Tulipalooza to open Friday in Waxahachie

Visitors can walk through and pick bouquets from more than 250,000 blooming tulips from March 19-28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Photo courtesy of Poston Gardens.

March 15, 2021

Starting Friday, North Texans will be able to tiptoe through thousands of tulips and even take some home.

Tulipalooza, hosted by Poston Gardens, will be held at Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, for a 10-day run.

Visitors can walk through and pick bouquets from more than 250,000 blooming tulips from March 19 to 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

TulipaloozaProceeds benefit 12 charities. Photo courtesy of Poston Gardens.

The garden adjacent to the Waxahachie Civic Center consists of two acres of colorful tulips that present ample opportunities to pick your own bouquet, snap awesome selfies or just stop and smell the — well, tulips. (Actually only about 15 percent of tulip varieties are fragrant but you get the idea.)

Each weekend during the event, the garden will feature food trucks, car shows and live music.

Garden founder John Poston says proceeds from the event will benefit Poston Gardens Foundation scholarships along with 11 other North Texas Charities including Goodwill Industries of Dallas, The Rise School of Dallas, Easterseals, Minority Entrepreneurship Institute, Best Buddies, Touchdown Club of Dallas, Catholic Charities Dallas, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Special Olympics Texas, Act and the YMCA of Dallas

Ticket buyers may choose which non-profit they want their ticket proceeds to go to.

TulipaloozaPhoto courtesy of Poston Gardens.

Poston says this is the third year for the garden tour. The first was rained out. The second was closed early because of the pandemic. He hopes this third go around will take off without a hitch.

As an event that focuses on the annual blooming of a flowering bulb, Tulipalooza has no set date each year as climate conditions affect when the show begins. Each February, the garden operators assess when the year’s blooming period will likely take place, and the dates for Tulipalooza are announced.

Like the Bluebonnet Trails held in April in Ennis, Tulipalooza gives people from throughout the state an event to mark the arrival of spring, drive to Ellis County, get outdoors and take in something beautiful.

Read more about how the festival got started in Waxahachie 360.


Tulipalooza offers a colorful backdrop for photos. Photo courtesy of Poston Gardens.


About: Spring festival and fundraiser hosted by Poston Gardens featuring more than 250,000 blooming tulips.

When: March 19 to 28, open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, Waxahachie.

Cost: $20 adults and $5 for children on the weekends. Weekday ticket prices are $15 for adults and $5 for children. On Senior Admission Day, March 23, seniors will be admitted for $12. Additionally, for picking tulips from the designated pick-you-own area, the cost is $2 per tulip.


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