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Paws on Parade

March 14, 2020



NEW in 2019, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is partnering with paws4people® to create our first Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Party of the Azalea Festival! This is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy Kissing Booth, professional dog portraits, and more! Held at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, bring your family (including your four-legged, friendly, leashed family members) for a day filled with fun. Food and concessions will be available. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are $10.00; children 10 and under are free. Registration in the 5k, 1 Mile Fun Walk, or Canine Court Pageant includes a Paws on Parade admission.


About paws4people®

paws4people® is a national non-profit headquartered in Wilmington who raises, trains, and places their certified and insured Assistance Dogs with Veterans & dependents, civilians, and adolescents living with disabilities. paws4people® is a full member of Assistance Dogs International. Fundraising and sponsorships have allowed them to place more than 500 active Dog & Client teams across the country- at no cost to the Clients.



Canine Court

The North Carolina Azalea Festival and paws4people® would love to see your canine strut across the stage! Participants choose to enter one of the following four divisions: 1) Best Trick, 2) Best Dressed, 3) Looks Only a Mama Could Love, 4) Most Look-alike My Human Friend. Registration is $25, and includes one free admission to the Paws on Parade Day (for the dog’s human friend). Enter your dogs into this exciting new Canine Court Pageant for a chance to win Dog King and Dog Queen of The 2019 Azalea Festival! Winners will be featured in the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade! Friendly, leashed dogs only.


Registration is now closed.

5K Race & One Mile Fun Walk

It is the Official Dog Race of The North Carolina Azalea Festival! Come join paws4people® for their 11th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Walk! Last year you helped them raise over $20,000 for their Assistance Dog Placement Programs! Race and walk will take place at Greenfield Lake Park. Each race or walk registration includes one admission to the Paws on Parade Day. Winners will be featured in the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade! Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to participate with their owners.

Registration is now closed.

The winners of the 5K will be picked in the following divisions:
1. First to finish male with a dog
2. First to finish male without a dog
3. First to finish female with a dog
4. First to finish female without a dog
There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category!
1st Place: $100 Omega Gift Card
2nd Place: $50 Omega Gift Card
3rd Place: $25 Omega Gift Card

… and MUCH more to come!

Paws on Parade Day is going to be a barkin’ good time…don’t miss out on an opportunity to brand your business alongside this one-of-a-kind event. Or, choose to donate to support our four-legged friends!

Paws on Parade Sponsor


Thank you to our sponsors!

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March 14, 2020
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Nc Azazlea Fest


Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre
1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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