A Tyler tradition with events held throughout October, the Texas Rose Festival is a celebration of Texas heritage and history as well as everyone’s favorite flower. Now in its 83rd year, the Texas Rose Festival kicks off with a ribbon cutting in the Tyler Rose Garden Center, where you can view thousands of beautiful roses on display. Multiple events are scheduled throughout the weekend, all showcasing what makes Tyler the “Rose Capital” of the country. The top event is the Rose Parade, where you’ll see rose-decorated floats with the theme of “Museum of the Majestic.”
There’s also a coronation of the Texas Rose Festival Queen, a luncheon, an arts and crafts fair with local artists and vendors, and classes and seminars about the care and keeping of that gorgeous bloom. Events are scattered throughout Tyler, so you’re right in the heart of the action at Orion at the Cascades.
Texas Rose Festival
When: Oct. 13 – 16
Where: Multiple locations throughout Tyler, TX