May Events in Corpus Christi

May Events in the Coastal Bend

From the annual Buc Days celebrations to the Corpus Christi Beer Festival, there are plenty of May events in Corpus Christi to look forward to.

Photo of the Buc Days Parade from a round-up of May events in the Coastal Bend

Buc Days Parade | Photo by Brynn Osborn

May 2-12

Buc Days 2024

A beloved tradition in the Coastal Bend, Buc Days 2024 is packed with events for the whole family. The fun begins on May 2 with the opening of the Buc Days Stripes Carnival, then the Rally Night Parade on May 4 and more. 

May 3-5

Surf & Yoga Festival

Taking place at the Lively Beach Resort and North Packery Channel, this festival includes various yoga, surfing and wellness workshops over three days. Plus, attendees will enjoy vendor markets and live music.

May 7-11

Rodeo Corpus Christi

A part of the Buc Days programming, Rodeo Corpus Christi features saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin’ and more. Make sure to stick around for the concert series featuring Bret Michaels, Aaron Watson and La Mafia. 


Film still from the 2023 FDCLA Fort Worth opening night film, Cantinflas, directed by Sebastian del Amo and written by the Corazon Latin Award winner, Edui Tijerina.

May 10-12

Festival de Cine Latino Americano Corpus Christi 

A newly formed branch of Festival de Cine Latino Americano Texas, the festival will be held in Corpus Christi at the Performing Arts Center for the first time. The festival will explore Latina filmmakers, Texas filmmakers and documentarians, international narrative film, international documentary film and more. Follow the festival’s page on Facebook to stay up to date with screening information. 

May 16

Go Red for Women 2024 Luncheon

Join the Corpus Christi chapter of the American Heart Association for an event centered around heart disease education and fundraising. The event will take place at the American Bank Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 16. Lunch is provided. 


photo from the Beach to Bay relay as part of a round up of May events in Corpus Christi.
Beach to Bay Relay Marathon | Photo by Kevin McDermott via Visit Corpus Christi

May 18

Beach to Bay Relay Marathon

One of the longest relay marathons in the country, Beach to Bay is a six-leg running event that takes participants literally from the beach to the bay. Join in on the post-race fun with refreshments, pizza, vendors and live music overlooking the bayfront. 

May 25

Corpus Christi Beer Festival 

Whether you’re a craft beer connoisseur or just enjoy the refreshing taste of a crisp one, there is something for everyone at the Corpus Christi Beer Festival. Hosted by Nueces Brewing and the Art Center of Corpus Christi from 2-7 p.m., this event prodivdes the ultimate beer tasting experience with general and VIP admission tickets, live music, food trucks, family art time and local artisans.