The Red Poppy flower has become an integral part of Georgetown history, since a young soldier sent home seeds from Flanders’ Fields during World War I. The Red Poppies began to grow wild and became a Georgetown and Central Texas tradition. The flowers no longer grow wild but the citizens of Georgetown have cultivated these wonderful Red Poppy flowers in locations across town, especially in Georgetown’s Historic Old Town!
And each year, we celebrate their arrival with The Georgetown Red Poppy Festival from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 — it’s a weekend to enjoy family and friends, music, food, and fun!
Come early and come often for concerts, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, dining and wining…it’s a weekend of memories that lasts all year. Here are some of the events and a link to the whole weekend schedule:
THE RED POPPY PARADE — Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 AM
Watch the combined High School Marching Bands, Georgettes, Sparklers, color guards, princesses, clowns, floats, businesses, school and community organizations – all decorated and costumed in RED! Cheer on your neighbors and friends — wear red and help us Paint the Town!
THE RED POPPY ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL — Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th at 10:00 AM
With top quality handcrafts from premier artisans, the festival is known to have some of the finest arts and crafts anywhere in the nation. Come prepared to fall in love with some unique art that you will surely want to take home as your own piece of Red Poppy Art!
- Friday Night Kickoff Concert featuring Radiostar — 7 PM
- Saturday Night Concert &Street Dance featuring Josh Grider at 7:30 PM and Restless Heart at 9:30 PM
9TH ANNUAL RED POPPY RIDE — Saturday, April 27th at 8 AM
Bike rides of up to 100 miles
THE CLASSIC CAR SHOW — Saturday, April 27th at 10 AM
The Red Poppy Kids Area is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday.
CAN’T MAKE THE FESTIVAL? TAKE THE RED POPPY TOUR!
See the wonderful Red Poppy flowers in locations across town, especially in Georgetown’s Historic Old Town! Plan a tour this spring! Click here for a printable Red Poppy Map.
While you’re visiting the festival, don’t hesitate to contact me for information about the Georgetown Texas Retirement Lifestyle opportunities. Find out more about Georgetown, its attractions, its residents and its home ownership opportunities at http://www.GeorgetownTXRetirementLifestyle.com.If you are interested in making Georgetown, TX your hometown, contact me, Virginia Lazenby.
Until next time,