Spring Flower Festivals

Spring Flower Festivals

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Spring Flower Festivals

Spring into Spring with these Spring Flower Festivals.

Spring into Spring with these flowery festivals.
Winter weather is fading fast. Warmer temperatures mean it’s time to get the boat from the yard and head out for some springtime cruising.
As the old saying goes, go cruising while the sun shines. (That’s how it goes, right?)

If the sun is shining and your spring cruising itinerary isn’t full quite yet, take a look at these flower-inspired festivals.  Bright colors and sweet scents are sure to put a spring in your step. You get bonus points if you can get there by boat, which, for a few on our list, is entirely possible.

You get bonus points if you can get there by boat, which, for a few on our list, is entirely possible.

National Cherry Blossom Festival (Ongoing) 

Washington, D.C.

Spring Flower FestivalsHow could you miss an event billed as the Nation’s Greatest Springtime Celebration? The National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC. The beautiful cherry blossom trees are a symbol of the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan; the trees were a gift from 1912 and have been blooming ever since.

Get a schedule of events for the National Cherry Blossom Festival here.

If you go by boat, nearby marinas include Gangplank Marina, James Creek Marina, and Columbia Island Marina

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival (March 1st-May 29th)
Orlando, Florida

Topiaries at Spring Flower FestivalsArriving in Orlando by boat may be a bit tricky, but the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a sight to be seen. Stroll through an artistic assortment of gardens and see an array of topiaries shaped like favorite Disney characters. Please note that a ticket to the theme park is required.

For more information visit the Flower & Garden Festival website.

Azalea Festival (April 5th-9th)
Wilmington, North Carolina

azaleas at Spring Flower FestivalsThe Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual spring celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the North Carolina. Since 1948, the Azalea Festival has been showcasing natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, and family events.

More information about Azalea Fest can be found here.

If going by boat, nearby marinas include Port City Marina, Cape Fear Marina, or Bradley Creek Marina.

Happy Spring! Enjoy these Spring Flower Festivals. If you happen to go to any of these events, please tell us about your experience by emailing us: info@southernboating.com

 

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