The Corpus Christi Mayor's Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration kicked off at 7 a.m. Tuesday with several events around town throughout the day, ending with the big fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Kiii News Reporter Bill Churchwell went Live from downtown Corpus Christi Tuesday evening with a look at the festivities.

The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 7 a.m. - Corpus Christi Roadrunners Four for the 4th Run at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center
  • 9 a.m. - South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center: Receive 25-percent off admission if you say "firecracker plant" at Visitor Center
  • 10 a.m. - Independence Day Patriotic Ceremony hosted by the Corpus Christi Mayor's Committee on Veterans Affairs, 1815 Howard St., Corpus Christi, TX 78408
  • 10 a.m. - Schlitterbahn Riverpark & Resort: Red, White and Blues event and Padre Island fireworks in the evening.
  • 11:30 a.m. - Mayor's Big Bang Celebration Food Truck Court
  • Noon - Sailboat Regatta presented by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club
  • Noon - Treehouse Art Collective: Stop in and Shop. Get 10-percent off when you ask for "Summer by the Sea" savings
  • 3 p.m. - Mayor's Big Bang Celebration Kids/Game Zone presented by AEP Texas featuring music by Chicas Rock, remote control sailboats, games, food and fun
  • 5 p.m. - Corpus Christi Science and History Museum: July 4th Celebration "Red, White and Kaboom!"
  • 5 p.m. - Executive Surf Club: Stars, Stripes & Pints
  • 6 p.m. - Mayor's Big Bang Celebration Parade presented by Flint Hills Resources
  • 6 p.m. - Fajitaville: Dinner and Fireworks Viewing Party (361) 888-5554 for reservations.
  • 6:45 p.m. - Texas State Aquarium Fourth of July Celebration
  • 8 p.m. - Hurricane Alley Waterpark: Independence Day 2 (Fireworks after)
  • 8 p.m. - House of Rock: Open Mic Night
  • 8 p.m. - Executive Surf Club: Music by Scarecrow People
  • 9 p.m. - Harbor Bridge Light Show (Choreographed to music 92.7FM, 95.5FM and 1440AM)
  • 9:30 p.m. - Mayor's Big Bang Celebration Fireworks presented by HEB

And of course, be sure to tune in to 3News at 10 p.m. for details of the holiday's events!