Local events this weekend

Posted at 9:46 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 22:57:12-04

Saturday Events

Festival de la Loteria

Festival de la Loteria


Festival de la Loteria is returning to historic downtown Kingsville this year with bigger prizes, more activities for the family and a South Texas Spring Fashion Show hosted by KRIS 6 News’ Katia Uriarte!

Festival de la Loteria will take place Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Kleberg Avenue in historic downtown Kingsville.

The festival will also include a car show hosted by Texas Rides and a fitness challenge with Crossfit Kingsville and Fit 24.  Anyone can enter and prizes will be awarded.

The day will be filled with live music and there will be plenty of food available for guests to enjoy.

Lowes will be providing spring flowers and pots for children to paint and take home.  in addition, Texas A&M Kingsville faculty and art students will be demonstrating ceramics and screen printing, and festival-goers can print their own souvenir artwork.

The fashion show kicks off at 2 p.m. and will showcase spring looks from the King Ranch Saddle Shop, Cactus Flower, Refindings and Gypsy Reign, Cadillac Cowgirls and Downtown Divas.

Loteria games kick off at 11 a.m. and will continue at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Participants have more than 10 chances every hour to win thousands of dollars in prizes, including a guided fishing trip for two, two-night stays on Baffin Bay with private pier access, a Consuela bag, bicycles for the kids and award-winning Wild Horse Distillery Rum with a keepsake glass.  There are also opportunities to win hundreds of dollars in gift cards from Baffin Bay Seafood Company, Ol’ Girls Kitchen and Big House Burgers.

Festival de la Loteria will take place Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Kleberg Avenue in historic downtown Kingsville.

Everyone is also invited to a special tour and tasting at Wild Horse Distillery from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

King Ranch Visitor Center staff will also be at the festival to help book Sunday tours of the legendary King Ranch.

Additional details are available at

Proceeds will benefit Keep Kingsville Beautiful.

The festival is sponsored by First Community Bank and Neessen Automotive with help from Kingsville Walmart and HEB Helping Here.


Earth Day Bay Day

Coastal Bend Bays Foundation‎ Earth Day Bay Day 2019


What better way to celebrate Earth Day than celebrating our beaches, bays, estuaries, wildlife, and waterways thanCoastal Bend Bays Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Earth Day – Bay Day!

Where the water meets the land is an important part of our local ecosystem. The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation wants to have some fun and teach some families about the wonders of nature on a local level.

People of all ages can catch a fish, climb a rock wall, see a raptor show, and experience interactive educational exhibits from all over Texas.

One of the highlights of the event will be a Green Technology Expo that is meant to teach children about a future in STEM careers. It will include local alternative energy products, an OmniGlobe from EarthX, and a small drone piloting presentation.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place Saturday, April 6 from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening atHeritage Park (1581 North Chaparral Street).

Here are some of the exhibits to expect:
• Wild Sky Productions Raptor Show
• Victoria Zoo – including an ocelot, coati, & a great-horned owl
• Texas State Aquarium
• Youth Odyssey and the Rock Wall
• The Kiwanis Club fishing pond
• Texas Parks & Wildlife Coastal Expo and Game Thief Trailer
• Amos Rehabilitation Keep animals on the mend


Corpus Christi Food Truck Festival

Corpus Christi is known for having a fantastic food truck scene. The Corpus Christi 4th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Festival is happening all day Saturday!

There will be 25 unique food trucks making our tummy’s dreams come true.

Bring your kids along to the Kids Truck Zone with Arts and Crafts Alley, a petting zoo, and all sorts of fun things for kids to do while everyone chows down on local eats. Aside from the delicious food options, there will be a Comedy show at the food truck stage for the first time ever.

The festival is free and open to the public and will go from noon to midnight downtown at Chaparral and Lawrence Street.

Check out the food truck line-up:

Trap Food Kitchen
JNR Pizza
Kettle King
Wing Champs To Go
Kono pizza
bennys on the Go
M&J Snack Shackk
Trevino Funnel Cakes
jefes Mobile Café
Johnny Joes Concessions
Iron Bull Grill
gordo Good Eats
Campells Family Concessions LLC
Draks Fun Food
RNB Funnel Cakes
Tacos El Nene
Jaycobs Delicious Fishes and Other
Carrie Grill & Treats
Da Spot LLC
Papas Lumpia Hut
Dos Papi tacos
Lone Star Hawaiian Ice
taquitos Mi Tierra
Port of Flames
Fulton Kettle Corn
Down Range Cookin
Mangonadas by MLB
Divine Treats

This event is pet-friendly.

Last Commemorative Selena Cup Release

Selena super fans, now’s your chance! Complete your 2019 Limited Edition Selena Cup Collection with our THIRD and final…

Posted by Stripes on Friday, April 5, 2019


The third and last installment in the Commemorative Selena Stripes Cup collection will be available at participating Stripes Stores today.

The new cup, designed for hot or cold beverages, is called the“Selena Forever” cup.

The design is stunning, with a close-up of Selena’s face and the words “Selena Forever” in purple and a purple lid to top it off. Purple was apparently Selena’s favorite color.

There is even an official countdown to the cups release here.

If you didn’t get a chance to buy the previous cups, or won’t be able to grab this one; you can purchase the entire 2019 three-cup collection at the Laredo Taco Company® food trailer during Fiesta De La Flor next weekend.


Chef Madness – Charity Cooking Competition

Chef Madness – A Charity Cooking Tournament


The Exchange, CASA of the Coastal Bend, and Chefs of the Coastal Bend (ACF TCA) are teaming up this year to bring you another Chef Madness Charity Cooking Tournament this Saturday.

They have 16 local chefs teamed up with 16 kid chefs to compete against each other for a good cause.

Proceeds raised during the event will help CASA of the Coastal Bend to train more volunteers to assist foster children in crisis throughout Nueces, San Patricio, and Aransas Counties.

The contest starts at noon this Saturday at The Exchange. There will be 4 rounds of 4 teams each, and the winners of those four rounds will compete in the final at 6:30 this evening.

Also, a representative from Foster Angels will be on hand to collect additional donations along with The Chef Association collecting donations for scholarships for culinary students.


Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale, Dollar Day

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center‎ Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale, Dollar Day


Nature is the most fun thing out there! Don’t miss out on your chance to buy some beautiful plants at the Spring Garden Festival and Plant Sale at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center today.

The whole family can have a ball. According to their event pages, “There will be an Orchid Sale, specialty vendors, butterfly releases in the Butterfly House, ladybug releases, reptile shows, Parrot Talk, food trucks, Nueces Master Gardener experts on site, Texas Master Naturalists—nature trail ‘walk and talk’ tours, kids ‘touch & learn’ tables in the EcoFun Tent, and birding scopes on Wetlands Boardwalk.”

For all the yoga lovers out there, enjoy some stretching in the wonders of botany with Big Bloom with Youga Yoga

The event starts at 9 this morning and goes on until 5 pm, and members can get in early at 8 am.

Here is a layout of the schedule:

LADY BUG RELEASES, 10:30, 1:30, 4.
PARROT TALKS, 12:30, 3:30.
EASTER BUNNY, 10-11:30, 3:30-5



Other Saturday Events

For the Love of the Outdoors at Aransas County Airport Rockport, Texas

Oso Bay Wetlands and Preserve Storytime

Sensory-Friendly Saturday Hosted by Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

Port Aransas Market days

City Market Days

Pickers Patch Market Days Victoria, Tx

Farmer & Artisan Market

Corpus Christi Southside Farmer’s Market

Flour Bluff Market Oso Bridge Plaza Shopping Mall

Kindermusik Foundations Class: Amazing Child Music and Enrichment Studio

Kindermusik Mixed Age Class Amazing Child Music and Enrichment Studio

The Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Pack the House Weekend: Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Topeka

3rd AnnualRopin’& Smokin’

Super sARTudays at the Art Museum

South Texas Speedway Tecate Championship Cup Race 1

Yoga for Chronic Back Pain: Strengthen the Hips Hosted

CAPA Run 2019

Easter Cookie Decorating class!

Sunday Events

Sensory Sensitive Sunday at Texas State Aquarium

From Texas State Aquarium Facebook Page

The Texas State Aquarium will host its fourth Sensory Sensitive Sunday event today, April 7, offering select guests an experience tailored to the needs and comfort of local families that are facing the challenges of autism spectrum disorders and other sensory challenges.

The event, held as part of Aquarium’s ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, will feature sensory-friendly modifications, modified animal presentations and staff with sensory disorder training, all of which are designed to create a comfortable environment for families and their children who normally may not have the opportunity to enjoy public spaces like the Aquarium.

Music will be turned off in select areas, quiet zones will be provided in several spaces to give families a place to take a break and special signage will be placed throughout the Aquarium to inform families what to expect in a space, including lights, music changes and free-flying birds.

Support for the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative is provided by support from the Blanche Davis Moore Foundation and grant from Driscoll Health Plan..

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) provided Autism and Other Spectrum Disorders Sensitivity Training for Aquarium staff, consulted the Aquarium on how experiences should be modified for families and shared the event with their clients.

To purchase tickets, interested parties can email Annie Vlach at or visit The Texas State Aquarium website. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door on Sunday.

Easter Bunny Cares at La Palmera

From La Palmera Facebook Page

La Palmera has a wonderful opportunity for children with special needs to get some quality time with the Easter Bunny.

This Sunday from 9 am till 11 am the Easter Bunny will be meeting with kids in a sensory-friendly environment.

La Palmera, Autism Speaks, and Cherry Hill Programs wants to make the time easier for children with sensory-related disabilities.

“no fountain, no background music, no crowds.” the event page says.

You canmake reservations here.

Other Sunday Events

April BridgeWalk

Pictures with the Easter Bunny by Whole Pets Market Corpus Christi

Chuck E. Cheese’s Sensitive Sundays {For Sensory Sensitive Children

Low-Cost Dog Vaccination.

Spring Fling Shop Around

Sunday Funday Yoga

Dock Store Market Ingleside

Easter Cookie Decorating Class

Port Aransas Mermaid Madness sunrise

4th Annual Beeville SpringFest 2019