The weekend is once again upon us and those who reside in the Coastal Bend area may be wondering events will be taking place. Here are just a few of the many events that will be taking place in our area.

BUC DAYS CARNIVAL

Enjoy local entertainers and local musicians in our Festival Entertainment Square all 11 days! Crabtree Amusements will be returning in 2015 as the Buc Days Stripes Carnival provider for the 14th consecutive year. Crabtree Amusements, one of the largest and leading carnival operators in the nation, provides a variety of rides from extreme to mild to satisfy patrons of all ages. Known for excellent safety records, Crabtree Amusements and the Buccaneer Commission are committed to providing a safe and clean environment for families attending the Buc Days Festival. Stripes Carnival Dates & Hours: Thursday April 23rd Opening Night! Dollar Night! 5:00 p.m. Midnight Friday April 24th 5:00 p.m. Midnight Saturday April 25th Noon Midnight Sunday April 26th Noon 10:00 p.m. Monday April 27th through Wednesday April 29th 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Thursday April 30th Another Dollar Night! 5:00 p.m. Midnight Friday May 1st 5:00 p.m. Midnight Saturday May 2nd Noon Midnight Sunday May 3rd Noon 10:00 p.m.

VETS FISHING FOR VETS

May 1st and 2nd between 5 P.M. and 10 P.M. at the Redfish Bay Boathouse. Join us as we honor our US Veterans with a Veteran's Fishing Tournament and a 2-day star-spangled Veterans Celebration featuring great food, dancing, live entertainment, vendor booths, an awards show and a silent auction, benefiting the South TX Fisher House in San Antonio.

LA CAGE AT THE HARBOR PLAYHOUSE

May 1, 7:30 P.M. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a conservative politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the star performer 'Zaza'. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.

COMICS PLUS: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2015

The 13th Annual Free Comic Book Day is May 2nd, 2015! Come in on the first Saturday in May and get your FREE comic books at your FREE comic book day headquarters- COMICS PLUS!

GARDEN SENIOR CENTER HEALTH FAIR AND RUMMAGE SALE

Garden Senior Center will be hosting a health fair for the community. All are welcome. It is a great opportunity to get free health information. The facility will also be hosting a rummage sale. The event will take place at 5325 Greely, on 5/2/15 from 8:30a-2p. Events and dates are subject to change. To confirm or for more information call: 361-826-2345.

ZZ TOP AND JEFF BECK

That little Ole Band from Texas ZZ Top is set to take the stage with Jeff Beck at the Concrete Street Amphitheater on Sunday May 3rd. Tickets are currently on sale and doors are set to open at 6 P.M. Opening acts will take the stage at 7 P.M. Jeff Beck performs at 7:35 P.M. and ZZ Top is scheduled to perform at 9:05 P.M.