Georgetown’s Red Poppy Festival has live music, food & fun – April 26-27
Thursday, April 17, 2014
We all love our bluebonnets, but Georgetown also has a special affection for the red poppy, which began to grow wild in the area after a young soldier sent home seeds from Europe during World War I.
Today, red poppies are carefully cultivated across Georgetown, and are the focal point of the Red Poppy Festival, which has become a family friendly tradition throughout Central Texas.
This year, the 15th annual Red Poppy Festival takes place April 26-27, with highlights including a nighttime concert and street dance featuring The Bellamy Brothers on Saturday. Other live music headliners include Dysfdunkshun Junkshun at the Friday kickoff concert, and Brandon Rhyder on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Poppy Festival also has food trucks, a classic car show, a Kid’s Area, 3V3 basketball, and the 10th annual Red Poppy Bike Ride. There’s also a Red Poppy Tour of the festival’s beautiful namesake flowers, with most locations in a walkable area in Historic Old Town.
For complete details on parking and shuttle locations, check out the festival’s colorful website.
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