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Buc Days Festival Guide

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Did you know Buc Days is more than just a rodeo? Experience the longest running pirate-festival and parade in Corpus Christi! Buc Days has been going since 1938 with about 45,000 attendees each year! This is a party you don't want to miss out on. Buc Days Festival goes from April 29- May 6 with live music, amusement, and plenty of fun and exciting rides!

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Parade

The NavyArmy Night Parade is a time-honored tradition of the Coastal Bend. Don’t miss your chance to see all the sights and sounds of this timeless event at the Stadium Show Parade Pachanga presented by Physicians Premier ER or as televised on KRISTV6. The Buc Days NavyArmy Night Parade will feature floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units.

Due to COVID-19, the Parade will change courses this year and ONLY run through the American Bank Center Arena. Get your tickets to enjoy the NavyArmy Night Parade in the Arena for just $10.

The Parade Pachanga presented by Physicians Premier ER – Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 6:00 pm
The NavyArmy Night Parade – Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 7:00 pm

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Carnival

The 2021 Festival Grounds will be housed in and around the American Bank Center. Come to the New Festival Grounds to enjoy the Stripes Carnival, PBR Velocity Tour Buc Days Chute Out presented by the Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers event, the Buc Days NavyArmy Night Parade & Parade Pachanga presented by Physicians Premier ER, the Wings Over South Texas Air Show presented by Reliant, and Rodeo Corpus Christi presented by Miller Lite!

New location this year! All events are in and around the American Bank Center!

Stripes Carnival Hours & Schedule

April 29 – May 9, 2021
Day Open Close
Thurs & Fri 4/29, 4/30 5PM 10PM or later
Sat & Sun 5/1-2 NOON 10PM or later
Mon-Fri 5/3-6 5PM 10PM or later
Sat & Sun 5/8-9 NOON 10PM or later

Admission

Type Price
All-You-Can-Ride Wristbands $30
Adult Single Gate Entry $6
Child Single Gate Entry $4
Military ID Single Gate Entry $4
Seniors 65+ Single Gate Entry $4
Children under 36 inches tall are Free Free
Mother’s Days Special presented by CCRTA: $15 Wristbands on May 9th only. Purchase at the Buc Days Gate.

See the Carnival Safety Plan for updated safety protocols.

Interactive Zone

Enjoy family fun in the INTERACTIVE ZONE on Resaca Street, just outside of the American Bank Center arena.

Schedule

Day Time Event
Thursday & Friday 4/29-4/30 5pm Family Fun & Shopping
Whataburger’s Stick Horse Barrel Racing
KiiiTV3 Petting Zoo
Pepsi’s Pony Rides
Saturday & Sunday 5/1-5/2 12pm Family Fun & Shopping
Whataburger’s Stick Horse Barrel Racing
KiiiTV3 Petting Zoo
Pepsi’s Pony Rides
Monday-Wednesday 5/3-5/5 5pm Family Fun & Shopping
Whataburger’s Stick Horse Barrel Racing
KiiiTV3 Petting Zoo
Pepsi’s Pony Rides
Thursday & Friday 5/6-7

 

Saturday & Sunday 5/8-9

5pm

 

12pm

Family Fun & Shopping
Whataburger’s Stick Horse Barrel Racing
KiiiTV3 Petting Zoo
Pepsi’s Pony Rides
H-E-B Mutton Bustin Mania (1pm)

 

Download the Full Buc Days Schedule Here


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