75th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

by Mar 30, 2022Events, North Brunswick

Wilmington’s longest-running springtime festival takes place April 1 through 9.

Join the excitement as the 75th anniversary of The North Carolina Azalea Festival celebrates Wilmington’s exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during five days of pageantry. Celebrate spring in Southern style with colorful parades, bustling street fairs, charming home and garden tours, dazzling art shows, spectacular fireworks, nationally known entertainment and the majestic coronation of a Festival Queen and Princess. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal.

2022 NC Azalea Festival Events

April 1 Azalea Festival Comedy Show with Sonya White & DS Sanders
Family-Friendly Show at 7 pm | Mature Audience Show at 9:30 pm

April 2-10 Juried Art Show and Sale
Over 100 North Carolina and national artists present fine paintings and 3D art creations

Art Azalea Festival 2022

April 4-10 Azaleas on Tour Porch Parade
The community celebrates by decorating their porches, yards or windows for all to enjoy

April 6 Queen’s Coronation
The new Queen Azalea is officially coronated

April 7 Brantley Gilbert in Concert
Event Time | 7 pm // Door Time | 5 pm

April 8-10 Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour
Tour a dozen beautiful and unique area gardens

Wilmington NC Azalea Festival

April 8-10 DGX Street Fair
Vendors and entertainment along the streets of historic downtown

April 8 REO Speedwagon in Concert
Event Time | 7 pm

April 8-17 Little Shop of Horrors
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm | Sunday Matinee 2 pm

April 9-10 Festival Boxing Competition
Showcasing some of the finest boxers from national and international levels

April 9-10 Historic Wilmington Foundation Home Tour
From the quaint to the grand, step inside bungalows, Queen Anne homes and more

April 9 Dollar General Parade
Event Time | 9:30 am

April 9 Azalea Festival Coin Show
Family-friendly fun with lots of dealers looking to buy, sell or trade

Dinner Azalea Festival 2022

April 9 Bill’s East Coast Open Volleyball Tournament
Check-in 10-10:30 am | Event Start 11 am

April 9 Tunes & Blooms at Greenfield Park Amphitheater
Event Time | 11 am

April 9 Cypress Hill in Concert
Event Time | 7 pm // Door Time | 5 pm

April 9 Fireworks over the Cape Fear River
Event Time | 9 pm

April 10 Port City Duck Dash
A rubber ducky race down the Cape Fear River

Learn More:
Visit https://ncazaleafestival.org/
Photography compliments of @ncazeleafestival

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