WILMINGTON — Several roads in downtown Wilmington will close this week into the weekend as the 75th annual North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off Wednesday. The N.C. Department of Transportation asks motorists to cautiously drive throughout the areas where the festival will take place, Apr. 6-10, and watch closely for pedestrians at all times.
The opening ceremony of the Queen’s Coronation will begin the evening of Apr. 6 at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park.
On Apr. 9 at 9:30 a.m., North Third Street up to Market and Bladen streets will close to accommodate the 2022 Dollar General Parade. Additional closures include blocks of streets from Water Street and Fifth Avenue to Castle and Harnett, to ensure safety.
Vendors will be located near the Wilson Center between North Second and North Front streets for the annual street fair, scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday.
More information regarding the Azalea Festival can be found on its website. Real-time travel information can be found at DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.
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