“Texas Independence Day Celebration” is an annual two-day living history celebration on the 300-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to commemorate when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico and form a new nation.
Enjoy live music and entertainment featuring the Texas A&M Singing Cadets, the Brenham Children’s Chorus, Wesoabi Nation Native American Dance, Jagoda Polish Folk Dance Ensemble, Enzian Baum Polka, Evelyn the Yodelin Cowgirl, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico, Music Americana: Music from the 1830s and more.
Throughout both days of the event, living historians will present highlights of the Convention of 1836 including important debates, decisions and correspondence. Attendees will then have the opportunity to meet the “delegates” of the Convention and learn more about the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Activities throughout the park include a Texian Village of arts and crafts, food trucks, a Kids History Zone. The Visitor Center will have Betsy Wagner, author of “Spirit of Gonzalez,” autographing books on Saturday the 29th from 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.