North Carolina Azalea Festival

Posts by Megan Rich

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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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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70th North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea & Invited Guest Line-Up

WILMINGTON, N.C. -The 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival welcomes a wide array of Invited Guests to its 70th anniversary celebration.  Headlining as the official hostest as Queen Azalea, is 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Kira Kazantsev – Queen Azalea Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @kirakazantsev Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, and podcaster.…

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Cole Swindell, Duran Duran, and Jason Derulo to Headline Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series at the North Carolina Azalea Festival

WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce its full Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series lineup for 2017. Country artist Cole Swindell with opening acts Michael Ray and CJ Solar will take the stage on Thursday, April 6th; legendary band Duran Duran will perform on Friday, April 7th; and Jason…

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Executive Director To Serve On International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Foundation Board of Directors

WILMINGTON, NC – What started out as a small-town celebration in 1948 has become in 2017 a nationally-recognized event. The salute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival has come in part through the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards that the North Carolina Azalea Festival has entered since…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Royalty-In-Training

I know I am in for a treat when I go to visit my friends at the YMCA…I am delighted at their overflowing energy and constant participation. For this visit to the YMCA, I had an activity planned. I wrote the word “princess” on the board and explained how I planned to do an acrostic…

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Three Parades And One More To Go

Last weekend I had the awesome opportunity to participate in three Christmas parades: Carolina Beach Christmas Parade, Oak Island Christmas Parade, and Downtown Wilmington Christmas Parade. All three parades were a “little” chilly, but extremely exciting. I really liked how the parades were local. My friends were able to come support me, and I saw…

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North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Exciting Updates To 2017 Events: Pre-Festival Party, The Tempations featuring Dennis Edwards, and Riverwalk Shag Contest ON SALE NOW

Join Us For The Pre-Festival Party While it can be difficult to conjure the sweet fragrance of spring during the winer months, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is providing a taste of springtime celebration at the annual Pre-Festival Party. The event is a much-anticipated kick-off of the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival, complete with an…

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Experience the “Power of Water” with North Carolina Azalea Festival 2017 Official Artist, Sean D. Ruttkay; Children’s Art Contest and NEW High School Writing Contest Now Open

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Sean D. Ruttkay, local artist and founder of EDA Surf, has been selected as the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival Official Artist. “As the North Carolina Azalea Festival is the most visually spectacular spring celebration in the nation, it is an incredible honor to be assigned to create the official art for…

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