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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

    9:00 AM | Nueces Brewing Company 

    Cook a mean fajita? Put your money where your mouth is! This year’s Fajita Cookoff entry fee is $60 per team. Included in the entry is each team’s fajita meat – donated by Boarri Craft Butchery, and a 6 pack of Nueces Brewing Original Lager, Hefeweizen or Supremo. There will be 2 competition classes: Fajita and Dessert. One entry gets you entry into both classes. Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both classes. Teams may arrive at 9:00 a.m. Judging and awards will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information, please visit   

    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

    10:00 AM | Corpus Christi Municipal Marina

    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 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 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! Awards will be at 1:30 p.m.

    Coastal Comida Fest 

    1:00 PM | The Water's Edge Park

    Bring your appetite to Downtown Corpus Christi on the Great Lawn at The Waters Edge, located at 402 S. Shoreline Boulevard, where you’ll find tons of food trucks serving up delicious food for everyone to enjoy. You’ll also enjoy a mobile gaming unit, beer garden, vendor market, face painting, and live music. The Coastal Comida Fest is Thursday, July 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Entrance is free of charge. You only pay for the great food. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket to kick back, relax, and soak in all the entertainment. 

    The Mayor's Big Bang Fireworks Show

    9:30 PM | Corpus Christi Bayfront

    The Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Fireworks Show by presenting sponsor H-E-B will be on Thursday, July 4, at 9:30 p.m. along the City's Bayfront. Spectators can view all along the bayfront from North Beach all the way to the north side of Cole Park. Bring friends and family to enjoy the spectacular fireworks! 

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  • Corpus Christi Bayfront 

    Watch the fireworks light up the night sky from the seawall, T-Heads, and various parks 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.  

    Art Center of Corpus Christi Party Zone

    Reserve a table on Art Center grounds with 8 seats and premium viewing. Enjoy a full bar, food trucks, and a live DJ. Don’t miss out on a simulcast of the mayor’s intro and music during the fireworks show, in partnership with Retro Radio Group. Reservation is $100 per table.

    Gallery 41 VIP Experience

    Celebrate with a reserved patio table offering premier shaded viewing for 4-6 guests and a reserved premium parking spot. Indulge in a gourmet "All American" food buffet with waitress service and enjoy a simulcast of the Mayor’s intro and music with a live DJ and MC during the fireworks show, in partnership with Retro Radio Group. Tickets are $50 per person.

    Big Bang Map 2024

  • 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.

  • Safety tips to follow if using fireworks outside city limits:

    • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

    • Never allow young children to handle fireworks.

    • Older children should use them only under adult supervision.

    • Never light them indoors.

    • Use them away from people, houses, and flammable material.

    • Only light one firework at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting.

    • Do not ignite devices in a container.

    • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks.

    • Soak unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding.

    • Keep a bucket of water nearby to extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or in case of fire.

    If you witness this violation, please call 361-886-2600. Do NOT call 911.

  • Beach camping this weekend is not recommended. Always check for weather updates and tide schedules before setting up camp. Adhere to local regulations and guidelines to protect our beautiful coastline and ensure a safe experience for everyone.

    If you have any questions or want updates, please reach out to the following:

    • City of Corpus Christi Beach Operations: 361-826-3469
    • Padre Island National Seashore: 361-949-8068
    • Mustang Island State Park: 361-749-5246

    Visit the City of Corpus Christi Storm Recovery website for more storm updates.




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