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May 2, 2014 1:36 PM by Mike Gillaspia

Toyota Illuminated Night Parade Sets Sail This Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI - The 77th Buc Days celebration will wind down this weekend with an event that many consider to be the highlight of the festival, the Toyota Illuminated Night Parade. This year's theme is "Buc Days: It's All About the Arrr!"

If recent years are any indication, more than 100,000 people will be on hand to watch the parade, enjoying what for many has become a family tradition. According to Corpus Christi Police, parade-watchers will be allowed to set up along the parade route beginning at 5:00 PM Friday. However, alcohol may not be brought on site until 5:00 PM Saturday.

The parade will begin at 8:00 PM Saturday across from Buc Stadium on Leopard Street. From there, the floats will head to Schatzell Street, before turning right on Water Street and ending on Kinney Street.

The Buc Days Carnival will remain open until Midnight on Saturday, and from Noon to 10:00 PM on Sunday.

An annual event in Corpus Christi since the 1930's, Buc Days is organized by The Buccaneer Commission, whose mission is to provide South Texas with fantastic entertainment, as well as support the educational opportunities of area students. Each year, numerous scholarships are granted by this non-profit organization.

Parade route map - PDF

For more information visit www.bucdays.com.

You can park for free in the KRIS Communications lot at Blucher and Comanche then ride the RTA's Park and Ride for free over to Buc Days.

Catch a ride on Friday nights from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. And on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am to 9:30pm.

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