SATURDAY, APRIL 20
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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:
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
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.
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.
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.
Other Schlitterbahn events including Easter Brunch at Eats Epicurea can be found on Schlitterbahn’s website.
OTHER SUNDAY EVENTS
Easter Brunch Buffet at The Exchange
Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet at Anthony’s by the Sea Bed & Breakfast Rockport, Tx