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April 2017

The Azalea Festival in Muskogee celebrates the blooming of azaleas, tulips, dogwoods and wisteria. Enjoy a drive along paved roadways that wind around the blooming flowers, walkways perfect for runners or birders, five lakes and ponds, a variety of picturesque ponds, a butterfly sanctuary and a tree arboretum. Enjoy the blooms at Honor Heights Park and then head into downtown Muskogee for events that take place throughout the city.
Model: Rachel Blanchard
Photographer: Marc Rains
Wardrobe: Jules Boutique

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