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LOCAL EVENTS: July 4th weekend has plenty of family fun

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 00:06:47-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — July 4th is coming to an end but the fun isn't! We have looked into the best of the best events going on this Friday.

Enjoy all the food trucks at the 4th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Summerfest 2019

Summer goes great with delicious food and good times. That is what the 4th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Summerfest 2019 isall about.

Live music, an arts and crafts alley, a food eating contest, a petting zoo, and over 40 food trucks are just a few of the features promised at the event.

Be ready for some good eats all weekend because the festivities begin at 5 pm Friday, June 5, and go all the way to Sunday, June 7th at 10 pm.

Everyone is invited to the free event that is open to the public.

Here is the food truck lineup so far:

Tacos El Nene- Robstown, Texas
Fulton Kettle Corn-Corpus Christi
Johnny Joes Concessions-San Antonio, Texas
Gordo's Good Eats-Corpus Christi
Ricas Raspas & More- Corpus Christi
Da Spot LLC- Alice, Texas
Carrie's Grill & Treats-Ingelside, Texas
Jaycob's Delicious Fishes and Other Dishes-Corpus Christi
Cornucopia-Corpus Christi
Tikiz shaved ice and ice cream-New Braunfels, Texas
Chillin' N Grillin'-New Braunfels, Texas
GW's BBQ Catering Co-McAllen, Texas
Taquitos Mi Tierra-Corpus Christi
Mangonadas by MLB-Corpus Christi
Kettle King-San Antonio, Texas
Southern Belle Diner-Beeville, Texas
Incup Official-Pleasanton, Texas
Shorty's Sweet Shed-Corpus Christi
Mamajanies Sweettreats-San Antonio, Texas
M & J’s snack shack-Corpus Christi
Kono pizza-Mission , Texas
Dos Papi’s Tacos- San Antonio, Texas
Jean's Hawaiian Shave Ice-Corpus Christi
Victor's-Laporte, Texas
Party Time Ice Cream - Corpus Christi
Taqueria Licha- Houston, Texas
R&B Funnel Cakes and More - Corpus Christi
Cold Stone Creamery on Wheels-Fairview , Texas
J&R Pizza-Port Aransas, Tezxas
Bandas.Raspas-Corpus Christi
Jefe's Mobile Cafe -Corpus Christi
Drakes Fun Foods- San Antonio, Texas
Campbells Family Concessions LLC- Poteet, Texas
Five Boys Ranch-Bridgeport, Texas
Vanessa’s Dj Services-Alice, Texas
Divine treat's-Corpus Christi
Lone Star Hawaiian Ice-Corpus Christi
The Iron Bull Grille-Corpus Christi
SNO-BALL ON DA GO-Corpus Christi
Stacked Sliders- Cedar Creek, Texas

You can be a part of the festival by registering your food truck at

Dollar admission all weekend long at the Art Museum of South Texas

Art Museum of South Texas

The first Friday of every month is Frost First Friday Dollar Day at the Art Museum of South Texas.

This weekend is a great time to trade the heat for artwork and scenic views of the Corpus Christi bay.

The $1 admission will continue through the weekend for the museum's Big Bang Fourth of July Celebration Weekend.

Current exhibitions include Kent Ulberg: Celebrating the Wild and Wonderful and Confluence and the TAMU-CC Art Faculty display, which happens every other year.

Written by: Catherine McGinty

The Rockport Art Festival turns 50 this year

The Rockport Art Festival is turning 50 this year! Since 1969, the Rockport Art Festival has been the place to be in July.

The event, hosted by the Rockport Center for the Arts (106 S. Austin Street), typically draws more than 10,000 people each year and features the work of more than 120 artists and craftsmen from here in Texas, as well as from across the nation.

As those who have attended the festival in the past will tell you, it is the quality of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, glasswork, metal sculptures and furniture that you find at this event which has made it one of the most prestigious and fun art shows in the southern U.S.

In addition to plenty of food and drink offerings, entertainment will be provided by various artists inside a giant air-conditioned tent. A children’s activity tent offers youngsters the opportunity to create some of their own art work. In addition, numerous art galleries in Rockport will be open during the weekend.

The Rockport Art Festival will be held at the Fairgrounds adjacent to Rockport Harbor (on Navigation Circle) on Saturday, July 6th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and again on Sunday, July 7th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Children 12 and under get in free. 2-Day VIP Passes are $15 each. The VIP package includes exclusive early festival access starting at 9:30 Saturday. Saturday one-day passes are $10 for adults (13 & up) and can be purchased on-site only, no pre-sale. Sunday one-day passes are $8 for adults (13 & up)and can be purchased on-site only, no pre-sale.

For information, call (361) 729-5519 or visit

Get all muddy at the Texas Mudfest this weekend

Are you ready for three days of mudding?

The event is happening at the South Texas Speedway until Sunday, June 7th.

In order to enter the premises, you will need to sign a waiver.

"Welcome to Texas Mudfest," their event page says, "3 Day event with Fun, MUD, Contest, Food, Drinks and more. Everyone must have waiver signed to enter on to the premises. If you are a minor you must have an adult or guardian with you to sign your waiver."

The event will be benefiting the David DeLay Scholarship Fundan organization committed to furthering the education of worthy students.

Corpus Christi Camera Festival has 20+ free workshops for photographers

Photographers should definitely check this one out.

Corpus Christi Camera has been celebrating their 3rd anniversary with the 3rd annual Corpus Christi Camera Fest.

The event has brought local photographers together since Sunday of last week for panels, planned photo shoots, and workshops for the every day photographer.

Here are the workshops and photo shoots going on this Saturday.

From 11 am to noon a workshop called "Editing: What We Know About Photoshop & Lightroom w/Charlie and Vic (@CC Camera)"

From 1 pm to 2 pm they will have "The Exposure Triangle Explained (@CC Camera)"

From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm there will be a bikini photo shoot with models on Malaquite Beach.

And from 8 pm to 10 pm an exclusive "TAMRON WORKSHOP: Eye on the Night Sky: Astro Photography" also at Malaquite Beach.

LOCAL ART: "emotion face" opens this weekend at K Space art space

The public is invited to K Space Contemporary Art Space for a brand new exhibit by local artist Loring Baker.

The exhibit officially opened Friday at Artwalk, but you will be able to see it until July 26.

Loring Baker captures emotion on canvas with vibrant colors and deep textures.

“It seems that we as human beings exist in the space between internal infinity and external infinity,"Baker says,"If so, then our bodies are the actual line between the two. If we are the line, the mark, the one moment between the two, I aim to make drawings that are of that line, that speak of the in between. The place where this odd human experience exists.“

Check out some of her work at her website,

For more info about this event and other art shows visit