Valdosta Blooms During The 20th Annual Azalea Festival

South Georgia will blossom during the 20th annual Azalea Festival in Valdosta, GA.  The festival activities begin with the VLPRA Azalea 5K Road Race on Saturday, March 14 and an all-day Arts and Crafts show on March 14 and 15.

Attendees from all over the Southeast will enjoy one of Valdosta’s most beautiful parks filled with 200 vendors, six stage areas of entertainment—one of these provided by Wild Adventures Theme Park, a huge food court, a 5K race, and a huge KidZone with a waterball ride, the World Famous Disc-Connected k-9’s, inflatable attractions, a children’s train ride, pony rides, a rock wall, water boat ride, the “Falconry Forever” (Birds of Prey) exhibit and demonstrations, a Pet Contest (sponsored by B.A.R.C.) and a whole lot more. Other areas of the park will feature the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack show (back by popular demand!) sponsored by the Langdale Company, a Classic Car and Bike Show on Sunday (sponsored by Dedicated Motorcycle Company), a mechanical bull ride, a roaming juggler, a petting zoo, and a whole lot more!  South GA-based bands 41 South (Saturday) and Tanners Lane (Sunday) will also be performing. 

Come celebrate and enjoy all that South GA has to offer, enjoy spending time with others, and usher in Spring in style!  The Azalea Festival is held at Drexel Park (1401 N. Patterson St., across from Valdosta State University at the corner of Brookwood Dr. and Patterson St.) and opens at 10 a.m. each day.  Admission to the park is free. 

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