77th NC Azalea Festival in Wilmington | April 3rd-7th, 2024

77th NC Azalea Festival in Wilmington | April 3rd-7th, 2024

  • Debbie Hooker
  • 03/20/24

Get ready for the 77th NC Azalea Festival happening from April 3rd to 7th, 2024!

The North Carolina Azalea Festival stands as Wilmington's annual community celebration, and it's the largest event of its kind in the state. Established in 1948, the festival has become Wilmington's premier occasion. With concerts, fairs, and special events, it draws an estimated 300,000 attendees. Each event marks a joyous occasion, commencing with the arrival of Queen Azalea at the official opening of the five-day festival. Everywhere you look, the blooming azaleas provide vibrant evidence of coastal Carolina's rich heritage. Take a look at the video below from previous years' events!



The Azalea Festival in Wilmington, NC offers an abundance of events that are too many to list. However, here are a few beloved and eagerly anticipated events:

  1. Azalea Festival Parade: A highlight of the festival featuring elaborate floats, marching bands, and community groups parading through downtown Wilmington.

  2. Street Fair: A vibrant fair featuring arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities. Click HERE for more details.

  3. Garden Tours: Guided tours showcasing the beautiful azalea gardens and historic homes of Wilmington.

  4. Concerts: Live music performances by renowned artists such as T- Pain at the Live Oak Bank Pavillian and local bands held at various venues throughout the festival.

  5. Queen's Coronation: A ceremonial event where the Queen Azalea is officially crowned, often attended by celebrities and dignitaries.

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Check out the VIP Packages HERE!

Don't miss out on this cherished and eagerly anticipated event! Get ready to immerse yourself in the culture and excitement at this magnificent community celebration. And remember, the Andy Bovender Team at Compass Carolinas is here and thrilled to assist you with all your real estate needs!

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