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What'sup Weekend - Weekend Events Roundup

03/05/2020 04:38PM ● By Jessie Monsivais
By: Jessie Monsivais  Photo by: Jarred Schuetze

Spring is most certainly springing and as we enter into a new season, the Coastal Bend is blooming with fun things to do. From rich art experiences to oysters and mudbugs, there is a little something for everyone. So take out those planners and get to organizing your weekend with these events:

Kicking off the first weekend of spring break is the 41st Annual Fulton Oysterfest. 

The celebration runs through Sunday, March 8, at Fulton Beach Park from 5-11 pm. on Friday, 10 am to midnight on Saturday, and 10 am-6 pm on Sunday. Oysterfest officials work with seafood sources along the Texas Gulf Coast to locate the freshest oysters and other seafood for the event. Admission is $5. For more information, call 361-463-9955 or visit

Dive into local art and culture for the First Friday Artwalk on March 6. 

All-day long, admission to the Art Museum of South Texas is just one dollar! Explore youthful vision and creativity with the current Visionarios exhibit and About Face: a ceramic exhibition that investigates how history and place inform the work of emerging, mid-career, and master artists. As you explore Downtown, stop into K Space Contemporary to see the incredible collection of local artist Leticia Gomez: Six Years of Serpency. While you’re there, be sure to check out Texas Clay by the Bay, an indoor art fair and exhibition featuring ceramicists from around the state. 

Paint your own masterpiece during ArtWalk with Coastal Bend star artist Kaleigh Glover at Nueces Brewery! 

If you’ve never painted, not to worry – even the worst artist paints a work of art when Kaleigh as your coach. Tickets are $40 and include your own canvas, paint supplies, and a beer! To reserve your spot, head to

Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy great family-friendly movies from the comfort of your tube or chair on the 42-foot outdoor theater at Waves Resort. 

This weekend’s featured film is A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, beginning at 9 pm. Admission to the event is free, and full concessions are available for purchase. 14353 Commodores Dr.

Rise and shine with Water Dog Floating Yoga on March 7, from 10:30 am-11:45 am with indoor SUP Yogalates. 

This is the perfect way to gain confidence, and the fundamentals of Stand-Up Paddleboard yoga before the outdoor season starts. Using giant stability cushions to simulate an unstable surface like the water, Stacie Richline will challenge your balance and core all from the safety of land. 114 N Mesquite St. 

After yoga, enjoy a craft cocktail at BUS and treat yourself with local goods at the Loca for Local pop up shop hosted by Sew Bonita. 

Don’t miss this one-day event in honor of International Women’s Day! Join over 25 local vendors on March 7 from 12-5 pm and stock up on springtime goodies. 702 N. Chaparral St.

The Corpus Christi Brewery Festival brings breweries and beer lovers from all over the state together for an evening full of live entertainment, food, and a beautiful waterfront view. 

On March 7, from 4-9 pm, sample beers from all of the local Corpus Christi breweries and independent breweries from all over Texas. Bring your crew and enjoy some of the local creations from our great city and state. 100 N. Shoreline Blvd. 

Get your fair share of regional art at the Rockport Center for the Arts' annual Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition. 

This annual juried collegiate exhibition showcases the brilliance of emerging artists in all mediums from all over the state of Texas right here in the Coastal Bend. The exhibition's opening reception takes place this Saturday from 4 to 7 pm during the annual Rockport Art Loop event. Stop into the Rockport Center for the arts to see this year's amazing group of artists featured. 406 S. Austin St. 

Rounding out the day is a flavor-packed event. 

Quench your craving for mudbugs at Vernon’s 8th Annual Crawfish Pachanga filled with live music, family-friendly activities, and plenty of crawfish from 4 pm-midnight. 1030 3rd St. 

On Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 am at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, explore all things gem and mineral related at the 58th annual Gem and Mineral Show. 

Discover wonderful exhibits and learn from guest speakers and demonstrations. Admission is $6, kids under 12 are free. For more information, visit 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd. 

Start your Sunday with a gorgeous view of Corpus Christi Bay from the Harbor Bridge with BridgeWalk from 8-11 am. 

BridgeWalk offers something for everyone with four different routes to choose from. Starting and ending at Heritage Park, pick to run or walk the Harbor Bridge or Shoreline Route without the bridge. After the walk, stick around and enjoy yoga or tai chi. Fitness partners from the Marina Art District will also be there to provide perspective on healthy lifestyle habits. 1581 N. Chaparral