Azalea Festival: Your Complete Guide

Azalea Festival- Your Complete Guide

SATURDAY

Azalea 5K/10K/Kid’s Run.

Register here.
Saturday, April 2nd at 8:00 AM
925 Town Center Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405

Azalea Sweep

Help clean public spaces where the Azalea Queen will reign!
All volunteers can enjoy an after party with refreshments!
Sign up here.
Saturday, April 2nd

SATURDAY (1)

Queen’s Coronation

Watch the official crowning of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea!
Event details here.
Wednesday, April 6th at 3:00 PM
Port City Marina at 10 Harnett Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

Join the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party as they visit the Brigade Boys & Girls Club and share the festival spirit.
Thursday, April 7th

Celebrity Reception

The celebrity reception for sponsors of the Festival a close and personal opportunity to see and meet Queen Azalea, Celebrity Guests, and other Festival Dignitaries.
Learn more about sponsorship here.
Thursday, April 7th

School Visit

See the event details here.
Thursday, April 7th

The Avett Brothers at Belk Main Stage

Tickets are $55.00 and can be purchased here.
Thursday, April 7th
411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.

The Airlie Luncheon Garden Party is a private function for sponsors and dignitaries of the Azalea Festival.
For sponsorship and more information, visit the event page.
Friday, April 8th

After Garden Get Down

The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater Grill is a fun, dockside party where guests can enjoy live music by Darryl Murrill & Jazzpel, food and drink specials, and the best view on the Intracoastal.
This event is free and open to the public. Event details here.
Friday, April 8th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

City Rockfest Tour

This free event at the Street Fair & Multicultural Stage features Seventh Day Slumber, Decyfer Down, Childen 18:3 and Spoken, & Disciple.
For more information, visit the event page.
Friday, April 8th
1 Princess St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Snoop Dogg

Tickets are $46.50 and can be purchased here.
Friday, April 8th at 7:00 PM.
411 North Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

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Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc and has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING as one of the longest-running and most popular garden tours in the South!
Tickets are $25.00. For tickets and more information, see the event page.
Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Various Wilmington locations

Juried Art Show

Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists present fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.
For more information, visit the event page.
Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th
120 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Azalea Festival Street Fair

The NC Azalea Festival Street Fair is a free, family event with more than 300 arts & craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, four music stages, fireworks, and a children’s area. The Street Fair is located on Water, Front, and Market Street.
For more information, visit the event page.
Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th
Downtown Wilmington

USCGC Diligence Tours

USCGC Diligence Tours are free! Tours are held on Friday from 12:30 PM  – 15 minutes before sunset and Saturday/Sunday from 10:00 AM  – 15 minutes before sunset.
For more information, visit the event page.
Friday, April 8th – Sunday, April 10th
109 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Chase Rice with Kane Brown

Tickets are $36.50 and can be purchased here.
Saturday, April 9th at 7:00 PM.
411 North Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Fireworks

Enjoy fireworks over the Cape Fear river.
Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 PM.
View from downtown waterfront areas.

MGC Parade Mile

Lace up your sneakers and put on your sharpest seer sucker suit or prettiest spring dress for this mile run.
For registration and more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th at 8:55 AM.
310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Parade

The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year.
For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th at 9:30 AM.
The Parade travels down 3rd street from Market St. to Bladen St.

Patrons’ Party Gala

The Patrons’ Party Gala is a private function for sponsors of the Azalea Festival.
For more information on sponsorship please click here.
Saturday, April 9th

Saturday, April 9th

Street Fair Multicultural Stage

The Azalea Festival Multicultural Stage is a two-day family friendly celebration where you can experience the best in contemporary and traditional music, dance and ethnic pageantry from around the world!
For more information, visit the event page.
N Front St & Walnut St, Wilmington, NC 28401

USS North Carolina 75th Anniversary Celebration

At 1:15 PM, there will be a Special Cake Cutting for all guests and an appearance by Queen Azalea and other Celebrity Guests with patriotic music.
Regular admission prices apply.
For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
1 Battleship Rd NE, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Boxing

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament showcases some of the finest boxers from the National and International level of competition & from the military branches.
Admission is free. For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th at 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM.
Schwartz Center at 601 North Front Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Coin Show

More than 30 dealers from surrounding states on hand to appraise, buy, sell and trade coins, currency and other numismatic items. Children are given free foreign coins to learn about currency and foreign countries.
Admission is free. For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th beginning at 10:00 AM each day.
Elks Lodge at 5102 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28409

Historic Home Tour

The Azalea Festival Home Tour in downtown Wilmington, NC, features nine unique homes and one historic church spanning 250 years of architectural history. Tours are self-guided and tickets are good for the entire weekend.
Admission is $30.00. For more information and for tickets, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Self-guided, various downtown homes. 

Street Fair Children’s Area

The Street Fair Children’s Area is family fun for everyone!
Games, children’s craft projects, and a stage dedicated to children’s performances all await you.
For more information, visit the event page.
Saturday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th
321 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401

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Festival Finale

Bluewater Grill is  hosting the Festival Finale and Back of the Boat will provide the entertainment. There will have plenty of giveaways –  Bluewater takes Sunday Funday to a new level at the best patio party in town!
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the event page.
Sunday, April 10th
4 Marina St, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480