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Las Donas de la Corte is proud to present

Las Donas de la Corte is proud to present "The Court of Magnificent Decorative Arts"

Date: Thursday May 03, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM


 Location: American Bank Center Selena Auditorium



Las Donas de la Corte is proud to present "The Court of Magnificent Decorative Arts" on Thursday, May 3, at  American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. This year marks the 65th year of the annual Buccaneer Days Coronation, and the public is invited to attend.


The annual Buccaneer Coronation, modeled after a royal court reminiscent of the Spanish rule of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, pays homage to 16th century explorer Alonso De Pineda who discovered Corpus Christi Bay. Each year King Alonso and the Queen are crowned at the Coronation pageant. King Alonso, the Queen and the Princess of the court remain closely guarded secrets until they are each presented at the end of the Coronation.

The evening of the Coronation, doors at Selena Auditorium will open at 6:00 p.m. and the Coronation begins at 7:30 p.m.  Immediately following the Coronation, the public is also invited to the Coronation Reception which will be held upstairs in the Henry Garrett Ballroom in the American Bank Center.  At the reception guests will have the opportunity to meet the Duchesses and Royalty and observe the extraordinary costume designs. Light hors-d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.  Tickets are $60 each and will be available on ticketmaster.com starting April 5, 2018.

The Royal Robes Display will be held at the Art Center of Corpus Christi – 100 Shoreline Boulevard. From May  9 – June 3, 2018.  Admission is free.

The Coronation and its time-honored traditions began in Corpus Christi in 1954 when – at the request of the local Civitan Club – Las Doñas presented a Buccaneer Days Coronation Pageant, designed to promote Buccaneer Days festivities in South Texas and throughout the state.  The King’s Men organization was formed to support and further publicize Buccaneer Days and Corpus Christi, as well as to assist Las Doñas with the court and the annual celebration.