The Weekend is again upon us and for many that begs the question, what to do? Well for Nueces County and the surrounding areas this is a list of just some of the activities going on this weekend.
FIESTA DE LA FLOR
Presented by Citgo, Fiesta de la Flor is a 2-day festival that will celebrate the life & legacy of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known to her many admirers as the “Queen of Tejano”. Selena’s impact on the hearts & lives of so many has been immeasurable and this annual event will serve as a tribute to her, as well as the cultural contributions of Tejano music worldwide. This celebration will showcase well-known Tejano musicians; feature Alamo Drafthouse’s Rolling Roadshow screening of Selena; artisan vendors from around the state of Texas; culinary delights from specialty local & regional food trucks, Kids Zone for families; a fabulous fireworks finale and much more…..all along a beautiful backdrop of the Corpus Christi Bay. Fiesta de la Flor would not be possible without the generous support of the following 2015 sponsors: Citgo, HEB, SEA District, Sunoco Stripes Convenience Stores, Herrman & Herrman and the Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
42ND ANNUAL PORTLAND WINDFEST
A Family Festival with endless FUN! Back By Popular Demand: Horseshoe / Washer Tournaments ALL CAR CLASS Car Show Lego Building Contest The Famous Dachshund Dash Hot Dog Eating Contest Plein Air Art Contest Crazy Boot Contest Arts / Crafts & Market Days Food Booths Parade Carnival All New This Year: Kids Tractor Pulls Cook-Off Additions Loop Rawlings Wild West Show Kids Celebration Game Show Portland Gypsy's Fun Run Noah's Way Exotic Petting Zoo Schedule Thursday, April 16th: 6 pm - 10 pm Carnival Only (Wrist Band Night) Friday, April 17th: 6:00 pm - Midnight Saturday, April 18th: 10 am Windfest Parade, 11 am - Midnight Sunday, April 19th: Noon - 5 pm Fees/Admission: Thursday, April 16th - $15.00 Carnival Wrist Bands - no gate entry fee Friday, April 17th - $5.00 Gate Entry -Kids 6 and under FREE Saturday, April 18th - 11:00am - 5:00pm $5.00 gate entry, Kids 6 and under FREE after 5pm is a $10.00 gate entry fee Kids 6 and under FREE Sunday, April 19th - $5.00 Gate Entry -Kids 6 and under FREE Parking Fee - $3.00 per vehicle, all parking fee proceeds go to the Lion's Club or Operation Graduation to support children's activities, scholarships and a safe Graduation Party for GPISD Seniors.
THE SECOND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF COURAGE
Thank you for helping us get the word out to Corpus Christi. After last weeks human trafficking victim, that was just 15 years old, did not have any place to go my hope is the people of Corpus will see how desperately we need New Life Refuge Home of Hope to help girls just like this. We are hosting The Second Annual Celebration of Courage on April 17th at 7pm at the Omni Hotel. There will be dinner, live music by "STill Crazy" Bid Board Auction, Silent Auction plus and inspiring survivor's story. We still have sponsorships available but seating is limited. There is still room for a few more silent auction items.
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.