Festivals

Dogwood Trails Festival

81st Dogwood Trails 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 Dogwood Trails Festival kicks off the first of three weekends of the Dogwood Trails Celebration with locals and guests celebrating the beautiful Dogwood blooms of East Texas.  Live music, art, crafts, food vendors, kids activities and more!

We are excited to announce the migration of our festival into the Dogwood Trails ARTS & MUSIC Festival this year so if you have a colleague who plays a jazz/musical instrument and wants to set up as a busker to present his/her talents, please have them reach out to us as well.

Please click on the Vendor Application button if you are interested in being a part of our long standing festival on Saturday, March 23, 2019.  And before booking your stay in Palestine, please check out our special hotel rates below courtesy of our Chamber Members.

Motel 6

59.99 + Tax For booking in advance March 22 - 23, 2019
  • Mention this ad for rate. Rooms are limited.

Express Inn and Suites

49.56 + Tax for booking in advance for March 22 & 23, 2019
  • Mention this ad for rate. Rooms are limited.

Holiday Inn Express

95.00 + Tax Booking dates for March 22-23, 2019 before March 9th
  • Book Early only 20 rooms will be available at this rate.
  • Mention this promotion for booking rates. Rooms are limited.

Comfort Inn & Suites

96.90/ 106.90 +Tax Must book by February 28th 2019
  • King Suite (up to 2 adults 96.90+Tax)
  • Double Queen Suite (up to 2 adults 106.90)
  • Mention this ad for promotion rate. Rooms are limited.

A Chamber Christmas

In lieu of Frost Fest , the Chamber of Commerce is presenting "Christmas in Palestine 2018." A festive and fun filled day of shopping 🛍️, dining and holiday activities for kids of all ages throughout Historic Downtown Palestine. Wagon rides, mini train rides, story time, dance performances, carolers, face painting, ornament making, pictures with Santa 🎅, Holiday Home Tour, Historic Walking Tour and Christmas Parade of Lights are just a few of the activities local businesses will be hosting. For a detailed map, stop by the Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Center or any participating business. Come join us for our Christmas Celebration! 🎄

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