North Carolina Azalea Festival



The success of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is made possible through the hard work and dedication of a large corps of community volunteers. Nearly 100 volunteer committees plan and organize events such as the Parade, the Waterfront Street Fair, the Spring Soiree and the community clean-up called Azalea Sweep, as well as critical operations such as communications, transportation, sponsor relations and event hospitality.

Volunteer opportunities may be available for a single day or involve a year-round commitment. The level of involvement you choose depends on your interests and availability. We will work to get you involved in a way that you find both meaningful and enjoyable. Communication with potential new volunteers generally occurs in the beginning of the Fall, and periodically throughout Festival season (Oct-April).

Every year following the Festival we host a special party for all of the Volunteers that helped with the Festival events as a thank you. The 2018 event was held at the beautiful Watermark Marina overlooking the Cape Fear River and the catering was provided by local catering company Diamond Food Enterprises.

2018 Volunteer Appreciation Party


The North Carolina Azalea Fesival has been in my life for 27 years and within my family for over 50 years.  I have been honored to see how the Festival has evolved into an ecomonic driver for Wilmington and has prompted volunteerism in all ages...I find nothing more satisfying in investing my time and support into helping mold them into leaders.  

 - Morgan Carson, Azalea Festival Youth Committee Volunteer


If you’re interested in volunteering with us, click the button below to sign up.