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20/20 Xperience

See the Azalea Festival from a new perspective.

Look Closer!

About Xperiences

Throughout our 72 Azalea Festivals, we have shared many experiences with you. Whether it was devouring a funnel cake with friends, singing along loudly with loved ones to your favorite artist on the Main Stage, flaunting your favorite garden hat at the Garden Party, or dancing down the street during the Parade…we’ve made some wonderful memories together.

In 2020, we invite you to take a whole new look at the Azalea Festival through our 2020 Xperiences. Each Xperience is hand-tailored to create an up-close, personal, and VIP Xperience for our guests. Through our partnership with Wilmington Eye, we are pleased to offer 20 ways to see the Festival from a new perspective in 2020. We can’t wait to make these memories with you!

Xperiences


Royal Treatment  Xperiences

For  2   People

Sat, April 4th

$750

Four women posing for photo at the Gala

Royal Treatment

Queen Gala Experience

A ride (for 2) with Queen Azalea in her limo to the Patrons' Party Gala, including a private table with the Queen.

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For  2   People

Wed, April 1st

$500

The Queen excited while being coronated for the Azalea Festival

Royal Treatment

It’s Coronation Day

Experience all the thrills and excitement Queen Azalea feels as she is officially coronated.

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For  2   People

Thu, April 2nd

$1,000

The queen posing with a young girl from the Boys & Girls Club

Royal Treatment

Community Visit Day

Ride with Queen Azalea in her limo to visit a community school, the hospital, and the Brigade Boys and Girls Club.

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For  2   People

Fri, April 3rd

$1,500

Queen surrounded by Citadel Cadets in front of the big live oak

Royal Treatment

It's a Garden Party

Ride with the Queen in her limo to the Garden Party and gain access to the Major Sponsor tent + more.

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For  2   People

Sat, April 4th

$1,500

Queen waving to Wilmington locals as she sits on the float in the parade

Royal Treatment

Parade to Party

Ride with Queen Azalea through the Festival Parade in the morning and end your day with her at the black-tie Patrons’ Party Gala dancing through the night.

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For  1   Party

$250

A princess posing with a young girl at her birthday party

Royal Treatment

It's a Princess Party

Complete every little girl’s dream by having a Princess show up for her birthday party!

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Music & Artistry  Xperiences

For  6   People

Thu, April 2nd

$500

Up-close detail of a Azalea Festival painting

Music & Artistry

Paint Party with our Artist

Receive a private painting party with the Official Festival Artist, Todd Carignan.

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For  2   People

$750

Wilmington Orchestra symphony conductor motioning with hands above his head

Music & Artistry

Play Your Notes Right with the Symphony Conductor

Receive a one-hour tour (for 2 people) of where the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra practices with the Symphony Conductor.

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For  4   People

Sat, February 1st

$2,000

A chef sprinkling cheese onto a dish he's prepared for the Azalea Festival

Music & Artistry

I'll Have the Chefs' Table, Please

Experience the Chefs’ Showcase as only the chefs see it…while sitting in the kitchen!

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For  1   Person

$500

Azalea Festival attendees posing with the Avett Brothers for a photo

Music & Artistry

Backstage Beauty

Help Sponsor the Azalea Festival Main Stage and you just may get the opportunity to meet your favorite act!

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For  20   People

$3,500

The main stage concert of the Azalea Festival at night

Music & Artistry

Concert Cabana in the Carolinas

Watch a Main Stage Concert from your private Cabana.

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For  1   Person

Sun, March 29th

$175

Man in the symphony playing an instrument

Music & Artistry

Azalea Suite Music to My Ears

Attend the first performance of Azalea Suite, a symphony composed for the Azalea Festival by Wilmington Symphony Orchestra's Conductor Steven Errante.

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For  1   Person

Sat, April 4th

$50

Crowd and stage in the background at the Azalea Festival main stage concert

Music & Artistry

High Steppin' in Your Gala Gown

Want to attend both the black-tie Patrons' Party Gala and the Avett Brothers Main Stage concert? This upgrade will shuttle you from the door of the Wilmington Convention Center to the side gate of the Main Stage.

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Parade  Xperiences

For  2   People

Sat, April 4th

$50

A band walking in the Azalea Festival parade

Parade

Don't Rain on our Parade Reviewing Stand

Watch the Parade from the best seat in town - on the Parade Reviewing Stand!

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For  1   Person

Sat, April 4th

$200

Man riding in the car during the Wilmington Azalea Festival parade

Parade

Parade VIP

This is your chance to ride in the front of the Parade with our Grand Parade Marshal!

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For  1   Person

Sat, April 4th

$150

Cheerleaders walking alongside their float in the Azalea Festival parade

Parade

Parade Ride-A-Long

Ride with your favorite Invited Guest in the Parade! Sit in the front of the car of the Invited Guest and wave your way down the Parade route.

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For  4   People

Sat, April 4th

$200

3 girls in extravagant ball gowns at the ribbon cutting of the parade

Parade

Let's Get this Parade Started

Help us get the Parade started by cutting the ribbon to officially start the Parade!

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Other Festive  Xperiences

For  4   People

Sat, April 4th

$300

A group of women at the Azalea Festival Patrons' Gala touching glasses in cheers

Other

Patrons' Gala VIP Table

Secure your own private table for four at the Patrons' Gala. Includes a server.

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Fri, April 3rd

$1,000

Man dressed in a nice suit and tie

Other

Past President RV

Past Presidents of the Azalea Festival - Please call for more information!

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For  1   Person

Fri, April 3rd

$300

A bartender at Mad Mole Brewing pouring a pint of beer from tap

Other

Brew to the Biggest Party of the Year

Pre-game at a favorite local brewery - Mad Mole - and receive a ride into the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party!

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For  2   People

Sat, April 4th

$75

Two young boys boxing at the Azalea Festival tournament

Other

And the Belt Goes To…

Join Queen Azalea in the Boxing ring to present a Championship belt to 3 match winners. This Xperience is for 2 people.

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For  10   People

Sat, April 4th

$750

Fireworks in the sky at the Wilmington Azalea Festival

Other

Baby You're a Firework…on a Boat

Have a party (for 10 people) on a boat while watching the Azalea Festival fireworks over the Cape Fear River.

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Xperience the Azalea FestivalLike Never Before

All Xperiences subject to Festival final approval. Xperiences are offered in limited quantities, so hurry and book yours today!