Azalea Festivals

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Azaleas and spring combine to be an unbeatable attraction for garden-lovers. Encore Azaleas have expanded the joy by offering us blooms in spring, summer, and fall, but they play an important role in these spring events.

As Rhododendron relatives, Azaleas thrive in the American southeast from Florida and the Carolinas to Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri. On the West Coast, Oregon, Washington, and California have the weather and growing conditions to keep them flourishing.

Since they sometimes share peak bloom time and growing conditions, Azaleas often play a role in Dogwood and Rhododendron Festivals, as well.

As you plan your spring and summer travels, consult the list below and add one or more Azalea festivals to your itinerary. Most festivals are more than walks through beautiful gardens – though, that alone would be worth the stop for many of us. Regional, school, city and community events include plant sales, fun-runs, car shows, food vendors, family activities, parades and concerts.

Every effort has been made to list all the festivals in the U.S. If you know of one that is not included, please let us know so we can add it.

March 6-8
Houston, TX
River Oaks Azalea Trail

713.523.2483

March 7-8
Palatka, FL
Florida Azalea Festival

386.328.0909

March 13-14
Semmes, AL
Annual Mary G. Montgomery High School Azalea Festival 

251.649.1200

Mar – Apr
Lafayette, LA

Azalea Trail Drive (20-mile self-tour)
800.346.1958

March 14-15
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival
229.269.9381

March 16-27
McComb, MS
Pike County Azalea Festival

601.684.2291

March 19-22
South Gate, CA
South Gate Azalea Festival

828-658-2779

March 20 – April 5
Tyler, TX
Azalea Trail

409.283.2632

March 21
Jasper, TX

Azalea Festival in Courthouse Square
409.384.2762

March 27-29
Summerville, SC

Flowertown YMCA Azalea Festival
843.871.9622

March 26-29 
Nacogdoches, TX
National Convention Azalea Society of America

936.560.3322

March 1-31
Nacogdoches, TX 
Azalea Trail

936.564.7351

April – all month
Muskogee, OK

Honor Heights Park Azalea Festival
866.381.6543

April 8 to 12 
Wilmington, NC
North Carolina Azalea Festival

910.794.4650

April 10-12
Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Tour
910.742.0905

April 16-19
Charleston, MO

Dogwood-Azalea Festival
573.683.6509

April 17-18
Pickens, SC

Azalea Festival
864.878.3258

Apr 25-27
Nixa, MO

417.725.3223

May 1–3
Bethesda, MD

Landon School Azalea Garden Festival
301.320.3200

May 22-25
Brookings Harbor, OR
76th Annual Azalea Festival

541.469.3181

June 20-21
Roan Mountain, TN

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
423.772.3154