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Children’s Art Contest

April 5 - April 9

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest is an annual art contest showcasing the amazing artistic talents of the youth in our community. Each year over 300 area public, private, and home-schooled elementary and middle school students, grades K-8, submit their artwork to the contest, illustrating the traditions of the North Carolina Azalea Festival…

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High School Writing Contest

April 5 - April 9

  The North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced a new contest this year, the High School Writing Contest, in an effort to reach out to more youth in the greater Wilmington area.   High School students from New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties were invited to submit either a descriptive essay or poem using the prompt:…

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3:00 pm

Queen’s Coronation

April 5 @ 3:00 pm
Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The Queen’s Coronation is an annual event where the Queen is officially crowned the North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea. In attendance are the Festival Celebrity Guests as well as: City Officials, Board Members, and Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles.  After the Coronation we have an exclusive free Meet and Greet with all of our…

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5:00 pm

Loop The Lake Extended 5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Run

April 5 @ 5:00 pm
Greenfield Lake, Wilmington, 28401 United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival “Loop The Lake” Extended  5K/10K/1 Mile Fun Walk is an annual event hosted by the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. Kids, dogs, and costumes are welcome! All proceeds from this event benefit the Cape Fear Volunteer Center Big Buddy Program. Big Buddy is a one-on-one mentoring program that matches “at-risk” youth…

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8:00 pm

The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards

April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Kenan Auditorium, 601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival brought The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards to Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNC-Wilmington on Wednesday, April 5th. The Temptations provided an opportunity for the Azalea Festival to showcase some of the best Carolina shagging music, while giving attendees an intimate, sit-down concert experience. The Temptations Featuring Dennis Edwards In addition…

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