Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Muskogee Azalea Festival Big Weekend is Here

The coming weekend (April 10th and 11th) will be the main weekend for this year's edition of the famed Muskogee Azalea Festival in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

The warm weather is bringing the blooms out and they should be out nicely by the weekend, so if you are planning to visit the festival this year, the time is here! Because of the cold winter, the gardners are not sure how long the azaleas will stay in bloom, but they should be quite pretty by this weekend and will stay that way for at least the coming week.

The Muskogee Azalea Festival is one of the finest free spring events in the South, possibly even the nation. Last year it attracted around 150,000 people. While many think of wind sweeping down the plain when they think of Oklahoma, the eastern part of the state is really quite Southern. Honor Heights Park in Muskogee, for example, offers some of the most beautiful azalea and dogwood gardens in the South.

The main day of the festival this year will be Saturday, April 10th, and will include a parade and a variety of other activities. Honor Heights Park will be alive with activity all day, including carriage rides, food, activities for children and, of course, the beautiful flowers.

To learn more and see a full schedule of event, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/okmuskogeeazalea.

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