Azalea & Spring Flower Trail
March 20 – April 5, 2020
2021 Dates Pending
We welcome you to Tyler’s 61st Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, featuring mile after mile of blooming azaleas, dogwoods, and spring flowers. This annual spring event has been described as a floral wonderland and a photographer’s paradise. Enjoy springtime in Tyler…stroll the beautiful gardens, join one of the many community events, and visit our offerings of fine and performing arts.
Even though the blooms have come and gone, enjoy this glimpse into this year’s season. 4/6/20
The entire Trail is approximately 8 miles.
The Lindsey Trail was the original trail. A second trail, the Dobbs Trail (Rusk Trail), was added to accommodate additional homes displaying flowers and azaleas that bloomed during the Trail. As more homes were added, it became confusing, if not impossible, to design a single trail that could be easily followed. Both trails have and will be changed as more homes and streets participate.
The trails are named after the streets where they become distinct trails.
Parking is allowed on any of the streets with the exception of South Broadway Ave (U.S. 69). Two of the most popular places to park:
South College Avenue, between Lindsey Lane and Dobbs Street near Bergfeld Park.
Belmont Drive, between First & Second Street, is a great place to stretch your legs and see the flowers and azaleas up close and personal.
You may walk the trail but it would be best to walk the area between West 4th Street and West Dobbs Street. The streets are wider and there are plenty of sidewalks.
You can expect cool weather in the mornings, warming up in the afternoon. Texas weather, however, can change rapidly causing temperatures to cool or rainy weather. It is best to wear layers of clothes that can be removed if the temperature turns warm.
You can locate a hotel, bed and breakfast, or RV/campground here on our site. There is also a list of hotels available at the Visitor’s Center at 315 North Broadway. The Center usually has a list of hotels that are offering specials and has coupon books available for those who would like one.
Gone with the Wind
Kick off Azalea & Spring Flower Trail with southern sweet tea and the classic Civil War epic, Gone with the Wind, at the historic Liberty Hall! Some of the Azalea Belles themselves will be there, so don’t miss it!
Dallas Hunter Jumper Scholarship Circuit – Season Opener
The Hunter/Jumper sport is made up of two disciplines: Hunter and Jumper. Each show offers competition for riders of varying age and skill levels. Each offers Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation classes.
Gallery Main Street Art Exhibit
Check out Gallery Main Street’s local art exhibit at our new location inside the Plaza Tower at 110 N. College Ave. Grab a coffee, snack, and souvenir while you’re there.
Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair
More than 70 vendors expected with handmade items such as fine art, jewelry, wood crafts, metal, sewing, authors of books, photography, bath and body, candles, and so much more. Live entertainment both days.
New Texas Sinfonia
FPC has long been a hub for the fine arts in East Texas, and this season is no exception. This program features a chamber orchestra with a wide appeal to audiences with diverse musical tastes.
Tyler State Park Dogwood Days Driving and Walking Tour
Take a self-guided vehicle tour or enjoy the many trails at Tyler State Park to see beautiful blooming dogwoods and other spring flowers. Enjoy fun and informative Ranger Programs on Saturdays.
Mingling in the Garden
It’s a garden party! Enjoy refreshments while you take advantage of the beautiful atmosphere of the park. Picnic blankets, classic yard games, and ambient music. Remember to bring a plant for the plant swap at noon.
Eras of Success – The Women of Smith County, Texas
The Smith County Historical Society’s newest exhibit honors the success of Smith County Texas women. Encompassing personal stories, tragedies, and achievements, SCHS explores the obstacles women of the era overcame. Significant objects and photographs from the Society’s collections are on display to further acknowledge the accomplishments of these ambitious women.
Tyler Obedience Training Club – Dog Agility Show
Dog Agility is a sport that tests a person’s skills in training and handling of dogs over an obstacle course. Competitors race against the clock as they direct their dogs to jump hurdles, scale ramps, burst through tunnels, and weave through a line of poles in an obstacle course configuration.
24th Biennial Needleart Show
Display of many types of needlework involving a threaded needle, Canvas work, drawn thread, counted cross-stitch, surface embroidery, stump work, black work, beading, and more. Boutique items available. Membership sign up.
Rose City Artisans & Flower Market
Visit the fresh, upscale artisans and flower market on the front lawn. Find unique pottery, gifts, and paintings. Need flowers or plants? We have what you need, and the vendors are experienced growers.
Texas Rose Horse Park Spring Horse Trials – Cross Country Event
Three phases of cross country events: Dressage consists of exact sequence of movements, demonstrating balance, rhythm, & obedience. Cross Country proves speed, endurance, & jumping ability of horses over varied terrain and solid obstacles. Show Jumping tests horse and rider’s precision over series of fences, which are easily knocked down.
Spirits of Oakwood
Enjoy a guided walking tour through Historic Oakwood Cemetery. Historians will be dressed in period clothing portraying notable Tyler and Smith County citizens buried in this beautiful old cemetery.
East Texas Symphony Orchestra Concert: Symphonie fantastique
Enjoy Hector Berlioz’s musical masterpiece, exploring the life of a troubled artist. Symphonie fantastique was described by Leonard Bernstein as “the first musical expedition into psychedelia.” Guest conductor for the concert is the internationally acclaimed Yoav Talmi.
Novel Ideas Book Club
You don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy award-winning literature. Every first Thursday of the month. Refreshments and open discussion over the book of the month. Read, listen to it, or watch it. Bring your perspectives and opinions.
Texas Rose Dressage Classic
A competitive equestrian sport defined as the highest expression of horse training, where horse and rider are expected to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements. Dressage is occasionally referred to as “Horse Ballet.”
Rambling Roses 48th Anniversary Dance
Rambling Roses 48th Anniversary Dance with the dynamic duo: Tim Tyl calling and Fred Ayers cueing. Food served at 6:30pm, dancing starts at 7pm. The best “tin can auction” in East Texas is right here. Try your hand at winning a super gift.
Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon Historic Home Tour
Historical Home built in 1878. The McClendon’s had 9 children. The youngest was Sarah McClendon, noted Washington, D.C. news journalist, whose career spanned the terms of 12 presidents.