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Dallas Arboretum is Ready for Spring: Big Blooming Fun!

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Dallas Arboretum is ready for spring, and so are we! Their signature Dallas Blooms festival starts on February 29, 2020, and runs through April 12. The annual event is known as one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest. Dallas Blooms: Sounds of Spring, boasts more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs from 100 different bulb varieties.

The 2020 Dallas Blooms festival invites guests to enjoy the sounds of music along with the colorful springtime floral displays. Six topiaries in the garden depict different musical instruments. A harp, bass, guitar, and saxophone are featured, along with two topiary musicians. One musician plays the violin, while the other plays piano.

Musical Sounds of Spring

Dallas Arboretum is Ready for Spring: Big Blooming Fun!

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Dallas Arboretum Board Chairman Alan Walne said, “Gather the family and enjoy music in bloom. Celebrate a different genre of music each week including Texas Country, Classic Rock and Roll, and Classical. Come for the flowers and stay for the fun during Dallas Blooms.”

Visitors to Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden on opening weekend (February 29-March 1) will enjoy a Blooms, Boots & BBQ Fest. This special fest features BBQ vendors in the garden and BBQ demonstrations at A Tasteful Place. Line dancing lessons are on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. Two country music bands (The Powell Brothers on Saturday and For Love of Country on Sun) perform. Put your best boot forward for the “Boots are Made for Walking” contest.

Dallas Arboretum is Ready for Spring: Big Blooming Fun!

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Dallas Blooms continues the music with Sounds of Spring throughout the festival, with different types of music performed each week. March 7-March 13 brings Classical Music; and March 14-March 20, World Music. R&B and Soul music groups perform March 21-March 27; with Classic Rock and Roll March 28-April 3. The sounds of pop music fill the air April 4-April 12.

Bands playing for Sounds of Spring live music weekends include Havana NRG, Monkey Love, and Emerald City. Yardgoat, Six of the Matter, and The Gibbonses are also on the lineup.

From 2-4 p.m. each weekend, these live bands perform on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food there to soak up the lovely spring weather while grooving to the music.

Musical Scavenger Hunts

Dallas Arboretum is Ready for Spring: Big Blooming Fun!

Photo: Courtesy of Dallas Arboretum

Family-friendly celebrations continue with a Limbo contest during Island Music Day, and a rock-paper-scissors championship during Classic Rock and Roll weekend. Love Scavenger hunts? Sign up at information booth to play Musical Scavenger Hunts every Thursday (March 5-April 9).

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, on the scenic southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, is also home to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Arboretum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Admission is $17 for adults, $14 for seniors 65+, $12 for ages 2-12; and free for members and children under two. For more information visit