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The Red Poppy Festival: In bloom April 26-April 28.

The family-friendly event celebrates Georgetown’s century-old history with the red flower and features a parade, car show, and live music.

A red convertible drives down the street for the Red Poppy Festival with a state behind it.

The annual event features a car show on Saturday.

Photo via Red Poppy Festival

Something is getting ready to bloom in Georgetown. The 25th Annual Red Poppy Festival will return Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28.

The free festival features a weekend full of events with performances across three stages in Georgetown town square. Here are some highlights:

  • Friday — Explore vendors, food, and artisan booths while listening to a concert featuring Dysfunkshyn Junkshun.
  • Saturday — Check out the Red Poppy Festival Parade, a car show, live shows, and a performance by country singer Easton Corbin.
  • Sunday — The day begins with a pet parade and is packed with live shows.

The family-friendly event will also feature a Kid’s Fun Zone on Saturday + Sunday, and leashed dogs are welcome to attend.
Why red poppies? The plant was sent to Georgetown after World War I and has been part of its landscape for 100+ years. In 1990, Georgetown was dubbed the “Red Poppy Capital of Texas.”

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