Some of the most beautiful sights in this great Country are right here in Ennis. Just a 30 minute drive south of Dallas there is a 40-mile stretch of bluebonnet covered land that is so remarkable, the State Legislature designated Ennis as the home of the "Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail" and was designated the "Official Bluebonnet City of Texas". From April 1-30, the Ennis Garden Club, showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails by providing guided tours. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show.
Enjoy a weekend of Arts and Crafts, Bluebonnet Souvenirs, Children's Activities, Exciting Live Music and scenic country rides taking in all the beautiful wildflowers with our Bluebonnet Trails Map. The festival is located in the Historic Downtown and is sure to be a hit with everyone.
Rails, Bales & Bluebonnet Trails – Audio Tour
The Ennis Historic Society, Dennis Zembala PhD, created a marvelous free audio tour featuring thirty (30) historically significant sites in Ennis. To access the tour, simply call 972-876-3119 to get started.
While you can take in the delightful Czech culture on any given day in Ennis, there is one special weekend that celebrates Czech heritage to the hilt. Each Memorial Day weekend, people come from far and wide to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and smells served up three consecutive days at the “National Polk Festival”. Enjoy Czech tradition at its best from polka dancing in the historic downtown and three Czech social halls to Mass, Music, Kolaches and Crafts. Link to Polka Festival Site
2015 Polka Festival King, Queen and Princess: Michael Logue, Deborah Svatek-Logue and Parker Reese
Fall Festival is another Family Friendly event that occurs in the Historic Downtown. By October, the temperature has cooled and families are ready to enjoy outdoor activities and entertainment.
Christmas “Parade of Lights” and Block Party
The Christmas parade is the premier event of the year and serves as the beginning of the Holiday season. At the conclusion of the parade, Santa walks to the Historic “Town Square” and throws the switch to turn on all the Christmas lights and displays provided by the ”Lights of Ennis”. The Block Party provides a wide array of family and kid friendly entertainment and activities.
Lighted Ground Displays:
Painted Ground Displays
Christmas Block Party:
WHEN: Conclusion of the “Christmas Parade of Lights” WHERE: Intersection of Knox and Dallas