Event: San Jacinto Day Celebration

Battle of San Jacinto

Battle of San Jacinto

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One of the best historic reenactments in Texas commemorates the April 21, 1836 Battle of San Jacinto.

03— That’s the highlight of our educational program.

Larry Spasic (SPA-sick) is president of the San Jacinto Museum of History. The FREE annual San Jacinto Day Festival, April 26, commemorates that game-changing battle.

28—We reenact the surrender of General Santa Ana, the runaway scrape in 1836 when Texan settlers were running away from the advance of the Mexican army. And then they also reenact the battle. There is a Mexican camp and a Texian camp; inside of those camps you have reenactors in period uniforms who are very familiar with history – answering questions in character. It’s the
closest thing you can get to going back in time.

The reenactment isn’t the only fun to be had that day.

25—We bring in naturalists, historical organizations…we have a show of native birds of Texas. Medicine men. We have petting zoos. We have musicians. We have people quilting and spinning, and we even have square dancers. We have a children’s area; and we have make and take crafts. It is a wonderful safe, educational, free family event.

You will find information for the April 26 San Jacinto Day Festival on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife, I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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