Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival: Celebrating Texas’ State Flower

by Jennifer

Ennis, Texas, proudly dubbed the “Official Bluebonnet City” of the Lone Star State, invites flower enthusiasts and families alike to revel in the natural splendor of the iconic bluebonnets during the 72nd Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival. Hosted by the Ennis Garden Club, this beloved event will take place from April 19th to April 21st.


Peak Bloom Extravaganza

As the bluebonnets reach their zenith, visitors are encouraged to embark on a floral journey along the 40-mile stretch of driving trails enveloping Ennis. Entrance to this breathtaking display of nature’s beauty is complimentary throughout the entire month.

Festival Highlights

For those craving more than just a scenic drive, the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival promises an array of activities to delight all ages. Downtown Ennis will come alive with vibrant arts and crafts, a dedicated kids’ zone for playful endeavors, a tempting array of culinary delights, and live musical performances to set the ambiance.

Event Details

Date: April 19th to April 21st
Time: Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; children 12 and under enter free of charge.

Stay Updated

For the latest updates and detailed information about the festival, attendees are encouraged to reach out to the Ennis Welcome Center at (972) 878-4748. Alternatively, follow Visit Ennis, Texas on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, andX (formerly known as Twitter). Bluebonnet enthusiasts can also stay connected by following the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival on Facebook.

Navigating the Trails

To ensure a seamless exploration of the bluebonnet trails, visitors can obtain maps and additional festival information from the Ennis Welcome Center located at 201 NW Main Street. Ashley Colunga, Ennis’s communications director, assures a warm Texan welcome awaits all visitors, along with personalized guidance to the prime locations for bluebonnet sightings.

Etiquette and Legal Considerations

While the allure of picking bluebonnets may be tempting, it’s vital to preserve these blooms for future generations. While not illegal, it’s recommended to refrain from picking bluebonnets to allow for natural seeding and robust growth in the following years.

Additionally, visitors are reminded to respect private property boundaries and adhere to traffic laws when accessing roadside flower fields. Trespassing and safety violations could result in legal repercussions, as highlighted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival offers a captivating blend of natural wonders, community spirit, and Texan hospitality. Whether marveling at the sea of bluebonnets or immersing oneself in the festivities, this annual event promises cherished memories for all who attend.


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