Texas Independence Day Celebration

Feb 25 and 26

 

Texas Independence Day Celebration

02/25/2023 - 02/26/2023, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day living history celebration on Saturday, February 25th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, February 26th from 10am to 3pm on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to celebrate where 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836.

The admission-free event features live music, food, demonstrations and sales of traditional crafts (blacksmithing, candle makers, woodworking, quilting and more), living history presentations, musket and cannon firings, pageantry, kids activities, museum exhibit and other commemorative programs. Historical reenactors set up a bonafide 1836 Texas Army camp where visitors can wander freely among the tents to learn how the soldiers and their families lived in 1836 so guests can experience life in Texas in 1836.

Admission fees are waived for the site’s attractions (Independence Hall; Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm) for that weekend celebration. Admission to the grounds, on-site shuttles and parking are also free.

*EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE*

Event Schedule:
Saturday, Feb 25

Stars Over Texas Amphitheater
Alabama Coushatta Dancers 11am-12pm
Brenham Children’s Chorus 12pm-1pm
Roll Call of Signers 1pm-2pm
Mixteco Ballet Folklorico Dancers 2pm-3pm
Brown Sugar Band 3pm-4:30pm

Barrington Plantation
Dr. Balthazar’s Medicine Show 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm
Punch & Judy Puppet Show 12pm-12:30pm, 3pm-3:30pm, 4:30pm-5pm
Professor Gerrard, 1830s Magician 1pm-2pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Star of the Republic Theater
Sam Houston Stories (Jack Edmundson) 11am-12pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Norm Allen & Neal Young: Behind the Pine Curtain 12:30pm-1:30pm, 2pm-3pm

Independence Hall
Convention of 1836 Scenes 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm, 3pm-4pm, 4pm-5pm
Meet the Delegates 12pm-12:30pm, 2pm-2:30pm, 5pm-5:30pm

Texas Army Camp
Cannon & Firearms Demo 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Event Schedule:
Sunday, Feb 26

Stars Over Texas Amphitheater
Buttermilk Junction String Band 11am-1pm
Square & Round Dancers 1pm-2pm
Texas A&M Singing Cadets 2pm-3pm

Barrington Plantation
Dr. Balthazar’s Medicine Show 11am-12pm & 2pm-2:30pm
Punch & Judy Puppet Show 12pm-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2pm
Professor Gerrard, 1830s Magician 12:30pm-1:30pm, 2:30pm-3pm

Star of the Republic Theater
Sam Houston Stories (Jack Edmundson) 11am-12pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Norm Allen & Neal Young: Behind the Pine Curtain 12pm-1pm

Independence Hall
Convention of 1836 Scenes 11am-11:30am, 12:30pm-1pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 2:30pm-3pm
Meet the Delegates 11:30am-12pm, 1pm-1:30pm

Texas Army Camp
Cannon & Firearms Demo 11am, 1pm

Location Map (Washington on the Brazos Site)

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