April 7-11, 2021

Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Garden Paw-ty

Saturday, July 31
$5 Advance / $25 VIP Advance / $10 Day of


The Azalea Festival partners with paws4people® to host Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Garden Paw-ty of the Azalea Festival! This is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a live music, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy kissing booth, professional dog portraits, doggone good vendors 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, concessions (and alcohol) will be available. This is a rain or shine event. Registration in the Canine Court Pageant includes a 2 Paws on Parade Garden Paw-ty human admissions. Kids 10 and under FREE.









Ticket Information
$5 in Advance – includes a Garden Paw-ty Commemorative Sticker
$25 VIP Advance – includes admission for 2, 2 Garden Paw-ty Commemorative Stickers, 1 dog bandana, and 1 dog bowl
$55 ADVANCE ADD-ON * Includes a mini photo session with you and your dog – must register for a specific time slot
$10 at the Gate
Kids 10 and Under are FREE


Want More Fun?!
Each dog in costume receives 1 free dog bowl at entry.

Canine Court Pageant

The North Carolina Azalea Festival and paws4people® would love to see your canine strut across the stage! Participants choose to enter one of the below four categories.

Best Trick
Best Dressed
Looks Only a Mama Could Love
Best Howler

Registration is $25, and includes two free admissions to the Paws on Parade Day (for the dog’s human friend). Give your pups a chance to be Dog King and Dog Queen of the Azalea Festival! Winners will be featured in the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade! Friendly, leashed dogs only.

Special discounts for military and student entrants. Each registration includes 2 human entries into the Paws on Parade Garden Paw-ty and 1 silicone dog bowl.

Want to see your business’s logo next to some super adorable pups? Click below to see some low-cost but high value sponsorship opportunities…starting at just $75!

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.