Wilmington Prepares for Azalea Festival

From April 3rd - 7th. Wilmington will celebrate it's annual community celebration called the Azalea Festival. This is a festival that celebrates the warm, southern hospitality of the Wilmington area and is a huge festival in the state of North Carolina. This year, the featured headliners are Tyler Farr and Hank Williams Jr. with Frank Foster. Every year, this event unites visitors and Wilmington locals alike to have fun, enjoy the company of others, and to celebrate with parties, events, galas, and tours. 

In case you wanted a refresher on all the events happening during Azalea Festival week, here's a list of our top picks.

Queen's Coronation: April 3rd, 3:00 pm

Join festival celebrity guests and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Bells for this annual event where the Queen is officially crowned  the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen. Location:Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Tyler Farr Concert: April 4th, 7:00pm ($40)

Tickets and more information are available by visiting ncazaleafestival.org. Location: Downtown Wilmington

Hank Williams Jr. with Frank Foster: April 5th 7:00pm ($45)

Tickets and more information are available by visiting ncazaleafestival.org. Location: Downtown Wilmington

Damn Yankees performed by Thalian Association Community Theater:

From April 5th - April 14th. A play based on the novel The Year The Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop. It tells the story of a young Joe Hardy transforming the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team.  For information about times and tickets see http://www.thalian.org

Chalk Fest Presented by Harris Teeter: April 5th, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join in on the family-friendly fun chalking of the sidewalks in downtown Wilmington. 

After Garden Get Down: April 5th, 2:00 - 6:00pm

Meet & Greet with Queen Azalea will take place from 2:45pm - 3:00pm and from 2:00pm - 6:00pm there will be live music from Uptown Easy on the waterfront.

MGC Parade Mile: April 6th, 8:30am - 9:00am 

This road mile race takes place ahead of the Azalea Parade. See the website http:www.parademile.com/ for more information.

Wilmington Downtown Parade: April 6th at 9:30am - 12:00pm

Fireworks Downtown: April 6th, 9:00pm - 9:30pm

Festival Finale: April 7th, 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Free family-friendly event with food, entertainment, and plenty of giveaways. Location: Blue Water Grill

For more Azalea Festival Information go to http://ncazaleafestival.org


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