The Azalea Festival is here to stay for the summer!

From parades, concerts, tours, beautiful gardens, parties, auctions, art shows, and more, we’re in for a fun-filled year of exciting events! As some of the festivities for the festival have already passed there are plenty more on the way so mark your calendars!


NC Azalea Festival- Airlie Luncheon Garden Party
Friday, July 30 10am – This is a private event for Sponsors & Partners of the Azalea Festival.

NC Azalea Festival- After Garden Get Down FREE
Friday, July 30 2pm – This event will follow the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party and is open to the public. With live music, food, drink specials & a great view from the Bluewater Grill patio!

NC Azalea Festival- Paws on Parade; The Official Dog Garden Paw-ty
Saturday, July 31 – The Azalea Festival partners up with paws4people® for this adorable paw-ty at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater! A fun day filled with live music, a Canine Court Pageant, a puppy kissing booth, professional dog portraits, & more!


NC Azalea Festival – Sublime with Rome | Michael Franti & Spearhead
Thursday, August 19 7pm – Jam out to your favorite Sublime songs at North Waterfront Park! Ticket prices vary.

NC Azalea Festival- The DGX Waterfront Street Fair FREE
Friday, August 20th 6pm – This family-friendly celebration will have 250 vendors, shopping, food, music & much more!

NC Azalea Festival – Wilmington Grill Music & Beer Garden at the DGX Waterfront Street Fair FREE
Friday, August 20 – Sunday, August 22 6pm- Listen to great tunes from day until night! Food, drinks, & outdoor games for a great day! Located at 2nd and Market Street.

NC Azalea Festival- The Avett Brothers
Friday, August 20 & Saturday, August 21 7pm – These 2 time Grammy nominees are hitting the stage at North Waterfront Park! Ticket prices vary.

NC Azalea Festival – The Dollar General Parade FREE
Saturday, August 21 9am – A great way to start your Saturday! Watch the parade along 3rd St. from Market St. to Balden St. with your friends & fam!

NC Azalea Festival- Children’s area at the DGX Waterfront Street Fair – FREE
Saturday, August 21 10am – Your kids with love this! The children’s area is packed with vendors, hands-on activities, & fun performances to watch!

NC Azalea Festival- The Multicultural Stage FREE
Saturday, August 21- Sunday, August 22 12pm – Get a glimpse of the multicultural aspects of our region! Performances by some of the region’s most talented ethnic performing groups with authentic costumes & dances. With music from China, the Middle East, Mexico, Polynesia, Hawaii, Japan, Latin America, Ireland, & MORE!

NC Azalea Festival – Fireworks over the Cape Fear River FREE
Saturday, August 21 9pm – Watch the sky light up with fireworks over the river!

NC Azalea Festival – Festival Finale FREE
Sunday, August 22 4pm – All good things must come to an end, for this year at least! This family-friendly finale is filled with food, drinks, & live music on the Bluewater Grill patio!

NC Azalea Festival- Patron’s Party Gala
Saturday, August 28th 7:30pm – This is the finale for the sponsors of the Azalea Festival. A beautiful black-tie event evening to thank all of the sponsors for their support.

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