Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's, 53rd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival!



The Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Tourism continues to plan
the 53rd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival !!!

Please keep yourselves and your families safe by observing all safety and hygiene precautions advised by the medical community, or mandated by federal, state, or local government.

First published:  March 21, 2020 at 17:42 CDT
Last modification:  February 12, 2021 at 09:05 CDT

Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's 53rd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival

We Charlestonians feel extremely excited and honored because Fodor's Travel selected our Dogwood-Azalea Festival to be amongst America's Best Spring Flower Festivals!  Click here to see Fodor's description.  We're so happy we can share the beauty of our spring flowers with you!

We invite you to join us each year in April for the Dogwood-Azalea Festival!  Tour the 6 mile Dogwood-Azalea Trail when Charleston glows with the beauty of magnificent dogwoods and azaleas at peak bloom.  Our dogwoods and azaleas are the stars of this festival but read on for a list of other exciting events!

The theme of our 53rd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival happening April 15-18, 2021, is Cruisin' Back.  We invite you and your family to come help us celebrate the floral spring beauty and enjoy the wholesome hospitality of our fair community as you marvel at nature's beauty!

Here are just a few of the events you won't want to miss:  home tours, plant sale, arts and crafts bazaar, a parade (one of the area's largest), a blue-ribbon-for-all dog show, carriage rides, and more!

New in 2020 came Dogwood-Azalea After Dark.  All nighttime events such as our renowned candlelight walk will be included in this new and exciting category! 

To learn more about this year's events click here!

To land on the new Dogwood-Azalea After Dark page click here!

Step-on tour guides are available by reservation only for bus and tour groups arriving by chartered coach.  To make your group reservation click here.

For any and all questions you may have please call the Charleston Chamber of Commerce at (573) 683-6509 or e-mail the Chamber for more information.