(Corpus Christi, Tx) September 13, 2011 – Paddle your way to Corpus Christi for a fit and festive event Saturday, October 22, 2011. The 2nd Annual Paddle Prix and Rally features a 20-mile race starting at the USS Lexington, rounding Corpus Christi Beach, through Nueces Bay and up the Nueces River for the serious and experienced paddlers. Ralliers along for the "ride" will begin at the 8 mile rally route starting at the Port of Corpus Christi boat launch on the Nueces River. Both the race and rally routes end at LaBonte Park. Participants can use a wide range of vessels including kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes.

Racers will be competing for $500 in cash to the first place winners in Race Solo, Race Tandem, and Race Paddle Board!!! And now you can register online at www.ccpaddleprix.com

Entry fee includes a Corpus Christi Paddle Prix Race & Rally T-shirt, and a goody bag containing various free items from the race sponsors.

FEES: Rally Fee is $15.00 per paddler. Race Fee is $25.00 per paddler. $5 discount for all American Canoe Association members (must list ACA membership # on form).

REGISTRATION: Registration Packages will be available online at www.ccpaddleprix.com or at the Parks and Recreation Department on the Third Floor of City Hall (1201 Leopard Street), Corpus Christi, Tx. Registration ends 5pm on October 11, 2011.

And while you are planning your trip to Corpus Christi, make it a festive weekend with lots of big name artists and events going on, Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Concrete Street Amphitheater is proud to present alternative rock giants Bush and Chevelle, with special guests 10 Years and Filter on the Pavilion Stage Friday, October 21st. At the American Bank Center, ZZ TOP and Lynyrd Skynyrd take to the road as…..’Rebels & Bandoleros’ on Friday at 7:00 pm. And at Brewster Street Icehouse, The Pictures are one of the most popular cover bands in the country, covering songs from Frank Sinatra to George Strait to Justin Bieber at 9:00 pm.

If Texas Country is more your style, then get your Ziegfest tickets, for a full day of music out on the lawn of Whataburger Field on Saturday. Headliner Robert Earl Keen, Jack Ingram and Reckless Kelly highlight the five-act bill. If jazz is what you are looking for, then be sure to catch the 51st Annual Texas Jazz Festival taking place all weekend, October 21-23rd at Heritage Park. Not only is the event free, but it is the Official Jazz Festival of Texas so you know it has to be good!

To book your trip and learn more about the city www.VisitCorpousChristiTX.org