70th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

The 70th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival will take place in Wilmington, NC from th to

Highlights include Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour, Cirque Ma’Ceo, Live Entertainment, Concerts, Street Fair, Parade, Home Show and lots more.

North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade

The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual events, with viewers exceeding 100,000 every year.

Our traditional parade route flows right through the heart of historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Floats, marching units and bands, clowns and horses, all highlighted by visiting celebrities, Queen Azalea and her court, and the Azalea Festival Princess await you!

Riverside Hilton in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina

The festival will be hosting the Riverwalk Shag Contest this year. The Riverwalk Shag Contest will take place Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Ballroom. Open Dancing will be from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and the Shag Contest begins at 12:30 p.m.. Join DJ Fred Rouse for raffles, vendors, demonstrations, line dancing, and lots more!

Airlie Garden Luncheon Partyne you can’t miss! Join us and 2,500 of our closest friends as we kick off Spring with big hats, seersucker, bow ties, and the networking event of the year all on the beautiful grounds of Airlie Gardens.

Oh! And be sure to come early so you don’t miss the Citadel Summerall Guards performance!

For accommodations during the festival, call Sloane Vacations at (866)-931-5201 and we’ll set you up in style.

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