NC Azalea Festival announces new furry event

Paws4People brings in assistance dogs to help welcome veteran students. (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Azalea Festival will be partnering with paws4people for a new festival event – Paws on Parade. It’s the official dog party of the Azalea Festival.

Guests can expect lots of tricks, treats and sloppy kisses.

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Paws on Parade is a doggy-fun day in the park, complete with a 5k, 1 mile fun walk, a canine court pageant, a puppy kissing booth, and more.

It will be at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on March 23.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. Tickets are $10, children 10 and under are free.

Portions of the proceeds will benefit paws4people.