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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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$25.00

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 springshow@wilmingtonart.org 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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Boxing

April 8 - April 9
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, 28401 United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Boxing Tournament showcases some of the finest boxers from the National and International level of competition & from the military branches. Boxers age 8-16 and 17-34 and Master Boxer 35-up compete in six division from 55lb-201lb+. Participation in the past has come from: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New…

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Coin Show

April 8 - April 9
Elks Lodge, 5102 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC 28403 United States

A fun-filled, family event! Children are given free foreign coins to learn about currency and foreign countries, and more than 30 dealers from several surrounding states are on hand to appraise, buy, sell and trade coins, currency and other numismatic items. If you have a special coin, medal, gold, silver or paper money that you want…

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Historic Home Tour

April 8 - April 9

The North Carolina Azalea Festival Home Tour is an annual event held by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. Proceeds from the Home Tour will advance the Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the irreplaceable historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Since 1966, the foundation has successfully saved more than 200…

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Parade

April 8
S 3rd St, S 3rd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The Azalea Festival Parade continues to be one of Southeastern North Carolina’s largest annual event, with over 100,000 viewers each year. Our traditional parade route flows right through the heart of Historic downtown Wilmington. Floats, marching units and bands, clowns and horses, all highlighted by visiting celebrities, Queen Azalea and her court, and the Azalea…

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Patrons’ Party Gala

April 8

The Patrons’ Party Gala is the grand finale for sponsors of the Azalea Festival.  A black-tie event filled with wonderful food displays and dancing to the sounds of the hottest national party bands, this is our chance to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. View 2017 Photos from Audi Cape Fear Ticket…

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Riverwalk Shag Contest…on the Banks of the Cape Fear

April 8 - April 9
Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The North Carolina Azalea Festival will be hosting the Riverwalk Shag Contest during the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival! The Riverwalk Shag Contest will take place Saturday, April 8th – Sunday, April 9th at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Ballroom. Join DJ Fred Rouse for raffles, vendors, shag demonstrations, line dancing, and more!   Ticket Information…

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Street Fair Children’s Area

April 8 - April 9
The Cotton Exchange, 321 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

          Street Fair Children's Stage Presented by Wilmington Health The Street Fair Children’s Stage Presented by Wilmington Health is located on Water St. between Walnut and Grace (near the Cotton Exchange). Guests enjoy family-friendly vendors, hands-on activities in the Children’s Area, and performers on stage. 2017 Children’s Stage Schedule // Saturday 12:30PM…

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Street Fair Music & Multicultural Stage

April 8
Corner of Market and 2nd Street, Market St & S 2nd St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

  Piedmont Natural Gas Multicultural Stage The Multicultural Stage is a FREE multicultural, family-friendly celebration that showcases different cultures flourishing here in the Greater Cape Fear Region. You will marvel at the authentic costumes, dance, and music of some of our best ethnic performing groups and bands. Enjoy the sounds, food, and arts and craft…

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Ongoing

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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8:30 am

MGC Parade Mile

April 8 @ 8:30 am
Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

Welcome to the MGC Parade Mile! Local law firm McAngus Goudelock & Courie is teaming with Go Time and the North Carolina Azalea Festival to put on a one of a kind road mile race that will take place ahead of the Azalea Festival Parade. The course will be an out and back through a…

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4:00 pm
$20.00

Old School vs. New School Concert

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre, 1941 Amphitheatre Dr
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

The Old School vs. New School Concert was held on Saturday, April 8th at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Grammy-nominated artist Case headlined the show with opening acts DJ Luke Nasty, 69 Boyz, and Ricco Barrino.

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7:00 pm

Jason Derulo With Opening Act Morris Day And The Time

April 8 @ 7:00 pm
701 N Front St, 701 N Front St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

      The North Carolina Azalea Festival brought Jason Derulo with opening act Morris Day and The Time to The Miller Lite Main Stage at the North Carolina Azalea Festival on  Saturday, April 8th. Click Here to view Meet & Greet Photos   Jason Derulo Singer, songwriter, and dancer Jason Derulo is one of the…

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9:00 pm

Fireworks Sponsored by AARP

April 8 @ 9:00 pm
N Water St, N Water St
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States

A favorite Festival event, the Fireworks Sponsored by AARP are presented over the majestic Cape Fear River on Saturday of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Come early to pick out your best viewing spot! Ticket Information This is a free event!

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