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Buc Days Night Parade: New Name and Route Change

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Buc Days Night Parade-

New Name (Rally Night Parade) and Route Change

March 1, 2023 – Buc Days presented by CITGO celebrates its 85th year.  We are excited to announce the parade has a new name, Rally Night Parade at Buc Days!  NavyArmy, our presenting sponsor over the last several years, is now Rally Credit Union.  We are excited to rally behind them as they lead this year’s Rally Night Parade through a whole new route and experience for Corpus Christi!

The parade is moving a portion of the route from Chaparral Street to Shoreline Drive where spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy the Wings Over South Texas Air Show by day and the parade by night.  “This could certainly be the largest single day event in Corpus Christi history with both the air show and parade on the same day” said Christy Tupaj, Buccaneer Commission Development & Media Manager.   A tradition in the Coastal Bend since 1938, the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days draws an estimated 120,000 street spectators who enjoy seeing marching bands, spirited dancing, dazzling floats and so much more!  Wings Over South Texas is estimated to bring over 60,000 spectators to downtown Corpus Christi.

“In our ongoing effort to optimize spectator experience, we’ve made some changes to the parade route to integrate it with the air show on Shoreline Drive.  Spectators can now view both the air show and parade without relocating,” said Johnny Philipello, Buccaneer Commission President & CEO.

“As a community-focused organization, we at Rally Credit Union are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days and proud to support this long-standing tradition in the Coastal Bend since 1938. Our new name, Rally, is not just a word but a call to action, and we are excited to rally behind Buc Days and the Corpus Christi community. We are committed to supporting the community in meaningful ways and believe that sponsoring events like Buc Days is an excellent way to give back to the community that has supported us for so long. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days on Saturday, May 6th, and we hope you will join us in celebrating this incredible event” said Robin Sims, Rally Credit Union Marketing Coordinator.

Save the date: Saturday, May 6th.

Wings Over South Texas Air Show presented by Reliant: 12pm – 4pm

Rally Night Parade at Buc Days begins at 8pm.


Applications for the Rally Night Parade are available on

Apply online or complete and submit a hard copy to our office located at 1823 N. Chaparral.   All applications and any applicable fees are due Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 5:00pm, no exceptions or extensions will be granted.

Maps can be found on for the Rally Night Parade at Buc Days.


Buccaneer Commission Mission:  Promote tradition and community pride in the coastal Bend by producing exceptional family entertainment that results in educational scholarships and grants.  The Buccaneer Commission has awarded over $1.6 million dollars to date.