San Jacinto Festival & Battle Reenactment
Sat, April 22, 2017
Join us for a day of fun, food, music and battle-reenactment to celebrate the 18-minute battle that won Texas its Independence from Mexico.
Thousands of Texans and others will gather at San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site on Saturday, April 22, 2017 to celebrate the brief but decisive battle that brought Texas its independence from Mexico.
Living history exhibits open at 10 a.m. Saturday, providing visitors the opportunity to wander throughout the Mexican and Texian army camps to learn about what members of both armies were doing before the battle and what their life was like on a daily basis. In the civilian camp, women and children in clothing from that period will demonstrate the hardships experienced by those who, with their husbands and fathers at war, were forced to flee the advancing forces of General Santa Anna in what became known as the Runaway Scrape.
The festival activities will be followed by a reenactment of the famous Texas revolution battle. At 3:00 p.m., Booming cannons, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and desperate battle cries resound across the San Jacinto Battleground as hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events up to of April 21, 1836!
This dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the admission –free San Jacinto Day Festival. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas Parks & Wildlife and the San Jacinto Volunteers, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, games, and fun set amidst living history. Texas-style foods and beverages will be offered for sale at the park.
The Battleship TEXAS will also be open for tours from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12.00 for adults (12 years of age and older) $6.00 seniors (65 and over), $3.00 (children 5 - 11) and free for children (4 years of age and under). For more information please call (281) 479-2431.
The San Jacinto Monument & Museum is open from 9a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call (281) 479-2421 for more information or for details on pricing.
Parking: Due to increasingly larger crowds attending the festival each year, officials are utilizing a “park & ride” concept that features bus transportation from on-site parking areas, throughout the day. Free shuttles will run from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm. A map of parking lots will be posted as event comes closer.
Disabled parking is available at the Battleship Texas parking lot (disabled placard or license plate required). Only VIPs and Media with passes will be allowed to park at the Monument.