Large crowds are expected Saturday for the annual Corpus Christi Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade. The City of Corpus Christi and the Police Department want everyone to enjoy the parade by promoting a safe environment for all who attend.
Here are some rules for spectators to follow:
- Parade viewing spots on Chaparral Street are on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. No marking of these spots is allowed.
- Parade viewing spots from Lomax Street to Park Avenue may be marked using chalk only. There will be limited spots on Lomax Street to North Upper Broadway as some areas will be closed for spectator safety. People are not permitted to camp along the route before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6.
- Spectators are not allowed to use spray paint to mark their spots along the parade route; residents should use chalk.
- Dogs 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. Instruct your children to find an officer should 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 people’s access to the parade route.
- No "poppers" or other noisemakers, silly string, or laser lights are allowed along the parade route.
- Trash bags will be handed out along the parade route for spectators to bag their trash. City crews will collect the trash bags following the end of the parade.
- Please remove any large items brought to the parade route (e.g., barbeque pits, chairs, coolers).
Consumption of alcohol is only allowed Saturday, May 7, 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.
(SOURCE: City of Corpus Christi press release)