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Corpus Christi Bayfront | July 4th, 2024


Join us for the Mayor's Big Bang Celebration on the Corpus Christi Bayfront. Bring your friends and family and watch from the seawall as the fireworks light up the night sky, jam to live music, savor treats from delicious food trucks, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities. This free event is open to all ages. Don't miss out on this exciting celebration.  

  • Fajita BBQ Cookoff

    9 AM | Nueces Brewery 

    Celebrate Independence Day with BBQ and Beer at the 3rd annual Fajita Cookoff. Test your fajita cooking skills with your team and receive roughly 2 lbs of Prime Outside Skirt provided by Boarri Craft Butchery and a case of Nueces Brewing brew. Bring your own barbecue set up, shade, spices, seasonings, and decorate your booth with festive flare while entertaining the crowds and enjoying the festivities. Compete for cash prices, enjoy live music, and cook up the best fajita to have Mayor Paulette Guajardo judge your dish. $75 per team to enter.  

    Veterans Affairs' Patriotic Ceremony

    9:30 AM | Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park

    The Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs' Patriotic Ceremony will be held on July 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, 222 S. Shoreline Boulevard. The program will include a presentation of colors, a performance by the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, a keynote speaker, and more. 

    The Mayor's Cup Regatta

    10:30 AM | Corpus Christi Yacht Club

    Join us for the Mayor’s Cup Regatta, proudly sponsored by the Corpus Christi Marina and the Corpus Christi Yacht Club on Thursday, July 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the south end of the Lawrence Street T-Head. Watch as members of the Corpus Christi Yacht Club’s Junior Sailing Team, along with local boat owners and sailors, compete in this exciting regatta. The race will include a total of twelve two-man boats, two at a time, showcasing their skills and vying for the coveted Mayor’s Cup. Don't miss out on this spectacular event! 

    Coastal Comida Food Truck Festival 

    12 PM | The Water's Edge Park

    Bring your appetite to Downtown Corpus Christi at 601 N. Shoreline Blvd., where you’ll find tons of food trucks serving up delicious food for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also enjoy live music from 30 different bands, an arts and crafts alley, face painting, and a petting zoo. Kids can also get in on the fun at the Kid’s Truck Zone. The festival will run from 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM and is free of charge. You only pay for the great food. This festival will run from Thursday, July 4 – Saturday, July 6.   

    The Mayor's Big Bang Fireworks Show

    9 PM | Corpus Christi Bayfront

    On Thursday, July 4th, watch from the seawall as fireworks light up the night sky on the Corpus Christi Bayfront as part of the Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration. Bring friends and family to enjoy the spectacular fireworks show and festivities in Downtown Corpus Christi.  

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  • Corpus Christi Bayfront 

    Watch the fireworks light up the night sky from the seawall on the Corpus Christi Bayfront. Enjoy the synchronized fireworks show by tuning in to the following stations: US 94.7FM, 95.5FM, 92.7FM, 98.7FM, and 1440AM. 

    USS Lexington 

    With your paid reservation, head to the Flight Deck of the USS Lexington at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy a prime viewing spot for the firework show. Chairs will be provided, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.  

    Big Bang Watch 2023

  • Skip the search for parking and hop on the free shuttle for the Mayor's Big Bang Celebration! The shuttle will pick you up at City Hall and drop you off at Water Street between John Sartain and Lomax Street, starting at 11:30 a.m. and running until 30 minutes after the fireworks conclude. 

    Big Bang Park & Ride


    Downtown Area
    • Northbound Shoreline Boulevard between Power Street and Coopers Alley will be closed
    • Southbound Shoreline Boulevard between IH-37 and John Sartain Street will be closed
    • Southbound Shoreline Boulevard is reduced to one lane between Power Street and IH-37
    • Northbound Water Street is reduced to one lane between Coopers Alley and Lomax Street
    • Eastbound IH-37 between Water Street and South Shoreline Boulevard will be closed
    • Access to establishments fronting Shoreline Boulevard will be maintained via Water Street
    • Existing ONE-WAY streets will be temporarily converted to TWO-WAY traffic flow for the duration of the closure
    • Access to the T-Heads will be maintained via Water Street
    • There will be parking restrictions at various locations where “NO PARKING SPECIAL EVENT” signage is posted
    North Beach Area: at 6:00 p.m.
    • NB US 181 “Texas State Aquarium/USS Lexington/North Beach” Exit will be closed
    • Access to North Beach will be via the Beach Avenue Exit

    Parking near the event and along surrounding streets will be prohibited or limited to provide a pedestrian-safe environment for patrons. The public should expect to see NO PARKING signage in place by 7:00 a.m. on July 3. Enforcement of these parking restrictions will begin at 7:00 a.m. on July 4.

    The public is encouraged to use the free RTA Park and Ride service. The pickup site will be the City Hall parking lot, and the drop-off site will be at Water Street between Lomax Street and John Sartain Street. The hours of operation are from 11:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the fireworks show.

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