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The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year. Our traditional parade route flows right through the heart of Historic downtown Wilmington. 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!
2017 Parade Schedule of Events
9:00 AM MGC Parade Mile
9:30 AM National Anthem at City Hall & Flyover by the Bandit Flight Team Presented by Wilmington International Airport (ILM)
9:32 AM Ribbon Cutting at Market and 3rd Street
9:38 AM Parade Step Off
11:30 AM Parade End
While the Parade is FREE for everyone to attend, we offer Parade Bleacher Tickets for spectators. Parade Bleacher Tickets will be on sale at the Azalea Festival Ticket Office beginning February 2018.