The city of Georgetown, north of Austin, is famous for the most beautiful town square in Texas and red poppies. Georgetown was officially called the Red Poppy Capital of Texas due to its colorful landscape that comes alive with scarlet flowers every spring. The flowers usually bloom from mid-March through late April and can be seen at several locations, including the authentic historic center that boasts Victorian buildings. Red poppies have been growing in the city for over seventy years. According to a local legend, the seeds were brought here by a soldier who returned from World War II.
Red Poppy Festival (April 23-25, 2021)
To celebrate the beautiful season in the city, Georgetown hosts the annual Red Poppy Festival. During three days in late April, the city becomes one big stage full of entertainment. The event features art, music, dance, and food. The biggest highlights of the festival include the Poppy Parade and a car show. There is a separate Fun Zone as well as kids' crafts and activities. A 5k run will help everyone to stay active, while an artisan market will offer plenty of items with a poppy theme.