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What Else is New, October?

10/04/2018 03:45PM ● By Kylie Kinnett

By: Julieta Hernandez

October is where it starts: temperatures finally begin to drop below 89, strawberries go out of season, and it’s not the craziest thing in the world to see somebody wearing a cardigan.

Here’s how you can spend your days in cool October now that the hottest days are behind us (for now).

1. Surftoberfest on October 6th 

That’s right. Water Street created an Oktoberfest that caters to our very specific south Texas surf culture. If beer, buddies and German food sound like a party to you, then come join the party outside of the Texas Surf Museum. 

2. Texas JAZZ Festival from October 19-21

Heritage Park gleams like an old Jazz song during this tradition of decades, the Texas Jazz Festival. This event is FREE and features Jazz players from all over the country playing different types of jazz on three different stages.

3. Dia de Los Muertos Festival on October 27th

Celebrating the living, the dead, and the spirit of the night is what makes the Dia de Los Muertos Festival the third largest Dia de Los Muertos festival in the United States. 

  Photo courtesy of Dia de los Muertos

 4. Ride-in Young Frankenstein on October 12th

Mel Gibson’s version of the classic makes for an after-dark drive in date, or a spooky outing with friends who give in to jump scares.

5.  Haunted Houses

Now, we don’t recommend visiting gurgling demons, whispery ghouls, or jittering zombies for the faint of heart. But if you’re really feeling in season, the more haunted the houses of Corpus Christi get, the better. Fright Night and Ghost at the Lexington are notoriously top picks in the area.

6. The Rocky Horror Show: throughout October

The Aurora Arts theater knows horror, science fiction, and glamour. Tickets for the local production will be available until October 31st and this is one show you won’t want to miss. Although beware, it is not for the faint of heart! 

7. Beach in the Fall

You don’t have to get in the water to make the seashore a delight all year long. The month of October is perfect for a cooler, emptier beach: bonfires, bird watching, and long walks on the beach (we don’t know anyone who isn’t a fan of that!) is the best way to take advantage.