You’ll have several options to celebrate our nation’s independence with friends and family in the Coastal Bend.
The fun activities include concerts, fun runs, parades and — of course — fireworks.
Here’s a roundup of things to do on the Fourth of July in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend.
Where to watch fireworks?
City of Corpus Christi Mayor’s 4th of July Big Bang Celebration
The show will start at 9:30 p.m. with fireworks set off from a barge dock located in Corpus Christi Bay, just north of the People’s Street T-Head.
That means spectators will have views from North Beach, North Bayfront Park, Sherrill Park and Cole Park.
Events leading up to the fireworks on July 4 include a Kid Zone and Game Zone, from 3 to 6 p.m., music and other entertainment at 6 p.m., and the Harbor Bridge Light Show at 9 p.m. before the H-E-B Fireworks Show, officials said.
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Rockport’s Patriotic Boat Parade and Wendell Family Fireworks Show
The boat parade begins just before noon, Wednesday July 4 at Little Bay near Broadway Street in Rockport. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show begins after 9 p.m., officials said. The event is free.
Port Aransas 4th of July Celebration
Right around dark, on the 4th of July, head over to Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas for a view of the fireworks show and views of the shipping channel. The fireworks display typically lasts about 45 minutes, officials said.
More things to do
A Patriotic Celebration in Kingsville
The Kingsville Symphony Orchestra presents “A Patriotic Celebration” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Edward N. Jones Auditorium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 855 N. Armstrong, Kingsville. Cost: Tickets range from $10-$120. Information: 361-593-2804 or www.kingsvillesymphony.org.
Let Freedom Rock!
Rock 92.7 will host Let Freedom Rock with Clarissa Serna and Special Guests The Reely Rotnz & Returned2Sender at 9 p.m. July 4 at Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 N.Tancahua St.
Four for the 4th Run
The Corpus Christi Roadrunners will host a four-mile fun run and proceeds will benefit the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Cross-Country/Track team. The run will begin at 7 a.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz International Center, 402 Harbor Drive. Information: https://www.facebook.com/CorpusRoadrunners/
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