Azalea Festival 2014

March 8 & 9, 2014

The 2014 Valdosta-Lowndes Azalea Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, 2014. This 14th Annual Azalea Festival is likely to be the biggest and best yet!  There is going to be five (5) stage areas of entertainment, including our Wild Adventures Theme Park stage and our new Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, sponsored by The Langdale Company.  Please visit our Sponsors page for our full list of sponsors. 

In addition to the entertainment mentioned above, guests can expect to see over 150 arts and crafts vendors, a food court, a 5k race, a 1 mile fun walk/run, a huge KidZone full of fun and activities, a live tiger display by Tiger Stripes Animal Sanctuary, a mechanical bull, the band 41 South (Saturday), the band Daddy’s Money (Sunday), and a whole lot more.  Also back by poular demand will be the Disc-Connected K9 Frisbee Show.  Sunday will feature a Classic Car and Bike Show (Registration begins at 10am, judging begins at 12pm, and trophies presented at 2:30pm.  Registration will be at the corner of Williams St. and Brookwood on Sunday, Mar. 9.  No pre-registration required). 

This event has become a regional festival attracting attendees from all over the Southeastern United States. In 2013, we had over 150 vendors from Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. In addition, last minute hits on our website indicate that people are travelling from as far away as the Carolinas, Alabama, and throughout Florida to attend the Azalea Festival. And why not? Admission is free and it’s great fun!

If you have any questions about the festival, please contact us at (229) 269-9381. See you at the festival!  Special thanks to all of our volunteers and sponsors!


H. Aaron Strickland, Executive Director


*The festival site is Drexel Park, 1401 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA (across from V.S.U. at the corner of Brookwood and Patterson).

*For information on the Century Bike Ride (Sat., Mar. 1), please visit http://vlpra.com, call (229) 259-3507, or email spinson@vlpra.com.

*The contact information is the same for the 5K Road Race (Sat., Mar. 8) and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk (Sat., Mar. 8).