The Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration
March 15, 2014
On March 15th 2014, The Battleship Texas Foundation and Texas Parks & Wildlife will host The Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration, a public celebration for the Battleship TEXAS with a full day festival event for your entire family.The festival will run from 12pm to 10pm.
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. This event is a celebration to honor the Battleship TEXAS, her legendary history and the men who served on her.
The festival will be held on the grounds surrounding the Battleship TEXAS and will feature educational exhibits, a World War I and World War II historical zone, ship tours, a children’s activity zone, concessions, shops and live entertainment throughout the day including Robert Earl Keen, Reckless Kelly, Charlie Robison, and Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis.
The day will end in a celebratory fireworks display.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 Festival Program:
- 10:00 a.m. Gates open for Battleship TEXAS tours
Ticket booth open
- 12:00 p.m. Festival gates open
- 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison perform
- 2:00 p.m. Crew member recognition
- 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Flyover #1, Video
- 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Charlie Robison performs
- 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Home presented to a wounded warrior, Flyover #2, Video
- 5:00 p.m. Battleship TEXAS closes to public
- 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Reckless Kelly performs
- 5:30 p.m. VIP Tent dinner served
- 6:00 p.m. VIP Ship event begins
- 7:15 - 7:45 p.m. Flyover #3, Video
- 8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Robert Earl Keen performs
- 9:30 p.m. Fireworks and gun firing simulation on ship
- 10:00 p.m. Event ends
*All times are subject to change. Check battleshiptexas.org for a current schedule.
This public event is a rare opportunity to pay homage to the last remaining dreadnought that served in both world wars and her living crew members from “The Greatest Generation.” Commissioned on March 12, 1914, the TEXAS served in both world wars and is the last remaining “dreadnought”, or big-gun battleship.
We hope you will join us!..........Start planning now, go to our website battleshiptexas.org for more info and tickets