The Roswell Azalea Festival is a month-long event throughout April with a multitude of activities for everyone. Throughout Roswell you’ll find beautiful azaleas coloring the landscape. In honor of all this glorious color, a month of celebratory events and activities is planned. There is fun for everyone and most of the events are free of charge. “The festival is a great source of local pride,” were sentiments expressed by Dotty Etris, Executive Director, Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The opportunity to purchase native Azaleas will kick-off the event on April 6 and 7 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Spring Plant Sale. Stock up and help beautify your yard and Roswell’s landscape.
The Azalea Festival Gala will be held April 7. The fun evening event is presented by The Cottage School and this year’s honoree is Roswell Historical Society. The Azalea Festival Invitational Art Exhibition will run all month but a special Meet the Artists Reception, open to the public free of charge, will be held April 12, hosted by Synovus Bank’s Roswell Branch and Roswell Arts Fund. ArtAround Roswell’s opening celebration on April 14 exhibits works from ArtAround Roswell sculptures past and present, including David Landis, Michael Dillon, Chris Rothermel, Fred Ajanogha, with other artists to include Ann Bailey and Joan Hilliard. (Art will be available for purchase.)
Don’t miss the Azalea Pops Music Series on April 22 at Bulloch Hall and on the 29th at Smith Plantation. The Pops is a series of outdoor band concerts at the Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums. Bring a lawn chair and picnic to enjoy the music in a historical setting. On April 28 there is The Garden Faire also at Bulloch Hall that will feature plant and garden art vendors, vintage fleatique, bake sale, food vendors, and live music.
There is so much more such as: Theatre, art stroll, brewery celebrations, bicycle rides and festivities, cooking classes, a Pop-up Shop to benefit Mimosa Hall, hikes, Run the River 5K, 10K and Fun Run, fishing derby, scavenger hunt, garden tours, farmers and artisans markets, the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 6.0, a pancake breakfast, Beyond My Stone, and A Taste for Art. This list could go on but you get the point. For more info and a full list of activities visit www.roswellazaleafestival.com.