Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's, 55th Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival!

Welcome to Charleston, Missouri

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Enjoy our Candlelight Tour at Dusk on Saturday

The Saturday evening Candlelight Tour is exquisitely enchanting! As day turns to dusk volunteers border 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 sidewalks 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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Charleston's Got Talent

Image of Talent Show Flier
Image Courtesy of the Organizers.

Please call (573)683-6509 no later than April 5th to register.

Please note the change of venue to the Band Shelter in E. Charles Rolwing Park.

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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 Thursday and 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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A Big Truck Parade!

Our Big Rig Drivers are about to turn on the lights on Friday at 5:30 p.m.  It'll be a convoy of the biggest, prettiest semi-trucks you've ever seen as this parade of giants travels straight down the streets of Charleston from Exit 12 to Exit 10 as the men and women of the trucking industry show off their shiny chrome and bright chicken lights!

Let your kids come pump their arms to see if they can make the air horns sound off at full force!


All Along East Marshall Street and South Main Street

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The Gambler:  a Kenny Rogers Tribute by Rick McEwen

Photo of Rick McEwen
Photograph supplied by artist.

Come out and enjoy the music of Kenny Rogers, as covered by his talented doppelganger, Rick McEwen!

Free event with donations accepted.

Friday 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


VFW Hall
500 Helena Street

Cash bar available.

Missouri Humanities logo image
This event was made possible by a Missouri Humanities Initiative Grant.

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

Last page modification:  April 07, 2023 22:59:33 CDT