Mathis EDC

Economic Development Corporation

Rattlesnake Races in Old San Patricio - March

The Rattlesnake Races in Old San Patricio attract tourists and snake handlers from all corners of the Texas and often times from out of the state and country.

This family-fun event takes place in historic Old San Patricio and is true to its name…People actually race rattlesnakes. Teams of two use sticks to encourage the serpents to slither from side of a field to another, with the winner taking home trophy and title! It cost $20 to enter a rattler in the races. Participants who wish not to bring their own rattle snakes will be provided with one.

Those who’d rather not get too close to the rattlers enjoy fantastic food, shopping and live music. If you’re in the competitive spirit but don’t care for snakes, there are games and competitions for all ages.

Keep Texas Wild Triathlon 
the Keep Texas Wild Triathlon is held every year at beautiful Lake Corpus Christi State Park offers two race distance options. Brought to you by the Corpus Christi Triathlon Club. The Sprint, Sprint Relay and Mini-Sprint Triathlon. The course can be challenging for new and experienced triathletes. The swim is in deep open water with wave starts (many athletes swimming side by side). The bike is an “open course” which means that although law enforcement will be present, the roads will be open to regular vehicular traffic. There are some small hills on the bike course. The run course is hilly. All finishers receive a custom finisher medal.
Please vist www.swimbikeruncc.com for date.  

FREEDOM FEST 

    The City of Mathis Events and Festivals Committee announces Freedom Fest hosted in Historic Downtown. The mission of the Freedom Fest is to promote a sense of community in our town through our signature event sponsored by the City of Mathis and is available to the public free of charge and to promote commerce activity in Historical Downtown Mathis. 

Event Description: 
    The Mathis Freedom Fest will take place during the weekend of the Fourth of July 
This Festival is a professionally planned two day event provided by Event Production Services out of Austin, Texas. The vision is to showcase a variety of activities that bring South Texas and the community together for an annual summertime celebration. Freedom fest events open with a 5k run/walk. Hosts 40 or more food and craft vendors will be at the center of the event that can highlight the local culture and heritage. Local Merchants will have the opportunity to showcase their wares, as well, with a Business Exterior Decoration Contest.The event will have a substantial music entertainment along with a Classic Car Show. There is also a Freedom clasic carshow, parade, cookoff, and closes  


For more information, contact Mathis City Hall at 361-547-3343.

* Follow the Freedom Fest Facebook page and upload your own pics! https://www.facebook.com/MathisCulturalFreedomFest/


JET FEST - July

Sunrise beach host Jet Fest every  year, for more than 15 years. Boat enthusiasts from all over the country come together to show off their souped-up jet boats with enormous chrome engines bursting from the heads o f