TH Tip: Texas Independence Day Events
Towns across the state honor Texas Independence Day with great pride, and Texans add their own personal flair to the festivities. (See more Independence Day events in the March issue of Texas Highways.)
In Huntsville, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and other venues around the city celebrate General Sam Houston’s birthday as well as Texas Independence Day on March 2. The activities include graveside ceremonies, lunch, birthday cake, and a toast to the great General Sam Houston himself. Call 936/435-2497 or 936/294-1832; www.samhouston.memorial.museum.
Woodville toasts Texas at 2 p.m. on March 2 at Heritage Village, inviting both Texans and honorary Texans to raise a glass of East Texas spring water to Texas Independence. 157 Park Road 6000. Call 409/283-2272 or 800/323-0389; www.heritage-village.org.
The Toast to Texas in Seguin at 1 p.m. on March 2 at Sebastopol State Historic Site pays respect to those who first founded the Lone Star State. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas host the event. Call 800/580-7322; www.visitseguin.com.
The second annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest in Abilene spans the Texas Independence Day weekend and features Texas country artists with The Marshall Tucker Band and Roger Creager headlining. Tickets are $35 presale, $45 at the gate with proceeds going to Disability Resources, Inc. 6825 W Hwy 80. Call 325/660-8458; outlawsandlegends.com.