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Are you excited about the 2014 Azalea Festival? We are too! We’ve prepared a schedule of events for you so you don’t miss anything. Our Mercedes-Benz Sprinters stay really busy that week so if you have a group you need transportation for a party, event, or concert let us know and we’ll be sure to have a luxury vehicle ready for you and your group. You can learn more about our shuttles here. Have a group larger than 12? You may want to look into our 24 passenger executive shuttle XL.

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2014 Azalea Festival Schedule of Events

Art Unveiling

November 15, 2013

Announcement of the Official Artwork for the 2014 Festival.

Pre-Festival Kick-Off Party

Location: The Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Date: Friday, January 17th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight
Tickets include free beer and wine and heavy hors d’ouevres
NEW THIS YEAR – Come experience the crazier side of the “Hop World” with a unique beer sampling experience.  Specialty beer tasting is included with each ticket purchase while supplies last.

Tickets: $50.00
Hotel Package: $200.00
Hotel Package Includes two (2) party tickets and a night’s stay on Friday night.
Please note:  All room requests need to be made through the Azalea Festival Ticket Office. Requests are not guaranteed.

Standard ticket convenience fees apply both online and in the Festival Ticket Office.

Azalea Festival Children’s Tea

March 23, 2014

Azalea Festival 5K/10K/Fun Walk

April 5, 3014

Queen’s Coronation

April 9, 2014

The Queen’s Coronation is an annual event where Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. This is your chance to meet the Queen and the Celebrity Guests. You can grab a place along the river walk to watch the Official Party disembark from the Henrietta III.

Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

April 10, 2014

Celebrity Reception

April 10, 2014, 11:30am

The Celebrity Reception is a private function for sponsors of the Azalea Festival

Cole Brothers Circus

April 10-13, 2014

Covering more than an acre of ground, the Cole Bros. Circus Big Top is a favorite event of the Festival. Its combination of costumed characters, acrobatics, clowns, and more draws packed crowds each year. Nonstop action fills the Big Top in this two-hour performance.

Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

April 11, 2014

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

April 11-13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

Juried Art Show

April 11-13, 2014 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts 

Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists present fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.

Coin Show

April 12-13, 2014 at the American Legion

Historic Home Tour

April 12, 2014, 1:00-6:00pm

Location: Various Homes around Wilmington


April 12-13, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Williston Middle School

Boxers age 8-16 and 17-34 and Master Boxer 35-up compete in six division from 55lb-201lb+. View results from the tournament here.

Azalea Festival Street Fair

April 11-13, 2014

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair is a free, family event with over 200 arts and craft vendors, 40 food vendors, 4 stages, a children’s area and a whole lot of fun! The Street Fair is located in downtown Wilmington on Water, Front, and Market Street.

Widespread Panic Concerts

April 11-12, 2014, 8:00pm

Festival Site – Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Azalea Festival Parade 

April 12, 2014, 9:00am

Location: Third Street, Downtown Wilmington
Tickets: Admission is free along the route…grab your chair or blankets and find a spot! Parade Bleacher seats may be purchased through the Festival Office starting in mid-February.

Patrons’ Party Gala

April 12, 2014

The Patrons’ Party Gala is a private function for sponsors of the Azalea Festival.

Have you downloaded the Azalea Festival FREE mobile app yet? This app will provide important announcements and updates, photos, a local business directory and more!

Apple Store:

Google Play, visit