Dallas Blooms: America the Beautiful

Southwest festival features 500,000 flowers at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Blooms

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. It has been named one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South” by Southern Living

Dallas Blooms
February 20 to April 11, 2021
Dallas Arboretum

America the Beautiful

With the theme “America the Beautiful,” the spring festival showcases an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs and more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

Each week, Dallas Blooms focuses on one of the six regions in the United States with food, music, flowers, and special events.  Known for its artistic horticulture floral displays, the Dallas Arboretum has created three areas that are perfect for family photos and selfies: 

  • A large American flag in a raised bed 
  • America the Beautiful large arched topiary letters in front of a beautiful floral display 
  • A succulent photo wall with daffodil and hyacinth inlays at each entrance 

Dallas Blooms Weekly Themes

February 20-26: The New England Week: Daily events include complimentary tastings in A Tasteful Place; topiaries of Americana theme to photograph; tours of the DeGolyer House with COVID restrictions, and one of the most beautiful walks in the country.  Saturday – Concert by Elevation and Sunday – Chef-tastic with Sweet Vegan as they make vegan chocolate chip cookies; and a concert by Party Machine

February 27–March 5: The Southwest Week: Daily: events include complimentary tastings in A Tasteful Place; topiaries of Americana theme to photograph; Highlights – Sunday – Blooms, Boots, and BBQ Theme for The Day with barbecue vendors; dance lessons on the Martin Concert Stage and Lawn; performances by the Lake Highlands Wranglers, The Berkner Ramblers, and the Richardson High School Desperados; and a concert by Justin Kemp. Wear a unique pair of boots for the “Boots Are Made for Walking” contest. Monday – Mommy and Me Mondays, Dallas College Cooks – Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad; Tuesday – Texas Independence Day features Texas flags free to the first 100  guests, and daily harvest, Tiny Tot Tuesdays and floral demonstration by Michael Hamilton.

March 6-12: The West Week: Highlights -Tuesday – Tiny Tot Tuesdays, daily harvest, a floral demonstration by Earthy and Whimsical as they create a piece inspired by earthy aesthetics, Wednesday – BOGO Day and Chef-tastic with Malibu Poke preparing a poke bowl; Thursday – CC Young Senior Thursday; events include Johnny Appleseed Day Hard Cider and Food Pairing of a seasonal apple recipe and the real story behind the legend; daily harvest, Trinity Cider free cider samples, garden scavenger hunt, and Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test.; Friday – Horticulture Demonstration on Plant Propagation: Growing Plants from Seed and Cuttings.

March 13-19: The Midwest Week: Daily events include complimentary tastings in A Tasteful Place; topiaries of Americana. Highlights -Saturday – Concert by John Adams Jazz; Sunday – Pi Day, Chef-tastic with Kevin the Pie Dude demonstration and sale; Pi Recital Contest and concert by The Gibbonses; Monday – Mommy and Me Mondays, Dallas College Cooks – Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad; Tuesday – Tiny Tot Tuesdays, daily harvest and floral demonstration by Roses and More; Wednesday – St. Patrick’s Day features live music with Kate Glazer and her fiddle and Celtic Singer, Misty Posey; Chef-tastic with Custom Café Foods demonstration of quick breads made with beer; and green beer for sale.

March 20-26: The Mid-Atlantic Week: Highlights – Monday – Mommy and Me Mondays, Dallas College Cooks Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad; Tuesday – Tiny Tot Tuesdays; daily harvest; floral presentation by Doug Land: Garden as Art demonstrating how to grow plants and create earth-safe art; Wednesday – BOGO Day; Thursday – CC Young Senior Thursday; garden scavenger hunt; daily harvest and Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test.

April 2-4Easter Weekend: Good Friday –  Face painting and petting zoo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; horticulture tour, live bunny photos 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Chef-tastic with Brunchaholics making Soul Food Burritos; Children’s/Family concert by Karate Dance Party, formerly known as “Lakewood‘s Own,” The Que Pastas sponsored by DFWChild; horticultural tour beings at A Tasteful Place.

Easter Saturday – Face painting and petting zoo, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; live bunny photos 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; and a concert by Counterfeit Radio.

Easter Sunday – Face painting and petting zoo, 10 a.m

April 5-11: Celebrating America: Highlights – Thursday – CC Young Senior Thursday; daily harvest; garden scavenger hunt and Thirsty Thursday Blind Taste Test; Cool Thursdays Concert with The Motowners; Saturday – Concert by Rushmore Band; Sunday – Last day of Dallas Blooms, Concert by The Quibble Brothers. 

For a complete schedule: www.dallasarboretum.org/dallas-blooms  

Tickets for Dallas Blooms: Timed tickets are required and can be purchased online at www.dallasarboretum.org or by calling 214-515-6615. No walk-ups are available for purchase. Masks are also required for the duration of the visit.