Saturday, April 12, 2008
Muskogee Azalea Festival Update
The 2008 Muskogee Azalea Festival is underway in Muskogee, Oklahoma. I'm receiving quite a few emails about this year's event, so I'm posting an update online to help anyone who is thinking about visiting the festival.
The azaleas and dogwoods are now moving into full bloom at Honor Heights Park and should really be spectacular over about the next 10 days or so. As you can see here, many are already in full bloom and others should be over the next few days.
Any time over the next 10-14 days should be ideal for a visit. There is one thing that you should keep in mind. A severe ice storm badly damaged Honor Heights Park this winter, destroying and damaging trees and shrubs (and many of the tends of thousands of azaleas). As a result the appearance of the park is a little different this year. Let me say, though, that the park employees have done a phenomenal job of cleaning up the damage and replanting in time for this year's festival. I hope if you are considering going, you will do so and show your support for this event that has become one of the truly spectacular festivals in the South.
The Muskogee Azalea Festival will continue through April 30th. For more information, to see photographs of this year's festival and for directions to Honor Heights Park, please follow this link: www.exploresouthernhistory.com/okmuskogeeazalea.