April 8 – 12, 2015
The Azalea Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Celebrate the azaleas, artwork, gardens, rich history, and culture that make Wilmington such a remarkable city. Enjoy five full days of entertainment that will be fun for the entire family.
The Azalea Festival Wilmington, North Carolina features events for people of all ages and interests including the Azalea Children’s Tea, the Azalea 5k / 10K Fun Walk, Historic Home Tours, the Queen’s Coronation, a Street Fair, a Circus and more. During these celebrations, visitors can admire the beautiful, blooming azaleas that offer a colorful testimony to the rich heritage of the Carolina coast.
The Wilmington, NC Azalea Festival events are viewed by more than 1,000,000 people every year in person and through media coverage. The parade itself will attract more than 100,000 spectators! Visitors return year after year to enjoy this amazing five day festival. Join us at the 2015 celebration so that you can experience the beauty and entertainment that make the North Carolina Azalea Festival a once in a lifetime experience.
2015 Cole Bros Circus
The Cole Bros. Circus Big Top is a popular North Carolina Azalea Festival event. Enjoy costumed characters, acrobatics, downs, and more! The 2015 festival will feature exotic animals, a trio of talented elephants, camels, clowns, motorcycle maniacs, the world’s funniest horse, The Human Cannonball and more. Head to the circus for chills, thrills and laughter!
2015 Azalea Festival Concerts
The 2015 Miller Lite Main Stage Line-up features Alan Jackson on Thursday, April 9, 2015 and Nelly on Friday, April 10, 2015.
Azalea Garden Tour
The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour has been featured in Southern Living and is one of the longest running and most popular garden tours in the South. Enjoy the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tours April 10 – 12, 2015 at the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
Enjoy this FREE event with your entire family! The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair features over 330 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, and a children’s area. The North Carolina Azalea Festival 2015 Street Fair will be held April 10-12, 2015.
The North Carolina Azalea Festival Parade features floats, marching units and bands, clowns, horses, the Azalea Queen and her court, and more. This year’s Azalea Festival Parade will be held April 11, 2015.
Every year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival features a variety of visiting ships. Take time to explore these visiting ships docked along the Cape Fear Riverside during the 2015 NC Azalea Festival.
Join us on April 11, 2015 for this incredible festival event! Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show presented over the majestic Cape Fear River. Come out early to find your best viewing spot!
The Azalea Festival in Wilmington is one of North Carolina’s favorite annual events. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a week full of entertainment that will entertain all ages and interests. Here is a glimpse of the exciting events planned for the 2015 Azalea Festival:
The Queen’s Coronation is an annual Azalea Festival event where the Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. Festival Celebrity Guests, City Officials, Board Members and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles will attend this special celebration. Don’t miss your chance to meet the Queen and Celebrity Guests at the free Meet and Greet that follows the Coronation.