Looking for fun things to do in the fall in Corpus Christi? This list of activities is fit for couples, families and individuals who are ready to celebrate all the fall season has to offer in this exciting beach town destination.

 

Hunting

South Texas is a great place to go hunting for waterfowl and dove, especially along the Coastal Bend! Find a local hunting guide and enjoy a hunting trip with your friends or family.

 

Beach Picnic

The beach is the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch break. But if you don’t want the sandy experience for your picnic, Blucher Park in Downtown Corpus Christi is the perfect place to sit on a blanket and enjoy your finger foods while gazing upon some beautiful scenery.

Check out this ultimate checklist for a beach picnic in Corpus Christi

You can also build yourself a beach campfire for an evening of delicious, gooey s’mores. Check out these beach campfire tips in Corpus Christi.

Horseback Riding

If the water starts feeling a little too cool for swimming, horseback riding is a perfect fall activity to enjoy the beach. For horseback riding for all skill levels, make a reservation at Horses On the Beach: Corpus Christi. 

Festivals

Corpus Christi is full of fun fall festivals. Check out the list of Corpus Christi festivals below:

Surftoberfest

When in Corpus Christi, you go to Surftoberfest instead of Oktoberfest. This fun downtown Corpus Christi event is a unique twist on the classic German celebration featuring activities (and sights) you don’t want to miss including a homebrew competition, beer stein holding contest, festive live music, delicious German food and much more! Date TBD.

 

Texas Jazz Festival

Corpus Christi has the longest running FREE music festival in the world, the 60th annual Texas Jazz Festival. Here, you can enjoy all the unique sounds of jazz by talented musicians from across the country. Located in Heritage Park. October 15-16, 2021. 

 

Bailando Dance Festival

Enjoy dance concerts, choreography adjudication, master classes and other educational outreach at the Bailando Dance Festival. Located at the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus. October 7-9, 2021.

 

Día de los Muertos Street Festival

Día de los Muertos Street Festival has been a time to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas, unite our community and promote our city. However, while the street festival aspect of the celebration has been cancelled this year, many socially distanced activities will continue as planned inside K Space Gallery and throughout downtown Corpus Christi. October 30, 2021. 

 

Greek Festival

Get a taste of Greece with delicious Greek food, styles and culture at the Greek Festival in Corpus Christi. Located at the Greek Orthodox Church. November 5-7, 2021.

 

Jewish Food Festival

The Jewish Food Festival is held in November at the Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood. In 2020, the festival pivoted into a drive-thru experience and 2021 details have not been released yet. The festival offers live music, delicious foods and lots of shopping to get the Jewish culture experience. Dates TBD.


Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival

Get a delicious taste of Texas wines and enjoy shopping, food and entertainment at the Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival. Bring a lawn chair and blanket to enjoy your purchased goods while listening to live music. Located in Heritage Park. November 20, 2021.

 

Hot Tamale Festival

The Hot Tamale Fest is the hot spot for tasting all the delicious tamales your stomach can handle… or stocking up for the holidays! Filled with fun entertainment including a hot tamale eating contest, guest speakers, local talent and live music. Located at Whataburger Field Corpus Christi. November 20, 2021.

 

 

Halloween Festivities

Dia de Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos Street Festival has been a time to celebrate and honor the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and South Texas, unite our community and promote our city. However, while the street festival aspect of the celebration has been cancelled this year, many socially distanced activities will continue as planned inside K Space Gallery and throughout downtown Corpus Christi. October 30, 2021. 

 

Whataburger Field Movie Nights

Whataburger Field for CC Movie Nights will show The Addams Family (2019) movie for free! It will be screened on the Whataburger Field video board. All guests must have a reserved group ticket in advance of each showing. One ticket may include up to six guests. On-field pods and seating bowl options will be properly distanced. October 29, 2021 at 7pm.

 

Drive-Thru Halloween with the Hooks Oct. 31

Whataburger Field’s 7th annual Halloween with the Hooks is a free, socially distanced trick-or-treat event (without having to leave your vehicle). Treats will be delivered directly to your car window. Guests are encouraged to donate canned food and dry goods. Located in the ballpark’s South Parking Lot from 1-4pm on October 31, 2021.

 

Haunting on the Blue Ghost

Nothing says Halloween in Corpus Christi like a haunted ship! Visit the USS Lexington for a spooky experience on a Haunting on the Blue Ghost tour. Due to COVID-19 protocols, tickets are being sold in private groups of four to ten persons per each half hour session. Tickets sell out quickly for dates near Halloween!

 

Bark in the Park

If you’d like to celebrate Halloween with your furry friend, there is no better place to do it than at Bark in the Park Corpus Christi. This fun, festive event brings together pet-owners, local pet businesses, pet rescue organizations, and no-kill pet shelters in an attempt to raise money and awareness for pet initiatives in the community. Don’t forget to paw-ticipate in the pet costume contest!

 

The Rocky Horror Show

Enjoy a spooky musical theatre at The Rocky Horror Show Corpus Christi. Located at the Aurora Arts Theatre. October 8-November 13, 2021.

The Hauntings of Boogeyman

The Hauntings of Boogeyman Corpus Christi is a Halloween must-do activity each year. With haunted houses, escape rooms and much more, you’re sure to get a scare one way or another.

 

Spooky City Tours

Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours has multiple haunted tours you’ll enjoy, including Cemetery Tours (morning) and Ghost Tours (evening). On the cemetery tour, you can visit historic cemeteries and hear stories of some of our earliest citizens, walk among their burial sites, see unique monuments and mass burial ground for hundreds of hurricane victims, and much more. The Ghost Tour explores over a dozen haunted sites to hear the stories and the history behind these haunted locations and what other guests have encountered.

 

 

Looking for more things to do in Corpus Christi this fall? Check out these resources:

15 Free Things to Do in Corpus Christi

How to Celebrate Halloween in Corpus Christi

Best Things To Do in Corpus Christi with Your Family