San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment Presented by H-E-B

San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment Presented by H-E-B

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site (just 22 miles east of downtown Houston).

The centerpiece of the festival is the battle reenactment which begins at 3 p.m. Booming cannons, musket fire, thundering hooves and battle cries will resound across the San Jacinto Battleground as hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events where Texas won her independence from Mexico at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto which occurred on April 21, 1836. Visitors can wander freely among the Mexican and Texian camps before and after the battle to see how the soldiers lived that day in 1836.

Other entertainment and educational activities at the festival include:

  • Free parking and shuttles

  • Solero Flamenco's passionate flamenco performances

  • Mary L. Kelley Scheer—professor at Lamar University—will talk on "The Women at San Jacinto"

  • Nonstop entertainment on the main stage with Galveston's Brandon McDermott playing his brand of lively Texas/Red Dirt Music; the Lunar Rollers out of Austin playing Americana, rock and country; and festival favorite Liz Talley & Texas Swing, sharing their pure country, honky-tonk and great Texas shuffle music.

  • Last Chance Forever: Birds of Prey demonstration

  • 55' children's train

  • Make-and-take activities and crafts for children

  • A petting zoo

  • Dan Barth and his Medicine Show Wagon

  • Archaeological digs

  • Archery lessons

  • Square dancers, weavers, spinners, blacksmiths and other demonstrators

  • Unique hand-crafted items for sale

  • Battleship TEXAS, Texas Forever! movie, and a ride to the top of the Monument (nominal fee)

The festival is presented by H-E-B and sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, Vopak, Pasadena Strawberry Festival, CenterPoint Energy, Gulf States Toyota, LyondellBasell, San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas Parks & Wildlife, San Jacinto College, Deer Park ISD, Hampton Inn Deer Park, San Jacinto Volunteers, Clean Harbors and La Porte EMS.

For more information about the San Jacinto Museum of History or the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment, please call 281-479-2421 or

SellMark for San Jacinto Museum of History
Jeanne Albrecht, 210-392-9047

KEYWORDS: United States North America Texas


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