Signature Events - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX
Downtown comes alive. On the first Friday of every month, you’ll find artists, musicians, and all things creative converge on the Marina Arts District. Shop for local arts and crafts, see art exhibits in galleries and pop-ups and then have a drink or dine in one of our mouth-watering restaurants. Enjoy the talents of your neighbors or showcase your own as you revel in the sights and sounds of Corpus Christi’s creative community.
Due to COVID-19, BridgeWalk is postponed indefinitely.
Wake up and lace up because on the Sunday following the First Friday ArtWalk every month locals and visitors have created somewhat of a morning ritual. Good for the body and good for the soul, There is a definite sense of achievement after you trek across Corpus Christi’s famed Harbor Bridge. Take in panoramic views of Corpus Christi Bay, Downtown, USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium. Feel the salt air against your face and you’ll be hooked. View the city as never before at our monthly BridgeWalk.
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Watch for yearly event details on our social media accounts all under Marina Arts District. Enjoy Downtown restaurants, some of Corpus Christi’s best, as they offer unique, three course value-priced menus for one week every year. Once you have dined perhaps you will want to shop! Take your Dine Downtown Restaurant receipt to participating retail shops and galleries to receive a discount! Don’t go home yet! Now that you have dined and maybe shopped why rush home? Take it easy! Take advantage of special hotel overnight packages and discounts.
In the 1960’s, Chaparral Street became Peppermint Lane, where our community shopped and celebrated the holiday season. This year, we will not host an in-person event. We are encouraging downtown visitors and patrons to come down and view new and improved decorations throughout the holiday season!
Due to social distancing restrictions, Deck Downtown will not be held in 2020.
Mayor’s Battle of the Bulbs
The Downtown Management District is committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience in Downtown Corpus Christi for all during the 2020 holiday season. While we may not have the ability to congregate the way we are used to, that is no reason not to get in the holiday spirit. This year, the DMD is committed to transforming downtown into a winter wonderland everyone can enjoy, with CASH PRIZES available for participants!
Handpick an original at our weekly Farmers’ Market. Every Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Corpus Christi Art Center, find fresh veggies, produce, and locally raised beef and chicken, as well as handmade soaps and other essentials. Grown or made by local and regional farmers and artisans. This is art in its most natural form. Come enjoy live folk music and coffee as you peruse the plentiful selection of goods from you neighbors.
Wednesday Night Regatta
Our Wednesday evening sailing regattas happen 52 weeks out of the year. The longest running weekly sailing regatta in the United States, you’ll find everything from novices to nautical know-it-alls. The sails are a great compliment to the already spectacular sunsets served up daily at the marina. Join a group or just watch them launch their crafts from the bleachers at the Lawrence Street T-Head park.