The North Carolina Azelea Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary in Wilmington this year. This annual springtime festival showcases the beauty of Wilmington’s gardens, along with the history and culture of the region. The festival offers shopping and lots of food choices from more than 250 vendors along the streets of historic downtown. In addition, the festival offers plenty of entertainment, garden tours, historical home tours, etc. Bring a chair in a bag so we can rest and listen to the music. Departure time is 8:30 a.m. Activity Level 4.