“America the Beautiful”
Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by IBERIABANK/First Horizon, the festival runs February 21 to April 11. 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.
A Six Week Celebration Featuring:
- 500,000 Tulips
- Tasting & Cooking Classes
- Live Music & Entertainment
- Children’s Activities
- Wine & Beer Pairings
- Book Signings & Speakers
- Easter Events
- + More!
One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers.
Dallas Blooms Theme Weeks
Learn More about Dallas Blooms: West Week
Dallas Blooms: West WeekSunday, March 7 at –
Learn More about Dallas Blooms: Midwest Week
Dallas Blooms: Midwest WeekSaturday, March 13 at –
Learn More about Dallas Blooms: Mid-Atlantic Week
Dallas Blooms: Mid-Atlantic WeekSaturday, March 20 at –
Learn More about Dallas Blooms: South Week
Dallas Blooms: South WeekSaturday, March 27 at –
Learn More about Easter Weekend
Easter WeekendFriday, April 2 at –
Learn More about Dallas Blooms: Celebrating America Week
Dallas Blooms: Celebrating America WeekMonday, April 5 at –
Event Overview During Dallas Blooms
National Pi Day Celebration
Pi and pie enthusiasts are all invited to the garden on National Pi day. New young home chef from Duncanville, Kevin the Pie Dude, will demonstrate his famous pies at 1pm in A Tasteful Place. Pi (π) aficionados will have a chance to wow everyone with their memorization skills in the Pi Reciting contest at noon. Whoever can name the most numbers in the pi sequence will win. Then end with a concert by The Gibbonses on our concert stage from 2–4pm.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Join our annual St. Patty’s Day Celebration during Spring Break. Grab a green beer for purchase at our Terrace Café and Café on the Green as you stroll through the garden enjoying beautiful Dallas Blooms. Stop by A Tasteful Place for a cooking demonstration by Custom Café Foods at 11am and pick up some of her products at her vendor sale from 12–2pm. Enjoy Kate Glazer and her wonderful fiddler music from 11am-2pm and end with a performance by the great Celtic Singer Misty Posey on our concert stage from 2–4pm.
Window to the Wild Bird Shows
March 19 & 27 and April 22 • 10:30am
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage
The great bird flight show is back for three different dates. After the flight program, enjoy a close encounter and Q&A with a few of their birds and trainers.
April 2, 3 & 4
There’ll be plenty of activities for the whole family during Easter weekend. Kids can enjoy complimentary face painting and a petting zoo from 10am-2pm in Pecan Grove all three days. Karate Dance Party, formerly knowns as The Que Pastas, performs two energetic performances on Good Friday at 11am and 2pm. On Good Friday, our Master Gardeners will continue their bi-weekly garden tour, beginning in A Tasteful Place from 10am–12pm. Chris Ivy will be back all three days for his live bunny photos, available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Dallas Arboretum. On Easter Saturday, Chef Lisa will return for her weekly cooking demonstration series at 11am in A Tasteful Place, followed by a deviled eggs demo at 1pm presented by Whiskey Cake, and end the day with a performance on our concert stage by Counterfeit Radio from 2–4pm. Then join us on Easter Sunday with a concert on the stage from 2–4pm by Groovadelix. Don’t forget to register for our Easter Brunches that are always popular and sure to sell out.
Daily & Repeating Programs
Daily from 10am–4pm • A Tasteful Place
Visit our recipes page for past, current and future recipes.
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10am • A Tasteful Place
Join our horticulture team as they harvest fresh and seasonal produce in the garden every Tuesday and Thursday.
Dallas College Cooks
Every Monday at 11am • A Tasteful Place
Each Monday, enjoy this popular cooking demo with Chef Lisa Roark from Dallas College’s nationally recognized culinary institute. Two new recipes are demonstrated each month.
March: Carrots Vichy and Steamed Edamame Salad
April: Roasted Tomato Pasta with Herbs and Texas Caviar on Grilled Toast
Mommy & Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays
Mondays & Tuesdays from February 22–April 6 • 10am–2pm
Children’s activities including face painting by A Fresh Perspective, Country Critters Petting Zoo and Kindermusik at noon. Plus moms and caregivers can enjoy an outdoor stroller workout with Fit4Mom White Rock Dallas on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10am.
Tasteful Tuesdays Floral Demos
Tuesdays at 11am • A Tasteful Place
Ever wanted to learn how to make your own floral arrangement or how to pick the best flower from your grocery stores? Now you can! Come learn helpful tips from pros from Dallas’ local flower shops. Every Tuesday, a new floral demonstration will inspire you to step up our flower game.
March 9 Earthy & Whimsical
March 16 Roses and More
March 23 Doug Land: Garden as Art
March 30 McShan
April 6 Michael Hamilton
Garden Scavenger Hunt Thursday
Every Thursday from February 25–April 8 • 10am–3pm
Pick up a scavenger hunt every Thursday at the Information Booth, and play as you stroll the garden. This is a great way to engage children during their visit to the garden or to do as a group with friends. Once you complete your scavenger hunt, turn your answers into the Main Information Booth for a free iced tea or cookie at the Terrace Café. Card must be picked up by 3pm in the Main Information Booth and redeemed on the same visit at the Terrace Café by 4pm prior to their closing for the day.
Thirsty Thursdays Blind Taste Test of Beers
Every Thursday from February 25–April 8 • 3–4:30pm
Each Thursday, taste test beers from our featured region of Dallas Blooms and try to figure out which beer is which, and compare to our great local craft beers from the Metroplex.
Learn to Grow Horticulture Presentation
Every Friday at 11am • A Tasteful Place
Presented by the North Texas Master Gardeners or the Dallas Arboretum Horticultural Staff.
March 5 Garden tour from 11am–12pm, start in A Tasteful Place
March 12 Plant Propagation: Growing plants from seeds and cuttings is easier than you think, and it’s much less expensive than buying new plants. Learn the tricks of the trade and your garden will look better than ever.
March 19 Garden tour from 11am–12pm, start in A Tasteful Place
March 26 The Best Herbs for North Texas: Herbs are easy to grow, they make your garden smell wonderful and they’ll definitely kick your culinary skills up a notch!
April 2 Garden tour from 11am–12pm, start in A Tasteful Place
Chef-tastic Cooking Series
Select days at 11am • A Tasteful Place
A demonstration from local chefs as they make one of their signature dishes with a small taste for attendees to try.
March 11 Chef Isabel, Cider and Food Pairing
March 14 Kevin the Pie Dude
March 17 Custom Café Foods
March 24 The Furlough Brothers
March 28 Chef Mollie G
March 31 The Jelly Queens
April 2 Brunchaholics
April 3 Lockhart Smokehouse Deviled Eggs Demo 1pm
April 9 Empanada Cookhouse
April 10 Ellenos Greek Yogurt
Weekends from February 20–April 11 • 2–4pm
Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn
Live music every weekend afternoon and select days. As guests stroll through the garden, enjoy live music by favorite musicians. Each week, the Dallas Arboretum features a specially curated regional playlist, created especially for the garden by John Salvie and Top Ten Records. Throughout the festival, there are also several school, choir, dance and musical groups that perform at various locations in the garden.
March 6 New Horizons Band
March 7 Run for Cover
March 13 John Adams Jazz Band
March 14 The Gibbonses
March 20 The Absolute Experience
March 21 Marc Toussaint Combo
March 27 Tom Sullinger Jazz Trio
March 28 Dallas Brass Band
April 3 Counterfeit Radio
April 4 Groovadelix
April 10 Rushmore Band
April 11 The Quibble Brothers
March 10 & 21 • 11am
A Tasteful Place
Join Director of Experience and Innovation Dustin Miller as he explores the culinary and social histories of different foods.
March 10 Mission Figs
March 21 Shoofly Pie
DIY Americana Succulent Planters
April 11 • 11am
A Tasteful Place
Join Director of Experience and Innovation Dustin Miller as he provides easy tips and tricks for creating your own succulent planter with vintage gelatin molds, cans and tins. You’ll leave with step-by-step instructions for a beautiful and healthy succulent container garden!
Every Wednesday* • 9am–5pm
Buy one, get one free admission every Wednesday.
Kelley Family Days
March 27 & 28 • 9am–5pm
People interested in exploring the Dallas Arboretum’s Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden will be able to do so for free on select days in 2021. Thanks to a gift from the William G. Kelley Family, guests paying for general garden admission will also receive free entrance to the Children’s Adventure Garden on designated days, called Kelley Family Days.
CC Young Senior Living Thursdays
Every Thursday • 9am–5pm
Seniors 65 and older get in for $13 general garden admission on Thursdays and receive a 20% discount in the Hoffman Family Gift Store.