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After a long, cold winter, spring is coming to Wilmington, NC! And that can mean only one thing: the 2015 Azalea Festival. There’s a great lineup of activities this year, and we at Event Shuttle Service have compiled a list of events to help you maximize the FUN!

The only thing more fun than the Azalea Festival itself, is sharing it with your friends and fam! So get the gang together and travel in luxurious style by hiring Azalea Festival transportation from Event Shuttle Service for all your favorite events.

Choose from our party sprinters which seat 12, our 24-passenger Executive Shuttle XL, or maybe a chauffeured Classic Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II. We have a wheelchair-accessible sprinter, too.


Our shuttles stay very busy during Azalea Festival, so if your group needs a ride to an event, concert or party, call us soon at (910) 398-8333, or request a quote online. Event Shuttle Service easily earns our nickname of “Wilmington’s Perfect Ride with amenities such as flat screen TVs, DVD player, surround sound, built in ice chests, privacy shades and more!

If you’re on a budget, try splitting the cost with your friends and family and your Azalea Festival transportation will be even more affordable for everyone.

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2014 Azalea Festival Schedule of Events

Azalea Festival Pre Party

March 6, 2015

Azalea Festival Children’s Tea

March 22, 2015

Azalea Festival 5K/10K/Fun Walk

April 4, 2015

Queen’s Coronation

April 8, 2015

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.

Alan Jackson Concert

April 9, 2015

Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary Keepin’ It Country Tour to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington on April 9th at the Miller Lite Main Stage.

Brigade Boys & Girls Club Community Visit

April 9, 2015

Celebrity Reception

April 9, 2015, 11:30am

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


April 10, 2015

The North Carolina Azalea Festival welcomes multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rap superstar, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Nelly to the Miller Lite Main Stage.

Cole Brothers Circus

April 9-12, 2015

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 10, 2015

Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

April 10-12, 2015

Juried Art Show

April 10-12, 2015 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts 

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

Coin Show

April 11-12, 2015 at the American Legion

Historic Home Tour

April 11-12, 2015, 1:00-6:00pm

Location: Various Homes around Wilmington


April 11-12, 2015

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 10-12, 2015

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.

Azalea Festival Parade 

April 11, 2015, 9:30am

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 11, 2015

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

And don’t miss the non-official, but still traditional, Garden Parties at the Dockside and the Dirty Martini.

Remember to download the free Azalea Festival mobile app. This app will keep you up to date on announcements and provide a local business directory.

Enjoy your Azalea Festival, and call Event Shuttle Service at (910) 398-8333, or request a quote online to reserve your luxury event shuttle. Remember, Azalea Festival weekend will book up quickly, so call soon!