WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Friday is the Pre-Festival Party to the Azalea Festival at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside.
Tickets are 50 dollars a piece or 200 dollars for a pair, and a hotel room for the night. They also include beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres.
The band Sleeping Booty will supply the tunes for the 800 people organizers are expecting.
Stephen Coble, president of the festival invites everyone to come out and says to dress for a good time.
"You'll see everything from ballroom dresses to blue jeans. So whatever you are comfortable in coming out for a Friday night party is expectable," he said.
The party starts at 7pm and runs through midnight.