March Flower Trails and Festivals

Texas is Blooming in First Month of Spring

••• Danno Wise

March is traditionally the time the flowers begin to bloom in Texas. Lone Star State visitors have a variety of options to view these abundant blossoms, including walking tours, festivals, celebrations, and driving tours.

Texas Hill Country Wildflower Trail - March through May, the roadways throughout the Texas Hill Country are lined with a variety of blooming wildflowers. A drive through this trail during spring is both breathtaking and exhilarating.

Dogwood Trails Celebration - March is when the dogwood trees bloom and the city of Palestine celebrates the event each weekend of the month. The first weekend includes the Queen's coronation and parade, as well as seminars, arts & crafts and more. Every weekend showcases the historic homes of Palestine, as well as a Dogwood Excursion aboard the Texas State Railroad.

Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail - From mid-March through mid-April, the city of Tyler, Texas is home to the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail, which includes tours of area homes and flower trails, a civil war re-enactment, square dancing, 10k run, arts & crafts, and much, much more.

Daffodil Days Festival - By mid-March, the daffodils are in bloom and the "Daffodil Capital of Texas" - also known as Round Rock - holds a festival to celebrate the occasion. The Daffodil Days Festival features plenty of fun for the whole family.

Jasper Azalea Festival - The East Texas town of Jasper celebrates the blooming of the azaleas with an all-day festival around their historic downtown square.

Activities include an arts & crafts show, quilt show, classic car show, live music, kiddie carnival, cake decorating contest and more.

Nacogdoches Azalea Trails - Nacogdoches is home to Texas' largest azalea garden - the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Additionally, many of the town's historic homes have azalea gardens and azaleas line many streets throughout the city.

During late March, visitors have three azalea trails to choose from, each of which wind through various sections of historic Nacogdoches neighborhoods.