- March 1, 2024

Celebrate Texas Independence Day With These Austin Events


The 2024 Texas Independence Day Parade may be canceled but there are other ways you can show your Texas pride! But first, a bit about Texas’s big day.

About Texas Independence Day

This special day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836. Through this document, the signers asserted their Mexican territory was now the Republic of Texas. The Texas Revolution was already in full swing. Texans had already dared the Mexican Army to “come and take it,” and the Alamo was inhabited by a small rebellious force that would be slaughtered mere days later upon the orders of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.

The Best 2024 Texas Independence Day Events

Dripping Springs Distilling Texas Independence Day Celebration
From 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Dripping Springs Distilling, 5330 Bell Springs Road
, Dripping Springs

Join for the 3rd Annual – Texas Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, March 2 at Dripping Springs Distilling! You can expect:

  • LIVE Music with the Mark Chandler Trio from 11 AM-2 PM
  • MORE LIVE Music with Jamie Weston from 3-6 PM
  • Texas Themed Cocktail & Food Specials
  • BBQ & Dripping Springs Vodka Jello Shots from Tipsy Brisket
  • Ice-cream from Evan’s Soft Serve
  • Texas Hold ‘Em (2-5 PM) with Texas Poker Supply
  • Other equally fun but not as Texan Casino Games (Also, 2-5 PM)
  • Yard Games hosted by Fourplay Games
  • Ample Opportunities to say “y’all”

Grab a glass and a seat under our shaded oak grove, you deserve to Savor It.

Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center Texas Independence Day Event
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center, 904 Main Street, Bastrop

A show-and-tell, poetry reading and mechanical history tour! Inspired by “Antiques Roadshow,” the show-and-tell event will feature family heirlooms from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Guests are invited to bring their own artifacts and share. Presentations will take place at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. A mechanical history tour of the museum’s historic 109-year-old fire truck will be held in the museum’s Special Exhibition Room. Event is free!

Texas Independence Day Party at Dirty Martin’s
From 1 to 3 p.m. | Dirty Martin’s, 2808 Guadalupe Street

In 1900, the Ex-Students Association adopted a resolution which states: “Whenever two Texas Exes shall meet on March 2, they all shall sit and break bread and pay tribute to the institution that made their education possible.” In honor of this tradition, the Texas Exes Austin Chapter is celebrating Texas Independence Day at a beloved institution, Dirty Martin’s Place! Drink Specials: $4 Pints: Lone Star, Shiner Bock, Michelob Ultra, Dos XX and $6 Cocktails: Longhorn Iced Teas, Longhorn Lemonades, KumBak Cherry Limeades. The Texas Longhorns basketball game versus Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. will be on the TVs as well!

Plan a visit to the Texas State Capitol. Here’s everything you need to know!

Texas Independence Day Ft. ZZ Top Tribute Performed By Amplified Heat & Boi Orbison
From 2 to 7 p.m. | Hotel Vegas and Volstead Lounge, 1502 East 6th Street

TexaS Independence celebration on the Hotel Patio from 2 to 6 p.m. Show is 21+ and FREE! Schedule:
Boi Orbison from 2 to 6 p.m. and Amplified Heat tribute set to ZZ Top and the 50th anniversary of Tres Hombres at 6 p.m. ATX thrift vendors will be there all day. Event benefits Southern Smoke Foundation.

Brews and Boots
From 3 to 8 p.m. | Independence Brewing, 3913 Todd Lane

Tap into your true Texan at Independence Brewing!
Join to celebrate Texas Independence Day, featuring:

  • Lasso station & photobooth
  • Texas-style vendors
  • Western fashion show & costume contest (4 to 5 p.m.)
  • DJ Gross Y’all (3 to 5 p.m.)
  • Armadillo Road (5 to 5:45 p.m.)
  • Mayeux & Broussard (6 to 7:15 p.m.)
  • Raffle for Austin Parks Foundation

Wear your finest cowboy boots and western attire for our Texas-themed fashion show and contest! Bring your festive Disco Cowboy or Lone Ranger looks – we want to see them all. Dogs are welcome to join too. 

Looking for more Free Fun in Austin? Try one of the events on our calendar!

Featured photo via iStock user leekris