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Florida Azalea Festival
 
Florida Azalea Festival
Palatka, Florida, USA
Early March
Description
Started in 1945, Florida Azalea Festival is one of Floridas oldest and longest running festivals. Two day event in the historic downtown of Palatka. Includes five stages of entertainment, nine blocks of vendors, a parade through downtown, a bowling tournament, and antique car show. A festival for everyone! Come and enjoy a glimpse of the famous Southern Hospitality that makes the Florida Azalea Festival so unique. Set in the timeless charm of an 1890s setting, you will experience arts and crafts mixed with local food and entertainment! Add a special fun area for the children, along with water activities on the St Johns River, and you have a weekend full of fun! Give yourself plenty of time to browse the event vendors, wonderful retail shops and unique restaurants throughout the festival. Wear your walking shoes. The Florida Azalea Festival is also dog friendly! Always the first full weekend in March when the azaleas are in full bloom at the Ravine Gardens State Park.
Performers
See our website for more information.
Venue
Downtown Palatka and Memorial Park
Directions
Palatka is easily accessible from Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando, and Daytona Beach. Palatka also has a convenient airport, city dock, and Amtrak station. The Florida Azalea Festival is located downtown on the banks of the historic St. Johns River. From Jacksonville: Take I-95 South to Route 207 and follow to Downtown Palatka OR Take Hwy 17 South to Downtown Palatka From Gainesville: Take Hwy 20 East to Downtown Palatka From Daytona: Take Hwy 100 North to Downtown Palatka OR take I-95 North to Route 207 and follow to Downtown Palatka When you use a GPS or electronic map tool, use the following address for your destination: 210 St Johns Avenue Palatka, FL 32177
Times
Sat, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with a parade at noon and entertainment following. Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pmwith entertainment starting at noon.
Admission & Parking
Admission and Parking are free!
Website
http://flazaleafest.com
Infophone
386--312-6266
Email
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