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    The Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration

    Presented by and Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

    March 15, 2014

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    The Battleship TEXAS Centennial Celebration

    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 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 for more info and tickets

    The Battleship TEXAS

    3527 Independence Parkway South
    La Porte, TX 77571

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    Admission Info:

    Tickets are available for pre-sale and at the gate. General admission tickets are $14 pre-sale and $20 day of the festival. A discounted price is available for Veterans, $8 pre-sale and $15 at the gate. VIP tents and ship access are also available.

    For additional information, please visit

    General Day and Time Info:

    The festival will run from 12pm to 10pm. See schedule details above.

    Phone: 713 827-9620

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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