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North Carolina Azalea Festival

early March – Wilmington, North Carolina

top flower and garden events in the USAThe North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington's annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state.

Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington's premier event.
Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together to showcase the charms of the Wilmington area.





The Festival's concerts, fairs and special events are viewed by more than one million people each year, in person and through media coverage. More than 200,000 are estimated to attend the annual two-day street fair, while more than 100,000 gather to watch the Festival parade.

Each event is a celebration, beginning with the traditional arrival of Queen Azalea at the official opening of the four-day event on Wednesday. Stars glitter throughout town as Southern belles and their escorts promenade through lush gardens at the annual garden party.

On Saturday morning, a fun-filled, three-hour extravaganza parade winds through downtown Wilmington with floats, celebrities, marching bands, and clowns
On Saturday and Sunday the Street Fair features Arts & crafts vendors, concert stages, international foods, displays and exhibits in historic downtown Wilmington.
Other events include walking tours of the many gardens in full bloom, the contemporary Christian concert on Friday night, a street dance on Saturday evening, along with more entertainment on Sunday, and The Cole Bros. Circus that comes to town Thursday - Sunday of the Festival.

Concerts are also a highlight of the festivities. The Azalea Festival has a proud history of bringing top-notch, national entertainers to Wilmington. Past entertainers include Frank Sinatra, Carrie Underwood, the Beach Boys, Alabama, the Judds, Jessica Simpson, and Natalie Cole to name a few.

The Festival is a great source of local pride, with the entire community involved in displaying Wilmington to the world in its finest colors.

More than 1,000 volunteers are required to stage over 125 events ranging from concerts to art shows, a street fair with interactive displays, home and garden tours, a parade, special exhibits, a circus and a variety of other entertainment and events.

For more information visit the North Carolina Azalea Festival at http://azaleafestival.com/

For other events in North Carolina visit:
http://www.topeventsUSA.com/state-events-north-carolina.html






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TOP FEATURED EVENTS


Alabama
Battle of Horseshoe Bend
Moundville Native American Festival

Arizona
Bisbee 1000 Great Stair Climb
Navajo Nation Fair
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival
World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

California
Bay to Breakers 12K
Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Connecticut
Annual Craft Expo
Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

Florida
Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Pensacola Beach Air Show
Tallahassee Springtime Festival
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Celebration of Lights

Georgia
Savannah Music Festival
Blessing of the Fleet

Hawaii
Honolulu Marathon

Idaho
Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show

Indiana
Indianapolis 500
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
Indiana State Fair
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Iowa
Des Moines Arts Festival

Kansas
Dodge City Days
Smoky Hill River Festival

Kentucky
American Quilter’s Society National Quilt Show
Great American Brass Band Festival
Hillbilly Days
International Bar-B-Q Festival
Jerusalem Ridge Festival
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Festival
Mainsstrasse Village Oktoberfest
St James Court Art Show
World Chicken Festival

Louisiana
Lake Charles Contraband Days

Maryland
Ocean City Sunfest

Massachusetts
The Boston Marathon

Michigan
Holland Tulip Time Festival
Great Lakes Folk Festival

Minnesota
The Saint Paul Winter Carnival

Mississippi
The Mississippi Delta Blues Festival

Nevada
Burning Man

New Hampshire
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
New Hampshire Maple Weekend
New Hampshire Seafood Festival
Strawbery Banke Museum Candlelight Stroll

New Mexico
Albuquerque International Balloon Festival
Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe Spanish Market

New York
Oswego Harborfest

North Carolina
` • Biltmore Festival of Flowers
North Carolina Azalea Festival
North Carolina Seafood Festival

Ohio
Columbus Arts Festival
The Vectron Dayton Air Show

Oklahoma
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival

Oregon
Fall Kite Festival
Whale Watching Events

Rhode Island
Newport Jazz Festival
Newport Winter Fetival
Rhode Island International Film Festival

South Carolina
Beaufort Water Festival
Carolina Cup

South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historical Festival
Tabor Czech Days

Tennessee
Dogwood Arts Fetival
Mule Day
Secret City Festival

Texas
Terlingua International Chili Championship

Utah
The Moab Music Festival

Washington DC
The National Cherry Blossom Festival

Washington
Washington State International Kite Festival
National Lentil Festival

Wisconsin
American Birkebeiner
EAA AirVenture
Milwaukee Irish Fest
Milwaukee Summerfest

Wyoming
Cody Stampede Rodeo
Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo