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7 Fun Things To Do In The Coastal Bend This Month: October 2018 Edition

The calendar may say it’s Fall, but Summer fun isn’t going anywhere here in the Coastal Bend. So whether you’re a local or just visiting, get your calendars out, because we’ve got a list of some of the must-try local events happening this month!

1. Stomp Your Boots To Some Country Magic

Image courtesy of the Turnpike Troubadours Instagram

Sing along with Randy Rogers Band and Turnpike Troubadours at the Concrete Street Amphitheater, Corpus Christi’s bayside outdoor music venue. Lose yourself in the magic of hearing a guitar and a southern accent harmonize beneath the stars.

When: Saturday, October 27 @ 6:00pm

Where: Concrete Street Amphitheater, 700 Concrete Street, Corpus Christi

2. Rock Some Lederhosen At Surftoberfest

Image courtesy of the Surftoberfest Facebook page

Beer-lovers all around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, but Corpus Christi personalizes the tradition as only a coastal paradise can do: with surfboards. Meet up with friends and family for Surftoberfest: cold beer, mouth-watering food, a full lineup of live music, a lederhosen contest, and a stein-holding contest! The event benefits the Texas Surf Museum. Surf’s up, bottoms up!

When: Saturday, October 6 from 12:00pm-9:00pm

Where: Texas Surf Museum, 309 N Water Street, Corpus Christi

3. Indulge Your Funnybone

“Comedy is the art of making people laugh without making them puke.”  So leave the barf bags behind and catch legendary comic Steve Martin, and his partner in comedic crime, Martin Short, at the American Bank Center’s beautiful and intimate Selena Auditorium.

(Bonus Tip: Kevin Hart will also be performing at the American Bank Center on Sunday, October 21 @7pm!)

When: Sunday, October 7 @ 7:00pm

Where: American Bank Center, 1901 N Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi

4. Take On A Corn Maze

Image courtesy of Rockin’ K Farms

Pumpkin bowling, dummy steer roping, and apple blasting…talk about a perfect Saturday with the kids (or your child-at-heart thirty-something friends). All month long, Rockin’ K Farms offers fun for the whole family at its annual Corn Maze & Fall Festival.

When: Saturdays, October 6-27 from 11:00am-8:00pm

            Sundays, October 7-28 from 11:00am-5:00pm

Where: Rockin’ K Farms, 5385 County Road 52, Robstown

5. Slow Dance To Some Smooth Jazz

Let the sweet sounds of jazz from musicians across the country sweep over you at the Texas Jazz Festival. Enjoy four stages of live music, food and market vendors, and Salsa Jazz dancing in the heart of historic downtown Corpus Christi!

When: Friday, October 19 from 5:00pm-12:00am

          Saturday, October 20 from 12:00pm-12:00am

          Sunday, October 21 from 12:00pm-8:00pm

Where: Heritage Park, 1581 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi

6. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Image courtesy of Dia de los Muertos Corpus Christi

Don’t miss one of Corpus Christi’s biggest annual street festivals! Visit the arts and crafts expo; tour the fine art exhibition; enjoy non-stop entertainment with ballet folklorico, cumbia, tejano, and latin rock; and tour the ofrenda display at the historic The Ritz Theatre.

When: Saturday, October 27

Where: Marina Arts District, Corpus Christi

7. Try Not To Scream

Image courtesy of the Fright Night Haunted House Facebook page

Gear up for Halloween with the Dia de los muertos Fiesta at Fright Night Haunted House. The event includes music, food, beer (for liquid courage), and the most terrifying haunted house in Corpus Christi.

When: Saturday, October 27 from 6:00pm – 12:00am

Where: Fright Night Haunted House, 615 N. Mesquite Street, Corpus Christi


The Coastal Bend community calendar is always packed with events for families, students, singles…literally everyone! Whether you’re dreaming of a coastal city or small beach town, let Keller Williams help you find the community and home for you. Check out our list of Coastal Bend communities that need to be on your radar, download our exclusive Buyer’s Guide, speak with a local lender, and contact an agent to help you make your dream home a reality. 
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