Welcome to Charleston, Missouri's, 52nd Annual Dogwood-Azalea Festival!

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Enjoy our Candlelight Tour at Dusk on Friday

Photo of the beautiful Candlelight Tour
Photograph by Jimmy Sisk.

Please note the change!  The Candlelight Tour will happen on Friday evening this year, not on Saturday evening!

Our Candlelight Tour is exquisitely enchanting!  As day turns to dusk our eager volunteers line the sidewalks along the Dogwood-Azalea Trail with beautifully glowing white luminarias.

Residents cast spotlights on banks of brilliant azaleas and dazzling dogwoods as softly suffused candlelight blazons beckoning footpaths beneath the foliage festooning the thoroughfares.  Many enjoy the Candlelight Tour while trundling in the repose of their motor cars.  Others see fit to saunter along the sidewalk betwixt the lambent luminarias - finding friends old and new while celebrating the sights and sounds of merryment emanating from private porticos overlooking the Trail.  Featured entertainers performing hither and thither along the Trail extend to the Candlelight Tour an aura even more agreeable.


Along the Dogwood-Azalea Trail

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Have Some Fun at the Dogwood-Azalea Carnival

Photo of a carnival at night.
Photograph of a carnival at night.

Our Dogwood-Azalea Carnival goes late after dark so everyone can share in the fun!

Bring your children and friends to enjoy all of the rides and games!  The carnival runs on Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


800 East Marshall Street

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Boogie Night

Boogie Night is a new event happening on Saturday night.

All the details will be announced in February, 2020.



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Photographs courtesy of The Enterprise-Courier except where otherwise noted.

Last page modification:  January 21, 2020 17:35:50 CST