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Buc Days Cancels 2020 Event

A ballet folklorico float in the Buc Days children’s parade in Corpus Christi. The 2020 Buc Days has been canceled. The next Buc Days is set for April 29-May 9, 2021. Courtesy photo


Buc Days, like Texas SandFest, first moved its spring date to the fall and has now canceled its 2020 event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for Buc Days are April 29-May 9, 2021.

Corpus Christi has become a hot spot for the disease, drawing national attention with cases, hospitalizations, and deaths spiking in July. The average number of new cases reported a day is about 320, with some days going over 500. The record so far is 605 new cases in one day, which occurred on July 14. The number of deaths stands at 108 as of July 22, with 408 in the hospital, 121 of those in intensive care.

Organizers first moved the event to Nov. 19-29 but decided recently to cancel it altogether.

“The Buccaneer Commission is grateful to its 300-plus volunteers, 70-plus corporate partners and the community for supporting our events and fundraisers throughout the years,” Johnny Philipello, president and CEO, said in statement. “Despite the challenges faced with not having the signature event in 2020, we were able to award $62,000 to 20 deserving high school seniors in the Coastal Bend region. We look forward to doing it bigger and better in 2021.”

Those who have already purchased tickets can request a refund from the place of purchase or can hold on to them for 2021.

SandFest had moved its April event to the first weekend in October. With the 2020 event now canceled, the next Texas SandFest will be April 23-25, 2021.

Also canceled was the Texas Jazz Festival, normally held the third Saturday in October in Corpus Christi.

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