All ways something to celebrate. 🎉

There’s always something to do when you’re in Downtown Corpus Christi. From signature festivals and weekly events to live music and vibrant street art, you’ll find flavors of the urban coastal lifestyle that make Corpus Christi such a unique place to visit or live.



Downtown comes alive. On the first Friday of every month you’ll find artists, musicians and all things creative converge at various pop-up markets throughout Downtown. Enjoy live music, food trucks serving up South Texas fare and art galleries featuring local and national artists.

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Downtown Corpus Christi Run Club

Downtown Corpus Christi Run Club is a free program for people of all ages and experiences! Run Club is intended to get people physically active while being a part of a close-knit community that enjoys supporting local and meeting new people!

The run kicks off at 5:30 PM after work at Lucy's Snackbar and ends with a rotating happy hour at a different location every week! Runners have the option to choose from a 2-mile route or a 5K route for the extra challenge along our beautiful Bayfront. Participants go at their own pace and are encouraged to work towards their own personal best!

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2024 Mural Festival

Meet the 2024 Downtown Corpus Christi Mural Festival (CCMF)! This is the 3rd annual CCMF in Downtown Corpus Christi and will bring a new interactive type of artwork to the community. This year, we will strive to commission five new, permanent public art murals in the Marina Arts District. Public art is a vital part of downtown revitalization and provides support for our creative economy. It also engages our artists with the community to add vibrancy while creating a sense of place in the downtown neighborhood.

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Pirate Pub Crawl

The Downtown Management District will be hosting our annual Pirate Pub Crawl in honor of Buc Days for all who come in theme! Keep us in mind if you are a downtown bar or restaurant and want to be a part of next year's festivities.

This parrggh-ty will return in May 2023!

Electrical Box Murals

Public Art adds to downtown beautification and enhances the cultural experience of our art-centered district.

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Mayor's Merriest

Downtown Corpus Christi lights up during the holiday season with downtown businesses battling it out for the best holiday lights and decor during the Mayor's Merriest Decor Competition sponsored by AEP Texas.

2023 Competition

Texas Jazz Festival

The longest-running free Jazz Festival in the county, Texas Jazz Festival attracts over 100 bands and 50,000 music lovers to Downtown Corpus Christi each year. All taking place against the perfect setting of historic homes in Heritage Park, this is one of the city's signature events.

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Dine Downtown

For a period of 10 days, Downtown puts a spotlight on the city's culinary scene. Enjoy some of Corpus Christi's best restaurants as they offer unique, three course value-priced menus for one week every year. Then diners can use their Dine Downtown receipt to participating retail shops, galleries and hotels to receive discounts!

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Dia de los Muertos

The Dia de los Muertos celebration has gone on for centuries in Mexico. It creates a connection to our past, as well as honoring loved ones who have passed away. Recognized as one of the top 10 festivals of its kind in the US by MSN, Corpus Christi's event has grown to almost 70,000+ in attendance.

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Farmers' Market

Every Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Art Center, find fresh veggies, produce, and locally raised beef and chicken, as well as handmade soaps and other essentials. Come enjoy live folk music and local coffee as you peruse the plentiful selection of goods from you neighbors.

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St. Paddy's Day Festival

Guzzle some green beer and dance an Irish jig. You won’t find a better place to celebrate St. Paddy's Day then Downtown Corpus Christi. Hosted by Cassidy’s Irish Pub, this all day festival features live Celtic music, food vendors and plenty of camaraderie. Plus, find out who will be the next Irishman or Irishwoman of the Year!

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Wednesday Night Regattas

The longest running weekly sailing regatta in the United States, our weekly evening regattas feature everything from novices to nautical know-it-alls. See local sailers color the sky as the sails compliment the incredible sunsets served up daily at the marina. Join a group or just watch from the bleachers at the Lawrence Street T-Head park every Wednesday.

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State of Downtown

The 4th annual State of Downtown event presenting the 2022 impact report of Downtown Corpus Christi, The Downtowner Awards, and Documentary Premier: A Decade Downtown.

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