Texas Independence Day, March 2nd, is an official holiday that commemorates the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836 when Texas became an independent Republic. Show your Texas pride at the annual Downtown Parade on Saturday, March 5 and at the Bullock Museum‘s Family Day on Sunday, March 6.
–> Texas Independence Day Parade, Congress Avenue Bridge
Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m.
The Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will feature area high school bands, period re-enactor groups, floats, car clubs and other organizations.
–> Free First Sunday: Texas Independence Day @ Bullock Texas State History Museum
Sunday, March 6, 12 – 3 p.m.
Enjoy FREE exhibit admission all day during H-E-B Free First Sundays. Encounter costumed interpreters, play historic games, or create your own Texas flag all while exploring what Texas was like as an independent nation.
- Learn moves fit for a Texan with instructors from Austin Social Dance.
- Listen to Texas tales and share what you love most about the Lone Star State.
- Join Smudge Studios and create your unique version of the Texas flag.
- Make and take a historic toy to continue the fun and games at home.
- Write to a friend and convince them to take a Texas-sized trip to visit our great state.
Enjoy these events! Happy Texas Independence Day, y’all!