Get Ready for the Mayor’s Fourth of July Fireworks and Festivities

Visitors Reminded to Use RTA Park & Ride Service

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Mayor’s 45th annual Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration is almost here, and the Committee is excited to feature a full day of FREE events for the whole family.


Saturday, July 2:


Don’t miss the Mayor’s Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Corpus Christ Marina and Corpus Christi Yacht Club. The event will be on Saturday, July 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the south end of the Lawrence Street T-Head. Members of the Corpus Christi Yacht Club’s junior sailing team and local boat owners will compete in the regatta.

Sunday, July 3:

INDEPENDENCE DAY FAJITA COOK-OFF (Sponsored by Nueces Brewing and BBQ, Co.)

Cook-off participants have the option to cook on-site or off-site. On-site participants can start cooking on Sunday, July 3, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at 401 South Water Street. Participants can register for the fajita cook-off by visiting The entry fee is $50 per team.
Judging will begin on Sunday, July 3, at 3:00 p.m. Mayor Paulette Guajardo will be a guest judge.

Categories include:

  • Carne Fajitas
  • Open Class Fajitas
  • Best in Show Fajitas

CC Food Truck Summerfest and Family Fun Zone

The 7th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Summerfest will be Sunday, July 3, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at The Water’s Edge, 402 South Shoreline Boulevard. Food trucks will

offer delicious dishes for everyone to enjoy. Food and drink prices may vary. The Summerfest Family Fun Zone will provide FREE live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, mini horses, and plenty of children’s activities.

BIG BANG Fireworks Show Presented by H-E-B

The Mayor’s Fourth of July Big Bang Firework Show, sponsored H-E-B, will begin Sunday, July 3, at 9:30 p.m. along the Corpus Christi Bayfront. The show’s viewing will be available from North Beach to Cole Park and will last approximately 20 minutes. Tune in to the following local radio stations for synchronized patriotic music beginning at 9:30 p.m.

  • US 94.7 FM
  • Hot Z 95 FM
  • Rock 92.7 FM
  • KEYS 98.7 FM
  • KEYS 1440 AM


With ongoing road closures, construction, and limited parking, guests are strongly encouraged to utilize the Corpus Christi RTA’s complimentary Park & Ride service.

The service will be available on Sunday, July 3, from 11:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the event (fireworks) have ended

  • Pick Up is at Corpus Christi City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street
  • Drop Off is at Water Street, between John Sartain & Lomax streets (formerly William St.)
  • BBQ pits or coals are not allowed on the bus
  • Coolers and lawn chairs are permitted on the bus
  • Service animals are allowed anytime
  • Emotional support animals must be in a pet carrier

Monday, July 4:

Patriotic Ceremony

The Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs’ Patriotic Ceremony will begin on Monday, July 4, 10:00 a.m., at Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park, 222 South Shoreline Boulevard. The program will include a presentation of colors, a performance by the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi, a keynote speaker, and more.


No Parking and Tow Away Zones will be strictly enforced beginning Sunday, July 3, at 7:00 a.m.
Be mindful of traffic signs and detours. For a complete list of street closures, visit Expect traffic congestion and delays.

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