Local events to look out for this Saturday

Posted at 10:07 PM, Mar 15, 2019

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Spring Break is in full swing and there are loads of fun opportunities to take advantage of this weekend.

Shamrock Shuffle

Run, walk, shuffle, or chase your way to the 5th Annual St. Patrick School Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/ Walk and 1K Leprechaun Chase this Saturday.

The race will kick off at 9 a.m. at Cassidy’s and will be the start of the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Downtown

Children 8 and under will be tasked with chasing a Leprechaun to his pot of gold for a prize, and racers will be treated to music, refreshments, a costume contest, prizes, and there are even a limited amount of VIP experiences available.

Besides being a blast, the race is actually a fundraiser for St. Patricks School, and you can sign up here.

Here is a breakdown of the cost:

After March 1st:
5K Run/Walk $30
Running Club $20
1K Leprechaun Chase $20

Day of the Race:
5K Run/Walk $35
Running Club $25
1K Leprechaun Chase $25



St. Patrick’s Day Festival Downtown

After the Shamrock Shuffle, celebrate all things Irish at Cassidy’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Downtown Corpus Christi.

This 8th annual festival has more to offer than its previous years.  All day Saturday and Sunday, attendees will be able to see over 20 bands and Celtic dance groups on two stages.

Don’t forget to bring an appetite. With over 40 food trucks and vendors, it will be difficult not to find something you love. As always the green beer will be flowing.

Texas Veterans Benefits Fair

A free benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at the Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic. It’s open to all area veterans, military members, and their families.

From Texas Veterans Land Board facebook page


Officials from the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) will be on hand to provide information on state programs including land, home, and home improvement loans, Texas state veterans homes, cemeteries for veterans and military members, pending healthcare claims, health care needs, education and employment benefits, and much more.

Learn more at theTexas Veterans Land Board website.

Monster Truck War

Engines will rev and stuff will be crushed at the wildest monster truck show to ever come to South Texas.

This monster event takes place at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairground in the equestrian covered arena in Robstown.

Posted by Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds on Friday, March 15, 2019


Some of these 12,000-pound monsters have been seen on TV competing in monster truck competitions, and you can witness the best of the best battle it out right here in the Coastal Bend.

Some of the most decorated trucks include Outlaw, El Loco Oso, Sherrif, and Carolina Crusher.

Call 480-772-7490 for more details about group discounts or any ticketing needs.