It’s that time again folks, the Corpus Christi First weekend is almost upon us and the Convention and Visitors Bureau has issued the following News Release to help advertise our wonderful weekend of fun and activities:
Corpus Christi First Weekend Delivers More Summer Fun!
August 2 – 4, 2013
Corpus Christi, TX – July 29, 2013 – It’s time to once again Embark, Explore and Enjoy a weekend full of family fun and festivity at Corpus Christi First. Held the first weekend of the every month in downtown, the free event includes art, culture, crafts, music, and fitness enjoyed by the locals and visitors. Corpus Christi First continues to grow as more and more people anticipate the excitement of each month.
ArtWalk- Friday 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Experience art in a whole new way during ArtWalk. Art galleries, museums, shops and venues throughout downtown open their doors for guests to view their collections. At La Retama Park there are artists of all kinds, food vendors, live music, kids art activities and more fill the park with fun.
For more information on ArtWalk: www.artwalkcc.com
For a map of downtown Corpus Christi and list of ArtWalk venues: http://www.artwalkcc.com/artwalk-info/map
Marina Market Days – Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Embark on the shopping adventure at the largest outdoor market on the water in Texas during Marina Market Days. Featuring many unique vendors and activities, it’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing day enjoying the views of Corpus Christi Bay, making new friends and browsing for something special.
For more information on Marina Market Days: http://www.marinamarketdays.com
MusicWalk – Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm (Marina) and 6 pm – 10 pm (La Retama Park/Downtown)
Engage in the tunes of local music during the newest addition to Corpus Christi First, MusicWalk. Live music of all genres can be found in the afternoon at the marina. For evening entertainment, be sure to stop by La Retama Park and venues throughout downtown Corpus Christi.
For more information on MusicWalk: http://www.musicwalkcc.com
BridgeWalk – Sunday 7:30 am
Enjoy beautiful views of the Corpus Christi skyline from the top of the Harbor Bridge at BridgeWalk. Beginning from the Galvan House in Heritage Park, this unique experience is fun to walk, jog or run across the iconic bridge. Fitness in the park begins at 8:30 and continues till 12 pm. Special to this month is Water Balloon Baseball with the Corpus Christi Hooks.
For more information on BridgeWalk: http://www.bridgewalkcc.com
The Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is “to drive overnight visitor$ to the Corpus Christi Area”. For more information about the Corpus Christi Convention and Visitors Bureau or to plan your next trip to Corpus Christi, visit www.VisitCorpusChristiTX.org or call 1-800-766-BEACH.
Here are more highlights for the coming weekend of August 2 – 4:
• Friday ArtWalk
o Bands in the park – Party of Three; Microphonic; Buddy and friends; Lady Katherine
o Kids Fun Zone in La Retama Park from 5:30pm
o Prize Draw in La Retama Park at 8:45pm
o The tunnel will be open 5:30 – 9:30 with art by Texas A&M students
o Science & History Museum – Space themed craft for the kids 7:30 -8pm
o Water Street Market – Treehouse Art Collective artists will be on the patio demonstrating their talents and Star Studio Photography will host a one man band.
o Dr Rockits will host John Canales and Cody Tamez Works of Art
o Atelier International Art Gallery presents the art exhibition, “Snapshots in Time: Ai 2013″. This exhibit features a wide variety of professional artistic photographs from local and out-of-state artists.
o Envoy Mortgage will have Hors d’oeuvre and refreshments up stairs with music outside by “Pete Devlin and The Texas Moon”
o “i51 Christian Band” will be playing outside Mesquite Street Grill
o Seawall Food & Spirits will feature music bu “Trisum”
o K Space Contemporary – Continuing in the Main Gallery: High in Fiber – contemporary fiber art by regional artists Dianne Berman, Sara Crittenden Coppedge, Paula Gron, Erika McIlnay, Patricia Reinhardt, Alicia Ross, Mary Schaudies and Ashley Thomas Opening in the Art Star: #Stop Making Sense – Gerald Lopez & Claudia Wafer
o Art Museum of South Texas will screen the film The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo from 7 – 8:30 p.m. during “ArtWalk.” There is no charge to the public to attend.
o Creative Connections Gallery has two new exhibits opening in the Merriman Bobys House for August ArtWalk – Mexican Culture and The Culture of Boats by photography artist Ed Portis
o Harrison’s Landing will have live music
• Saturday MusicWalk
o At Marina Market Days from 12 – 4pm
o At La Retama Park from 6 – 10pm with Flying Fish; Modern Explorations; Lacy Rose( Austin TX); Newman; OUTR LMTS; Blind Owls
o At Dr Rockit’s Blues Bar Another Level will be playing.
o At Seawall Food & Spirits music by Sanjah 1 – 5pm & Ransom Rhodes (Dallas) 7 – 11pm
o Harrison’s Landing will have live music
• Sunday BridgeWalk and Fitness Sunday
o Walk the Harbor Bridge at 7:30am. Meet at The Galvan House in Heritage Park.
o Fitness Sunday from 8am til noon in Heritage Park with CCHooks from 8 – 10 am
o Youga Yoga Yoga
o Z-Live Zumba
o Tai Chi
o Water baseball for the kids from 8 – 10am . The CCHooks mascots will be in Heritage Park from 8 – 10 am and players, Jiovanni Mier and Michael Burgess, will be present from 8:30am til 9:30am and will pitch water balloons to the kids and / or do some autograph / photo op sessions.
o Creative Connections will be doing Art in the Park in Heritage Park from noon til 5pm with music by Nicholas Fair @ Noon