Several homes in the Azalea District will be open for tours during Historic Tyler on Tour taking place Friday through Sunday.

The annual event held in conjunction with the Azalea & Spring Flower Trail is a fundraiser for Historic Tyler and offers a rare opportunity to go inside homes on and near the trail.

The addresses of the homes are: 1019 Santa Rosa Drive, 314 W. Third St., 1016 Heines Drive, 625 S. College Ave. and 709 S. Bois d'Arc Ave. All of the homes are at least 50 years old.

Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket to the tour cost $25.  

The Candlelight Tour takes place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Patrons to this can see all the homes before gathering at 2030 S. Chilton Ave., where there will be food and refreshments. 

Tickets to the Candlelight Tour cost $125. 

Tickets can be bought online at More information is available by calling 903-595-1960.


Azalea and Spring Flower Trail continues through April 7.

More than 100 home gardens are featured on two driving routes — Dobbs Trail and Lindsey Trail — that weave through neighborhoods in and near the Azalea District around Bergfeld Park.


Azaleas are in bloom at the 60th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail opening ceremony at the Pyron garden in Tyler on Friday March 22, 2019. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

Both routes begin on South Broadway Avenue at East Houston Street. 

The homes on the approximately 10-mile routes are known for having large azalea plantings as well as other flowers and dogwood trees that typically bloom this time of year.

Events being held in conjunction with trail include;  

Azalea Trail Junior Golf Classic, Saturday and Sunday at Hollytree Country Club, 6700 Hollytree Drive, Tyler. Information: 214-420-7421,

Roseland Plantation Historic Tour & Afternoon Tea, 2 p.m. Friday, Roseland Plantation, 2601 State Highway 64, Ben Wheeler. Cost: $30 for tour and tea; $10 for tour only. Reservations: 903-849-0205,

Dogwood Days Driving & Walking Tour, through April 7, Tyler State Park, 789 Park Road 16, Tyler. Cost: $6 park admission. Information 903-597-5338,

Rose City Artisans & Flower Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Goodman Museum, 624 N. Broadway Ave. Activities: vendors, music and tours of the museum. Free. Information: 903-531-1286,

Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House Tours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 30, 806 W. Houston St. Tour the 1878 home and learn about its former inhabitants. Cost: $7. Information: 903-592-3533.


Taste of Tyler, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Harvey Convention Center. Dozens of Tyler area restaurants offer dishes for sampling. Tickets: $25; available at and Presented by East Texas Restaurant Association, the event raises money for scholarships  to culinary arts students.  

First Monday Trade Days, all day Friday through Sunday, downtown Canton. Huge vendors market.

True Vine Beer Run, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, True Vine Brewing Co., 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. Activities: 5K, kids run and post-run party. Information: 903-600-0124,

GlamProm Dress Closet, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, R.B. Hubbard Center, 304 E. Ferguson St., Tyler. Girls accompanied by a guardian can select a dress and accessories. Information: Empowerment Community Development Corp on Facebook. 

Van Go Art Fair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Van City Park. Activities: art displays, music, food and vendors. Free.


Life in Tyler Photography Show: The annual Life in Tyler Photography Show is on view through April 7 at Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Free. 

Tyler Museum of Art: On view at Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave., are:

  • "Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press," through April 21.
  • Annual High School Art Exhibition, through May 5.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 903-595-1001,

Smith County Historical Society Museum: On view at Smith County Historical Society Museum, 125 S. College Ave., are exhibits and artifacts from Smith County. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost: donations accepted. Information: 903-592-5993,

Tyler Galleries: Tyler galleries with art on view include:

  • Gallery Main Street: 111 W. Erwin St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Information: 903-593-6905,
  • Gold Leaf Gallery: Gold Leaf Gallery, 4518 S. Broadway Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-597-2645,
  • Valerosa Designs & Gallery, 108 E. Eighth St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-504-5249,





Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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