Roswell Azalea Festival, April 1-30

Roswell Azalea Festival, April 1-30

Spring has sprung in Roswell, and it’s time for the 3rd annual Roswell Azalea Festival.

There are loads of events planned throughout Roswell to celebrate.  Events include art shows, bike races, high tea, ghost tours and more.  The festival opens with a comedy night at Gate City Brewing Company and culminates with the Azalea Festival Gala on April 30 benefiting The Cottage School.

Some highlights:

4/1 High Tea: A Taste of Ireland at Barrington Hall  Join Chef Judith McLaughlin of Shamrock & Peach at Barrington Hall as she throws a high tea in honor of her native Ireland.

4/1 – 4/30 Azalea Festival Invitational Art Exhibition with a Meet the Artists reception on April 5. Featuring artists A.J. Argentina, Walt Cagle, Barry Etris, Joan Hilliard and Scott Law. Original works in paintings, graphics, carvings, and pottery will be exhibited and for sale.

4/5 WineDown Wednesday A benefit for the Roswell Garden Club at gallery43

4/8 A Taste for Art The Roswell Fine Arts Alliance presents A TASTE FOR ART – Silent Auction, Wine and Tapas Tasting at the Gallery at 9100 Fouts Road at 7:00pm on April 8, 2017.  Featured original artworks will include azaleas, florals, landscapes,seascapes and cityscapes,  still life and abstracts in a variety of mediums ranging from oils and acrylics to watercolors, drawings, pastels, collage and mixed media.  Enjoy a variety of wines and chef made tapas as you make your selection and place your bids.  A donation from sales will be made to the Roswell Arts Fund.

4/14 Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Plantation Annual Easter Egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Children bring their own baskets and enjoy finding the candy-filled treasures.  The opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny will be after all the eggs are found.

4/22 Run the River 5K

4/30 Azalea Festival Gala at Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill This festive event begins with a reception on the patio overlooking Vickery Creek, and a performance by the Briefcase Brigade. This group of business men, in sunglasses carrying briefcases, is known for the entertaining line dance they perform annually in the Christmas Parade down Peachtree to raise money for Children’s Healthcare. They are not trained in professional dance, but they sure put on a great performance! Most of all, they have fun while adding a lot of enjoyment for those watching (think Bruno Mars). A silent auction adds to the fun and guests will move indoors to enjoy dinner, dancing, lively conversations and the highlight of honoring Chattahoochee Nature Center for 40 years of environmental education and community service.

To learn more about this year’s Azalea Festival and view its full schedule of events, visit roswellazaleafestival.com.

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