April 6 – 10, 2016
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.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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, boxing tournament 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 2015 celebration so that you can experience the beauty and entertainment that make the North Carolina Azalea Festival a once in a lifetime experience.
2016 Azalea Festival Concerts
2016 concerts include Chase Rice with Kane Brown and The Avett Brothers. Plus, the City RockFest Tour on April 8, 2016 will feature Seventh Day Slumber, Decyfer Down, Children 18:3, Spoken, & Disciple.
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 6-10, 2016 at the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
Enjoy this FREE event with your entire family! The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair features over 330 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, and a children’s area. The North Carolina Azalea Festival 2015 Street Fair will be held April 6-10, 2016.
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 9, 2016.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament features some of the finest boxers from the National and International level of competition and from military branches. Queen Azalea and VIP Celebrity Guests have been attending this event since 1978. The 2016 Boxing Tournament will take place April 9 - 10, 2016.
Join us on April 9, 2016 for this incredible festival event! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show presented over the majestic Cape Fear River. Come out early to find your best viewing spot!
Bluewater Grill will kick off their Waterfront Music Series by hosting the Festival Finale on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Back of the Boat will provide the entertainment and there will be lots of exciting giveaways. Bluewater takes Sunday Funday to a new level at the best patio party in town!
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 2016 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. Festival Celebrity Guests, City Officials, Board Members and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles will attend this special celebration. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Queen and Celebrity Guests at the free Meet and Greet that follows the Coronation.
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