Y’all, these keep getting written later and later, and I apologize: it feels like I’m in the dog days of summer. This heat makes me want to hide in the A/C and never come out … but y’all know that I can’t stay in on the weekends. FOMO is real. Don’t miss out on these rad events around the Coastal Bend this weekend:
Friday and Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Water’s Edge Park
This family-friendly event will feature a variety of live music artists playing each weekend at three locations on The Great Lawn at The Water’s Edge, 602 S. Shoreline Boulevard. Food trucks will be onsite offering a wide variety of food for purchase. Hang out, play games, and enjoy the beautiful bay with family and friends.
Friday through Sunday
Strengthen your core, find your balance and hang 10 at the third installment of the Surf & Yoga camp at the Packery Channel. The fun starts Friday and lasts through Sunday. Learn the basics of surfing, yoga and acro yoga under the new moon in Cancer. Develop awareness of how yoga and surfing are interconnected. Find your paradise here in South Texas and improve your lifestyle here. Find out about pricing and what the camp offers on their Facebook event.
Scoop up the kiddos for a Friday night feature at the Cole Park Anderson Amphitheater. The cinema series kicks off this Friday and runs through August 11. Audiences can expect a summer lineup filled with action, adventure and laughs. The films are family-friendly and closed-captioned. What’s showing this week? ‘Lightyear.’ Follow the Bay Jammin’ Concert & Cinema Series Facebook page for the full summer lineup.
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Head down to Lazy Beach Brewing for a night full of laughter brought to you by Corpus Christi comedians. Drew Blues hosts a slate of local talent, including Aaron Carranza, Blake Trevino, Connor Stewart, Mase the Comedian and Steve Sliff. Sip on some adult beverages while you take in some adult humor at this 21+ and free event.
Saturday, 9 a.m.
Calling all aspiring botanists: learn about the plants native to the Lake Corpus Christi State Park in this ranger-led program. Meet at Kiskadee Trail for a Saturday morning spent out in the field expanding your knowledge. Program is free with a valid park entrance permit.
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, 10 a.m.
Hawthorne Suites Hotel on Padre Island
Join Salty Dolphin Tiki Bar and Hawthorne Suites Hotel on Padre Island for a BBQ Bash on Saturday. Groove to live music and sing your heart out on stage with some karaoke. All proceeds benet CASA of the Coastal Bend as they prepare their foster kids to go back to school.
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Hungry? Join Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson for a free pancake breakfast with hashbrowns and all the fixin’s — from 10 a.m. until it runs out!
Every true Corpus Christian knows: Vernon’s is an institution. For seven decades, generations have passed through Vernon’s doors and now it’s time to party! Celebrate 75 years of this venerated establishment on Saturday. The party kicks off at noon and goes on all day with live music and drink specials.
Saturday, 1-6 p.m.
Every third Saturday, flex your artistic side while you sip at BUS with Paint and Picnic. For $35, aspiring artists receive a virtual painting lesson, art supplies and a complimentary glass of champagne.
Saturday, 3 p.m.
Speed over to the South Texas Race Ranch for a day at the dirt track. If that doesn’t get your motor runnin’, maybe $1 Dos XX will. Jam out to live music as you watch competitors race in the following classes: Top Hat Micro Mods, Sames Ford Factory Stocks and 305 Sprints – Winged.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Got any plans Saturday night? Head over to the Broken Bridge Summer Comedy Fest for a night of laughter, local comedy, music, good and drinks under the stars. Laugh all night long at Panacea with 10 local comedians, three food trucks and several surprises. Tickets are $15 at the door. BYOB.
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Put aside your conventional ideas of a library, and let’s rock the library. Sing between the stacks as DJ EZ pumps up the jams for some karaoke at the La Retama Central Library. Ages 16 and up.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Catch a buzz at the Texas Barber Battle and Expo this weekend. Barbers from all around the state will compete in various categories, including the Texas Two-Step (for teams of two), Fastest Fade, Fade with Beard and more, to take home the top prizes, the title of King of Texas and more. You won’t want to miss the biggest barber expo in the state: catch all the action Saturday and browse vendors and educational seminars Sunday.
CARS AND COFFEE
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Coral Bean Cafe
Rev up your Sunday morning with Cars and Coffee. Take in the hot rods with a hot cup of joe in the Coral Bean Cafe parking lot. Now, that’s gotta be the best part of waking up.
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. Last weekend, ya girl picked up a freshly picked bouquet and got to pet some cute goats, just in case you needed any more persuasion.
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Grab your clubs, put on your favorite Hawaiian shirt and hit the links for an afternoon of golf and fun with some tropical vibes. For $80, unlock a treasure trove of perks on and off the course, including a complimentary golf cart, ice-cold beverages, contests with prizes, a Hawaiian feast and more. Register here as spots are limited.
Hey besties! Have you got the deets on an event you’d think we’d be interested in? Email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @rightoncorpus, and DM us there, too! We’re always looking for new things around the Coastal Bend.