May 1 – 11, 2025  | American Bank Center

Where it all happens

All Buc Days events are conveniently located in and around the American Bank Center. Carnival rides, parades, rodeo events and more—all in one place.

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3 Gates to Enter the Grounds

Gate 1 – Located at Shoreline Blvd. & Fitzgerald St.
Gate 2 – Located in the Harbor Playhouse Parking Lot off Chaparral St & Hirsch St.
Gate 3- Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Parking & Shuttle

$15 Parking

Pay $15 at any of the multiple parking lots near the American Bank Center!

Ride Share
Drop Off & Pick Up Location

Avoid parking all together by utilizing the Ride Share lot near both gates.

Whataburger Field Shuttles

Park for $15 at Whataburger Field, then hop on one of the FREE CCRTA shuttles to get dropped off at the gate!

CCRTA Shuttle Schedule
Thursday 5/2 – Friday 5/3  |  5pm – Midnight
Saturday 5/4 – Sunday 5/5  |  Noon – Midnight
Wednesday 5/8 – Friday 5/10  |  5pm – Midnight
Saturday 5/11 – Sunday 5/12  |  Noon – Midnight

Bag & Entry Policies

Wondering what you can bring with you to Buc Days? We’ll help you plan for a smooth entrance into the event areas.

American Bank Center Bag Policy

Any bags larger than a clutch bag will need to be clear. Bags no larger than 12″x12″x6″ will be permitted inside American Bank Center. Guests who have bags larger than this size will be asked to return them to their vehicles. Small clutch bags or purses do not have to be clear but cannot exceed 4.5″ x 6.5″. We do allow each member of the party to bring in a large clear Ziploc bag, including children, of their belongings. All bags will also be searched for prohibited items at entry before walking through the metal detectors.

Stripes Carnival Bag Policy

Bag checks will be conducted at all public gates during public operating hours. Bags, briefcases, strollers & backpacks are subject to search and seizure.

Service Animals Policy

Service animals are defined as dogs (or miniature horses when reasonable) that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Such animals are welcome in areas where the public is normally allowed to go.

Under the ADA, service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

The following items are prohibited in the American Bank Center and on the Buc Days grounds:

  • Alcohol, drugs, illegal substances or any paraphernalia associated with drug use
  • Audio/video recorders, professional cameras, tripods
  • Selfie sticks
  • Cans, bottles, coolers or other similar containers
  • Fireworks
  • Flags/signs with poles
  • iPads/tablets of any size
  • Laser pens/pointers of any type
  • Noisemakers such as air horns
  • Outside food or drinks
  • Oversized bags, backpacks, duffel bags or diaper bags
  • Pepper spray/mace
  • Weapons of any type, including chains, knives, firearms and spiked jewelry
  • Any other item deemed unacceptable by event/building management