North Carolina Azalea Festival

Archive for March 2016

Wilmington’s Passion Shines Through In Annual Azalea Festival

Wilmington, N.C., March 30, 2016: Just in time for the 69th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival (April 6-10), spring arrives in Wilmington and its island beaches with warm weather and azaleas at every turn. During early spring, azaleas dominate Wilmington landscapes with brilliant splashes of pink, red, white and purple. To say that Wilmingtonians are…

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My "Crowning" Achievement

WOW! It has officially been one whole week since I was crowned the 68th North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess and I can honestly it has been my “crowning” achievement. Before I get into all that I have accomplished this week, there are many people I would like to thank: God– With you anything is possible.…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Presented by Belk Parade Information & Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo Information

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 21, 2016—The 2016 North Carolina Azalea Festival would like to invite visitors to two of our most popular, family-friendly, and free events of the Azalea Festival – the annual Parade and Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo! PARADE The 69th annual Azalea Festival Parade kicks off at 9:30 am on Saturday, April…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Presented by Belk Announces Queen Azalea Anna Kooiman and Other Festival Invited Guests

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 17, 2016— The North Carolina Azalea Festival is proud to announce UNC Wilmington graduate Anna Kooiman will be the Festival’s 69th Queen Azalea. Anna currently serves as anchor and co-host on Fox and Friends Weekend and general assignment news reporter for FOX News Channel based in New York City. “I couldn’t be…

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Princess Farewell

I don’t even know where to begin my last blog entry. My year as your 67th North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess has been absolutely incredible. I have been so many places across the state of North Carolina, met lots of wonderful people, made new friends, and done so many amazing things! This experience has been…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Presented by Belk Announces Children’s Art Contest Winners

WILMINGTON, N.C., March 9, 2016—The 2016 North Carolina Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest has been judged and winners selected from almost 900 entries submitted from 26 public, private, charter, and home elementary and middle schools as well as one afterschool art program.  Entries were received from individuals and schools in New Hanover and Pender Counties.…

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