Memorial Day Weekend- An Oregon Heritage Tradition Since 1939
Sponsorships are a critical part of our festival. Sponsorships ensure we are able to bring in top talent for our Saturday Concert and Sunday's Family Fun Day. Our 2024 Sponsorship Packages will be available in January, 2024. Meanwhile, feel free to contact us for more information.
The Azalea Festival Parade, Street Fair, Kid's Fishing Pond, Curry County Cruisers Benefit Car Show, ROCK THE PARK Concert Quilt Show, Art Show, Friday Night Dance Party, Elks BBQ, Sunday Morning Community Church Service, Wildlife Educational Program, Scott Anderson's Magic Show and more!
Listen to KURY 95.3 FM Saturday morning from 9:45-11:45 as they broadcast the Parade from the Central Building sponsored by the Brookings Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Dianne Rettke was named Grand Marshal for the 2023 Azalea Festival. She has been spearheading the Azalea Festival Parade for the past 13 years. As a resident of Brookings since 1988, Dianne has also spent many hours volunteering with Nature’s Coastal Holiday, and with the First Baptist Church AWANA and youth programs. Congratulations Dianne!
Map of event locations & parade route-click here!
Visit the 2023 Schedule of Events!
Since 1939, this long time event celebrates a time honored tradition, the beauty of the Southern Oregon coast and has been awarded the “The Oregon Heritage Tradition” award. Brookings gained national attention in 1962, when organizers of the town’s annual Azalea Festival invited former Japanese naval pilot Nobuo Fujita to be the parade’s grand marshal. In 1942, Fujita had catapulted his small float plane from the deck of a Japanese submarine and had flown over the town on a daring flight to bomb the redwood forests southeast of Brookings. It was the first and one of only two enemy aerial bombings of the U.S. mainland. Fujita presented the city with his heirloom samurai sword (now on display in the Chetco Community Public Library, Brookings).
In 2023, the 84th Annual Azalea Festival was featured on Southern Oregon PBS show "Us As We Are". You can view the show by clicking the button below.
There's always something unique at our Street Fair. From fine art to gourmet foods. Located on the corner of 5th Street and Hwy 101 in front of the Goodwill Store. Lots of parking!
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898 Elk Drive, Brookings, Oregon 97415, United States