Azalea Festival

Volunteers pose at bear bakery
Landon School Azalea Festival- Celebrating Since 1954

2024 AZALEA FESTIVAL

DATES
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5

HOURS
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.*

LOCATION
6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

COST
Free general admission & parking

*Funland Friday hours: Noon - 4 p.m.

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Why Azalea?

OUR AZALEA STORY

Landon School's Azalea Festival has continued consecutively since 1954 when founders, Paul Landon and Mary Lee Banfield, sold azalea plants from the campus to raise scholarship funds.

Organized by the Azalea Festival Committee, the tradition continues every year during the first weekend in May. In addition to selling many unique blooms of azaleas, visitors enjoy live entertainment, shopping, carnival rides, delicious food and treats, and more. Please join us for our three-day community festival and bring your family and friends!

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A Weekend of Fun

Azalea plant

 

AZALEAS & PLANTS

We sell large and diverse assortments of beautiful high-quality azaleas, annuals, perennials, herbs, and vegetables to fill your growing home garden.

Shoppers look at clothing

 

BOUTIQUES

Shop for apparel, jewelry, accessories, decorative home goods, artwork, and other unique gifts. Perfect for Mother’s Day, graduations,  birthdays, and more!

Students laugh on carnival ride

 

Funland

There are carnival rides, video games, moon bounces, face painters, children's entertainment and a special kiddies center for our youngest visitors. Fun for all ages!

Volunteer arranges bearly used items

 

BEARLY USED

Landon has some great finds at bargain prices in our big gym! Bearly Used is a treasure trove of gently used furniture, womens clothing and accessories, home decor, artwork, jewelry, books, toys, and more.

A grill with hot dogs and burgers cooking on top

 

FOOD

Enjoy meals and treats from vendors including our very own Bear Bakery & Beverages, Riddles Griddle, and Bear Boardwalk. Plus, local favorites like Potomac Pizza, Clayboy's Shave Ice, Ben & Jerry's and more.

A group of laughing children sit on the ground

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment all weekend! Live music from The 19th Street Band, Daisy Road, Cypress Bluegrass Band, Sol y Rumba, Sorry, the Great Zucchini, and theater performances by Landon and Holton-Arms students.

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Weekend Entertainment Schedule

Couple dances to music
A group of laughing children sit on the ground

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Azalea Festival sponsor signs

BE AN AZALEA SPONSOR

Members of the Landon School community and area businesses significantly impact the success of the Azalea Festival. Your company’s name and logo is visible to thousands who visit our weekend festival and view our website, print and social media promotions. For more information and to become an Azalea sponsor click below.

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

2024 Corporate Sponsors

Laura O'Keefe realtor for Erich Cabe Compass Team
RMA
Pella Mid-Atlantic
Little Graces Playgroup Logo
Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas logo
Ourisman Automotive of VA logo
John Hopkins Medicine logo
Chevy Chase Contractors logo
BOWA Builders logo
budd group logo
Merrifield Garden Center logo
Smyth Jewelry's logo
w.b.mason
able moving storage

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Volunteer

Volunteers at Azalea Festival

OUR VOLUNTEERS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Thank you to our Azalea Festival Committee and all the volunteers from our Landon School community for offering their time and talent to plan the Azalea Festival and participate in its success.

We value our volunteers who make the Azalea Festival happen!

THANK YOU TO OUR LOYAL 2024 AZALEA FESTIVAL
COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS AND VOLUNTEERS!

Committee Co-Chairs

Azalea Plants
Beth Appleton, P '26
Karoline Shannon, P '21 '26 

Bear Bakery & Beverages
Susan Eagle, P '27
Anne Hawkins, P '27
Allison Kling, P '27

Bear Boardwalk
Kristen Edma, P '25
Eileen Shelton, P '24

Bearly Used
Ashley Allen, P '25
Clare Anderson, P '24
Jamie Hotchkiss, P '23 '27

Boutique Vendors
Roxanne Haltmeyer, P '25
Danielle Lloyd, P '29

Cement Bears
Stephanie Hyman, P '25
Claire Swift, P '24 '26 

Entertainment
Liz Stephens, P '28 '31

Flowers & Plants
Paulie Abeles, P '21 '22
Gina Baum, P '21
Aimee Dunn, P '15
Karen Johnson, P '27
Patti Kelly, P '23 '24
Alex Shockey, P '17 '25
Roxanne Sweeney, P '16 '18

Funland
Bridget Maybud, P '31

Parking
Kurt Cross, P '28
Derek Reisfield, P '28

Plant Pick-Up
JoAnna Graham, P '26
Martha Marmo-Fernandes, P '22 '24

Riddles Griddle
Kristen Lever, P '24, Beverages 
Landon Alumni

'Zalea Bash
Leanne Bortner, P '31
Anne-Lamar Meeker, P '29 '31
Callie Nierenberg, P '31 '32

2023 Azalea Highlights

band singing
bear statue
paper cups and green grass
face painting
microphones
raising hands
garden
pink aprons
auction
table
popcorn
carnival
wood cutting board
sunglasses on head
towels
simply fresh event
purple flower shirt
streaming lights
clothes
group of four people
Zalea Bash Invite 2024, Friday May 3, 6:30 p.m. with dinner, dancing, an auction
'Zalea Bash

'Zalea Bash, Friday, May 3 is an evening party for adults that includes dinner and cocktails, music and dancing, plus an auction to raise funds for tuition assistance and professional development. It's a great night for our Landon School community! Ticketed event by invitation only.

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Shop and Eat

2024 Boutique Vendors

Mostly Monograms Azalea Festival Vendor Logo
Nosetta Vendor Logo
Fornash Vendor Logo
earl apps
beignet
deco jewelry
goose
IC design
handmade
keche
two blue sisters
pearly
sandy
Soxford logo
Inspirations by Pat vendor logo
Birdiekat vendor logo

2024 Food Vendors

riddles griddles
YoloCatering logo

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