Denton Redbud Festival

Promoting community beautification and Denton pride since 1994

This year, Denton's award-winning Redbud Festival will offer self-guided and virtual activities in celebration of Arbor Day.

Redbud Routes

Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB), in partnership with Texas Woman’s University (TWU), will share “Redbud Routes” to guide residents through on-campus walkways that feature these beautiful spring blossoms. The Redbud Festival traces its roots back to an annual festival that was held by TWU from the 1930s until 1981 in recognition of the school’s beautification and tree planting efforts. In 1994, KDB gave the festival new life in honor of Denton’s designation by the 73rd Texas State Legislature as the "Redbud Capital of Texas." The map will be published here when the first blossoms are spotted.

Tree Plotting

Have fun exploring and plotting those vibrant, pink Redbud blossoms in your own neighborhood with the Denton Trees iNaturalist project. With the help of iNat users, residents can inventory Denton's tree species and distribution, encouraging them to plot trees from across the city. This data is also used to ID trees to be measured for landmark status.

T-shirt to Tote: Upcycle with Thistle Creative

Do you have an old Keep Denton Beautiful (KDB) event shirt that could use new life? Get expert instruction from Heather Hoskins, Education & Art Director at Thistle Creative, to upcycle that old T-shirt into a reusable tote bag with only a pair of scissors! Follow along with her instructional video at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 2. No registration necessary.