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Weekend events around the Coastal Bend

Posted: 7:26 PM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 21:38:54-04

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA

Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by HOTZ 95

No Easter weekend is complete without a high-stakes, free-for-all, organized Easter Egg Hunt.

Parents with children between 2 and 10 years old are invited to participate in one of the biggest egg hunts in Corpus Christi, for free.

This year there will be over 5,000 hidden eggs, including special Thomas J. Henry Eggs and the rare Golden Eggs.

The event starts on Saturday at 8:30 in the morning at the Corpus Christi Water Gardens and is brought to you by  Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys  and HOT-Z95

Egg hunters will be split into three age groups. Children must be at least two years old to participate. Children under 4 years old may be assisted by a parent, but the 4 – 6 and 7 – 10 age groups will not allow parental assistance.

Call 361-560-5595 with any questions about the event.

BUC DAYS BEGINS

 

ARRRGH! The 82nd annual Buc Days are coming to Corpus Christi starting this weekend.

Earlier this week, Mayor Joe McComb read a proclamation in City Council Chambers honoring the annual celebration, which includes Rodeo Corpus Christi , Buc Days and Stripes Carnival , and Navy/Army Night Parade .

The participants in this year’s Buc Days Port of Corpus Christi King & Queen Leadership Program were introduced earlier this week.

Click here for the schedule, which is absolutely massive.

Citgo is the main sponsor for this year’s Buc Days, which run from April 25 to May 12.

The Navy/Army Night Parade is set for May 4, and KRIS 6 News will once again be showing the parade on air and online at  KRISTV.com/live . Parade coverage begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the  Buc Days website here .

 

PARTY FOR THE PLANET

Texas State Aquarium / Facebook

Earth Day is on the 22nd, but every day is Earth Day over at the Texas State Aquarium.

Party for the Planet is a family-oriented event that will educate the youth and adults about the importance of conservation and inspire people to take care of the ocean and creature inside it.

There will be some Earth Day themed presentations including animal enrichment and dive shows, as well as opportunities to “Pledge for the Planet.”

 

FIND YOUR EASTER HUNNY

From Corpus Christi Animal Care Services‎ – Find Your Easter Hunny Adoption Event Facebook

Adopt a new best friend this Easter weekend at the “Find Your Easter Hunny event hosted by Corpus Christi Animal Services and Focus on Furever.

The fun starts this Saturday at 1 pm. Easter Egg Hunt for children is at 2 pm, and the adoption fee for your next best furry friend is only $25.

Your adoption will come with an Easter goody bag, and no need to worry about spaying, neutering, vaccinations, or city licenses. Corpus Christi Animal Services has all that covered for you.

This event will last until 5:30 pm.

PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE IS FREE

From Padre Island National Seashore Facebook

Padre Island National Seashore will be free for the public on Saturday, celebrating the start of National Park Week and National Junior Ranger Day.

It is one of our days when the seashore is free for all. Other days include Aug. 25 (National Park Service Anniversary), Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

“Fee free days provide a wonderful opportunity for visitors that might otherwise not be familiar with a park, to come and explore it for free,” Park Superintendent Mark Spier said. “If they have a good experience we hope they will become regular visitors to the National Seashore.”

Padre Island National Seashore normally charges $10 per vehicle for a one-day visit, $20 per vehicle for a week-long pass or $40 for an annual pass. Free passes are available for active duty military members and their dependents.

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, families of fourth-grade students and disabled citizens.

Padre Island National Seashore is one of 115 National Park Service sites that charge entrance fees. The other 303 national parks do not charge entrance fees.

OTHER SATURDAY EVENTS:

Saturday:

Guided Bird Walk

Helicopter Egg Drop & Sky Diving Bunny

Beginner’s Permaculture: Sustainable & Self-Sufficient Gardening

WildVeggieBouquet Easter Wreath Workshop

Yoga and Recovery

Easy Suds It – Dog Wash Days

Sea Grant Presents: Supporting Sustainable Shrimp

Beginner’s Permaculture: Sustainable & Self-Sufficient Gardening

Easter Egg Hunt at Xtreme Jump

Arise-N-Run 5k Run/2 Mile Walk

Corpus Christi FC vs FC Thunder

Go365 Walk – West Guth Park

BFS JAM-boree: Shop Local with 3 of our Favorite Vendors!

SUP Yoga & Fitness

Corpus Christi Southside Farmer’s Market

Easter family-friendly workshop

Mom & Me! Mr. & Mrs. Bunny Set! All Ages!

Bird Feeder Craft Day

  Rockport Fulton Market Days

Kindermusik Mixed Age Class Amazing Child Music and Enrichment Studio

Learn Sand Sculpting at Lesson Mountain

Flower Crown Baby Lamb! Fun, Family Time!

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

EASTER SUNRISE PLAY

For many people,  Easter  means one thing: hunting for eggs and candy to fill their Easter basket.

For others, it is about celebrating the biblical story of Jesus’ resurrection and that is what the Easter Sunrise Passion Play intends to do.

On Easter Sunday, residents of Corpus Christi, which translates to “body of Christ”, will get a chance to witness the portrayal of the Easter story of Jesus’ rise from the dead as the sun rises over Cole Park.

The Easter Sunrise Passion Play will cover the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for the 77 annual live performance.

This play, that has been a South Texas standing tradition since 1942, will begin at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21 (Easter Sunday) at the Cole Park Amphitheater.

Organizers of the annual event are still looking for more volunteers to act as angels and soldiers and are asking those who are interested to come to the dress rehearsal the Saturday before the Easter Sunday production.

The last rehearsal will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you would like more information, contact Debra Scott-Brown at  (361) 442-6194  or check for updates at  https://www.facebook.com/HeIsRisenCC .

HELICOPTER EGG DROP & SKY DIVING BUNNY

Church of Hope ‎Helicopter Egg Drop & Sky Diving Bunny

There aren’t many opportunities to see a sky diving Easter Bunny and Easter eggs being dropped from a helicopter.

Church of Hope is changing that.

It’ true. Bring your kids and their Easter baskets for 60,000 eggs from a helicopter and a sky diving Easter Bunny.

The drop and dive are to be held after the 6 pm service this Saturday.

SCHLITTERBAHN DOG EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER BRUNCH

The Bark Park at Schlitterbahn is hosting an Easter egg hunt for dogs and an Easter Brunch this Sunday.

There will be Easter egg treats hidden around the obstacle course for your furry friends to find.

While dogs of all sizes are welcome, there are separate time slots for small and large dogs. Puppies and small dogs will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and large dogs from 1 p.m. to 3 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

The new Bark Park is complete with shady trees, an obstacle course, and benches to rest with your pup.

Bark Park at Waves Resort Corpus Christi featuring Schlitterbahn Waterpark

 

Other Schlitterbahn events including Easter Brunch at Eats Epicurea can be found on  Schlitterbahn’s website.

OTHER SUNDAY EVENTS

Lorelei Easter Egg Hunt Easter Brunch  at Green Light Coffee (Southside) Easter Sunday Brunch  at Port Royal Resort Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet  at WaterStreet Seafood Company

Easter Brunch Buffet  at The Exchange

Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet  at Anthony’s by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Rockport, Tx

Sunday Funday Yoga

Easter Egg Hunt at Xtreme Jump

Easy Suds It – Dog Wash Days

Helicopter Egg Drop & Sky Diving Bunny

Paddle Conditioning

  Rockport Fulton Market Days