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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: March 2-4

Written by , published February 26, 2018

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Oyster festivals, Irish music, and Texas Independence Day celebrations—all of the above are happening across the Lone Star State this weekend.

Fulton Oysterfest

Fulton: March 1-4 
This annual salute to the oyster industry will offer plenty of food, entertainment, arts, crafts, and a carnival in Fulton Navigation Park.

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Alpine: March 2-3
Enjoy a plethora of poets, songwriters, and wordsmiths at the 32nd anniversary of this eclectic event celebrating the oral traditions of the working cowboy. 

North Texas Irish Festival

Dallas: March 2-4
One of the largest Irish festivals in the U.S., the festival celebrates the amazing music, dance, and cultural talent in the beautiful, rich tradition of Irish and other Celtic influences. Tens of thousands of fans (Irish and Irish-for-a-day alike) will converge to enjoy top musicians and dancers from around the world and a number of cultural presentations on 13 stages at Fair Park.

Show of Antiques and Art

Fort Worth: March 2-4
Described by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as "an antique show that lets its hair down," the 55th annual event features art and antiques of all styles, eras, and prices. The 150 top exhibitors from across the U.S. are hand-picked for the Fort Worth-Dallas audience. Special guest author Sue Whitney will sign her new book, "Junk Beautiful: Furniture Refreshed." 

Sweet Pickin's Vintage Fair

Mason: March 2-3
A vintage and antique show on Mason's historic downtown square. The focus of the show is shabby chic, up-cycled treasures, beautiful antiques, rustic goods, industrial items, Wild West decor, farmhouse wears, and retro finds.

Texas Independence Day Celebration at the Alamo

San Antonio: March 2
As part of San Antonio’s year-long celebration of the tricentennial anniversary of the founding of the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo will host a free event with mariachi entertainment, a marching band, and dance and pep squad. The Alamo Mission Chapter will acknowledge descendants of Texas Declaration of Independence signers, and Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will read the Governor’s proclamation and speak about the history of Texas Independence.

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Gruene: March 2 
To celebrate the 182nd anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing its ninth annual Texas-sized celebration with special offers and special events.

General Sam Houston's Birthday & Texas Independence

Huntsville: March 2 
Enjoy a breakfast reception with Sam Houston's descendants, a ceremony at Oakwood Cemetery, lunch and birthday celebration, and a ceremony for those who want to be “baptized Texan” at the Sam Houston Statue & Visitor Center.

Toast to Texas Independence

Woodville: March 2 
Join Texans and honorary Texans around the world in saluting Texas Independence Day. The celebration includes a toast with pure East Texas spring water.

Texas Birthday Bash

Navasota: March 2-3 
Celebrate Texas Independence with two days of country music and Texas-themed family-fun activities. Concerts, family activities, and shuttles are completely free. The state of Texas was born in 1836 when the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed just 7 miles down the road at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

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Texas Independence Day Celebration

Washington: March 3-4 
An annual two-day living history celebration “where Texas became Texas,” to commemorate when 59 delegates met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico. The free event features live music, food, traditional crafts, musket and cannon firings, a kids’ history zone, a historical play about the signers of the declaration, and other commemorative programs. Historical re-enactors set up a bona fide 1836 Texas Army camp where visitors can wander freely to learn how the soldiers and their families lived then.

Texas Music Festival

Friendswood: March 3 
Enjoy an afternoon of the many music styles of the Lone Star State celebrating Texas Independence Day. Scheduled to perform at the third annual event are headliner Roger Creager, Zane Williams, Bri Bagwell, Two Tons of Steel, and Saints Eleven.

Cultural Kite Festival

Sugar Land: March 3 
Beautiful kites, windy weather, and vibrant people attend the city's annual event at Brazos River Park. There is plenty for the family to enjoy, including a kite-making workshop, kite-flying lessons, a children's craft area, a chalk art contest, and many more fun activities for all ages. Local community groups will entertain the crowd with various cultural performances throughout the event. 

Glen Rose Formation Musically

Boerne: March 3 
Evocative orchestral suites of music tuned specifically to the resonant frequencies in the Cave Without A Name. In premiering this uniquely site-responsive music, the ensemble will essentially be "playing the cave itself." The suites are narrated by Mary McGrath Curry, the 89-year-old adventurer who discovered the cave as a young girl. 

Bee County Living History Celebration

Beeville: March 3 
Enjoy children's activities and historical demonstrations along with visual and hands-on activities, such as horse shoeing, atlatl throw demonstrations with flint knapping, Native American dancing and arts, vendors, food trucks, and entertainment. Event will be in conjunction with Texas Independence Day. 

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