Preparing for a Day of 4th of July Big Bang Celebration Events - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Preparing for a Day of Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration Events

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

In Corpus Christi, a full day of events are set to celebrate the nation's Independence Day in a very big way.

Of course, capping it all off is the City's Big Bang Celebration, a spectacular fireworks show on the Corpus Christi Bayfront.

One of the most beautiful things about living in Corpus Christi is that, when it comes to the City's annual Big Bang fireworks display, anywhere along Shoreline, you have a front row seat.

Finding a parking space, however, gets a little tricky.

"Get here early. It eliminates the rush," said Captain James Brown of the Corpus Christi Fire Department. "You can take your time, bring the lawn chairs, the picnic. Get here early, set your place up on the grass, and you'll have a prime viewing area."

Captain Brown is on the mayor's committee of the Big Bang Celebration. He recommends the best way to ensure a good view of the fireworks is to get a spot early. Bayfront parking is at a premium on the Fourth of July.

Beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a parade down Shoreline Boulevard. Also, it will be dollar day at the Art Museum.

At 10:30 a.m., a kids zone will be set up at Kinney Street and Shoreline, across from Sherril Park. Even a special free park and ride will be set up for the daytime events.

"Park and ride will be available up until 1 p.m., and will just be for the afternoon event," Brown said. "We will not have park and ride for the fireworks display."

The Art Walk will be starting a day early downtown, from 1-9 p.m. Then, at 9:15 p.m., the Harbor Bridge light show will be going, until 9:30 p.m. when the fireworks show will begin off the U.S.S. Lexington.

  • Victor Sanchez Found Guilty of Sexual Assault with a Child

    Victor Sanchez Found Guilty of Sexual Assault with a Child

    A jury found 24-year old Victor Sanchez guilty of sexual assault of child, punishable by anywhere from five-99 years in prison, in Judge Longoria's 214th District Court Wednesday morning.More >>
    A jury found 24-year old Victor Sanchez guilty of sexual assault of child, punishable by anywhere from five-99 years in prison, in Judge Longoria's 214th District Court Wednesday morning.More >>
  • Dozens Feared Dead in Taiwan Plane Crash

    Dozens Feared Dead in Taiwan Plane Crash

    (CNN) - As many as 47 people are feared dead and others injured in a plane crash Wednesday on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported.More >>
    (CNN) - As many as 47 people are feared dead and others injured in a plane crash Wednesday on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. More >>
  • Chrysler Recalling 700,000 Jeeps Amid Ignition Switch Problems

    Chrysler Recalling 700,000 Jeeps Amid Ignition Switch Problems

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:27:21 GMT
    The recall affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005 to 2007.More >>
    The recall affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005 to 2007. More >>