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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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Airlie Luncheon Garden Party

April 7
Airlie Gardens, 300 W Airlie Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States

The premier event in Wilmington, the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party Presented by Belk is one you can’t miss! Join us and 2,500 of our closest friends as we kick off Spring with big hats, seersucker, bow ties, and the networking event of the year all on the beautiful grounds of Airlie Gardens. Come early so…

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Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour

April 7 - April 9
Various Gardens, United States

The Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour © is sponsored by the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. The tour has been featured in SOUTHERN LIVING and is one of the longest-running and most popular garden tours in the South. Profits from the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour© are reinvested in the community…

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Juried Art Show

April 7 - April 9
Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

Over 100 North Carolina artists and national artists present fine paintings at the Annual Juried Spring Art Show and Sale.  The Art Show is a long-standing tradition of the North Carolina Azalea Festival! Please contact with any questions about the Juried Art Show. Ticket Information This is a free event!

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Street Fair

April 7 - April 9
N Water St & S Water St, N Water St & S Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Street Fair Presented by Wells Fargo is a free, family event located in downtown Wilmington on Water, Front, Market, and 2nd Streets. Vendor booths cover the entire stretch of the Street Fair, and there are many activities. Vendors include face painting, jewelry (made from sea glass to antique buttons), t-shirts,…

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2:00 pm

After Garden Get Down

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bluewater Grill, 4 Marina St
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 United States

The After Garden Get Down at Bluewater is a fun dockside party open to the public immediately following the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.  Guests are invited to Bluewater’s waterfront bar & patio to enjoy live music, food and drink specials, and the best view on the Intracoastal.  Attendees also receive a special guest appearance by the Queen…

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4:30 pm

Cirque Ma’Ceo

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - April 9 @ 7:30 pm
Wilmington International Airport, 1740 Airport Blvd, Suite 12
Wilmington, NC 28405 United States

Let the swirling winds of passion transcend you as the age-old fellowship of man and horse is brought to life in this gypsy-themed horse show! The beauty, talent, passion, and high-level entertainment of this show takes you back to the roots of the gypsy circus, to a time when the romance between the public and…

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7:00 pm

Duran Duran With Opening Act Roadkill Ghost Choir

April 7 @ 7:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

      The North Carolina Azalea Festival brought Duran Duran with opening act Roadkill Ghost Choir to The Miller Lite Main Stage at the North Carolina Azalea Festival on Friday, April 7th. Duran Duran How many bands can you think of that, decades into their career, are still capable of springing surprises, of blazing fresh…

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