Washington on the Brazos State Park Association presents Texas Independence Day Celebration
This annual two-day celebration, which marks the 183rd anniversary of Texas’ independence from Mexico, features live music, food, traditional crafts, living history presentations, firing demonstrations, historical encampments and commemorative programs. Guests will experience life in Texas in 1836 by visiting with reenactors; witnessing firing demonstrations in the Texas Army camps; watching cooking, weaving and period craft demonstrations; and walking the same trail as Texas’ forefathers and pioneer families. Texas musicians and actors will provide musical and theatrical entertainment. A Kids History Zone will allow children to dress up in historical costumes, sign a large-scale copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and take photos near the Declaration. A Cowboy Church Service will be held Sunday morning.