Comfort Suites North Padre Island
15209 Windward Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: (361) 949-1112
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The performing arts center at the Corpus Christi branch of the Texas A&M University hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Mostly symphonies, choral groups and orchestras perform here, along with the occasional concert. The unique shape of the theater ensures that every seat is a good seat here. Ticket prices are reasonably priced and many events are free. See their online event schedule for more information.
On Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, the Beach to Bay Relay takes off in Corpus Christi. This marathon event is the largest relay race in the United States, with a yearly limit of 1200 teams. The race has been going for over 30 years, and benefits local charities with proceeds from corporate sponsors and team entry fees. The entry fee is USD175 per team, USD255 for late entries.
If you are an enthusiast of the fascinating and engaging game of chess, then there is no better place than the South Texas Chess Center in the city for you. Here, both amateurs as well as experts can have a great time. For those eager to learn the game, the center boasts a curriculum designed by the Grand Master Susan Polgar. There are several programs that are designed for various levels, so you can choose the one that suits you best. There are also events organized here, like the U.S Junior Open Championships, that will surely be intriguing to watch. See the website or call for more information.
A theater that puts "unity" in "community", Aurora Arts Theatre strives to bring people together through arts and culture. A small, intimate performance space, this theater works towards giving local artists, regardless of their cultural or religious background, an opportunity to firmly plant their feet in the burgeoning arts and theater scene of the city. Named in the honor of a local community icon, the theater carries a sense of commitment to enriching South Side's cultural wealth. See the website or call to know more.
The premier venue for any event in Corpus Christi is the sparkling American Bank Center located in Bayfront Park. This massive structure by the sea is comprised of three different sections: Selena Auditorium, Arena and Convention Center. This venue hosts a myriad of events from concerts, trade shows, weddings and even rodeos. With a capacity of over 9500, the American Bank Center is well equipped for any major event along the coastal bend. VIP boxes and an exclusive VIP bar, Gentleman Jack's complete the experience.
Located on Agnes Street, The NASA, or North Agnes Space Acoustics is a true hidden gem when it comes to live music events. The event venue is best known for the diverse range of concerts it hosts. A perfect stage for up-and-coming local talent, The NASA showcases indie musicians, bands and artists who are sure to impress you. To get a gist of the local music scene, head to North Agnes Space Acoustics. Genres to expect here include punk rock, rock and roll, country and lots more.
The Old Concrete Street Amphitheater is a colossal venue divided into two parts. The “Pavilion Shows”, which are for general admissions and the “Amphitheater Shows”. The latter has lawn seating and VIP seating. Swing to the music of the biggest and the best bands that perform here from time to time. But beware of what you carry inside, as the rules are extremely strict. The theater also holds fund raising events, birthday parties, company picnics and much more. Out with your chairs and blankets!
The American Bank Center Selena Auditorium is truly an important and known venue in town. Built in 1979, it can seat nearly 2,500 spectators and is equipped with modern sound and light technology. Concerts, musicals, acts, public shows and the list of events held here is endless. For more details and exact technical specifications, check website.
Shoreline Amphitheatre is an entertainment venue that hosts a number of big events like concerts, musicals and performance art. Located close to the shore, as the name suggests, the venue is perfect to enjoy any live performance. But do make sure you get your tickets well in advance and be in the loop about the artists' performing schedules.
The American Bank Center Arena is spread over an area of 1,50,000 square feet, and can entertain approximately 10,000 people at a time! The arena's construction was completed in 2004 and since then it has been hosting events to the likes of Shakira. Built for sporting events, the arena has seen ice hockey, boxing, baseball, basketball and many more. For information about tickets do contact the venue.
Located in beautiful Bayfront Park, the Harbor Playhouse consists of over 250 volunteers and actors that put on about four productions each year. Since 1925 it has been entertaining the citizens and visitors of the city. Performances include contemporary drama, musicals and comedies. Aside from plays, the theater has special events scheduled throughout the year. One of the most popular is the annual Halloween open house featuring actors dressed as ghosts and goblins. Ticket prices are quite reasonable, so it is a great opportunity to catch a bit of culture for a bargain.
Just in case you need something different from water sports, sun bathing, bird watching; consider a visit to the Port Aransas Community Theater for a bit of culture. The theater puts on a variety of productions including dramas, comedies, mysteries, children's productions and even a few films are screened here. Please see their website for current show times and upcoming events.