Azalea Festival

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Azalea Festival Honor Heights Park
Muskogee, OK 74401

Phone: 918-684-6302
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Muskogee's Honor Heights Park boasts 40 acres of manicured gardens with over 30,000 azaleas in 625 varieties. Visit this stunning park throughout the month of April for one of the top events in the South. The annual Azalea Festival celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria as these buds begin to unfurl during the warmer temperatures of spring to the delight of visitors.

Often considered one of the top spring events in the nation, Muskogee's Azalea Festival attracts visitors from around the world.  Make your way to Honor Heights Park to enjoy a drive along paved roadways that wind around the blooming flowers, walkways perfect for runners or birders, five lakes, a variety of picturesque ponds, a butterfly sanctuary and a tree arboretum. Enjoy the blooms at Honor Heights Park and then head into downtown Muskogee for events that take place throughout the city.

Muskogee's Honor Heights Park boasts 40 acres of manicured gardens with over 30,000 azaleas in 625 varieties. Visit this stunning park throughout the month of April for one of the top events in the South. The annual Azalea Festival celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria as these buds begin to unfurl during the warmer temperatures of spring to the delight of visitors.

Often considered one of the top spring events in the nation, Muskogee's Azalea Festival attracts visitors from around the world.  Make your way to Honor Heights Park to enjoy a drive along paved roadways that wind around the blooming flowers, walkways perfect for runners or birders, five lakes, a variety of picturesque ponds, a butterfly sanctuary and a tree arboretum. Enjoy the blooms at Honor Heights Park and then head into downtown Muskogee for events that take place throughout the city.

The Azalea Festival in Muskogee, held annually since April 1968, has become a national attraction. Drawing record crowds, the Azalea Festival not only highlights the beauty of nature in spring, but also plays host to a parade, a variety of food vendors, carriage rides through the blooms and more. The annual Azalea Festival parade features everything from floats, antique cars, clowns and pageant queens, to horseback riders and cyclists.

In recent years, this much-loved festival has expanded to include a chili cook-off, classic car shows, quilt exhibits, arts and craft displays, and plenty of live entertainment. On April 18th, the park will welcome visitors for Party in the Park, a tasting of Oklahoma food and wine in a breathtaking setting. Thousands of tulips will be in bloom surrounding the event, which will be set up on a lawn under tents. Live entertainment will be provided.

Make your way to Muskogee during the month of April to celebrate the kaleidoscope of color that blooms each spring.  Enjoy free tours of Honor Heights Park and don't forget your camera - you'll want to capture every bloom and every memory at the Azalea Festival.

Schedule of Events:

Fife Indian UMC Azalea Powwow: April 18, Muskogee Civic Center, 2-10pm

Azalea Festival Parade:  April 11, Downtown, 11am

Cruizaders Car, Truck & Cycle Show:  April 11, 111 S. 7th St, 8am-3pm

Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook-Off:  April 10 & 11, Muskogee Civic Center, Fri. 7pm-12am & Sat 10am-5pm

Party in the Park:  April 18, Honor Heights Park, 1:30-6:30pm

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Highway Corridors (within 5 mi.): US-69

  • Projected Attendance: 200,000

Located on N 40th St W approx. 1 mile north of US-62.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/14/15

Kimberly, the Stem Beach Trail at Honor Heights Park is a 1.2 mile concrete trail that encircles the park’s largest lake with its waterfront gazebo and fully accessible fishing docks. However, not all the trails are paved, so you may want to call the Muskogee Parks Department at 918-684-6302 for more information before you visit. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From kimberly on 04/13/15

Is the trail wheelchair friendly?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/13/15

Martha, your best bet would be to call 918-684-6302 before you come to get the most up-to-date information. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Martha on 04/09/15

When will the peak be this year?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/15/14

Michelle, according to the Muskogee Parks & Recreation Department, this weekend, April 18-20, should be peak. Things are starting to bloom now. Have a great time and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Michelle on 04/14/14

We are thinking of coming this week but it's a very long drive. How are things blooming with this cold late spring?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/25/14

Linda, according to our information, the Party in the Park will be held on April 19. To check on specific dates and times, please call the Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department at 918-684-6302. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From linda tuley on 03/25/14

what days will the booths be open?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/24/14

Doug, we don't know the Azalea Festival's pet policy, but if you'll call the Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department at 918-684-6302, they'll be able to answer you. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Doug Strickland on 03/22/14

Are pets -small dog- allowed, on leash?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 01/31/14

Michelle, we called the Muskogee Parks Department at 918-684-6302, and they told us that the paths were open to walkers only, with the exception of very small children on bicycles. We hope you get the chance to go to this beautiful park and see the Azalea Festival for yourself! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Michelle Davis on 01/31/14

Wondering if there are bike trails in park or are they allowed at all?


From jenny on 01/23/14

I have massage business. Can I have place for massage?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/22/13

Azalea, your best bet would be to call 918-684-6302 before you come to get the most up-to-date information. Have a great trip and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From azalea flowers on 04/22/13

Are the flowers are still in bloom? is the coming wknd - April 27 good to visit?


From Dana on 04/21/13

I have been there several times to show off the beauty of the landscape including yesterday. I brought my boyfriend that has a degree in agriculture to show off the grounds, but was very disappointed in our walk that there was soo much to do with the grounds. It seemed that all efforts were centered around the wine tasting area that we were not interested in. I understand making money is a big deal, but still disappointed in the grounds as in the lack of up keep to the plants. Hope you can arrange time for the grounds maintenance.


From Jessica Fellers on 02/23/13

Very best place to take pics!


 
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