Celebrate Independence Day in Corpus Christi! The Mayor's 4th of July Big Bang Celebration is a fun-filled weekend for all...the fun begins on Thursday, June 30 and doesn't stop until Monday, July 4!

Fireworks: The whole shebang

Enjoy a fireworks show like no where else in South Texas...from the middle of Corpus Christi Bay with a viewing area that includes over four miles of prime bayfront property. The H-E-B fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. on July 4 but get to downtown Corpus Christi early for all the fun!

Harbor Bridge Light Show: More than just fun lights

Visitors get to enjoy the illuminated Harbor Bridge any time of the year, but the 4th of July is extra special. Experience the beauty of the Harbor Bridge at night with an illuminated 4th of July show choreographed to patriotic tunes, brought to you by Malkan Broadcasting!

Tune your radio to 92.7FM, 95.5FM or 1440AM beginning at 9:00 p.m. on July 4 for the best Harbor Bridge Light Show experience.

Parade: Follow the fun

Presented by Flint Hills Resources, the Grand Marshal starts this patriotic parade at 11:30 a.m. Be dazzled with music, floats and fun as the parade ventures down Shoreline Boulevard against the backdrop of Corpus Christi Bay for this nearly 40 year old tradition.

Big Bang Kids Zone: Fun for the whole family

Stop in at the Kids Zone for the young and the young at heart...complete with rides, bounce houses, petting zoo, rock wall, entertainment, face painters and more, brought to you by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.

Make sure to rock out to the performance from Chicas Rock, Corpus Christi’s very own youth girls band! The Big Bang Kids Zone will be open on July 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Sherrill Park and the Great Lawn on Shoreline Blvd.

Food Trucks: Local food right at your fingertips

Located next to the Kids Zone, enjoy a diverse offering of culinary fare straight from specialty food trucks from all over the Coastal Bend! Enjoy the food at your fingertips anytime from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The fun isn't just for the 4th of July...get a head start on celebrating Independence Day in Corpus Christi by checking out the events happening all weekend long! For more information about the schedule of events, please visit http://www.visitcorpuschristitx.org/bigbang/big-bang-schedule.