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April 2020

Historic Home Tour

April 4 - April 5

As of March 12th 2020, the Historic Home Tour has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Proceeds from the Home Tour advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 200 historic properties from demolition. For more information on the…

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Patrons’ Party Gala

April 4

The Patrons’ Party Gala is the grand finale for sponsors of the Azalea Festival.  A black-tie event filled with wonderful food displays and dancing to the sounds of the hottest national party bands, this is our chance to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. Ticket Information The Patrons’ Party Gala is a private function for partners of the Azalea Festival. Partner With Us

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Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage

April 4 - April 5
Corner of Market and 2nd Street, Market St & S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

As of March 12th 2020, the Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The Multicultural Stage is a FREE multicultural, family-friendly celebration that showcases different cultures flourishing here in the Greater Cape Fear Region. You will marvel at the authentic costumes, dance, and music of some of our best ethnic performing groups and bands. Our Waterfront Street Fair Multicultural Stage line-up features contemporary and classical music from China, the Middle East, Mexico, Polynesia, Hawaii,…

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MGC Parade Mile

April 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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As of March 12th 2020, the MGC Parade Mile has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The 2020 Parade Mile will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie partners with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one-of-a-kind road mile race that takes place ahead of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade. The course is an out and back through a portion of the Parade route on…

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Parade Presented by United Rentals

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
S 3rd St, S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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As of March 12th 2020, the Parade has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The 73rd North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2020 – we hope to see you there! The 2020 Parade will be broadcast live on GTV8 (Channel 8 on Time Warner/Spectrum) Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 9:30 am. Direct TV and some other TV service providers do not provide this network channel, however, you can stream the Parade live on your…

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Waterfront Street Fair Children’s Area

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 6:00 pm
The Cotton Exchange, 321 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

As of March 12th 2020, the Waterfront Street Fair has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates   The Waterfront Street Fair Children’s Area is a FREE, family-friendly part of the Street Fair made just for kids! Guests enjoy family-friendly vendors, hands-on activities, and performers on the Wilmington Health Stage. FREE Activities and Demos with: Lowes Foods Cakery Tent with cake walks Smart Start of NHC & Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library NHC Public Library Story Time UNCW Marine Quest Robotics Train…

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Riverwalk Shag Contest…on the Banks of the Cape Fear

April 4 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hotel Ballast, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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$1.00

As of March 12th 2020, the Riverwalk Shag Contest has been canceled. Click here for COVID-19 updates The Riverwalk Shag Contest is a showcase of local and regional talent with participants and spectators coming from all over the state. Join us for vendors, shag demonstrations, line dancing, and more! This event will last from 12:30 PM - 7 PM; with the contest lasting from 12:30-6 PM. Open dancing will also be available periodically. 2020 Contest Rules  

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Fireworks

April 4 @ 9:00 pm - 9:15 pm
N Water St, N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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FREE

A favorite Festival event, the Fireworks are presented over the majestic Cape Fear River on Saturday of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Come early to pick out your best viewing spot!  

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Festival Finale

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States
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FREE

The Festival Finale is a FREE, family-friendly event with food, drinks, and live music. Bluewater takes Sunday Funday to a new level at the best patio party in town! Join us for the last Festival event of Festival week.

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July 2020

Azalea Independence Open

July 1 - July 31

Join us in our first Azalea Independence Open! Luck of the Draw Tournament July 1- July 31, 2020  (A play on your own experience!) Two Courses to play - River Landing and Wilmington Municipal! Choose one or pay to play at both! Each course will have a tournament winner. Three Ways to Play: 1-Solo Play: Individual score will be combined with 3 other scores selected from a random drawing for an average group score. 2-Team Play: Enter a team of…

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