North Carolina Azalea Festival continues traditions online


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This weekend would have marked the 73rd North Carolina Azalea Festival, but coronavirus put all events to a screeching halt last month.

Some folks are not letting tradition die and are bringing their celebration to social media.

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Azalea Festival attendees had to adjust to a new normal this year.

The virtual street fair was a chance for customers to shop online or tune in to live performances by local talents.

A mix of vendors participated from peanut distributors to craftsmen.

The patron’s party and multicultural stage were also held virtually on Saturday.