April 7-11, 2021

Paws on Parade, the Official Dog Garden Paw-ty

Saturday, July 31
$5 Advance / $30 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.



Tentative Schedule:

5 pm: Gates Open!
5:30 pm: Canine Court Pageant
7:15 pm: Band (TBD)

Ticket Information
$5 in Advance – includes a Garden Paw-ty Commemorative Sticker
$30 VIP Advance – includes admission for 2, $10 in Food and Beverage credits (for this event only), 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. *While supplies last

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.

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 1,200 active Dog & Client teams across the country- at no cost to the Clients.