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November Festivals in Corpus Christi

Festivities continue in the Coastal Bend as the weather turns cooler and the holidays approach. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, have a cowboy Christmas experience, and enjoy a plethora of cultural food all throughout November in Corpus Christi and surrounding communities. For more events, be sure to visit 101CorpusChristi.com/EVENTS.

CORPUS CHRISTI

GREEK FESTIVAL

5-11 p.m. Friday Nov. 1; noon-11 p.m. Saturday 2; noon-5 p.m. Sunday, November 3

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

502 S. Chaparral Street

Admission is free for a day of authentic Greek food, dancing, music activities, and more. Visit the Greek market and tour the church.

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL

3 p.m.-midnight

Saturday, November 2

Downtown Corpus Christi at Starr, Mesquite, Peoples, Chaparral, and Taylor streets

Come for three stages of live music and dance, arts and crafts expo, family activities, and to become immersed in the culture, tradition, and community of South Texas. The festival gets bigger and better every year. Admission is free.

FALL FESTIVAL

1-6 p.m. Sunday, November 3

Corpus Christi Seventh Day Adventist Church

6645 Downing Street

Free admission for DJ music, pony rides, arts and crafts, pie contest, bounce house and more.

FAMILY FESTIVAL

Noon-10 p.m. Saturday, November 9

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

7522 Everhart Road

Live music from Alley Katz, Zamorales, Jake Ward and more, with family friendly activities, food trucks. Admission is free, $10 unlimited play for kids inflatables zone.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, November 4

St. Patrick’s Parish Hall

3530 S. Alameda Street

Admission is free, but come prepared to shop for crafts and collectibles. Also features raffle, silent auction, and baked goods. Call 361-855-7391 for details.

JEWISH FOOD FESTIVAL

5-9 p.m. Saturday November 9

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, November 10

Congregation Beth Israel

4402 Saratoga

The food is fabulous featuring Jewish deli meats, kugel, cabbage rolls, split pea soup, matzoh ball soup, tabbouleh, sour pickles, strudel, rugelach and more. Silent auction, raffle, live music, entertainment. Free admission. Food and vendors for purchase.

CaTS MARKET

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, November 16

Heritage Park

1581 N. Chaparral Street

Supports small businesses and shopping local. Free live music from local musicians. Market shopping for the holidays.

HOT TAMALE FEST

Noon-10 p.m. Saturday, November 23

400 Block of Chaparral Street

Admission is free, items available for purchase. Proceeds go to the Art Museum of South Texas Youth Program Initiative. Live music, tamale eating contest, arts and crafts vendors, and more.

WINE FESTIVAL

Noon-midnight, Saturday, November 23

Heritage Park

1581 N. Chaparral Street

Tickets available now for wind tasting, shopping, food, and live music. You are welcome to b ring a blanket or lawn chair to truly relax and enjoy the surrounds and events.

OTHER COASTAL BEND FESTIVALS

‘EL VETERANO’ CONJUNTO FESTIVAL

11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday, November 3

KC Columbian Civic Center

2137 U.S. 77 Business

Robstown

Honor veterans and help raise money for scholarships for young musicians. Admission is $10 with proceeds going to the Eligio Escobar Scholarship Fund. The Veterans Band will play at a military ceremony. Other live performances of Tejano music are scheduled throughout the day. Call 361-442-3962 for details.

BACONFEST

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, November 9

Conn Brown Harbor

322 Huff Street

Aransas Pass

Admission is free to this fundraiser for the Aransas Pass police and fire departments. Games, barbecue cookout, and a free concert by Curtis Grimes Band. Food and other vendors on site.

RANCH HAND FESTIVAL

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, November 17

Kingsville Historic Downtown District

Kleberg Avenue

Kingsville

Make your reservations for the historic Ranch Hand Breakfast at the Kings Ranch before visiting Historic Downtown Kingsville for live music, two step and line dancing lessons and contests, mariachis, car and truck show, art round up with steam roller prints, chuck wagon demonstration, kiddie corral and so much more. Festival is free. Evening festivities include a tree lighting ceremony.

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