Datebook: Things to Do This April Around the Coastal Bend

Photo by Jarred Schuetze

April 2 | 36th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

Join the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer by attending this fundraising event. The 36th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball is a one-of-a-kind evening with great food, dancing, live entertainment, a spectacular auction and more. Finish off the month with the Couture for a Cure Style Show on April 28. Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds

April 9 | 2022 Earth Day-Bay Day

Celebrate our beaches, bays, wildlife and waterways at the 2022 Earth Day-Bay Day! This free, family-friendly event includes a raptor show, interactive activities, educational opportunities and more. 1581 N Chaparral St.

April 9 | Vegan Brews N’ BBQ

Southern Fried Vegan is bringing its special brand of soul food to Corpus Christi. Popping up at Lorelei Brewing Company, the menu consists of fried chikun BBQ, beer-cheeze battered Beyond burgers, jambalaya and more. 520 Nas Dr.

April 8-10 | 2022 Texas Sandfest

The largest native-sand sculpture competition in the country is back for another year of jaw-dropping creations. The three-day family-friendly event draws renowned sand sculptors from around the world to compete. The event will happen rain or shine! Port Aransas, TX 78373

April 14 | The Hospis Gala and Awards Ceremony

Designed to honor and celebrate the local tourism and hospitality industry, the annual Hospis Gala and Awards Ceremony will take place at the American Bank Center. Spend the evening celebrating the impact this industry makes on our community. 1901 N Shoreline BLVD.

April 23 | Record Store Day 2022

Head over to Hybrid Records’ brand new location for Record Store Day 2022. The all-day event includes exclusive RSD titles, exciting new releases, special in-store only sales, live DJs, drinks and more — all inside Hybrid’s new downtown location. 417 Peoples St.

April 23-24 | Corpus Christi Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Join the Corpus Christi Ballet for a fantastical evening of dance. With two shows scheduled for the weekend and a performance in Beeville on April 30, you and the whole family can enjoy the magic of this classic story. 1901 N Shoreline BLVD.

April 20-24 | The Birdiest Festival in America

See why Corpus Christi holds the title of “Birdiest City in America” by attending the Birdiest Festival in America! Hosted by the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, this annual event features keynote speakers, field trips, workshops, bird walks and much more across five days. 8545 S. Staples St.