Texas Independence Day is today, March 2nd. This day celebrates the adoption of the state’s independence declaration. Declaring independence from Mexico, the Republic of Texas was created on March 2, 1836. Nine years later, Texas joined the United States of America as the 28th state. Today, Texans proudly use this day to celebrate their state and culture. We’ve put together a guide of events and ways to celebrate in the heart of Las Colinas.
The Ranch at Las Colinas is hosting a Cigar and Whiskey Social in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The event includes a free whiskey tasting from local distiller Oak & Eden, chef-curated bites and cigars for purchase. No reservation needed. If you’d rather celebrate with a meal, The Ranch’s menu features Texas-sourced meats, produce and several Texas-made liquors, wine and beer brands.
BBQ is a Texas staple and something Texans are very passionate about the ranking of who makes the best BBQ. Post Oak Smokehouse has all the Texas BBQ and fixings you crave to celebrate Texas Independence Day.
The Texas two-step is another great tradition. With live music and a country dance hall vibe, Mama Tried has the perfect atmosphere for you to dance the night away — open from 4 p.m. to midnight
Celebrate Texas Independence Day in an ultimate way with a Staycation at Texican Court. This boutique hotel has a retro Texas motif that is sure to bring on nostalgia. If you can’t stay, then stop by and indulge in all your Tex-Mex favorites available at the Texican Court’s restaurant, Two Mules Cantina.
Cattle ranches have a deep history in Texas. Before Ben Carpenter began developing Las Colinas, our beloved community was the Carpenter family cattle ranch affectionately named El Ranchito de Las Colinas or Little Ranch in the Hills. Founder’s Park honors the visionary founder of Las Colinas, Ben Carpenter. There is a larger-than-life sculpture of Ben Carpenter which was created by Robert Glen, the artist who sculpted the Mustangs of Las Colinas. The park also has grandiose marble statues of cattle.