San Jacinto Festival and Battle Reenactment

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 leading up to Texas winning its independence at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. See the image and video galleries below to get a glimpse of the day's activities.

This dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. 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, food, games and fun set amidst living history.

Presented by the San Jacinto Volunteers and other living history organizations from across the state, the reenactment dramatizes the decisive battle where General Sam Houston led his Texian soldiers to victory over the Mexican Army eventually leading to almost one million square miles of Mexican territory becoming a part of the United States. The reenactors dramatically interpret the Runaway Scrape, the cannon duel and the final battle between the two forces. Best of all, the reenactors are all very accessible and knowledgeable, happy to share their knowledge of the Texas War of Independence and frontier life.

62nd Annual Sylvan Beach Festival

The 62nd Annual Sylvan Beach Festival, Sponsored by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018 with gates opening at 9:00am on Saturday morning at Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay.

The festival kicks off with a parade beginning at 10:00am. Activities at the park begin immediately following the parade with many exciting things to enjoy throughout the day including live entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths, a carnival, cook-off, pageant, and much more.

And, always exciting for the crowd, Miss Sylvan Beach 2018 will be crowned on the main stage between 6:30 and 7:30pm.

Admission is $5 from 9:00am-5:00pm and $15 after 5:00pm, $2 for senior citizens, and free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce at 281-471-1123 or visit

Performaning Bands Include:
Turnpike Troubadours
Kevin Fowler
Rick Trevino
LC Roots
The Sharks
Big Jordan Band


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Main Street Trade Days

Main Street Trade Days, presented by the City of La Porte and Junk Junkies, will take place the first Saturday of every month from 10am – 2pm in downtown La Porte! Enjoy a day out with friends while browsing antiques, collectibles, re-purposed furniture, and artisan vendors! Also, enjoy the many eclectic shops and eateries along Main Street!

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Sylvan Beach Triathlon/Duathlon

Rally your teammates and mark your team calendar for the Tri Team Challenge at the 2018 Sylvan Beach Triathlon! Designed to build team spirit and generate some friendly competition among teams, the Tri Team Challenge invites clubs to come together and compete to win some terrific prizes including $500 cash to the first place team. Let’s see what your team can do against the best teams in town in a fun, competitive environment where you also have the opportunity to raise money for your team and a charity of your team’s choice as well!

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