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 2022 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 second week of April.
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 Trails Festival kicks off the weekend of April 8 – 10 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 8 – 10 include, among other acts, performances from Journey-tribute band Infinite Journey on Friday, yacht-rockers The Windbreakers on Saturday, and Josh Dutton, Rich Girls, and Allan Conner topping off the weekend on Sunday.