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Park & Ride

Skip the search for parking and hop on the free shuttle for the Mayor's Big Bang Celebration! Pickup is at City Hall while drop-off is at Water Street between John Sartain and Lomax Street. The shuttle will run for 30 minutes after the fireworks have concluded.

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Street Closures Planned for the Mayor’s Big Bang Fireworks Celebration

The City of Corpus Christi advises residents and motorists beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3, that various street closures will be in place for the Mayor’s 45th annual Fourth of July Big Bang Fireworks Celebration.

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 Saturday, July 2. Enforcement of these parking restrictions will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3.

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.

“Maintaining public safety is of the utmost importance as we come together to celebrate our nation,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “I encourage everyone to enjoy the weekend’s festivities and remember that free RTA shuttles will be available.”

For more information, please call Sr. Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or email at