We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Make plans to take in the special Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events.
This year’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will be held March 25 – April 10, 2016.
We have additional Spring events and year-round attractions to assure your visit to Tyler, Texas is a pleasant one!
The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail travels through eight miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites. The two trails have been routed to maintain an orderly traffic flow so visitors can see as many flowers as possible. From the courthouse on North Broadway, follow the specifically marked Azalea Trail signs southward to enjoy this outstanding celebration of Spring in East Texas.
To learn more about our Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, check out these links:
The official greeters of the Azalea Trail are known as the Azalea Belles, young women from the Tyler area who dress in antebellum gowns. The belles are chosen each year from area high schools or home school families. Applications are now available to apply to be a 2016 Azalea Belle.
2016 Azalea Belle Application
Each year, to add to the fun of the Trail, we host an annual photo contest. It’s really easy to enter. Just take photos of people having fun at your favorite Tyler attractions, events, or local businesses, or of the beautiful Azalea Trail scenery.
Then either upload them to Facebook or to Instagram using the tag #AzaleaPhotoContest15. That’s it! The top three best photos will be selected by popular fan vote on Facebook. Photos can be submitted March 20 – April 19. Please read the official rules and submission instructions below. (To be updated with 2016 information soon.)
The bunnies are back and hiding along the Trail. Each year, to add to the fun of the Trail, we host a Bunny scavenger hunt. It’s really easy to play. Download the clues at the link below or pick a form up at the Chamber of Commerce, fill out the back with the correct answers, then return to them to the Chamber of Commerce. When the Trail is over we’ll draw from the returned forms for the top 3 winners. This activity is always a favorite for families. Good luck bunny hunting! (To be updated with 2016 information soon.)