The Battleship Texas Centennial Celebration
The Battleship Texas celebrates the 100th anniversary of her commissioning! The 2014 festival will honor the Battleship Texas and her legendary history, and pay tribute to the surviving crew members who proudly served on the ship during World War II. Patrons can enjoy music headliners, children’s activity zones, gourmet food trucks and a fireworks show.
Mar 15, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
|Where||Battleship Texas State Historic Site|
|Contact Name||Media: Jessica Manning|
|Contact Phone||(713) 398-2525|
The Battleship Texas Foundation in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a public festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the commissioning of the Battleship Texas. The Texas served in both world wars and is the last remaining “dreadnought,” or big-gun battleship. The festival will feature Robert Earl Keen’s “A Texas Uprising” and will be held on the grounds of the San Jacinto Battleground Park adjacent to the ship.
Gates open at noon with the following live entertainment lineup:
- 12:30 – 2 p.m. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
- 3 – 4:30 p.m. Charlie Robison
- 5:30 – 7 p.m. Reckless Kelly
- 8 – 9:30 p.m. Robert Earl Keen
Public Info: The Battleship Texas will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for public tours. Festival patrons can also visit interactive exhibits, historical zones and children’s activity zones; enjoy headliner musical entertainment; local restaurants and gourmet food trucks; and a fireworks show to end the celebration.
Tickets are available in advance and at the gate. General admission tickets are $14 in advance and $20 on the day of the festival. A discounted price is available for veterans: $8 in advance and $15 at the gate. VIP tents and ship access are also available.
State Park Passes do not give free entrance to this special event.
The Battleship Texas Foundation (BTF) was established in 1998 with the mission to work in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) to preserve and enhance the Battleship Texas, and help develop the historic ship into a premier hands-on museum and world class visitor attraction.