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Do’s and Don’ts for watching the Navy Army Night Parade

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 19:04:46-04

The 82nd annual Navy Army Night Parade will be on Saturday night. The parade route is different this year due to Harbor Bridge construction. Parade participants will start at the American Bank Center and end at Staples and Beauford.

The city of Corpus Christi and CCPD have some guidelines to create a fun, safe environment for all who attend the Navy Army Night Parade.

Here are rules for spectators to follow:

  • Parade viewing spots on Chaparral Street are available on a first-come, first-erve basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. No marking of these spots is allowed.
  • Parade viewing spots from Schatzell Street to Buford Street may mark their spots in chalk only. There will be limited spots on Schatzell as some areas will be closed off for spectator safety. People are not permitted to camp along the route before 5:00 p.m. on Friday.
  • Spectators are not allowed to use spray paint to mark their spots along the parade route, residents should use chalk.
  • Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash.
  • Keep an eye on your children and should you lose your child be sure to contact the nearest officers as soon as possible. Tell your children to find an officer if they get lost so that you can be reunited.
  • Citizens can rent portable toilets and place them on City property along the parade route, if the toilets do not block the sidewalk, public right of way, or other’s access to the parade route.
  • No “poppers” or other noise makers, silly string, or laser lights are allowed along the parade route.
  • Spectators are asked to bag their trash before leaving and remove any items brought to the parade route (e.g. barbeque pits, chairs, coolers)

*Consumption of alcohol is only allowed on Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the parade, along the parade route. Police ask spectators to please drink responsibly so the parade is enjoyable for everyone. Officers will keep an eye out for incidents of public intoxication, including people who are drunk and disorderly.

Can’t make it out to see the parade in person? KRIS 6 News will be airing it live! Watch the  Navy Army Night Parade in its entirety on KRISTV.com. Parade coverage begins at 7 p.m.