Check out these 2021 Fourth of July fireworks and more events around Corpus Christi

Allison Ehrlich
Corpus Christi Caller Times

Celebrate Independence Day in 2021 with a variety of family friendly activities and fireworks displays in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area.

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July Fourth at Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures

The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures and Education Center presents a Fourth of July celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at 1809 N. Chaparral St. Museum staff and volunteers will have historical lectures and weapons demonstration all day. Cost: $6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 kids ages 3-12; Free for under two and law enforcement. Information: 361-881-8827 or https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateAsianCulturesMuseumandEducationCenter/.

Aransas Pass Independence Day Celebration

The Aransas Pass Independence Day celebration and fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 3 at Conn Brown Harbor, Aransas Pass. Tune radio to 87.7 FM for the live broadcast. Parking is limited,  arrive early to get a spot and check the map before arriving. Information: https://police.aptx.gov/independence-day-celebration.

July Fourth Ceremony at Sherrill Park

The Mayors Committee for Veterans Affairs presents a July Fourth ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 4 at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, 222 S. Shoreline Boulevard. The program will include a joint-service color guard from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. There will also be a live singing of the National Anthem, a performance by the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, an unveiling of a Memorial Bench by the Downtown Lions Club, and a choir presentation from the Special Hearts in the Arts. Information: https://www.facebook.com/MayorsBigBang.

Aransas Pass hosts its Fourth of July fireworks, Thursday, July 2, 2020, over Conn Brown Harbor. Attendees were encouraged to social distance and stay in their cars during the show.

Fourth off on July Fourth at South Texas Botanical Gardens

The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center presents an admission discount day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at 8545 S. Staples St. General admission will be reduced by a fourth for the July Fourth holiday, or buy a new membership for reduced price. See the gardens, conservatories, trails, wetlands, kids play area with Monkey Mansion, plus weekend Rep-Tales at 10:30 a.m. and Parrot Talk at 1:30 p.m. (weather permitting). Cost: $6.75 adults, $5.25 senior/military/college (with ID), $3.75 kids ages 3-12, free 2 and under and current members. Information: 361-852-2100 or http://www.stxbot.org/.

Rockport Fourth of July Boat Parade and Fireworks

The Rockport Yacht Club’s annual Patriotic July Fourth Boat Parade starts at noon Sunday, July 4 in Little Bay along Key Allegro, going as far as the Leggett Light Channel before returning past the marina and Allegro Isles condos. Then at dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) bring a lawn chair and watch the Wendell Family Fireworks along Broadway St. (in front of Little Bay). Information: 361-729-3115 or https://www.facebook.com/RockportYachtClub.

Port Aransas Independence Day Firework

The City of Port Aransas presents its annual Independence Day Fireworks show at nightfall (about 9:30 p.m.) Sunday, July 4 at Roberts Point Park, 301 JC Barr Blvd., Port Aransas. Parking will be first come, first served, and the Coast Guard will patrol the ship channel to keep boats at a safe distance. If the weather does not permit, the show will be moved to the following day. Information: 361-749-4111 or https://www.portaransas.org/event/independence-day-fireworks-display/388/.

Red, White and Blue Bash at Museum of Science and History

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History presents the Red, White and Blue Bash from 7-10 p.m. Sunday, July 4 at 1900 N. Chaparral St. Get the perfect view of the downtown fireworks show while enjoying great food, drinks, games, and special access to the museum after hours. Each ticket includes admission, the viewing party, and a freshly grilled meal and a beverage. Doors will open early for viewing party attendees at 6:30 p.m., and parking will be first come, first serve. Cost: $25 members, $30 nonmembers; free for children 2 and younger. Information: 361-826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/event/downtown-fireworks-viewing-party/.

Red, White & Boom on the Lex

Watch the fireworks over Corpus Christi Bay with the best view in town—on the flight deck of the USS Lexington Museum, 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy the exhibits, live music by The Selfless Lovers and food and drinks will be available for purchase. Seating is general admission, but you can bring your own chair. No outside coolers or food allowed (bag check at entry). Cost: $25 per person, $15 members and military (with valid ID). Information: 361-888-4873 or https://www.usslexington.com/.

Fourth of July VIP party at Texas State Aquarium

The Texas State Aquarium will re-open at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 for an after-hours viewing party at 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd. Explore the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Journey exhibits, enjoy dinner catered by Texas State Aquarium Catering Services then watch the Mayor’s Big Bang Fireworks Show over the bay. Table seating will be overlooking Corpus Christi Bay on the Boardwalk Gardens of the Aquarium. Ticket includes parking, dinner and two drink tickets (cash bar available). No coolers or outside food and drinks. Cost: $80 per person (tables available), reservations recommended. Information: 361-881-1230 or https://www.facebook.com/TXStateAquarium/.