Saturday, January 3, 2009

Hats Off to Juan Seguin!

Each year there is a Hats Off to Juan Seguin event, combined with The Pecan Festival, Trade Days, Heritage Days, the Chihuahua Races, The Red Barn old town, etc. It is such a fun weekend!

Regarding Hats Off: “This event celebrates the birthday of Juan Seguin,” said Main Street Director Mary Jo Filip. “It was started to build community support and awareness of the city’s namesake. Juan Seguin was a hero of the Alamo, and he and his family are very prominent in Texas history. We really planned this event for the purpose of making sure people knew that and understood who he was.”

There is a "Hoity Toity Hat" parade beginning in front of The Oak (another Must Go To place in Seguin). The parade is usually led by the Academicos da Opera Samba School of Austin, a group of about two or three dozen performers. A band plays. People dance. People sing. One visits with friends. Children are running around, joining in the festivities. It is a great family time. A great night!

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