8 Apr 2017


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The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year. Our traditional parade route flows right through the heart of Historic downtown Wilmington. Floats, marching units and bands, clowns and horses, all highlighted by visiting celebrities, Queen Azalea and her court, and the Azalea Festival Princess await you!

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Parade Route: The Main Viewing Area for the Parade travels down 3rd street from Market St. to Red Cross St.

Parking for spectators: Parking decks on 2nd Street will be accessible via Chestnut Street until 8:00am. (Parking decks will not reopen until after the parade).

Seating: Viewing is all along 3rd St. between Market and Red Cross (you can bring a chair and sit for free!) with bleacher seating between Market St. and Grace St. (Bleacher Tickets can be purchased in the office or at the event). Bleachers are located between Market and Grace St.

Handicap Parking and viewing: Located off Chestnut Street between 3rd St. & 4th St next to the City of Wilmington Offices.

See Parking for more information.


Ticket Information

Parade Bleacher Tickets are no long being sold for this event – we look forward to seeing you for the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival in 2017!

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