event has something for everyone, including live music and kids activities. See the full schedule here.
Saturday, 5 p.m.
Grab your best four-legged friend and start planning your pawsitively adorable matching costumes for @thedogmama_cc’s Howl-O-Ween bash at BUS. Capture the spooktacular fun at the photo booth. Put your best trick forward for some tail-wagging treats. Best pet and pet parent duo costume wins a a door prize, so get brainstorming now. The paw-sibilities are endless!
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Jump, jive and wail at this hour-long workshop by Lacey Powell followed by a house party social. Get into the groove of things by reserving your spot for $10.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Take me out to the ballpark for a movie experience unlike any other. Catch some of the newest movies – for free – at CC Movie Nights, presented by Reliant Energy. Pack up the whole family to catch a Saturday night flick on the big screen and grab some ballpark fare to complete the experience. Showtimes are at 7 p.m., and gates open at 6 p.m. Seating is open in the outfield and seating bowl. This week on the big screen: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’.
Sunday, 9 a.m.
Join a ranger to see Catfish Cove like never before – from a kayak. Reserve your spot by signing up here. Prior kayaking skills and swimming knowledge are preferred. Program is free with park admission ($5 for ages 13 and older, free for those 12 and younger).
WATER STREET FARMER’S MARKET
Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Get artsy this weekend at the Garcia Arts & Education center. This free, hour-long art workshop is great for young students. Find out more about the Garcia Arts & Education Center here.
Sunday, 7 p.m.
Spill the astrology tea, sis: After last week’s solar eclipse, there’s a lot going on energetically. I don’t exactly claim to know what that means, but I’m sure you can learn about it at this monthly event by MagiaBella’s Witchy Things at Communitea. Center yourself with a guided meditation, followed by an astrological forecast for the month. BYOFM (bring your own favorite mug).
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