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Celebrating spring is easy at these flower shows and cultural events. Where should you go?
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Is winter over yet? With the flowers and trees starting to bloom, it certainly feels like spring. From Florida to Washington, events are happening nationwide to celebrate the beauty of spring. Where could you travel to get a breath of fresh air? Here are several different flower shows and cultural events happening this spring for you to enjoy.

Head to Florida for the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival
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From now until May 28, experience the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival in Florida where you’ll be able to take pictures of “shrubs-of-art” pruned to the shape of your favorite Disney characters. In addition, enjoy a Bonsai collection, a bamboo garden, an Italian herb garden and much more. There are kid-friendly exhibits so families can enjoy this festival as well. Entertainment at the festival includes a concert series and an outdoor kitchen.

Love roses? Head to the Thomasville Rose Show and Festival in Georgia
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Held in historic downtown Thomasville, Georgia, the Rose Festival has been a Southwest Georgia tradition since the 1920's. From April 26-28, enjoy rose-themed everything, from four Flower and Garden Shows to live music and street dance. While in this beautiful town, step outside the rose show and enjoy things like the Thomasville History Center or the Jack Hadley Black History Museum.

Walk through acres of beautiful blossoms in North Carolina at the Biltmore Festival of Flowers
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From now until May 24, attend Biltmore Blooms to enjoy acres of beautiful blossoms that are ever-changing. These historic gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Guests enjoy special events and the beauty of tulips, azaleas, and countless other flowers during the Festival of Flowers.

Enjoy Washington's colorful fields of tulips at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival
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Throughout the month of April, enjoy Washington’s beauty at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Fields of colorful tulips will keep you in awe. Enjoy a variety of events like Tulip Country Bike Tours, the 33rd Annual Tulip Run, Kiwanis Salmon Barbecue and much more.

Celebrate the arrival of spring at the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival in Virginia
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The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is a nine-day celebration that involves a variety of activities and entertainment, like band competitions, dances, a carnival, luncheons, wine festival, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, and much more. The festival started in 1924 celebrating the arrival with the pink-and-white apple blossoms signaling the start of spring.

The host city Winchester is within easy driving time from Philadelphia, Baltimore and several other major cities offering visitors additional options for entertainment.

Celebrate Michigan’s beauty at the Blossomtime Festival
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The Blossomtime Festival in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph is the oldest and largest multi-community Festival in the state of Michigan.

Attendees can enjoy everything from self-guided driving tour through blossoming orchards to the Grand Floral Parade.

Experience North America’s Biggest PowWow at the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico
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In the past 35 years, the Gathering of Nations has grown from an early, simple dream to one of the world’s most recognized annual festivals. Native people come together annually to celebrate and share culture at the PowWow, and it’s a place where singers and dancers can feel confident that competition is fair to all.

Celebrate the diversity and culture of Oregon at the Portland Rose Festival
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The Portland Rose Festival is an event that both locals and tourists can enjoy. The festival has three popular parades, great entertainment, good food and fantastic features. It’s not just about roses; this festival focuses on the diverse interests and culture of the Portland community.

If you're ready to head out on the open road and celebrate the start of spring, now is the time to book. From a cultural pow-wow to a tulip show, the options are endless. To make your travels easier, check out Trailways charter bus options. You can leave the worry of the road at home when you hop on board one of our charter buses; you can sit back, relax and watch the landscape as you head across country.

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