Texas Sized Birthday Bash Kicks Off Friday

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Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes birthday parties.

"In this area over here, just right off of city hall plaza is where we will have the stage set up," said Navasota Mayor Bert Miller.

Preparations are underway in Navasota where the city is hosting the Texas Birthday Bash. Miller said they will be celebrating all things Texas. The second annual event kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. with food and live music and continues into Saturday night.

"Everybody loves good county music and coming out and enjoy being with good friends and celebrating our texas heritage at the same time," Miller said.

Headliners such as Gloriana, Mark Chesnutt, Green River Ordinance, Cory Morrow and plenty of other artists will be jamming around the Navasota city hall.

"We're going to have a great time," Miller said.

But the party doesn't stop there. There will be a free shuttle running to the Washington-On-The-Brazos where all of the fun continues.

Starting Saturday, visitors can celebrate the birth of the Lone Star State at the Washington-On-The-Brazos State Historic Site that is in between Brenham and Navasota. The birthday celebration will feature music, crafts, living history presentations and plenty of more fun family activities.

It was at Independence Hall 178 years ago where history was made. The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed in 1836 when 59 delegates courageously met to declare political independence from Mexico.

"So what we hope out here is that people coming to this event will be able to have a greater appreciation for what these people went through and the important history of Texas," said Cathy Nolte, the superintendent of the Republic of Texas Complex.

A big plus for both of these events; they're free and family friendly.