North Carolina Azalea Festival

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April 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The 72nd North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 – we hope to see you there!

The 2019 Parade will be broadcast live on GTV8 (Channel 8 on Time Warner/Spectrum) Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 9:30 am. Direct TV and other TV serives providers do not provide this network channel, however, you can stream the Parade live on your phone, computer, or other internet connected devices through GTV8’s website. Click Below to view the parade live at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

View the Parade Live

General Parade Information

Main viewing areas will be all along 3rd Street, from Market Street to Bladen Street.  Viewing along the route is always free, though reserved Festival bleacher tickets were available for purchase at the North Carolina Azalea Festival Ticket Office for $5-8 in advance, $7-10 on the day of.

Available in all public parking decks downtown; access to the decks is via Chestnut Street only, and only until 8:15 am.  ADA parking is on the corner of Chestnut and 3rd Street, and is accessible via Chestnut Street until 8:15 am.

We are looking forward to ths years parade on April 6, 2019!

2018 Parade Photo Gallery

2019 Parade Participation & Volunteering

In addition, if you are interested in volunteering with the Parade, we’d love to have you! Please click on the link below for the online volunteer registration.

Volunteer Registration

Parade Partner Sponsor

2019 Parade Concessions
If you are interested in participating as a concessioner for the Parade, we have a few options and limited space is available for the food and beverage options.  The various options include:

  • Walking Concessions: $150 each.  The walking permits are for the Parade route only.  Each walking permit covers one person only.  Each walker receives one credential badge.
  • Regular Coca-Cola Concession Booth: $150.  (Includes: Coca-Cola 10×10 tent, product supplied at cost and delivered to site, will pick up remaining product after Parade and collect payment for sold product). Can sell prepacked foods like chips, cookies, and candy.
  • Food Concession Booth:  $250.00.  This is for food trucks and food tents that prepare food on site such as bagels, hotdogs, donuts, etc.

If you are interested in more information and rules, please click the link below to the registration

Parade Concessions Registration

2019 Parade

2019 Parade Highlights

The 72nd annual North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade is held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am on Saturday, April 6th. More highlights to come!





April 6
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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S 3rd St
S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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