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Coastal Bend Events going on today

Posted: 9:53 PM, Mar 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-27 21:27:29-04

Corpus Christi has loads of community fun going on this weekend. Here is a breakdown of some of the events you should check out today.

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Saturday:

The 2019 South Texas Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Festival 2019 billboard

The 2019 South Texas Food Truck Festival features one of the biggest and best selections of food trucks that South Texas has to offer.

The FREE event will take place this Saturday at Whataburger Field and festival-goers will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food eating contests, a petting zoo, kids activities like face painting, and a grand total of 45 food trucks serving up the goods.

Festivities begin at noon today and will wrap up around midnight. Here is the food truck line-up:

Cajun Boudain – San Antonio, Texas
DOWN RANGE COOKIN – Corpus Christi
Jaycob’s Delicious Fishes and Other Dishes – Corpus Christi
Taco Rich – Corpus Christi
Drakes Fun Foods – San Antonio, Texas
GW’s BBQ Catering Co.- McAllen, Texas
Ricas Raspas &More – Corpus Christi
Trap Food Kitchen – Corpus Christi
Wing Champs To Go- Raymondville, Texas
Fulton Kettle Corn – Corpus Christi
Tacos El Nene – Robstown, Texas
Leons Mesquite Grill – Corpus Christi
Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ – Brownsville, Texas
Nona’s Cocina – Corpus Christi
Gordo’s Good Eats – Corpus Christi
Vanessa’s Dj services – Alice, Texas
Port Of Flames – Corpus Christi
CornDawg8 – Victoria, Texas
Da Spot LLC – Alice, Texas
NobiliTea – Corpus Christi, Texas
LA PLAZA – San Antonio, Texas
Kono Pizza – Mission, Texas
Papa’s Lumpia Hut – Corpus Christi
Dos Papi’s Tacos – San Antonio, Texas
FLORES LEMONADE HUT – Port Lavaca, Texas
Mangonadas by MLB – Corpus Christi
Divine Treats – Corpus Christi
Divine Treats #2 – Corpus Christi
Lone Star Hawaiian Ice – Corpus Christi
Trevino’s Funnel Cakes & More – Port Lavaca, Texas
Taquitos Mi Tierra – Corpus Christi
Kettle King – San Antonio, Texas
Jefe’s Mobile Cafe – Corpus Christi
Johnny Joes Concessions – San Antonio, Texas

More food trucks might be added as well. If you are interested in being a vendor contact John Garcia at johngarciasales@gmail.com or 361-444-9566.

Touch-A-Truck Family Event

The Junior League of Corpus Christi (JLCC) has once again put together their Touch-A-Truck event this Saturday at Water’s Edge Park (602 S. Shoreline Blvd.).

This FREE family event provides a fun and unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types, including public service and emergency vehicles, as well as utility, construction, landscaping, transportation and delivery trucks and more.

Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and even meet the people who help build, protect, and serve our community.

Crafts, games and food trucks will also be part of the day’s activities.

Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck will be used to support community outreach programs focused on literacy, S.T.E.M. and Done in a Day projects that target specific community needs. Helping JLCC bring this event to the Corpus Christi Bayfront is HEB. They are also providing t-shirts to the first 1,000 children who attend.

The fun starts at 10 a.m. and the first two hours will be designated as “horns free” for children sensitive to loud sounds. Then, from Noon until 2 p.m., children are invited to test the horn on each of the trucks at the park.

To learn more about the Junior League of Corpus Christi, visit  www.jlcc.org .

“Corpus Christi, You’re Our Gem” Concert at Neyland Library

Have you ever heard a song about Corpus Christi before? Now is your chance.

The Second Annual Corpus Christi, You’re Our Gem Neyland Concert will honor composer Cathy Harrison and a song she wrote in honor of our hometown. The song has been pitched to City Council as the official song of Corpus Christi, Texas.

The concert will feature the Corpus Christi Song Choir performing, “Corpus Christi, You’re a Gem,” along with other Cathy Harrison originals like “Texas, o Texas,” and “Moon, Moon”

Admission is free and open to anyone. There is a reception in the library following the concert.

You can RSVP to Neyland Library at 361-826-2370 and find more information here.

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