Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's, 50th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival!

Mature dogwood trees form a colorful canopy over a pathway through a vintage neighborhood along the Dogwood-Azalea Trail in Charleston, Missouri. Photograph A Step Back in Time by talented local photographer Rosemary Showmaker

Mature dogwood trees form a colorful canopy over a pathway through a vintage neighborhood in Charleston, Missouri.

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 50th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival is It's Simply Golden.  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, candlelight tour, plant sale, arts and crafts bazaar, a parade (one of the area's largest), an old-fashioned ice cream social, art show, piano concerts (featuring 12 pianists), carriage rides, and more!

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.

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