Sunday, April 17, 2011

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and the dogwood trees are "barking." Springtime is in full swing, and so is the 2011 edition of Texas on Tour. This year's kickoff event was at the Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. This annual event, in its 75th year, draws more than 200,000 people to beautiful Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta and is a favorite of locals.

Flocks of people had an unexpected surprise when they found Texas right in the middle of the meadow of the park. They were even more surprised when they discovered how much Texas has to offer from beaches to mountains, and nightlife to culture ... Texas has everything you could ever want in a vacation.

Our Discover Texas dome stood out like a lighthouse for festival goers, drawing them from all over the park to the sights and sounds of Texas on Tour. Speaking of the sounds of Texas ... BettySoo from Austin serenaded the crowds with her unique folk-rock style all weekend, and toes were tapping and lips were whistling her songs as people left.

Texas on Tour is back on the road for its fourth straight year, educating and entertaining people about the Lone Star State. This year's tour takes us from the Deep South to the Pacific Northwest and everywhere in between. Make sure to check out to see where we've been but, more important, if we're coming to a city near you!

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