Buccaneer Days Coronation

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A Time-Honored Tradition

The Buccaneer Days Coronation is a time-honored tradition offering an enchanting experience filled with pageantry, music, magic and sparkle. This year marks the 67th annual Coronation presented by Las Doñas de la Corte, an event designed to pay homage to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand’s 16th century Spanish court and Alonso De Pineda, discoverer of Corpus Christ Bay. The Coronation celebrates the past and the present, culminating in an evening of artistry and extraordinary courtly splendor.
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Duchess and Court Members


Imagination in Bloom is taking center stage for Coronation Court 2020. Take a moment to discover more about the Court, the theme, and the artist.

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Duchesses on a float


Community comes together to celebrate the annual Buccaneer Days Illuminated Night Parade, and the exceptional artistry of the annual Robes Display exhibit.

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Duchesses participating in community service event


Each year Las Doñas court participants take time to touch lives and add a bit more sparkle to South Texas’ time-honored Coronation Celebration.

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Coronation Count down
  • Princess and Father on float
  • Queen and Princess friends
  • black and white queen
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  • Duchess and Escort bowing
  • Duchess and escort forming horns with a hand gesture

A Word of Thanks...

Since 1954 the Corpus Christi community has supported Las Doñas and the sparkle we have added to Buccaneer Days. We thank you — our friends, our sponsors and our community. We are honored that over the years you have chosen to be a part of the Coronation experience as we continue the tradition of bringing the past, present and future together to celebrate community and family in South Texas.