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Visit to Benson with Princess Emma Grace

This past weekend, I was able to attend the Benson Mule Days Parade! I rode in style thanks to Capital Ford of Wilmington, who donated a red convertible! Once my dad and I got to the parade, I pinned my crown on single-handedly, (which was not an easy feat), and waited in the lineup for…

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Why Volunteer With The Azalea Festival?

Many people don’t know that the North Carolina Azalea Festival is a year-round organization…it takes 365 days to coordinate and execute a five-day event each April. There is a small staff, but truly the Festival is organized by a corp of dedicated volunteers who LOVE where they live. We’d love for you to join us!…

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Vote “North Carolina Azalea Festival” as the South’s Best!

Our community has an exciting opportunity to vote for the North Carolina Azalea Festival as the BEST Festival in the south! Southern Living is asking you to cast your vote, and we’d love to see Wilmington, North Carolina featured in this nationwide publication. But we need your help! Please note, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is not…

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American Flag In Hand

Some may have celebrated their 4th of July with a BBQ or beach day, but I was fortunate enough to represent the North Carolina Azalea Festival at the 4th of July Parade in Southport! The weather ended up being beautiful after a few showers had passed that morning, so my dad and I enjoyed chatting…

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Confidence & Poise

The weather outside may have been rainy and gray, but the atmosphere in the Miss North Carolina Pageant auditorium was totally electric Saturday night in Raleigh. I was having major throwbacks to the way I felt on the pageant stage back in March.  As the Azalea Princess, I got to attend the 80th annual Miss…

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Harrelson Center Holds Dedication For Mural Donated By Wine & Design

Wilmington, NC – On Thursday, June 1, The Harrelson Center celebrated the dedication of a 12 X 8 wall mural created by Wine and Design artist Michelle Burke and comprised of 162 individual 8×10 paintings done by the community at the 2017 Azalea Festival Street Fair. The mural of Wilmington landmarks is displayed permanently in…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Recognized By The Office of the North Carolina Governor For Volunteerism & Community Service

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The North Carolina Azalea Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary three weeks ago with beautiful weather and yes, even blooming azaleas. As the largest Festival of its kind in the state, the Azalea Festival is dependent on a base of dedicated, professional, and passionate volunteers. These volunteers have most recently been honored by…

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Uber is the Preferred Ridesharing App of the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival

WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce that Uber is the preferred ridesharing app of the 2017 Azalea Festival. Uber and the North Carolina Azalea Festival are partnering to help festival goers spend more time enjoying the weekend’s events and less time worrying about their ride. Riders heading to and…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Emeritus Program Honoring its Volunteers

North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Emeritus Program Honoring its Volunteers WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is honored to unveil its newest programming, which pays tribute to the countless years of service many Festival volunteers have given to the Azalea Festival.  The new North Carolina Azalea Festival Emeritus Program honors Azalea Festival volunteers…

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