Azalea Festival Friday activities canceled

Saturday’s Azalea Festival events will go on as planned!

PICKENS — With rainy weather in the forecast, Azalea Festival officials have made the decision to call off Friday’s festivities in downtown Pickens.

Saturday’s events for the 29th annual event will go on as scheduled, Azalea Festival director Russ Gantt said Thursday.

In addition to Friday’s events, which included a cruise-in and concerts featuring bands such as The Tams, festival title sponsor WSPA-News Channel 7 has canceled scheduled broadcasts featuring Jack Roper and Kimberly Kelly live from Pickens on Friday.

As always, admission and parking will be free for Saturday’s Azalea Festival events, which begin with the annual Azalea Fest Run/Walk in the morning and end with a main stage concert by chart-topping country music group Little Texas at night.