The Coastal Bend will be hustling and bustling with all sorts of family fun energy this weekend. Snatch up some of that family fun energy at one or more of these awesome local events.
The Buc Days Night Parade has been a tradition since 1938. According to the Buccaneer Commission, the parade annually draws thousands of street spectators. There will be plenty of sights and sounds as local high school marching bands, various floats from various organizations, and loads of people from our community come together for one purpose: to have a blast!
The 82nd annual Navy Army Night Parade will be on Saturday night around 7. The parade route is different this year due to Harbor Bridge construction. Parade participants will start at the American Bank Center, then turn west onto Schatzell Street. Next, it goes up the bluff and continues west on Leopard Street to North Staples Street. One more turn will be taken at North Staples Street heading south on North Staples Street and ending at Buford Street.
All parking within the parade route along emergency lanes, detour routes, and other special areas will be prohibited.
Signage for parking restrictions should be up Friday and enforcement of these restrictions will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Of course, there are a few rules for Parade watchers to keep in mind.
- Parade viewing spots on Chaparral Street are available on a first come, first serve 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 noisemakers, 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 downtown to watch the Buc Days Navy Army Night Parade on Saturday night? No worries. The parade also will be streamed live on KRISTV.com. We’ll have all the excitement and pageantry for you on KRIS 6. We will be there for the start of the festivities at 7 p.m. and continue until it finishes up at 10 p.m. Join all of your favorite KRIS-TV personalities as they watch the parade.
Live broadcast sponsors will include NavyArmy Community Credit Union; Wilcox Furniture, Mattresses and Appliances; Bishop RVC Center; NEC Co-op Energy and Cantwell Mattress Co.
About 22 veterans commit suicide each day in the US, but the folks over at Rockport Warriors United are trying to put an end to that.
The 22-mile Veteran Suicide Awareness Ruck Rally is this Saturday at 9 a.m. at Memorial Park in Rockport.
Remember the number 22. Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide.
Local veterans and active military and others will have the opportunity to bring awareness to service member suicide while participating in the annual Rockport Warriors United Ruck Rally walk.
The Ruck is set up like race, walk or run, but participants are encouraged to put weight on their backs with a “rucksack” or weighted backpack, to simulate the required physical training ruck marches for all branches of military service and the weight carried by first responders. The activity gets its name from “rucksacks,” which is military lingo for “backpack.” “Rucking” is marching or walking while wearing your rucksack (which is always loaded down with gear).
The community of Rockport-Fulton and surrounding communities are invited to walk with them, be a sponsor of the event, be a vendor at the event, be a volunteer, or just donate.
This is a 22-mile ruck but they are splitting up the distance by having teams walk with up to 10 people per team or do it individually.
Each team up to 10 members is $25.
Sponsorship levels are $200, $300, and $500.
Vendor booths $50 (no electricity).
You can also contact them at (361) 737-2682, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for their informational packet.
This is an annual event held at Memorial Park, 1601 FM 2165 (Pearl St.) Rockport, TX 78382.
You can register the day of the rally.
Driscoll Health Plan is sponsoring its second annual Mother’s Day Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
This free event is designed for mothers, moms-to-be and their families. Ladies will be pampered with hand/back/neck massages and hair up-dos, and tips will be offered on applying make-up.
Games, giveaways, crafts, immunizations, health screenings, live entertainment and food trucks will also be part of the day. Other activities include a blood drive, a photo booth and the chance to chat with OBGYN and pediatric professionals.
There will be a special gift given to the first 300 moms who show up, with bounce houses and face painting to keep the kids occupied.
The fair will be held inside the Recreation Center at First Baptist Church, 3115 Ocean Drive.
For more information, contact Jenessa Trebatoski, Driscoll Health Plan Community Outreach Coordinator, at (361) 694-5397 or at email@example.com.
Superheroes by the hundreds will take to the streets of Corpus Christi Saturday to show their support for CASA of the Coastal Bend.
The 14th Annual CASA Superhero 5K Run/2 Mile Walk and Kids 1K, sponsored in part by KRIS 6 News, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Park (1581 N. Chaparral St.)
As always, those who participate are encouraged to dress for the part! A Superhero Costume Contest will offer more than $3,000 in prizes.
KRIS 6 Anchor Paulo Salazar will serve as this year’s event emcee.
At CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), they like to point out that every child needs a hero, but neglected and abused children need a superhero. That is why volunteers are trained to become a voice and an advocate for children who are in foster care in Nueces, San Patricio and Aransas counties. Their mission is to speak up for and find permanent homes for children in crisis in these communities.
Need more information? call (361) 884-2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.
The heartwarming Academy Award-winning tale is now LIVE and skating into the American Bank Center.
You will be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating.
Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including “Let It Go.”
Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls, as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all.
Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by the most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.
Showtimes for today and Friday are 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets, go to www.americanbankcenter.com or call (361) 826-4700.
Registration for the Latch Key Summer Camp begins this Saturday
Kids get restless during the summer in between school years. Thankfully the City has some options for parents who need a place for their kids to socialize and have some fun over the summer.
The program is for ages 5 to 13 and the registration takes place between 9 in the morning until noon.
It doesn’t get much better than FREE bowling. Kids under 15 can bowl for free this Saturday at Bowlero.
The event will last from 10 in their morning to 2 in the afternoon, shoe rental is included, and kids will also receive a $5 arcade card.
The fun isn’t just for kids. The Spring Kids Fest has discounts for adults, as well as food and drink specials for people of all ages. Hot Dogs will only cost two bucks. Cookies and soft drinks will be available for only a dollar, and pizza pies for $14.
Kids will get a free hour of bowling so that everyone gets a chance to get their bowl on.
The 18th annual Free Comis Book day is a chance comic book fans to celebrate Comic books with like-minded people. This year, Comics plus on 5139 Everhart is hosting the one of a kind event.
Not all the comics are free, here is a list of all the free comics that are available this year.
Customers can also look forward to some Star Wars 2019 Exclusives, FCBD 2019 Exclusives, A storewide sale, and a giveaway hour where you must be present to win.
There will also be some comic artists on the premises. David Fuentes will be there from 9 am to 1 pm. Plus, Raymond Pena and George Stockner from Rayge Comics will be on hand from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Some local Cosplay groups will be showing off the very best in cosplay. Batmanology, Craven Sic, Girlgilla Cosplay, and the South Texas Cosplay Alliance will be cosplaying it up all day!
Other Saturday Events:
Super sARTudays at the Art Museum
KAJA Celebracion del Cinco De Mayo At Buc Days
Corpus Christi’s largest Cinco De Mayo Celebration is at Buc Days, and it is sure to be a good time.
The celebration gates open at noon on Sunday, and festival-goers will be able to see all of these live performances:
1 pm – Disney Pixar Coco
3:30 pm – Ballet Folklorico
5 pm – Zamorales
7 pm – Chris Perez
9 pm – Grupo Vision
The standard gate admission will be enough to enter the festival but wristbands can be purchased in advance, which would allow the first 300 people to have gate access at noon and pit access at 5 pm.
The event is sponsored by our dear friends at Telemundo.
Executive Surf Club is hosting their annual Cinco de Drinko in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
The live music starts at 2 pm with Savor, then at 4:30, Latin talk will take the stage.
What is Cinco de Drinko without some of the best drink specials in town?
For $5, you can get Frozen Margaritas, Espolon Tequila, or Toro de Lidia Tequila.
Mexican Candy shots are only $4 and all Mexican draft beers will only be a buck.
This event lasts from 11 am to 11 pm this Sunday only.
Every Sunday after Artwalk is Bridge Walk! Give your body and soul a break from the everyday struggles of life. Join the community in making the famous walk across Corpus Christi’s Harbor Bridge.
The views are always breath-taking as the salty Seawind whisps through the bridge. Bring a camera to take photos of the Corpus Christi Bay, Downtown, USS Lexington, and the Texas State Aquarium.
The Bridge walk goes down every month. Join in on the fun this Sunday starting at 8 am and ending around 11 am.