TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Every year, the streets of Tyler are lined with people with one common purpose: to celebrate the Texas Rose Festival Parade.

A long-held tradition in the area, the parade is comprised of over 100 different groups participating, with thousands on the sidelines watching. Spectators will be set up across the parade route, which begins at Front Street and Glenwood Boulevard, goes west on Front Street, through the East Texas State Fairgrounds, and ends in the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

At the center of the festivities is Rose Queen Molly Berry, a proud Tyler-native who is currently a junior at Texas Christian University.

The theme this year’s festival is “Empires of Enchantment.”

“Empires from around the world present their first gifts– beautiful views, breathtaking experiencing, and glorious jewels, to honor the queen of the 2022 Texas Rose Festival.”

For those wanting to catch up on the festivities from home, KETK will have a live broadcast of the Texas Rose Festival Parade on-air and online at KETK.com.

KETK is a local sponsor of the Texas Rose Festival. For the latest news and features on all the enchanting ceremonies, events and more, keep up with us on air, online and on our app.

The Texas Rose Festival began in 1933 and is steeped in tradition. To catch up on all the excitement, scan the QR code pictured here.