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10 Colorful Spring Festivals Worth The Trip (PHOTOS)

Posted: 03/26/2012 7:00 am

It may feel like summer out east and winter out west, but according to the calendar, this really is spring we're having. And spring, of course, means flowers. Which means it's once again the time of year for a whole series of festivals, designed to highlight -- and celebrate -- both flowers and spring in general. Feeling festive? Here are ten great garden parties coming up on the calendar, along with the lowest available airfares to get you there.

Skagit Tulip Festival
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This giant open house celebrating the Skagit Valley's most colorful crop draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to this agricultural region located sixty miles north of Seattle. Wandering through acres of brightly colored blooms on the valley's various farms is a highlight; events such as the Tulip Run on April 7 - easy to do and open to all - add to the fun. See current airfares to Seattle.

April 1-30: Skagit Tulip Festival, Skagit, WA
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