Azalea Festivals

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.

Feb – Mar
Lafayette, LA

Azalea Trail Drive (20-mile self-tour)

March 1-31
Nacogdoches, TX 
Azalea Trail


March 2 to 3
Palatka, FL

Florida Azalea Festival

March 9 to 10
Valdosta, GA

Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival

March 14-16
Nacogdoches, TX
National Convention Azalea Society of America


March 16
Semmes, AL
Azalea Jubilee

March 16
Jasper, TX

Azalea Festival in Courthouse Square

March 21 to 24
South Gate, CA
South Gate Azalea Festival


March 22 to April 7
Tyler, TX
Azalea Trail


April – all month
Muskogee, OK

Honor Heights Park Azalea Festival

April 3 to 7 
Wilmington, NC
North Carolina Azalea Festival


April 5 to 7
Wilmington, NC

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Tour

April 5 to 7
Summerville, SC

Flowertown YMCA Azalea Festival

April 11 to 14
Charleston, MO
Dogwood-Azalea Festival


April 18-20
Pickens, SC
Azalea Festival


May 31 to June 2
Brookings Harbor, OR
Annual Azalea Festival


June 22 to 23
Roan Mountain, TN
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival