April 8 – 12, 2015
The Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Celebrate the azaleas, artwork, gardens, rich history, and culture that make Wilmington such a remarkable city. Enjoy five full days of entertainment that will be fun for the entire family.
The Azalea Festival Wilmington, North Carolina features events for people of all ages and interests including the Azalea Children’s Tea, the Azalea 5k / 10K Fun Walk, Historic Home Tours, the Queen’s Coronation, a Street Fair, a Circus and more. During these celebrations, visitors can admire the beautiful, blooming azaleas that offer a colorful testimony to the rich heritage of the Carolina coast.
The Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival events are viewed by more than 1,000,000 people every year in person and through media coverage. The parade itself will attract more than 100,000 spectators! Visitors return year after year to enjoy this amazing five day festival. Join us at the 2014 celebration so that you can experience the beauty and entertainment that make the North Carolina Azalea Festival a once in a lifetime experience.
Circus at the 2015 Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC
The Cole Bros. Circus Big Top is a popular North Carolina Azalea Festival event. Enjoy costumed characters, acrobatics, downs, and more! The 2014 festival will feature elephants, camels, motorcycle maniacs in the Globe of Death, aerial gymnasts, and The Human Canonball. Enjoy chills, thrills, and laughter at The World’s Largest Circus under the Big Top.
Concerts - 2015 not yet announced.
The 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival will feature popular musicians like Widespread Panic, Justin Moore, Randy Houser, and Josh Thompson, and more!
Azalea Garden Tour
The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour has been featured in Southern Living and is one of the longest running and most popular garden tours in the South. Enjoy the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tours April 11 – 13, 2014 at the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
Enjoy this FREE event with your entire family! The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair features over 200 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, and a children’s area. The North Carolina Azalea Festival 2014 Street Fair will be held April 11 - 13, 2014!
The North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade features floats, marching units and bands, clowns, horses, the Azalea Queen and her court, and more. This year’s Azalea Festival Parade will be held April 12, 2014 from 9AM to 12PM!
Every year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival features a variety of visiting ships. Visit these magnificent ships docked along the Cape Fear Riverside at the 2014 NC Azalea Festival.
The Azalea Festival in Wilmington is one of North Carolina’s favorite annual events. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a week full of entertainment that will entertain all ages and interests. Here is a glimpse of the exciting events planned for the 2014 Azalea Festival:
The Queen’s Coronation is an annual Azalea Festival event where the Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. Guests will have a chance to meet the Queen and celebrity guests including City Officials, Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles and more. The river walk is an excellent place to watch the Official party disembark from Henrietta III which is North Carolina’s largest riverboat.