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Blue Angels to Soar Over Buc Days 2021

Wings Over South Texas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air show, will be back in Corpus Christi on May 1-2, 2021, after its appearance at Naval Air Station Kingsville was canceled this year due to COVID-19. The air show appears in Corpus Christi in odd-numbered years and Kingsville in even-numbered years. Courtesy photo

Two South Texas traditions will merge next year for a sensational two weeks of events. Corpus Christi Buc Days will host the U.S. Navy Blue Angel’s Wings Over South Texas Air Show on May 1-2, 2021. Buc Days events will run April 29-May 9.

“The opportunity to have the Airshow as part of Buc Days was a no brainer that will allow us to expand on this great tradition while further fueling scholarships for Coastal Bend Students,” said Buccaneer Commission President and CEO Johnny Philipello in a statement.

Paired with the comeback of Buc Days, which was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the South Texas air show will take a new direction, according to Capt. Chris Jason, commanding officer of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

“Although NASCC will only be in a supporting role, the new format will allow greater public access for members of our South Texas community and the visitors that the show will attract,” Jason said. “This new show format also underscores the strength of the relationship between the military and the local community.”

In 2021, the air show will be viewed off the Corpus Christi Bayfront, making it part of the Buc Days footprint along the shoreline downtown.

Tickets for Wings Over South Texas at Buc Days are on sale online. VIP and reserved seating tickets will be available for purchase beginning Feb. 1. Admission price includes access to prime viewing of the air show, carnival rides, shopping, music, and more. Tickets to the air show, which is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 1-2, are $6 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. VIP and reserved seating tickets will be available as well.

Other important dates and links to ticket information include:

• April 29-May 9 — Stripes Carnival and Reliant Energy Shopping Experience

• April 30 — Professional Bull Riding-Velocity Tour Event

• May 1-2 — Wings Over South Texas Air Show

• May 1 — Navy Army Night Parade (free) and Parade Pachanga

• May 6-9 — Rodeo Corpus Christi

• May 7 — IBC Bank Junior Parade (free)

Health authorities are working with the Buccaneer Commission to implement health and safety protocols regarding COVID-19 during Buc Days Events. Final decisions on occupancy, social distancing, and other health measures will be made in 2021.

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Lance —
The air show will be held in the downtown area and not the naval base, where it has always been? Also, the public is being charged to see the airshow? And you say this was a "no brainer"? You ARE kidding, right?

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