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Dogwood Festival

Welcome to Dogwood Festival Palestine, Texas

The 84th Dogwood Festival is the longest running Dogwood Festival in the state of Texas and is held in the charming Historic Downtown and Old Town district of  Palestine, Texas.  The Festival kicks off the first of three weekends of the Dogwood Celebration with locals and guests celebrating the season of beautiful Dogwood blooms of East Texas.

Live music, art, specialty products, food vendors, kids activities and more will fill the city the third weekend in March!!

The 84th Annual Dogwood Festival is brought to you by Ben E. Keith Beverage Company.


Friday, March 18th

VIP Artist Reception  5 PM -  PM

Located in the Redlands Hotel parking lot, artists come together to showcase their work! Enjoy live music, catered hor d’oeuvres, and an array of beverages.

Tickets $20, contact the Dogwoods Art Council for ticket information. 254.404.5882

Saturday, March 19th

Dogwood Festival presented by Ben E. Keith Beverages

9 AM - 4 PM

The Annual Parade kicks things off at 9 AM with the Festival gates opening at 10 AM.  Held in Historic Downtown Palestine. The 84th Annual Dogwood Festival will be a fun-filled day with Vendors, Food, Farmer's Market, Artists,  Kids Activites & more.

Featured artists inlude: Junior Gordon, Darrin Morris & Kate Watson.

$1 Entrance Fee


Artist Tent

10 AM - 4 PM

Located in the Redlands Hotel Parking Lot, Artists come together to showcase their work. Select pieces available for purchase, consult with artist for information.

2019 Festival Poster


2020 Festival Poster


2021 Festival Poster


Numbered and signed by the artist, William E. Young.  32” x 26” - $100. 

Call the Chamber to reserve yours before they sell out.  903.729.6066  Original painting on display at the VIP Reception.

“Creativity takes Courage” - Henry Matisse