North Carolina Azalea Festival

Brand An Event

Over 300,000 guests visit Wilmington, NC for the North Carolina Azalea Festival every April. Take advantage of this springtime celebration and partner with us to brand an event with your business!

Attend as a VIP

Get tickets to our exclusive, VIP events - including our signature event, the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party.

Advertise Your Business

See your logo on our website, Facebook page, Main Stage Concert Venue...we have opportunities for businesses of all sizes!

See What We’re About

The mission of the North Carolina Azalea Festival is to be nationally recognized as a showcase for our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history, and culture through recreational, educational and family-oriented events. The Festival encourages volunteerism and civic participation as it contributes to the region’s economy and promotes the unique qualities of Wilmington’s river-to-the-sea community. The North Carolina Azalea Festival has many opportunities to get your business or organization involved in the festivities. Whether you are looking for Festival-wide corporate recognition, event-specific corporate recognition, or simply a ticket package to all of the great events, we have you covered!
Volunteers to stage over 50 events
Festival attendees
Local and Visitor Spending ($USD)

Partner with a Successful Organization

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 1948. The community of Wilmington, NC has been supporting this community event for over 70 years, and we want to highlight key program successes from the past few years:

Award-Winning Volunteers

In May 2017, our volunteers were honored by the State of North Carolina with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. In July 2018, our very own Azalea Festival Volunteer and Past President 2017 Jean Lawler won the International Festivals and Events Association's 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award.

New Opportunities

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is continually looking to develop and grow its programming, along with adding new events.  We look to community partnerships to achieve these goals.


Each year, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has awards over $12,000 in scholarship money through the North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant. These scholarships enable young women to continue their education at top universities nationwide.

Youth Development

In 2016, we expanded our youth  development program, the Azalea Festival Youth Committee (AFYC) to focus on supporting the Festival’s mission and to promote volunteerism. AFYC members earned over 60 volunteer hours and raised $18,670  through ad sales and fundraising opportunities.

Community-Driven Events

With the support of sponsors and community partners, were able to make key program enhancements to our largest free public events, the Parade and Waterfront Street Fair. Parade Balloons were introduced to the Parade in 2015. We added several new components to the Waterfront Street Fair in 2017, such as the Wine & Design Community Art Project,  Street Fair Lounge with charging stations, and increased opportunities for local performers and organizations to showcase their talent at the Waterfront Street Fair.

See All Opportunities

Click Below to View our Sponsorship Kit.

Sponsors & Partners

Thank you for your support of the North Carolina Azalea Festival!

Encore Sponsors


Major Sponsor

Glen Dale Azalea Event Sponsors

Community Partners

Legal Representation By: Ward and Smith, P.A.

Transportation Sponsor: Platinum Limousine

RV Transportation: Rex and Sons Rvs

Official Hair and Make-Up Team: Harbour Club Day Spa & Hair Salon

Official Stylist For Our Royalty: Camille’s of Wilmington

Official Ridesharing App of Choice: Uber

Diamond Patrons

2018 Diamond Patrons: To Date April 18, 2018

American Harbor Insurance
Andrew Consulting Engineers, P.C
Aquesta Bank
Atlantic Packaging
Fern Bugg
Coastline Mortgage/John & Jolie Russ
Cape Fear Engineering
Carolina Marine Terminal, Inc.(2)
Collins & Collins Law Offices, PLLC
Diesel Parts of Carolina, LLC
Ferguson Enterprises
First National Bank
Rod Flinchum
Frank Carter Enterprises, Inc.
Industrial Machine & Welding, Inc.
Sandra and Joseph Kittinger
Liz Carroll Interiors
Will and Emily Mullinix
Nationwide Sheally Insurance Group
Barbara & Bubba Rawl
Rogers Family
John Scholz
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Southern Bank & Trust Company.
Jim and Fran Summerlin
SunTrust Bank
Denise Szaloky - Advantage Farms
The Overholt Law Firm, PC
TowneBank Mortgage
Berry & Beth Trice
Deirdre McGlone-Webb
Wilmington Gastroenterology
Wilmington GI
Virginia Yang


2018 Patrons - To Date April 18, 2018

ABC Supply Co.
Acupuncture Associates
Adams an Oldcastle Company 
Airmax Heating & Cooling, INC.
AlphaGraphics Wilmington
Alliance Credit Union
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. - Steven D. Felton
Aquesta Insurance Services
Ashley Home Store
AssistedCare at Home
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Atkins
Tiara Atkins
Atlantic Animal Hospital and Pet Care Resort
AT & T
Audio Visual Services Coastal
Ballantine Company, Inc.
Bank of America
Barbara Pugh Real Estate Team
Connor Barth
Susan and Thomas Barth 
Baugh Consulting
Bayside Electric Co. 
BB&T – Woodbury
Becker Morgan Group Inc.
Between the Shores Inc. 
Karl and Linda Blackley
Bob King Buick-GMC, Inc.
Bordeaux Construction CO., INC
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Brunswick Forest 
Bubbly  Events
Byrnes Reality Group, Inc.
Donna and Dan Cameron
Richard and Kathleen Canizaro
Carolina Dermatology & Skin Cancer Surgery (2)
Carolina Fireplace and Grill
Carolina Streetscapes
Cataract Consultants, PA Dr. Laura Harris, F.A.C.S.
L. McNeil Chestnut, Government Relations
Civil Works Contracting, LLC
Clancy and Theys Construction Company
Coastal Bespoke - Joy Davidson
Coble Law Firm, PC
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
Keelie Cooper 
Copley Investment Management
Corporate Resources
Amanda and Trip Coyne 
Brian and Teresa Cox TA Woods Company
CresCom Bank
Sandy Cyphers
Robert E. Dillow, Jr. and Mary Margaret McEachern
Peter and Stewart Difiore
Don Bullard Insurance
Donnie C Overbee Construction
Earney & Company, L.L.P.
EastCoast Research
Eastern Carolinas Commercial Real Estate
David Eckles & Phyllis Goodson
ECS Southeast, LLP
Element One, Inc.
Emerge Ortho
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Dr. and Mrs. David Esposito
Scott and Sharon Evans
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
Faulconer Construction Company
Fetzer Strategic Partners
First Bank(2)
First Citizens Bank(2)
Bob and Nancy Finan
John Flanagan
Flores Foley Roofing
Fountain Financial Associate       
Arthur J. Gallagher & CO. –Katherine Cammack and Walker Taylor
Bill Gierie
Griffin Estep Benefit Group Inc.
Amanda Hagood- StateFarm
Hampton Inn Medical Park
Dean Hand
Harris Services; Ben & Stephanie Harris
Head to Toe DaySpa
Joe Hearne
Wayne and Phyllis Hicks
High Speed Welding, LLC
Lisa & Mike Hill
Hire Scene
Hoffend & Sons, LLC
Independence Mall
Andrew and Erica Jackson
JL Powell and Co. - Whiteville
Joseph D. Salon Elizabethtown, NC
Linda R. Kalnen
Mr. and Mrs. David A. Kauffman
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Kays
Kerr Connect LLC
King Law Firm, PA  
Knox Clinical Pediatrics
Patrick and Cheryl Koballa
Michael Kuzma
Lanier Property Group
Eddie and Jean Lawler
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (2)
Whitney and Neil Leonard
Jeff Lesley - Century 21 Sweyer & Associates
Live Oak Dental
Longley Supply Company
Lucien Wilkins MD Consulting
Marapese Masonry Inc.
Mason and Mason Attorneys
Adam C. Matthews
Lindsey McDermott
Mckee Homes
Mckim & Creed, Inc.
Ronnie and Cyndi McNeill
Andy Mills
Monteith Construction
Williams Mullen
Andrew and Summer Nettleman
Thomas E. and Susan C. Nettleman
North State Bank
North State Bank Mortgage
Palm Garden, A Lilly Pulitzer Signature
Paramount Engineering
Park Sterling Bank
Party Suppliers & Rentals - Michael B. Davis Jr. and Ashley Robbins
Jeff Phillips and Andy Estal
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Premier Management Company
Professional Healthcare Consultants
Jordy Rawl and Melissa Manvel
RBC Wealth Management
Carrie & Jeremy Roberts
Theresa Rooney
Robin and Kim Rose
Ross Marino, CFP
Saffo Contractors, Inc.
John Scholz
Allan and Barbara Schroeder 
Ryan Schultz
Scor Consultants
Sea Horse Management, Inc.
Select Bank and Trust
Semper Sozo Inc.
Shipman and Wrights LLC (Gary & Mary Jo Shipman)
Silver Shears Hairstyling- Curt Hursey and Marc Long
Beck and Elizabeth Smith
Sound Bank
South State Bank (2)
Southern Tide Signature Store
Lamon Spainhour
Mark and Diane Steelman
Stevens Fine Homes
Strategic Investment Partners
Swain & Associates
S&W Ready Mix Concrete
S&R Packing & Crating
Tails Piano Bar and Lounge 
Talbert & Bright, Inc. 
AJ (Tony) Tata, Author
Team Gale at Caldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
The Oleander Company, Inc.
The Village at River Landing
Thomas Construction Group
Kevin P. Thompson
Jeff and Kinzy Hobbs Tippett
Joel and Kate Tomaselli
Tounsley Research Inc.
Trés Bleu Boutique
UBS Financial Services- Greg Pleasants
Vahue Building Corp, Zach and Cate Piech
VanDale Management, LLC
Ward & Smith, P.A.
Lisa Wayne
WellCare Home Health
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy West
Jessica and David Williams
Wilmington GI
Wilmington Inspection Group
Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry
Wilmington Plastic Surgery, PA
Wilmington Wealth Consulting at UBS
Brenda and Richard Wingo
Mary Beth Winstead
Amy D. Witmer, LLC
W.M. Jordan
Jim, Wendy, and Battle Wrigglesworth
Melissa and Chris Wright 
Wrightsville Beach Magazine

See Our Favorites

Below are three favorite ways to partner with the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Patron Sponsor

$1, 500
  • 2 Tickets to the Celebrity Reception
  • 2 Tickets to Headliner Concert A with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 2 Tickets to the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party (opportunity to purchase more!)
  • 2 Tickets to Headliner Concert B with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 2 Tickets for the Parade Bleachers OR 1 Azalea Festival Decal
  • 2 Tickets to the Patrons’ Party Gala
  • 1 Unframed Limited Edition Commemorative Print
  • NEW in 2019! Two Additional Tickets to a Main Stage Concert of Your Choice!

Donor Sponsor

  • 4 Tickets to the Celebrity Reception
  • 4 Tickets to Headliner Concert A with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 6 Tickets to the Airlie Luncheon Garden Party (opportunity to purchase more!)
  • 4 Tickets to Headliner Concert B with Hospitality Suite & VIP Preferred Parking
  • 4 Tickets for the Parade Bleachers
  • 4 Tickets for the Patrons’ Party Gala
  • Framed Limited Edition Print
  • 1 Case of Festival Souvenir Books
  • Tickets to a Pre-Festival Event (TBD)
  • Marketing & Sponsor Recognition (Click Below For Details)

Advertise With Us

  • Logo on Visitor's Page: $500
  • 3 Social Media Mentions: $500
  • E-Newsletter Mention: $250
  • 1/8 Page Souvenir Book Ad: $200
  • 1/4 Page Souvenir Book Ad: $400
  • 1/2 Page Souvenir Book Ad: $800
  • Full Page Souvenir Book Ad: $1,200
  • Digital Billboards (costs vary)

Request More Information

Let us know how you'd like to partner for the 72nd North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 3-7, 2019! Fill out the contact form below or send an email to We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about getting involved with the Azalea Festival.
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