Spring has sprung, which means the Pickens Azalea Festival is just around the corner. This annual festival has taken place for over 30 years and is not only a way to celebrate the blooming flowers, but also to bring together friends and family.
According to the event website, the festival first began “in the spring of 1983 as a small, juried show called the Mountain Arts & Crafts Show and organized by the Pickens Civitan Club was held in the north end of Pickens.”
The festival allows people to admire the beauty of the azaleas “while strolling the streets of Pickens that are filled with artists offering a variety of their work and crafts, local organizations handing out important information on a series of topics, and an assortment of food that will entice even the pickiest of eaters.”
This year’s festival will take place on April 16th and 17th. It kicks off with a Cruise-in on Friday night, where a variety of classic cars will take the streets to welcome everyone to Pickens.
The Azalea Festival 5K will take place on the morning of Saturday, April 17 at the Doodle Park. You can register online to participate in the race. The remainder of the day will be full of family-friendly events.
Click here to learn more about the festival and what you can expect at this year’s event!