Many events take place each year to coincide with Tyler's Azalea & Spring Flower Trail.

East Texas Embroiderer’s Guild Needleart Show is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive. Guild members will display many types of hand embroidery. Admission is $3.

Tyler Quilt Show is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 23 and 24 at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. The show will display more than 100 quilts and have demonstrations and vendors. Admission will be $7 for adults and $6 for seniors older than 65 and children younger than 13.

The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, a home built in 1878 at 806 W. Houston, will be open for tours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Saturday of the trail. Admission is $7.

Historic Tyler, a nonprofit group that promotes historic preservation, will offer tours of five homes in the Azalea District on its Historic Tyler on Tour. The homes will be on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 and 1 to 5 p.m. March 25. Tickets cost $20 and can be bought at any of the homes. On view will be homes at 806 S. Broadway Ave., 324 W. Eighth St., 520 E. Third St., 925 Shepherd Lane and 1018 E. Watkins St.

Historic Tyler also will hold its Candlelight Party from 7 to 10:30 p.m. March 23. The event includes tours of the homes and a bonus home at 116 Lindsey Lane that serves as the site of the candlelight party. Tickets to this event cost $125 and are available from Historic Tyler at or by calling 903-595-1960.

Roseland Plantation, 2591 Texas Highway 64, west of Tyler, will hold its Historic Tour & Afternoon Tea at 2 p.m. on March 26, 28 and 30. Tickets to the tea and tour cost $30. Tickets for only the tour cost $10. Both require reservations, which can be made at or by calling 903-849-0205.

Goodman Museum, the city-owned museum at 624 N. Broadway Ave. that began as a private residence built in 1859, will host the Rose City Artisans & Flower Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 30 and 31. Visitors can tour the home, enjoy live entertainment and buy crafts, toys and plants. Children can take part in Easter egg hunts on the grounds of the museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 30.

Tyler Bicycle Club will present the Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour with riders departing from Bullard High School beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For information, go to

Smith County Historical Society Museum & Archives, 125 S. College Ave., will host the Smith County Art & History Show from noon to 4 p.m. on March 24. Artists will display art relating to Smith County with historical context added.

The Spirits of Oakwood cemetery living history tour is from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on March 24 at the cemetery on the corner of Oakwood at Palace streets. Historians in period clothing will portray some of those who are buried there. Admission will cost $10.

More than 80 vendors will offer goods for sale at the Azalea Arts & Crafts Fair set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25. The event also includes a kids' play zone and concessions.

Historic re-enactors will bring to life the Camp Ford Civil War prisoners camp. The site is on U.S. 271 just north of the Loop 323 extension. The living history program is set from 9 am. to 4 p.m. on March 31.

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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