72nd Annual Florida Azalea Festival
March 3 - March 4
Florida Black Bear National Scenic Byway
The Florida Azalea Festival is held the first full weekend in March in Historic Downtown Palatka, Florida. One of the oldest festivals in Florida, the Florida Azalea Festival began in 1936.
The Azalea Festival is located along the banks of the St. Johns River and down St. Johns Ave. The event is free for the whole family featuring live entertainment, arts & crafts vendors, food and azaleas in bloom.
Featured events are the Florida Azalea Beauty Pageant, an Antique Automobile Club of America Car Show, and bowling tournament.