Paint the town blue at the 2021 Ennis Bluebonnet Festival.
The town of Ennis is celebrating 69 years of their legendary bluebonnet trails. Home to the Official Bluebonnet Trails of Texas, the town is showcasing their fairytale trails to the public as part of the 2021 Ennis Bluebonnet Festival. [Featured image: @landryhaslanded]
If you’ve never visited Ennis, the “Official Bluebonnet City Of Texas”, it’s located just a short drive southwest of Dallas. The bluebonnets in Ennis reach peak bloom around the third week of April – so right about now!
With over 40 miles of trails winding through their famous blue fields the entirety of April, the trip is an absolute must. This year, the Ennis Bluebonnet Festival kicks off the weekend of April 16 – 18 with live music, arts & crafts, food, and more!
Can’t wait until then? Beginning next Friday, April 1, you can witness the first signs of the blue plant show:
“From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club,” organizers write on the monthlong event’s website. “These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show.”
The festival festivities slated from the weekend of April 16 – 18 include, among other acts, performances from high-energy disco outfit, Le Freak on Friday, Journey-tribute band Infinite Journey on Saturday, and white-and-nerdy ’80s tribute band, Spazmatics topping off the weekend on Sunday.