Monday, April 12, 2010

Fwd: Azalea Festival parade, street fair, fireworks on Saturday

DATE: Apr 11, 2010 11:21 AM
DETAILS: WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Wilmington on Saturday to watch the Azalea Festival parade, which was followed by a day-long street fair and fireworks at night. 

This year's parade procession included about 30 large floats and more than 100 other participants.

The azalea belles were a crowd favorite, as well as the guest celebrities and marching bands that were part of the parade.

The Azalea Festival street fair has drawn thousands of people to shops, restaurants and street venders set up for the weekend.

The festivities include live music, food and arts and crafts vendors.

One downtown business owner set up a booth for the street fair and says the festival has helped sales at his permanent location as well.

The street fair continues Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM.

Fireworks wrapped up the Azalea Festival events on Saturday.

Families pulled up lawn chairs along the downtown Wilmington riverfront to take in the show that began around 9 PM.


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