The NC Azalea Festival began in 1948 and was founded by Dr. W. Houston Moore, M.D. as a way of showcasing the local gardens. The largest festival of its kind in the state, today the festival includes concerts, a parade, a street fair, festive galas, fun family events, and more.

Festival highlights:

  • Performing arts stage
  • Children’s play area
  • Multiple Vendors
  • A main stage at the Live Oak Music Pavilion showcasing performers including Carly Pearce, and Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Parade
  • Vendors and concession
  • The coronation of Queen Azalea
  • The Queen’s dance party

For more information on the NC Azalea Festival please see their website

Lodging is currently available at the C.W Worth House Bed & Breakfast and is in perfect proximity to all NC Azalea Festival events. In fact, last year many of the floats used in the parade were staged right in front of the bed & breakfast before proceeding into the parade.

About the C.W. Worth House

Welcome home to the C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast, a circa 1893 Victorian home with 7 guest rooms, each with a private bath. The home features modern accommodations that blend beautifully with its historic charm. You will awake each morning to freshly brewed coffee and a full breakfast served in the dining room. In the evenings, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to jazz softly playing in the background as you relax in our pub-style gathering room. It is an easy walk to the riverfront for fine dining, shopping, tours, and nightlife. The beautiful beaches are a short drive away. Please view our accommodations.