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About the Denton Redbud Festival

The award-winning Denton Redbud Festival is Denton’s Official Arbor Day celebration – promoting community beautification and Denton pride since 1994. The Denton Redbud Festival features dozens of vendors with tree and plant sales, gardening supplies, household items and local/handmade products, along with family-friendly activities and live, local music.

The 2018 Denton Redbud Festival is Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park (321 E. McKinney). 

The Redbud Festival traces its roots back to an annual Texas Woman’s University Festival that was held from the 1930s until 1981 to celebrate the school’s beautification and tree planting efforts. In 1994, Keep Denton Beautiful gave the festival new life in honor of Denton’s designation as the “Redbud Capital of Texas.”

Denton Redbud Festival wins “Outstanding Arbor Day” Award…Read more

Press Release – Celebrate Arbor Day at Keep Denton Beautiful’s Redbud Festival

2018 Event Schedule

Free Tree Classes and Workshops

Free Tree Classes at the Redbud Festival

Class Times: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

Location: Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201)


Come and sit in on our free tree classes at the 2018 Denton Redbud Festival, taught by Certified Arborist Scott Geer of Tree Shepherds and City of Denton Urban Forester Haywood Morgan. These 30-minute classes will be all about how to plant and care for you new tree. Denton residents are eligible to receive a FREE TREE (Chinese Pistache or Texas Redbud). There are multiple times this class will be held so plan accordingly.

Workshops at the Redbud Festival

All workshops are this Saturday, April 21 at the Denton Civic Center (321 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76201) and are FREE to attend. No pre-registration is required.

How to Grow Tomatoes (10 – 11 a.m.) 

This class is for beginner gardeners who are looking to learn more about growing tomatoes. Our class will take place at the Denton Civic Center during the Redbud Festival and it is taught by local yard ninja Jeff Davis.

Birding 101 (1 – 2 p.m.)

This class will help teach the basics of bird watching. It is perfect for members of the public that like going for walks at Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center and are interested in learning more about the birds that inhabit it. The class will be taught by Texas Master Naturalist and bird enthusiast Scott Kiester.

Beekeeping in Denton with the Denton County Beekeepers Association (2 – 3:30 p.m.)

This event is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about beekeeping. In the presentation we will be taking about all of the local programs in Denton that are involved with beekeeping, as well as, how citizens can get involved. It takes place during the Redbud Festival and is taught by Bill Hartley the president of the Denton County Beekeepers Association (DCBA). Participants will also learn more about mentoring programs offered by the DCBA.

Free Yoga 

10:00 a.m. Yoga with Meg from Shambhala Wellness

Children’s Tree-Themed Story Time

11:00 a.m. Free story time hosted by the Denton Public Library 

Bring your kids to sit in on some story time. We will be reading about a special tree-themed story, and we’ll give away free tree books (while supplies last). 

Live Music 

1:00 p.m. Autumn’s Amber

2:30 p.m. Jimi Watusi



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