Corpus Christi will celebrate Independence Day a little differently this year.
While some July 4th events were canceled due to COVID-19, there are several places you can still celebrate the nation’s 244th birthday.
Here’s your guide to fireworks and a round-up of July 4th Corpus Christi and Coast Bend activities.
Celebration on July 4th at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
The Corpus Christi Science and History Museum will open for a viewing party at N. Chaparral St. 1900 from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. This event features live music, games, concessions, and a prime location to watch the city’s annual fireworks display. COVID-19 precautions are being taken. Cost: Presale $ 20 for adults, $ 15 for children (3-12 years old), members, seniors, and military with ID; The price on the day of the day increases by USD 5 per ticket. Discount packages can also be purchased prior to purchase. Information: 361-826-4667 or https://www.ccmuseum.com/.
Declaration of Independence reading in the Nueces County Courthouse
Coastal Bend Republican Liberty Caucus will hold a reading of the Declaration of Independence outside the Nueces County Courthouse at 901 Leopard St. on Saturday, July 4th at 10 a.m. Further information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/2812688285525228 /.
Ceremony on July 4th at Sherrill Park in downtown Corpus Christi
The Corpus Christi Mayor’s Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a July 4th ceremony at 10 am on July 4th at Sherrill Park, 222 S. Shoreline Blvd. Event attendees are encouraged to wear face masks and follow the guidelines set out by the Centers for Disease Control for distancing people. Further information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/726700051415436/.
2020 Corpus Christi Food Truck Festival
The 5th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Summer Festival 2020 will take place from 12pm to 11pm at Water’s Edge Park, 304 N. Shoreline Blvd. instead of. The summer festival features food trucks that serve wonderful dishes and creations for everyone. In the Kids’ Truck Zone, you can also enjoy live music, arts and crafts streets, a petting zoo and numerous activities for children. Cost: Free entry. Information: 361-444-9566 or https://www.facebook.com/corpuschristifoodtruckfestival/.
Gun lessons at the Asian Cultures Museum
If fireworks aren’t your thing, the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures and Education Center offers a weapons class from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1809. N. Chaparral St. Museum staff and volunteers teach the history of Asian weapons, including live demonstrations. Information: 361-881-8827 or https://www.facebook.com/TexasStateAsianCulturesMuseumandEducationCenter/.
Is it illegal to set off fireworks on Corpus Christi?
It is illegal to set off fireworks within the city limits, including on the beach. They can be fined up to $ 2,000 per fireworks package opened.
Report fireworks to Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2677.
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