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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Free Azalea Fest parking

Free Azalea Fest parking

Free downtown parking for Azalea Festival
On-street parking
The city’s downtown on-street parking will be free starting at 5 pm on Friday, April 13 and all day on Saturday, April 14 for Azalea Festival activities. Parking will be free in the Central Business District, which extends from Ann to Brunswick streets and from Water and Nutt streets to 4th Street. On-street parking is always free on Sundays. Signs will be posted to alert visitors about the free parking.

Off-street parking
There will be a $7 entry fee to park in the Second Street Deck, the Market Street Deck and the New Hanover County deck located beside the library on Friday night beginning at 9 pm, as well as Saturday and Sunday. Parking in the Hannah Block lot next to the Community Arts Center is $5. The city’s parking lot at the corner of Second and Market streets will host events, so public parking will not be available at that location. 

Private lots and decks
Several private parking lots and decks are operated within the city. These lots are privately owned and operated. The City of Wilmington has taken measures to ensure that these lots are adequately marked with signage; however, many of these lots are not free to the general public for this event.

A recap of city parking this weekend:

Azalea Fest      Friday      Saturday      Sunday 
On-street parking      Free after 5 pm
No time limits 
    Free all day
No time limit 
    Free all day
No time limit 
Market & 2nd St. Deck     Event parking fee $7 begins at 9 pm      Event parking fee $7      Event parking fee $7 
Hannah Block Lot      Normal operation      Event parking fee $5      Event parking fee $5 
2nd Street Lot      Closed      Closed      Closed 

For more information, visit the Parking web page at

Click here to learn more about parking and navigating downtown on Saturday, April 14.

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