Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's, 52nd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival!

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It is the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Tourism's unfortunate obligation to announce that it has, in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and so with other federal, state, and local recommendations and mandates, postponed the 52nd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival.

Please keep yourselves and your families safe during this time of "social distancing" and self-quarantine by observing all safety and hygiene precautions advised by the medical community, or mandated by federal, state, or local government.

The Chamber will announce the new Festival date on this web site in the near future.

To correspond with the Chamber about the postponement please send e-mail to festival@charlestonmo.org.

First published:  March 21, 2020 at 17:42 CDT
Last modification:  March 23, 2020 at 10:54 CDT

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Enjoy our Candlelight Tour at Dusk on Friday

Photo of the beautiful Candlelight Tour
Photograph by Jimmy Sisk.

Please note the change!  The Candlelight Tour will happen on Friday evening this year, not on Saturday evening!

Our Candlelight Tour is exquisitely enchanting!  As day turns to dusk our eager volunteers line the sidewalks along the Dogwood-Azalea Trail with beautifully glowing white luminarias.

Residents cast spotlights on banks of brilliant azaleas and dazzling dogwoods as softly suffused candlelight blazons beckoning footpaths beneath the foliage festooning the thoroughfares.  Many enjoy the Candlelight Tour while trundling in the repose of their motor cars.  Others see fit to saunter along the sidewalk betwixt the lambent luminarias - finding friends old and new while celebrating the sights and sounds of merryment emanating from private porticos overlooking the Trail.  Featured entertainers performing hither and thither along the Trail extend to the Candlelight Tour an aura even more agreeable.


Along the Dogwood-Azalea Trail

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Have Some Fun at the Dogwood-Azalea Carnival

Photo of a carnival at night.
Photograph of a carnival at night.

Our Dogwood-Azalea Carnival goes late after dark so everyone can share in the fun!

Bring your children and friends to enjoy all of the rides and games!  The carnival runs on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


800 East Marshall Street

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Nutstock 2020:  1 Crazy Night of Azaleas and Music

Nutstock 2020 logo image.
Image courtesy of the organizers.

Come out to the Grill on Saturday night for a sandwich and some serious social intercourse.  This night will be all about the music.

Enjoy featured performances by Mike Rennick Band, Brothers Walker, and The Intention!

Saturday Night 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.


City Limits Grill
2370 South Main Street

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Photographs courtesy of The Enterprise-Courier except where otherwise noted.

Last page modification:  March 12, 2020 12:50:12 CDT