North Carolina Azalea Festival

Brand An Event

Over 300,000 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 you 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.

New Opportunities

In 2017, the North Carolina Azalea Festival introduced the High School Writing Contest. This opportunity enabled high school students to get involved with the Azalea Festival, and promoted our mission of showcasing our community’s artwork and culture through educational and family-oriented events.

Scholarships

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 were able to make key program enhancements to our largest free public events, the Parade and Street Fair. Parade Balloons were introduced to the Parade in 2015 and have grown in quantity each year since. We added several new components to the Street Fair in 2017, such as the Wine & Design Community Art Project, the Geico Lounge with charging stations, and increased opportunities for local performers and organizations to showcase their talent at the Street Fair.

Check it Out

Take a look at our Sponsorship Kit to find a partnership opportunity that fits you best!

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If you see something you like, give us a call! We'd love to hear from you.

2017 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

Patrons

Acupuncture Associates
Adams an Oldcastle Company
Airmax Heating & Cooling
Alliance Credit Union (2)
Eric & Paula Almond
AlphaGraphics Wilmington
American Harbor Insurance Co.
Mr. & Mrs. Cameron Atkins
Ameriprise – Steven D. Felton
Amy D. Witmer, LLC
Andrew Consulting Engineers, PC
Aquesta Bank
Aquesta Insurance Services, Inc.
Argent Rx Solutions
Ashley Home Store
AssistedCare Home Health
AT & T
Atlantic Diving & Marine Contractors, Inc.
Atlantic Neurosurgical & Spine Specialist
Atlantic Packaging
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Anderson
Audio Visual Services Coastal
BB&T
BB&T - Woodbury
Jeff Baker – Cadence Realty
Ballantine Company, Inc.
Connor Barth
Baugh Consulting
Bayside Electric Supply Co. (2)
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bender
Bitty & Beau’s Coffee
Jeremy & Laura Blair
BMP Construction, LLC
Bob King Automall
Bordeaux Construction Company
Brunswick Forest
Brush Dry Bar
Fern Bugg & Dr. Ron Dye
Chip & Randee Bulla
Cape Fear Custom Design & Build
Cape Fear Engineering Inc.
Carolina Marine Terminal
Richard & Kathleen Canizaro
McNeil Chestnut, Government Relations (2)
Civil Works Contracting, LLC
Michelle Clark – Intracoastal Realty
Coastal Bespoke
Coastal Beverage Inc.
Coastal Brush Mowing
Coastal Thoracic Surgical Associates
Coastline Insurance Associates
Coble Law Firm, PC
Collins & Collins Law Offices, PLLC
Colonial Marketing Group (2)
Copley Investment Management
Contract Exteriors
Paula & Albert Corbett
Billie Cosgrove, MD – Carolina Dermatology
Brian & Teresa Cox dba TA Woods Co.
Sandy Cyphers
Diesel Parts of Carolina, LLC
Eastern Carolina Commercial Real Estate/ECCRE
Eastwood Wealth Management
Element One, Inc.
David Eckles & Phyllis Goodson
Emerge Ortho (2)
Dr. & Mrs. David A. Esposito
Griffin Estep
Scott & Sarah Evans
Kimberly & Bert Exum
Fairway Outdoor Advertising
Ferguson Enterprise
First Bank (2)
First Citizens Bank (2)
FNB (2)
Fourth Day Advertising, Inc.
Fountain Financial Associates
Michael Franklin & Lauren Scott
Frank Carter Enterprises, Inc.
Bob Finan & Nancy Scott-Finan
Gierie Orthodontics
Elijah & Kim Gregoy
Hampton Inn (Medical Park)
Dr. Laura Harris – Cataract Consultants
Head to Toe Med Spa
Joe Hearne
High Speed Welding
Lisa & Mike Hill
Virginia Yang Horton
Brad & Gentry Hoffman
Independence Mall
Industrial Machine & Welding, Inc.
Industrial Supply Company
Insurance People of North Carolina
Michael & Donna Jacobs
JBS Consulting / Brad Sedgwick
J.L. Powell & Company
James A. Lucas and Company, LLP
David & Nancy Kauffman
Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Kays
Sandra & Joseph Kittinger
Kusek Financial Group
Michael & Rhonda Kuzma
Eddie & Jean Lawler
Kensley Leonard & Brendon Wilson
Liz Carroll Interiors
Longley Supply Company
Lucien Wilkins MD Consulting
Luna Ad
Brian & Michele Mandle
Marapese Masonry, Inc.
Marine Federal Credit Union
Ross Marino CFP
Matthews Motors of Wilmington, Inc.
McKinley Building for 25 Years
Erin McManus
Ronnie & Cyndi McNeill
Stephen Meinhold and Jennifer Horan
Karl & Ashley Miller
Andy Mills
Charles & Alice Mintz
Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant
Mojotone
Monteith Construction Corp
Will Mullinix, Lawn and Mullinix Mortgage
Nationwide Sheally Insurance
Thomas E. & Susan C. Nettleman
Andrew & Summer Nettleman
Mike & Oz Nichols
Allen Nixon & Alvin Hasin
North State Bank Mortgage (2)
The Oleander Company, Inc.
Osprey Global Solutions
Scott & Ruthy Overholt
Park Sterling Bank
Party Suppliers & Rentals, Inc
Jeff Phillips & Andy Estal
Planet Logo, Inc.
Precision Walls
Premier Management Company
Barbara and Bubba Rawl (5)
Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Renton
Rogers Family
RSM US LLP
John & Jolie Russ
Saffo Contractors, Inc
Sea Horse Management
SEPI Engineering & Construction, Inc.
The Sherwin Williams Company – Wilmington District (2)
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar (2)
Sizeable Studios
Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP (2)
Linda Smith
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
South State Bank (3)
Southern Bank & Trust Company
Mark & Diane Steelman
Stevens Fine Homes
Stratos Wealth Partners – Stephen Gaskins, Partner
Michael Sullivan, MD Carolina Dermatology
Suntrust Bank
Jim & Fran Summerlin
Mr. & Mrs. Swain
Denise & Joe Szaloky
Talbert & Bright, Inc.
Gregg Thomas
Thomas Construction Group
Kevin P. Thompson
Beth & Berry Trice
Très Bleu Boutique
Greg Pleasants – UBS Financial Services
ValuePetSupplies.com, Zachary & Cathryn Piech
Van Dale Management, LLC
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Gregory & Dee Webb
Roya & Henry Weyerhaeuser
Wilmington Gastroenterology
Wilmington Gastroenterology Associates
Wilmington Pathology Associates
Linda Wilson
Marybeth K. Winstead
W.M. Jordan Company
Wolfe Wealth Management
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wingo
Yadkin Bank
Yadkin Mortgage
YS Companies, Inc.

Testimonials

Being a student and being involved in AFYC has given me so many opportunities to grow as a young adult, from helping me develop leadership skills to enhancing my social life outside of school...the Azalea Festival has given me more than I could ever give back to it. 

-Ellen S.

AFYC has taught me that there are people behind every event that work hard to make things enjoyable for our community, and I'm so grateful to have been one of those people these past two years.”

- Stephanie F.

The North Carolina Azalea Festival has been in my life for 26 years and within my family for 50 years. The youth will continue to always be our future, and I find nothing more satisfying in investing my time and support into helping mold them into leaders. 

-Morgan C.

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See Our Favorites

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

2018 Patron Sponsor

$1,250
  • 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

2018 Donor Sponsor

$5,500
  • 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
  • 4 Tickets to the Pre-Festival Party
  • Marketing & Sponsor Recognition (Click Below For Details)

Advertise With Us

$200-$1,200
  • 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)

See All Opportunities

Click Below to view our Sponsorship Kit.

Encore Azalea Event Sponsor
Major Sponsor
Glen Dale Azalea Event Sponsor
Benefactor
Gable Azalea Event Sponsor

Request More Information

Let us know how you'd like to partner for the 71st North Carolina Azalea Festival, April 11-15, 2018! We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about getting involved with the Azalea Festival.
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