Things to Do in and around Corpus Christi this Weekend: November 19 - 21 - The Bend Magazine

Things to Do in and around Corpus Christi this Weekend: November 19 – 21

Ranch Hand Weekend, holiday cheer, the nation's best female brass players, and more

By: Jessie Chrobocinski   Photo courtesy of: Ranch Hand Weekend Festival 

Enjoy a weekend of fun in Historic Downtown Kingsville

November 19 – 21

Celebrate the annual Ranch Hand Weekend Festival in Downtown Kingsville with live music, line dances, two-stepping fun, Main Street Merchant shopping opportunities, vendors, local bites, and activities for the kids! Purchase your tickets online to attend the Friday night Holiday Wine Walk and Tree Lighting, the Saturday Festival, and the Country Concert on Sunday. 


Discover whimsical treasures and gifts in Port A

November 19 – 21

Make some time for holiday shopping this weekend during the Holiday Shop Around in Port Aransas to find the perfect gift for loved ones – including yourself.

Celebrate the traditional trail of campus holiday lights and decorations

November 19

The annual Islander Lights Celebration at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi commences on Friday from 5–8 pm. Bring the family to enjoy the campus and the blue and green trail of lights and activities. 

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer in Downtown Corpus Christi 

November 19

Every year, the historic Chaparral Street is transformed into Peppermint Lane for the holiday season! Take a stroll through our festive street while enjoying a variety of holiday installations in Downtown Corpus Christi! 

Howl at the moon with Harrison’s Landing and Claudia Melton

November 19 – 20

All aboard the Japonica for this month’s Full Moon Cruise! Cruise for an hour and a half this weekend with live music from Claudia Melton. See the moonrise with the CC skyline as the backdrop. Personal small coolers are permitted and tickets are available online. 

Tamales, tamales, and tamales – oh my!

November 20

The 6th Corpus Christi Hot Tamale Fest presented by Enrich Local kicks off this Saturday, starting at noon until 8 pm at Whataburger Field. Relax and enjoy entertainment, live music, arts and crafts, vendors serving up delicious tamales, a hot tamale eating contest, and more! This year the festival proceeds benefit the Coastal Bend Food Bank’s Culinary Kits for Kids. 

Enjoy a sweet celebration at this pop-up

November 20

Celebrate A+ Cookies’ 5th-anniversary party and pop-up on Saturday from noon to 5 pm at Sew Bonita located in the Hamlin Shopping Center. Enjoy complimentary sweets, eats, drinks, and fun giveaways.

Get outdoors and shop local

November 20

Spend time outdoors while shopping local this Saturday from 10 am-4 pm for Market In The Park at Billish Park. Find something for everyone at this family- and pet-friendly event, including a playground, basketball court, and volleyball area.

Listen to America’s top female brass ensemble live

November 20

The Corpus Christi Chamber Music Society presents Seraph Brass, a dynamic brass quintet composed of the nation’s best female brass players – many of which performed with Adele on her North American tour in 2016. Witness the talent on Saturday at 7:30 pm at the Richardson Performance Hall at Del Mar College. General admission is $25 and free for DMC students with valid student IDs.