After Garden Get Down

2:00 pm, Friday July 30th, 2021

The Official After Party of the Garden Party

One of our absolute favorite events is back this year in Wilmington – The Azalea Festival. With events held throughout the year, the premier event, the Azalea Festical Luncheon Garden party is back and will be held on Friday, July 30th.

The Azalea Festival showcases the culture and history of Wilmington, and is a long-standing tradition of 79 years. This year, the festival will be held from January 2021 through August 30th this year. Join us for our official after party of the Garden Party – The After Garden Get Down for some fun and to celebrate Southern-style.


The Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

The premier event of the Azalea Festival, the Airlie Gardens Luncheon Garden Party, brings 2,500 people to the Airlie Gardens to celebrate all that the Azalea Festival stands for – showcasing our art, culture, history, and gardens. Once the Garden Party is over, hop onto the trolley waiting outside the entrance to the Airlie Gardens and head over to the Official Garden Party After Party. We’ll have live music from the hottest party band, Uptown Easy, from 2-6pm on our waterfront patio, with a meet and greet with Queen Azalea and celebrity guests! The transportation pick up will be clearly marked.

The After Garden Get Down is open to the public, so if you didn’t make it to the Garden Party, no worries. We’ll be keeping the party going at Bluewater! If you would like to purchase tickets to the Garden Party, Bluewater offers a VIP Garden Party ticket package, which can be purchased here. 


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About the Azalea Festival

The 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. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal!

Azalea Festival Garden Party