Local parade celebrates 181 years of Texas independence

Texas Independence Day festival 2016 (KXAN Photo/ Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin-area bands marched around town for the annual Texas Independence Day Parade and 5K run Saturday morning.

This year’s parade and run began on Congress Avenue and moved up to the Capitol.

The parade is one of several events Celebrate Texas is hosting in honor Texas’ independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836.

On Sunday, there will be an Alamo ceremony on the South Capitol Grounds, followed by a golf tournament Monday afternoon.

For more information about the next Texas Independence Day events, click here.


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