Spring Travels In Texas
From Danno Wise,
There is Plenty to See and Do During the Spring Season
Texas offers spring travelers a full compliment of activities.
In fact, at times it almost seems as though there is too much
happening across the state. But, the good news is there is
something for everyone during the spring season.
For starters, a number of festivals will be happening during
March, April and May. Coastal events such as Fulton’s
Oysterfest, heritage events such as the North Texas Irish
Festival and Nederland’s Heritage Festival will be just
a small part of the spring event calendar.
Music events such as Austin’s South by Southwest Festival
and zany events such as Sweetwater’s Rattlesnake Roundup
are also slated. Of course, as you drive between areas of
the state, you won’t be able to ignore the wonderful
wildflowers lining the highways. In addition to seeing the
flowers as you speed down the interstate, there are plenty
of flower festivals throughout the spring.
Spring is also a favorite season for birders in Texas. The
Galveston Feather Fest is one of the first bird festivals
in the spring, but there are plenty of other birding events
throughout the spring.
In general, spring is just a wonderful time to be outdoors
in Texas. Whether you intend to do some fishing, go for a
hike in one of Texas’ numerous state parks or any one
of a host of other outdoor activities, there are plenty of
things to see and do during the spring season in the Lone
Texas is Blooming in First Month of Spring
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
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