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After having to cancel the San Jacinto Day festival and its battle re-enactment for the past two years, organizers are planning new approaches for 2021 to honor the 1836 victory that gained Texas its independence. While plans are not determined for this year’s San Jacinto Day Festival — which had been staged each year around the April 21 anniversary of the battle — the nonprofit San Jacinto Museum of History Association is debuting an RV camping night in March on the 1,200-acre park surrounding the monument in La Porte and a memorial illumination event in November in which thousands of lit candles on the battlefield will honor the more than 18,000 Texas soldiers killed in conflicts since 1836. The San Jacinto Day festival had been an annual attraction that drew thousands of visitors for three decades before cancellation was forced by pollution from the Intercontinental Terminals Co. fire in 2019 in Deer Park and the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Museum representative Gina Manlove said it was particularly important to stage commemorative events for the battle this year. San Jacinto Museum of History events San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run: For information and to register for the March 6 race, click here. Boondocking Under the Star: For information and to register for this March 20 RV camping event, click here . The Texas Memorial Illumination: An inaugural event set for Nov. 13. For more information, call Gina Manlove at 713-376-6281. The San Jacinto Museum of History: For hours and other […]