North Carolina Azalea Festival

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70th North Carolina Azalea Festival Queen Azalea & Invited Guest Line-Up

WILMINGTON, N.C. -The 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival welcomes a wide array of Invited Guests to its 70th anniversary celebration.  Headlining as the official hostest as Queen Azalea, is 2015 Miss America Kira Kazantsev. Kira Kazantsev – Queen Azalea Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @kirakazantsev Kira Kazantsev is a tireless advocate on women’s issues, keynote speaker, host, and podcaster.…
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Cole Swindell, Duran Duran, and Jason Derulo to Headline Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series at the North Carolina Azalea Festival

WILMINGTON, NC – The North Carolina Azalea Festival is excited to announce its full Miller Lite Main Stage Concert Series lineup for 2017. Country artist Cole Swindell with opening acts Michael Ray and CJ Solar will take the stage on Thursday, April 6th; legendary band Duran Duran will perform on Friday, April 7th; and Jason…
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Executive Director To Serve On International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Foundation Board of Directors

WILMINGTON, NC – What started out as a small-town celebration in 1948 has become in 2017 a nationally-recognized event. The salute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival has come in part through the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) and the Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards that the North Carolina Azalea Festival has entered since…
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North Carolina Azalea Festival Announces Exciting Updates To 2017 Events: Pre-Festival Party, The Tempations featuring Dennis Edwards, and Riverwalk Shag Contest ON SALE NOW

Join Us For The Pre-Festival Party While it can be difficult to conjure the sweet fragrance of spring during the winer months, the North Carolina Azalea Festival is providing a taste of springtime celebration at the annual Pre-Festival Party. The event is a much-anticipated kick-off of the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival, complete with an…
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Experience the “Power of Water” with North Carolina Azalea Festival 2017 Official Artist, Sean D. Ruttkay; Children’s Art Contest and NEW High School Writing Contest Now Open

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Sean D. Ruttkay, local artist and founder of EDA Surf, has been selected as the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival Official Artist. “As the North Carolina Azalea Festival is the most visually spectacular spring celebration in the nation, it is an incredible honor to be assigned to create the official art for…
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International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Announces 2016 Pinnacle Award Winners

BOISE, IDAHO – The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the North Carolina Azalea Festival in Tucson, Arizona on September 27, 2016 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 61st Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. The North…
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Beginner’s Guide: How To Best Experience The North Carolina Azalea Festival

Becoming a Patron Sponsor is the BEST way to experience the North Carolina Azalea Festival because…we compiled our most southern, entertaining events into one ultimate package: The Patron Package. The Patron Package Want to enjoy all the North Carolina Azalea Festival Fun…which includes tickets for two for three days of entertainment? As a Festival Patron, you…
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June Southern Charm In Full Bloom: Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl

This post is related to our e-newsletter, Southern Charm In Full Bloom. To receive our monthly news and updates, sign up here. Chess Pie by Minnie Pearl You may be asking, what exactly is chess pie? We are here to tell you that it is a delicious, southern combination of sugar, butter….and more sugar and more…
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June Southern Charm In Full Bloom: Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Nancy Reagan

This post is related to our e-newsletter, Southern Charm In Full Bloom. To receive our monthly news and updates, sign up here. Pumpkin Pecan Pie by Nancy Reagan While it may sound like a dessert for the fall season, we are strong believers that Nancy Reagan’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie can be enjoyed any time of the…
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10 Places You Can Adventure in Wilmington with the #HelloSummer Pack

Looking for fun activities this summer?! Have an adventure in your own backyard with the Limited Edition #hellosummer Azalea Festival Package: includes a cooler, two freakers, and two cups (choice of color). They’re on SALE at the Azalea Festival Ticket Office (5725 Oleander Drive Unit B7) for only $28. We supply the #hellosummer pack and…
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