Head Out to the Texas Rose Festival in Tyler, TX

red roses at Texas Rose Festival

It’s that time of year again – the date for the Texas Rose Festival is quickly approaching. Be sure to celebrate this Tyler tradition by joining in on all of the exciting festivities. It’s an experience that you won’t soon forget!

Texas Rose Festival

For 84 years, the Texas Rose Festival has been a local tradition. That’s right – this festival has taken place in Tyler, TX since 1933! Oh, and it’s gotten better each year. This festival started out as a way to focus attention on how important the rose industry is in the city of Tyler. Today, the Texas Rose Festival attracts visitors from all over, and it is an event that is sure to be part of this town for years to come. Bring the entire family out to join in on the fun!

Festival Details

Details regarding the Texas Rose Festival are listed below:

When: Thursday, October 19 – Saturday, October 21 from 10 am – 5 pm ; Sunday, October 22 from 12 noon – 4 pm

(NOTE: Roses in the Park Concert takes place on Thursday, October 14 and begins at 7 pm)

Where: 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX 75702

Cost: FREE

Festival Schedule

Saturday, October 14

  • 3rd Annual Roses in the Park Concert

Thursday, October 19

  • 84th Annual Texas Rose Festival Ribbon Cutting and Morning Prayer Service
  • Texas Rose Festival Rose Show
  • 65th Palette of Roses Art Show
  • “All About Roses” Walk and Talk in the Rose Garden

Friday, October 20

  • Texas Rose Festival Rose Show
  • “All About Roses” Walk and Talk in the Rose Garden
  • 65th Palette of Roses Art Show
  • “How to Select the Best Rose From Your Garden”
  • Texas Rose Festival Men’s Luncheon
  • Texas Rose Festival Ladies’ Luncheon
  • “All About Roses” Walk and Talk in the Rose Garden
  • Texas Rose Festival Matinee Coronation
  • Texas Rose Festival Evening Coronation

Saturday, October 21

  • Texas Rose Festival Pre-Parade Activities
  • Texas Rose Festival Parade
  • 65th Palette of Roses Art Show
  • Texas Rose Festival Rose Show
  • Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Fair
  • “Tyler’s Old Rose” Open House
  • Texas Rose Festival Queen’s  Tea

Sunday, October 22

  • Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Fair and Plant Sale
  • Texas Rose Festival Rose Show

Click here for further information about each of these festival events.

Tyler Rose Museum

The Tyler Rose Museum is a vital part of this town’s history. It was developed as a way to preserve and showcase the history of Tyler and the Texas Rose Festival. When you stop by for a visit to this museum, you will have a chance to view historical artifacts that date all the way back to the first festival in 1933. Be sure to show your Texas pride at the Texas Rose Museum!

 

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