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07-Azalea Festival Parade

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is an annual celebration in Wilmington and is the largest festival of its kind in the state. It was founded in 1948,

The parade route flows through the heart of Historic downtown Wilmington - a few blocs from the apparent we rented for our vacation.

The parade has various floats, marching units and bands, clowns and a multicultural component - with lamas. Many of the floats have various queens and princesses of various age groups from different smaller festivals (for example: the Blueberry festival). And of course there is also a festival queen: Queen Azalea and her court, the Azalea Festival Princesses.

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Some residents have a parade viewing party on their front porch or lawn...

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Posted by charmed.one005 18:46 Archived in USA

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