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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 Star State.

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 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